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Baghdad / Erbil 6 June 2019 – Lord Jack McConnell, a member of the British House of Lords and Vice President of UNICEF UK, has completed a 5-day visit to Iraq and met with children and families who survived the brutal conflict that has left 1.6 million people—half of them children—displaced from their homes.

Baghdad, Iraq, 4 June 2019 - On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, extends her warmest wishes of peace and prosperity to all Iraqis, particularly the Muslims.

Baghdad, 2 June 2019 – On 28 May 2019 senior officials of the Iraqi Ministry of Interior, together with representatives of The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the German Embassy, convened to inaugurate the recently adopted Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Criminal Investigations. The event also served as kick-off for its implementation phase to have those procedures properly applied by police investigators throughout the country.

Batnaya, 30 May, 2019 – The first 10 families are returning home to Batnaya in Iraq’s Ninewa Plains after fleeing ISIL, thanks to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) housing rehabilitation efforts.

Baghdad, Iraq, 26 May 2019 – In a resounding statement of support for the Government and people of Iraq in the country’s post-conflict recovery, the United Nations Security Council on 21 May 2019 extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for another year, until 31 May 2020.

Baghdad, Iraq, 22 May 2019 - The Second Report to the United Nations Security Council on the activities of UNITAD (the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL) was issued today, detailing the progress made by the Investigative Team in the implementation of its mandate in supporting domestic efforts to hold Da’esh/ISIL accountable by collecting evidence of war crimes, crimes against humanity and possible genocide committed by the group in Iraq. The Special Adviser will present the report in person at the Security Council in early June.

22 May 2019 Erbil – One hundred thirty-two members of Iraq’s Yazidi community left Erbil International Airport today (22/05) for Toulouse, France, the latest resettlement effort by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), part of the Humanitarian Admissions Programme launched by President Emmanuel Macron.

Sulaymaniya, 15 May 2019 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, inaugurated its new office In Sulaymaniya under the patronage of the First Lady of Iraq - Ms. Serbagh Saleh; and with the participation of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Marta Ruedas; FAO Representative a.i. for Iraq Mr. René Verduijn; the Governor of Sulaymaniyah Dr. Hafal Abu Bakr; the Head of the Provincial Council Azad Mohammed Amin; and the Director General of Sulaymaniyah’s Directorate of Agriculture.

Baghdad, Iraq, 16 May 2019 – More than 8000 internally displaced Iraqis living in camps and villages in Kalar and Kifri districts in Garmian, south east of Sulaymaniyah Governorate now have access to basic primary health services provided by WHO-supported mobile medical teams.

13 May 2019, Baghdad, Iraq -- The Special Adviser of UNITAD (United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL) was today received by His Excellency Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad, Iraq. The Special Adviser and Head of the Investigative Team, Karim A. A. Khan QC, introduced His Excellency to Dr Sallama Al Khafaji, the newly appointed Chief of National Engagement and Support.

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