Baghdad, 26 January 2017 - As part of its work to promote the respect and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), in cooperation with Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), published a report on the human rights situation of persons with disabilities in Iraq.

Erbil, 27 December 2016 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), in coordination with the Kurdistan Region in Iraq Ministry of Education (MOE), Independent Board of Human Rights (IBHR) and the Ministry of Endowment & Religious Affairs organized the final meeting of the steering committee formed to review the curriculum of religious education and knowledge of religions for secondary education in Kurdistan.

Baghdad, 13 December 2016 - UNAMI Human Right Office (HRO) held a day long training for journalists, civil society organisations, and human rights activists on protection of civilians during armed conflict. 

Published in Speeches and Stories

Erbil, 13 December 2016 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), in cooperation with the Kurdistan Independent Board for Human Rights (IBHR) and Salahaddin University in Erbil marked the International Human Rights Day, under the global call “Stand up for someone’s right today”.

Baghdad, 10 December 2016 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights today marked International Human Rights Day in Baghdad, with calls for standing up for human rights and upholding these rights and protecting them through actions and policies that promote peace and inclusion.

2 November 2016:
Excellency, Speaker of the Council of Representatives
Member of the Iraqi Parliament
Representatives of Civil Society
Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen

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Geneva, 29 November 2016 - We continue to receive reports of serious breaches of international human rights and international humanitarian law by ISIL in and around Mosul. ISIL has been installing rocket launchers and placing snipers on the rooftops of civilian houses. Those who refuse to allow their houses to be used in this way are threatened or killed.

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