Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 7 October 2020 – Expanding social security coverage for vulnerable groups, increasing revenue generation to fund key Government programmes, and allocating more resources to develop the private sector are some of the key recommendations made by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a new report on Iraq’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

IRAQ - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in Iraq, welcomes the additional voluntary contribution of 13.36 million euros by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to provide vital humanitarian assistance and protection to vulnerable Syrian refugee families in Iraq.

Baghdad, Iraq; 05 October 2020 -The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, Ms Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano visited Basra yesterday, reaffirming the UN’s long-term commitment to supporting the Government of Iraq in current challenges, particularly in the wake of COVID-19.

This year's pandemic has had a terrible impact on people in cities, towns, and communities.

5 October 2020 Each year World Habitat Day focuses attention on the state of the world’s towns and cities. This year’s observance highlights the centrality of housing as a driver for sustainable urban development.

Baghdad, 2 October 2020 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is saddened by the passing of Baba Sheikh, the spiritual leader of the Yazidi community in Iraq and across the world. The Mission expresses its sincere condolences to the Yazidi people and to his family.

As the Beijing Platform for Action turns 25, the UN General Assembly hosts a high-level meeting to accelerate implementation efforts for advancing women’s rights

Baghdad/Geneva, 30 September 2020 – While Iraq accounts for around three per cent of global oil and gas production, it is responsible for around eight per cent of world methane emissions, according to estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Statement attributable to Ms Hamida Lasseko, UNICEF Representative in Iraq

Baghdad, 29 September 2020 - Twenty-nine young women and men from across Baghdad Governorate participated in a three-day virtual workshop, from 24 to 27 September, to discuss their role in addressing challenges facing their communities.

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