Murtada Nasiri

Murtada Nasiri

Sinjar, Iraq, 4 August 2019 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, visited Sinjar on the fifth anniversary of the gross atrocities committed by Da’esh against Iraq’s Yazidi community. During the visit, she saluted the survivors’ bravery, highlighted the continuing plight of the Yazidis and reiterated her call for urgent action to ensure stable governance and security arrangements.

Five years ago today, on 3 August 2014, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) - also known as Da’esh - launched an attack on the Sinjar region in Iraq’s northern Nineveh Governorate. Sinjar was home to the majority of the world’s Yazidis, a distinct religious group whose beliefs and practice span thousands of years.

BAGHDAD, Iraq, 1 August 2019 – Twenty-five years ago, 179 world leaders promised women to empower and protect them and improve their access to reproductive health services at the International Conference on Population & Development, ICPD, in Cairo.

Kut, Iraq, 28th July 2019 – At a three-day workshop from 25th to 27th July 2019, in the city of Kut in Wasit Governorate, a group of 27 young Iraqi women and men from across the Governorate discussed how youth can play a role in addressing the challenges facing their communities.

Baghdad, 25 July 2019 – Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Representation in Iraq and in collaboration with FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa, a two-day Multi-Stakeholders Consultation on Strengthening the Food Control System was held in Iraq from 24-25 July 2019.

Basra, Basra International Hotel, 17 July 2019 - UN Human Rights in collaboration with the Palace of Culture and Arts of the Ministry of Culture conducted a short film festival on minorities and human rights in Iraq with 56 men and women from the African descent, Sabean and Christian minority communities, civil society, human rights defenders, novelists, artists, NGOs, media, persons with disabilities and the staff of the Office of Ministry of Culture, sport and youth, and members of the Journalists’ Syndicate and the Bar Association.

Short Film Festival on Minorities and Human Rights in Basra

Baghdad 15 July 2019, a fruitful roundtable discussion was held to emphasize the challenges that journalists face in Iraq.

Alqosh District, 16 July 2019 - UN Human Rights conducted a short film festival on Minorities and Human Rights in Iraq with 35 Christians and Yezedis, mostly women, including students, activists, and representatives of women associations and NGOs, at the Youth Center in Alqosh.

Short Film Festival on Minorities and Human Rights in Alqosh District

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