Press Releases & Statements

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 14:39

Iraq Celebrates its Youth

15 August 2018, Erbil, Iraq - Youth in Iraq are compelling agents of change; as they become more empowered, they can and should, play a critical role in building back their communities after the three-year war that hit the country.

Baghdad, 13 August 2018 – This week marked the beginning of a 75-day training course in Anbar jointly organized by the Ministry of Interior and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). This course will be the first of its kind, with Iraqi Police instructors and UNMAS instructors working closely side-by-side to train local police in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and improvised explosive devices disposal (IEDD).

On 8 August 2018, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) jointly hosted the first workshop to develop an Initial Planning Framework for Reconstruction of Mosul. The all-day event was held at Mosul University with leaders and experts from the Government of Iraq, academia, international organizations, the private sector, and civil society.

7-August-2018 Baghdad – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the Government of the Netherlands have signed a strategic partnership agreement this past week to provide livelihood and psychosocial support to Iraqi youth in crisis-affected areas and to assist the Government of Iraq in addressing challenges related to migration management.

Baghdad, 6 August 2018 – In a meeting facilitated by the United Nations, Iraqi women expected to sit in the next Council of Representatives discussed working collaboratively across the political spectrum, including the possible establishment of a women’s parliamentary caucus, to promote gender equality and the adoption of laws advancing women’s rights and to strengthen their role in governance.

On 6 August 2018, the United Nations Special Adviser & Head of the Investigative Team for Accountability of Dae’sh / ISIL crimes, Mr. Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, will commence an eight-day visit to the Republic of Iraq. The Special Advisor was appointed pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2379 (2017).

Baghdad, Iraq Date: 07 August 201 UNHCR welcomes the generous donation of 1.5 million euros from the Government of Finland. The new funds will help UNHCR support vulnerable Iraqis and Syrian refugees in a rapidly changing context.
A year on from the end of fighting in Mosul, the situation in Iraq is increasingly complex.

Baghdad,6 August 2018 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, welcomes today’s announcement by the Board of Judges of the Independent High Electoral Commission of the completion of the electoral recount in all 18 Iraqi governorates and also out-of-country voting.

Baghdad, 6 August 2018 The United Nations is pleased to confirm, having observed this recount process from beginning to the end, that we believe it was conducted in a manner that is credible, professional and transparent. 

Mosul – In the year since Mosul was liberated from Daesh in July 2017, around 870,000 people have returned to the city, according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM).

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