Press Releases & Statements

Jalawla – During the ISIL crisis in Iraq, 3.5 million people were displaced from their homes. Since Iraq declared victory over ISIL in December 2017, nearly 1.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned to their locations of origin.

Mosul, 19 September 2019 -The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) formally inaugurated its offices in Mosul at a ceremony attended by local government officials, senior UNAMI staff, UN Agencies and partners, establishing a continuing presence in the Ninewa Governorate and pledging to strengthen its support to the local communities and authorities in this period of post-conflict recovery.

Erbil, 19 September 2019 - Under the theme “Iraqi Youth: Pioneers for Dialogue and Stability”, the tenth in a series of workshops was organised in Erbil Governorate in the Kurdistan Region from 12 – 14 September 2019.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 20:27

Special Adviser Leads UNITAD Visit to Salahuddin

Baghdad, 19 September 2019 - Special Adviser and Head of United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for the Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD), Mr. Karim A. A. Khan QC conducted a visit to Salahuddin Governorate on 16 September 2019.

At heart, democracy is about people. It is built on inclusion, equal treatment and participation — and it is a fundamental building block for peace, sustainable development and human rights.

Peace is at the heart of all our work at the United Nations.

And we know peace is much more than a world free of war.

Baghdad, 12 September 2019 – At the invitation of the Government of Germany, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) presented its activities to a delegation comprising HE Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Minister of Defence of the Federal Republic of Germany and Dr. Ole Diehl, German Ambassador to Iraq, in addition to senior officials representing multiple international organizations.

Thursday, 12 September 2019 09:40

Planting a tree for Peace

UN Iraq Special Representative Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert planted a tree at a school in Erbil, on 9th September 2019, responding to a challenge from Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani.

The Secretary-General learned with deep sorrow of the loss of life and injuries that occurred near the Imam Hussein shrine in Karbala, Iraq.

Baghdad, Iraq, 7 September 2019 - The Humanitarian Coordinator of the United Nations in Iraq, Marta Ruedas, expresses deep sorrow over the death of a deminer working for the Geneva-based Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) on 3 September 2019 while undertaking humanitarian clearance operations in the area south of Mosul.

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