Press Releases & Statements

29 July 2021; Baghdad, Iraq - The Government of Norway granted NOK 20 million (US$ 2.35 million) to UNFPA to scale up the prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV) with a focus on the most vulnerable women and girls across Iraq.

Cairo, 29 July 2021 – The circulation of the Delta variant is fuelling the surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths in an increasing number of countries in WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region.

Baghdad, 30 July 2021 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 7,000,000 (approximately USD 8,059,000) from the European Union (EU), which will support the Government of Iraq in protecting vulnerable civilians from the threat posed by explosive ordnance left behind by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Baghdad — World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is observed every year on 30 July to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” The United Nations Network on Migration in Iraq joins the global call to end the scourge of trafficking in persons (TiP).

Baghdad-Erbil 28 July 2021:Today marks the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, a key international treaty establishing the rights of people forced to flee. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says that recommitting to its spirit and fundamental principles is more urgent today than ever.

In the midst of a global pandemic, accompanied by rising inequalities and economic devastation, the voices of human trafficking survivors and victims risk being drowned out.

UNAMI welcomes Iraq’s adoption of a five-year Human Rights National Action Plan, launched on 26 July, at an event chaired by the Deputy Minister of Justice and organized with the support of the Office of the President and UNAMI’s Human Rights Office.

Baghdad, 26 July 2021 - The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of 1 million Euro from Germany to a UN-led project to monitor the upcoming 10 October 2021 Iraq Council of Representatives elections. The German funding will support the deployment of UN electoral monitors pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 2576 of 2021.

Supported by UNICEF, the Ministry of Education launched the 1001 nights series on education for TV and online platforms in Iraq.

Baghdad, 26 July 2021 - In Iraq, over 10 million children could not access their education due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. In response, UNICEF and its partners in Iraq continue its efforts to provide alternative learning platforms and support education initiatives for the most vulnerable children in Iraq.

Baghdad, 26 July 2021 - The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of 500,000 Euro from France to a UN-led project to monitor the upcoming 10 October 2021 Iraq Council of Representatives elections. The French funding will support the deployment of UN electoral monitors pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 2576 of 2021.

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