Press Releases & Statements

I am deeply concerned by today’s announcement that the United States will be withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and will begin reinstating US sanctions.

8 May 2018 Erbil – Startup Bootcamp, an entrepreneurship training to promote development of innovative business ideas among young innovators, entrepreneurs and software developers from displaced, refugee and host communities, took place on 4-5 May in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Kirkuk, Iraq, 8 May 2018 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq Ján Kubiš visited Kirkuk on Monday, 7 May 2018. The visit is part of a tour of governorates across Iraq of senior UNAMI leadership to assess the election preparations and the general situation, and to explore the needs of these areas in the post Da’esh, post-election period and how the UN can assist.

Countries of the region discuss challenges and progress towards food security and nutrition at FAO Regional Conference

8 May 2018 – Rome / Cairo -- Countries of the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region face numerous common challenges to achieving improved food security, nutrition and inclusive agricultural development.

Baghdad, 3 May 2018 - World Press Freedom Day was marked this year in Iraq with optimism and hope regarding the safety of journalists, for the country is expected to establish a National Mechanism for the safety of journalists and impunity related to crimes freedom of expression.

Baghdad, 03 May 2018: UNHCR Coordinator for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Ms. Monica Noro, and the Consul General of the State of Kuwait in Erbil, Dr. Omer Al-Kendari, visited Dohuk Governorate yesterday to observe the progress of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) project to improve the living conditions of camp-based Syrian refugees in Dohuk and Erbil Governorates in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

3 May 2018, Cairo – World Hand Hygiene Day, marked globally on 5 May, highlights the importance of hand hygiene in health care. The slogan of this year’s campaign is “It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in health care”, illustrating the important relationship between good infection prevention and control practices, such as washing your hands, and preventing sepsis. The World Health Organization (WHO) calls on health facilities to prevent health care-associated sepsis through hand hygiene and action on infection prevention and control.

Baghdad Iraq, 2 May 2018 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the terrorist shootings at Tarmiya, north of Baghdad, in which a number of innocent civilians were killed and wounded.

Basra, Iraq, 30 April 2018 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq Ján Kubiš traveled to Basra today, part of a tour of governorates across Iraq to assess the election preparations and the atmosphere and to explore the needs of these areas in the post-Dae’sh period and how the UN can assist.

The Government of Iraq’s Joint Coordination and Monitoring Centre (JCMC), in partnership with the international community, is establishing Community Resource Centres (CRCs) to provide services at the community level in areas receiving large numbers of returning internally displaced persons (IDPs).

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