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As a beacon of light in the struggling economy in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and with the assistance from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) the region is experiencing a spike in female and refugee entrepreneurs.

Erbil, 17 September 2019 - An agricultural training centre, constructed to support internally displaced Iraqis, officially opened its doors at the Harsham Refugee Camp in Erbil, the largest city in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

23 September 2019, Kurdistan Regional Parliament, Erbil - UN Human Rights engaged in a dialogue with 17 members of the parliamentary legal, cultural and human rights committees, advisers and parliamentary researchers on UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures including Universal Periodic Review.

24 September 2019, UNAMI Training Centre, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq - UN Human Rights conducted a workshop with 19 members of civil society and youth on how civil society can engage with UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures, including Universal Periodic Review.

Baghdad, Iraq Terrorist and organized criminal operations have globally grown in complexity.

Today is the UN International Day of Democracy. This year’s theme - “Inclusion and participation” – reflects the importance of promoting and bringing about an expansion of civil society participation in public affairs in Iraq.

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Baghdad, 11 September 2019 – Iraqi civil society organisations had the opportunity to engage directly with UN Member States in Iraq at an interactive dialogue in Baghdad today in preparation for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iraq’s human rights situation later this year.

By United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Iraq

Bashiqa, a diverse sub-districtlocated 12 kilometers northeast of Mosul is well known for the production of tahini, a thick paste made from roasted and ground sesame seeds.

Baghdad, 29 August 2019 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq warmly welcomed the return by the Government of Iraq today of a large consignment of Kuwaiti property, removed from Kuwait during the conflict of 1990-91. The repatriation of the property marks another important step towards the full normalisation of relations between the two countries.

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Baghdad, 27 August 2019 - As part of its work on enhancing equality and countering discrimination, in particular in relation to ethnic and religious minorities, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) through its Human Rights Office in United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) held a national short film competition and festival on Minorities and Human Rights in Iraq, and from March to August 2019 held 36 short film festival events.

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