Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 26 October 2017 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) held a certification ceremony for 14 mine action personnel from the Directorate of Mine Action at the Ministry of Health and Environment and nine mine action implementing partners, following their completion of the ‘risk education managerial skills’ workshop to respond to explosive hazard threat in retaken areas in Iraq.

Baghdad, 23 October 2017 - FAO has launched an emergency animal health campaign across Iraq's Mosul area, which was recently retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Karbala, Iraq - A delegation from United Nations Iraq visited the city of Karbala on Tuesday 24 October 2017. Led by Gyorgy Busztin, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq for Political and Electoral Affairs, the delegation had an audience with Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalaiee,

Baghdad/Erbil – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), jointly with UNWOMEN within the context of the observing the Global Open Day and the 17th Anniversary of UN Security Council resolution 1325, held consultative forums with senior political leadership in Baghdad and Erbil on 23 and 24 October 2017, with the focus on strengthening women’s political participation.

Baghdad, 25 October 2017 – The Government of New Zealand has contributed an additional US$1 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings the New Zealand’s total contribution to FFS to $2 million to date.

Baghdad, 24 October 2017 - On the occasion of UN Day, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, said the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter comes at a changing time for Iraq.

Baghdad, 22 October 2017 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), under the patronage of the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, hosted a seminar in Baghdad to discuss Planning Prospects for the Reconstruction and Recovery of Mosul. The event gathered a wide range of partners, including the national and local government counterparts, United Nations agencies, donors, NGOs, academic institutions, and media.

Baghdad, 22 October 2017 - The Government of Italy has contributed an additional US$2.7 million (€2.4 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings Italy’s total contribution to FFS to almost US$10.6 million (€9.4 million) to date.

(Baghdad, 21 October 2017) – Humanitarian partners are reaching thousands of people with emergency assistance on a daily basis.

Remarks on Iraq made at the noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary General:

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