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Excellency the Foreign Minister,
Distinguished Guests,
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Today we are gathered in commemoration of one of the darkest pages in Iraq’s recent history. Nine years ago, on 19 August 2009, Baghdad was rocked to the core by three car bombs and several mortar strikes, targeting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, as well as other parts of the capital.

Monday, 03 September 2018 10:40

WFP Iraq Country Brief July 2018

Baghdad, 30 August 2018 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Training and Qualification Directorate in the Ministry of Interior’s (MoI) jointly delivered two pilot courses on training of trainers (ToT) on the topic of ‘Improving the Effectiveness of Local Police (IELP)’. The course duration was two weeks and was attended by 38 mid-ranking police officers from the training academies in Baghdad, Anbar, Ninewa, Basra, Salah Al-Din, Kirkuk and Diyala provinces. The overall course objectives were to introduce and upskill participants' knowledge and techniques in improving public security in the operational environment and, to introduce new and practical training presentation techniques. The pilot IELP TOT was designed and delivered as a follow-up to the basic IELP pilot training that took place in March 2018.

Baghdad, 02 September 2018 – A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 117 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in August 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Baghdad, Iraq, 2 September 2018 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) welcomes the IHEC decision on 1 September 2018 to rescind its previous ruling issued on 27 August 2018 concerning procedures of forming political (parliamentary) alliances.

Baghdad, Iraq, 31 August 2018 - The Secretary-General of the United Nations has appointed Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert as his Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Current Special Representative Ján Kubiš continues to serve as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of UNAMI until later in the year.

Halabja, Iraq, 30 August 2018 – Police officers in Halabja city have completed a two-day training course organized by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) on core human rights principles relating to police work.

Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

UNAMI Herald Volume 5, Issue 3

Thursday, 30 August 2018 10:34

UNAMI Herald Volume 5, Issue 4

Baghdad, Iraq, 29 August 2018 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the terrorist bombing in the Al-Qaim area of western Anbar today that killed and injured a number of victims, including civilians. The United Nations Assistance Mission extends its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

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