Press Releases & Statements

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.

Under Secretary-General Dieng,
Distinguished guests and colleagues,

Welcome to this afternoon's discussion on combating hate speech. Thank you to the team in our Human Rights Office for taking the initiative to organise this event.

Baghdad, Iraq, March 4, 2020– Approximately 3 million children and young people across Iraq need humanitarian support as they try to recover from years of conflict and violence.

Baghdad, Iraq, 3 March 2020 – As millions are expected to visit Iraq in the coming month for religious events, WHO is working with religious leaders and health officials to discuss necessary preventive measures to improve planning for mass gathering events during visits to holy sites to protect visitors from possible coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections.

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