Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 10 April 2018 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes a renewed contribution of twenty five million (25,000,000) Danish Kroner (USD 3.7 million) from the Government of Denmark in support of UNMAS’ activities that are providing an explosive hazard management response in areas liberated from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Baghdad, Iraq, 8 April 2018 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist suicide bombings which targeted the offices of the Al-Hal political party in the city of Heet in Anbar Governorate and caused a number of casualties, including lightly injuring a female candidate running for the Council of Representatives elections.

On the occasion of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, UNFPA reiterates the right to access and participate in sport, which has been recognised in a number of international conventions as a human rights.

Washington, April 5, 2018 – The World Bank Group approved today the Emergency Social Stabilization and Resilience Project (ESSRP), a US$200 million project that aims to improve the livelihoods of over one million Iraqi in liberated areas through the provision of cash, short-term employment, and other means of social support, namely to the most vulnerable.

Duhok, Iraq, 5 April 2018 – A number of human rights organizations operating in the Kurdistan Region have received training on 3 and 4 April on how to report to the United Nations human rights system on the state of women’s rights in the region.

IOM Iraq, in partnership with Iraq’s Ministry of Health and other humanitarian partners, is in the forefront of efforts to reduce the burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the war-ravaged country.

Baghdad, 5 April: The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes an additional contribution from the Republic of Estonia in support of mine action activities in Iraq.

Baghdad, 03 April 2018:The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China visited the UNHCR office in Baghdad today to mark the completion of activities to support Syrian refugees funded by China with a US$ 2 million donation.

Baghdad, Iraq, 2 April 2018 --- The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed a contribution of 500,000 euros from the Government of Italy to support the rehabilitation services for people who suffered disabilities as a result of the conflict in Mosul.

Baghdad, 31 March 2018 – Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, extends his greetings to all the people of Iraq, particularly Christians, on the occasion of Easter.

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