Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 17 October 2017 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a renewed contribution of EUR 500,000 from the Government of Italy for UNMAS 2017 programme activities in Iraq. The support will facilitate humanitarian partners access to areas retaken from Da’esh, assist the stabilization process and allow for the safe return of displaced persons to their communities.

Baghdad, 17 October 2017 - The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement today for US$4 million to support stabilization and recovery in newly liberated areas in Iraq.

Baghdad, 16 October 2017 - The Ministry of Agriculture in Iraq, in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, celebrated the World Food Day under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Agriculture Eng. Falah Hassan Al-Zaidan and with the participation of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande.

We have been asked this morning about the situation in and around Kirkuk. And I can tell you that of course the Secretary General is following very closely developments in Kirkuk Governorate.

Baghdad, 15 October 2017 – Tribal representatives, religious leaders, academics, political party representatives and civil society representatives from Baghdad, Wasit and Salaheddin Provices met on Saturday in Baghdad in the second of a series of roundtable discussions under the theme ”National Settlement: Prospects and Challenges” aiming at creating an enabling environment for Iraqi national reconciliation.

BAGHDAD, 15 October, 2017 – Hundreds of thousands of children and their families in Iraq who have suffered the pain of brutal conflict and displacement will have regular access to lifesaving clean drinking water and services that respond to gender based violence thanks to help from the U.S. government.

Baghdad, 12 October 2017 –UNESCO and the Ministry of Education of Iraq marked the successful completion of the piloting of the Student Information Management System (SIMS) at the Resafa 3 General Directorate of Education in Baghdad.

Baghdad, 14 October 2017 – Humanitarian partners are ramping up assistance to tens of thousands of vulnerable people in the Nineveh Plains.

Erbil – As Iraq recovers from years of conflict and widespread displacement, support is required not only to repair damaged physical infrastructure, but also to strengthen social relations.

Baghdad, 13 October 2017 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and UN Women jointly organized the Global Open Day on UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in Karbala in coordination with the National Reconciliation Committee of the Office of the Prime Minister. The UN SCR in 1325 reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.


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