Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad - In cooperation with Iraq’s Ministry of Interior, IOM Iraq held a conference on 20 December on Community Policing in Ninewa Governorate, which aims to promote cooperation between law enforcement agencies and community members towards peace and security.

Baghdad, Iraq, 22 December 2017 – An advanced training to enhance the negotiation and mediation skills of local civil society groups and women leaders, organized by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and UN Women, concluded in Baghdad on 20 December with calls for increased participation of women and civil society groups in community reconciliation, national reconciliation and historic settlement.

Saturday, 23 December 2017 20:47

Summary of UNAMI Findings in Tuz Khurmatu

Baghdad, 23 December 2017 – Teams from the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) conducted monitoring missions to Tuz Khurmatu where they observed destroyed homes and businesses in several primarily Kurdish neighbourhoods of the ethnically and religiously mixed city in the wake of the transfer of security authority in the area in October.

Iraq – After the end of the successful first phase of the IOM Iraq - Italian Government partnership to strengthen community stabilization initiatives in Diyala Governorate (between August 2016 to November 2017), a new project has been launched to support the psychosocial well-being of vulnerable displaced women in Dohuk and Ninewa governorates.

Strife and violence in some countries are casting a shadow on prospects for Zero Hunger across the entire region

21 December 2017, Cairo/Rome – Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hamstringing efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a new FAO report published today.

Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:00

Housing, Land and Property Rights response in Mosul

Mosul, 19 Dec 2017 - UN-Habitat in collaboration with its implementing partner, the local NGO Mercy Hands, organized its 13th awareness raising sessions on Housing, Land and Property rights (HLP) n East Mosul under its project titled “Housing, Land, and Property Rights Response for Vulnerable People in Mosul and Surrounding Areas” funded by the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund.

Baghdad, 20 December 2017 - A training programme to integrate human rights principles into the work of community police in newly liberated areas of Iraq has given 60 Iraqi Interior Ministry staff of community policing the opportunity to focus on the basic concepts of human rights and gender-based policing to better serve their communities.

 BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €4.4 million (US$5.2 million) from the Government of Germany, which will provide cash-based assistance to almost a quarter of a million Iraqis for one month.

Baghdad, 20 December 2017 –The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is deeply concerned about the violence and the reported casualties during demonstrations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) in the last two days, and calls for restraint and calm on all sides.

Baghdad, 19 December 2017 –The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) follows with concern the reports of the closure of some offices of Al Sharqiya TV.

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