Press Releases & Statements

I am pleased to welcome you all to the first ever global High-level Conference of heads of counter-terrorism agencies of the Member States of the United Nations.

Madam Chair, distinguished Delegates,

The Security Council has recognized, through its resolutions 2242 and 2331, that sexual violence is being used as a tactic of terror.

Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC)

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New York, 27 June 2018 – The number of children affected by armed conflict and the severity of grave violations affecting them increased in the past year, concludes the annual report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict released today.

Baghdad, 27 June 2018 – The United Nations family, the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict by organizing two events in Erbil and Baghdad on 25 and 26 June respectively. This was the third annual event and the first to be observed since the Iraqi government’s recapture of areas formerly under the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The theme of the event was “The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War.”

Baghdad, Iraq, June 26, 2018—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing a financing package of $269 million to Zain Iraq, a leading mobile network operator, to help reconstruct the country’s telecom operations and spur economic growth.

Erbil – The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) across Iraq has decreased to 2 million, and the number of returnees has increased to 3.8 million, according to IOM Iraq’s latest Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) report, released this past week by IOM Iraq.

New York, 25 June 2018


In the past few years, we have witnessed numerous examples of Iraq’s resilience, including overcoming the risk of fragmentation and achieving victory over ISIL.

Baghdad, 21 June 2018 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) takes note of the ruling issued today by the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court regarding the third amendment to the election law adopted by the Council of Representatives on 6 June 2018.

“World Refugee Day is a time for reflection and solidarity with people displaced by violence and persecution the world over. In this turbulent and unpredictable time, remembering refugees and internally displaced people is more topical than ever.

19 June: Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective security and a stain on our common humanity.

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