Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, Iraq, 15 March 2020 – A high-level technical mission from the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded a visit to Iraq to support the Iraqi Ministry of Health response to COVID-19 prevention and containment measures.

The Secretary-General expresses his serious concern about repeated attacks in Iraq and the region.

Baghdad, 13 March 2020 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) calls for immediate de-escalation on all sides.

Baghdad, 12 March 2020 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) condemns the latest rocket attack at Camp Taji which resulted in loss of life and injury among troops of the Global Coalition in the fight against Da’esh (ISIL).

All of us face a common threat – the coronavirus – COVID 19.

Baghdad, Iraq 11 March 2020 –Japan has contributed US $ 4.4 million to support UNICEF’s health and nutrition programmes for some of Iraq’s most vulnerable children and their families.

Iraqi women have been and remain at the forefront of national struggles.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the generous contribution of USD 5 million from the Government and people of Japan to protect and assist internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, and refugees across Iraq.

Women’s rights have made significant progress in recent decades, from the abolition of discriminatory laws to increased numbers of girls in school. But we now face a powerful pushback. Legal protections against rape and domestic abuse are being diluted in some countries; women’s sexual and reproductive rights are under threat.

The Japanese Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. HASHIMOTO Naofumi, and Representative of UNESCO to Iraq, Mr. Paolo Fontani, on Tuesday 3rd of March 2020 signed an agreement in Baghdad in support of the project to support job creation for youth in Mosul.

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