On 9 July 2018, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance, Alice Walpole, visited the recount centre in Baghdad to assess progress made in conducting the partial manual recount of votes from the 12 May national elections.

On 27 June 2018, the Acting Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Alice Walpole, visited southern Kirkuk to meet representatives of the Kurdish Kakai community in their villages around Daquq, to learn about the history and culture of this community and to discuss the current security situation.

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What would you do if you were forced to leave your home?

Today, more than 68 million people around the world are refugees or internally displaced as a result of conflict or persecution.

That is equivalent to the population of the world’s 20th largest country.

Kirkuk has witnessed difficult times in recent months, but the diverse community refuses to submit to fear and tensions.

A healthy planet is essential for a prosperous and peaceful future.

We all have a role to play in protecting our only home.

But it can be difficult to know what to do or where to start.

30 May 2018 - Special Briefing by Mr. Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), on the situation in Iraq.

On May 29th, 1948, the United Nations Security Council authorized the first United Nations peacekeeping operation – the UN Truce Supervision Organization in the Middle East.

On this 70th anniversary, we express our gratitude to the more than one million men and women who have served under the UN flag, saving countless lives.

Ms. Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict, visited Iraq from 26 February to 5 March 2018.

Did you know that the honey bee visits four million flowers to produce one kilogramme of honey? Or that Iraq produces around 1,000 tonnes of honey while it consumes around 2,480 tonnes?

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