Press Releases & Statements

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.

 

(Baghdad, 12 October 2017) One year after the start of the military campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), 673,000 Muslawis are still displaced from their homes; 274,000 are living in 18 camps and emergency sites surrounding the city; 400,000 are staying with family, friends or in rented accommodation.

Baghdad, 9 October 2017 – Although the United Nations is relieved that fighting in and near Hawiga in Kirkuk Governorate is ending, humanitarian partners remain deeply concerned about the safety of civilian populations.

Kalar/Garmiyan Administration, Iraq, 3 October 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), within its programme of technical support to civil society organizations, launched a “Training of Trainers on Training Methodologies in the Field of Human Rights Promotion and Coexistence” in Jalawla District/Diyala.

Baghdad, Iraq, 5 October 2017 – As the military operations to retake Hawija continue, more than 30,000 people have been displaced since September 21st.

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Operating in one of the most severe and complex crises in the world, the Iraq IDP Information Centre (Iraq IIC)—a free hotline for displaced Iraqis to access information about humanitarian assistance, request assistance, raise complaints and provide feedback on the humanitarian response provided by aid agencies—handled its 100,000th call in September. The call marks a milestone in humanitarian efforts to establish a coordinated hotline and to promote accountability to displaced communities in Iraq.

The Secretary-General is appalled that more than 8,000 children were killed and maimed in conflict situations in 2016. These unacceptable attacks on children, as well as the continued widespread recruitment and use of children, attacks on schools and hospitals, and sexual violence against children, are detailed in his Annual Report on Children and Armed Conflict.

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