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Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, 12 January 2018 - Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) faces significant challenges but will be able to surmount them and deliver a timely, fair and transparent national election on 12 May 2018, the United Nations has said, pledging continued technical support to ensure an effective and credible process that wins the confidence of Iraqi voters, politicians and the international community.

First-ever support from UNFPA to Generations For Peace, focused on transformational leadership training for youth leaders from six cities

Baghdad, 02 January 2018 – A total of 69 Iraqi civilians (not including police) were killed and another 142 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in December 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). (This compares with 63 civilians killed and 140 injured in November.)

Baghdad, Iraq - Date: 27 December 2017: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the additional contribution of 34.5 million euros for 2017 and four million euros for 2018 from the Federal Republic of Germany to provide assistance to displaced Iraqis. This brings the total amount received from Germany for this contribution for the period 2015-2018 to a total of 90.5 million euros.

Sulaimaniya, 23 December 2017 – Senior representatives from the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) emphasized in meetings held in Sulaimaniya on 21-22 December with government officials, political party leaders and civil society representatives, the urgency of de-escalating ongoing local tensions in the aftermath of demonstrations that had turned violent and led to arrests, injury and, regrettably, loss of life.

Baghdad - In cooperation with Iraq’s Ministry of Interior, IOM Iraq held a conference on 20 December on Community Policing in Ninewa Governorate, which aims to promote cooperation between law enforcement agencies and community members towards peace and security.

Baghdad, Iraq, 22 December 2017 – An advanced training to enhance the negotiation and mediation skills of local civil society groups and women leaders, organized by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and UN Women, concluded in Baghdad on 20 December with calls for increased participation of women and civil society groups in community reconciliation, national reconciliation and historic settlement.

Saturday, 23 December 2017 20:47

Summary of UNAMI Findings in Tuz Khurmatu

Baghdad, 23 December 2017 – Teams from the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) conducted monitoring missions to Tuz Khurmatu where they observed destroyed homes and businesses in several primarily Kurdish neighbourhoods of the ethnically and religiously mixed city in the wake of the transfer of security authority in the area in October.

Strife and violence in some countries are casting a shadow on prospects for Zero Hunger across the entire region

21 December 2017, Cairo/Rome – Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hamstringing efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a new FAO report published today.

Mosul, 19 Dec 2017 - UN-Habitat in collaboration with its implementing partner, the local NGO Mercy Hands, organized its 13th awareness raising sessions on Housing, Land and Property rights (HLP) n East Mosul under its project titled “Housing, Land, and Property Rights Response for Vulnerable People in Mosul and Surrounding Areas” funded by the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund.

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