Baghdad, 19 August 2019

Friends and colleagues,
Sixteen years ago today, the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad was devastated by a massive bomb. Twenty-two of our colleagues were killed and more than 150 were wounded. Among those who lost their lives was the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General, Sergio Vieira de Mello.

New York, 10 July 2019

Excellencies, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you all for joining our briefing today on the humanitarian situation in Iraq.


Speech by Ms. Alice Walpole, Deputy Special Representative for Iraq of the United Nations Secretary-General for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance

Distinguished Participants,
Dear Friends.

The theme for this year’s World Environment Day is air pollution. All around the world -- from megacities to small villages – people are breathing dirty air.

Baghdad, 4 May 2019 Remarks by Paolo Fontani, Director, UNESCO Iraq Office

Excellences, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Excellencies Ministers,
Excellencies Governors,
Distinguished Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps,
Distinguished civil society representatives, Distinguished guests,
UN colleagues,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

A free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights.

10 March 2019, Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

Chairman and Members of the Board of Commissioners
Officials and Staff of IHEC national, regional and governorate offices
Representatives of IFES
United Nations Colleagues,

Ladies and gentlemen,
It is a pleasure to be here and to mark International Women’s Day. A day when women are recognized for their achievements, rallying point for the continuous efforts of many, to build support for women’s rights and for their participation in the political and economic arenas.

9 March 2019


Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am very honoured to join you on this special day, the day of the 16th anniversary of the martyrdom of Ayatollah Muhammed Baqir al-Hakim.

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