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Kirkuk, 29 March 2019 - Today marked the completion of the visit from the United Nations Environment Programme to Kirkuk Governorate. “After previous successful interventions in Mosul (in February 2018) and Anbar (in November 2018), the time was right to come to Kirkuk”, said Hassan Partow, UN Environment Programme Manager and head of the delegation.

On 26 March 2019, UN Environment and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq completed a rapid assessment of destroyed villages in Multaqa, Kirkuk, Iraq to better understand the nature and extent of damaged settlements.

Ramadi, Iraq, 27 March 2019 - Civil society activists, women human rights defenders, community and tribal leaders, representatives from the Iraqi Human Rights Commission (IHCHR), journalists and media representatives, and government officials today convened a joint discussion with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), at the Mayor's office in Ramadi, Anbar Governorate.

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Fallujah, Iraq, 26 March 2019 - Civil society activists, community and tribal leaders, representatives from the Iraqi Human Rights Commission (IHCHR), journalists and media representatives, and government officials today convened a joint discussion with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office, at the Mayor's office in Fallujah, Anbar Governorate.

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Colours. Missing. Cinderella.
Three simple, independent words; three powerful film titles which were screened in Baghdad on Sunday, 3 March 2019 at Arts City at the launch of the 3x3 short film festival.

Basra, Iraq, 18 February 2019 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, paid a visit to Basra to hear firsthand from local officials and civil society their views and concerns regarding the situation in the governorate in southern Iraq.

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Baghdad, Iraq - Some 650 publishing houses from 23 countries descended on Baghdad for this year’s International Book Fair.

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Kirkuk, Iraq - The Development Coordination Office (DCO) of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) hosted a briefing session on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for National NGOs (NNGOs) based in Kirkuk. A total of 25 participants representing the NNGOS attended the session on 13 February 2019, which aimed to raise awareness of the NNGOs based in Kirkuk on the SDGs and Agenda 2030.

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On 28 January 2019, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert met with local authority members in Mosul including the Deputy Governor, the Provincial Council Chair, his Deputy and a number of Provincial Council Members, as well as the Mayor of Mosul. SRSG Hennis-Plasschaert discussed ways in which the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the United Nations in general can assist the local authorities and people of Ninewa in their efforts to return their lives to normal. The SRSG also discussed ways of enhancing and strengthening cooperation and coordination with the local authorities for UN activities in the area.

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Sulaimaniyah, 16-17 and Duhok Iraq 23-24 December 2018 – The Erbil Human Rights Office (HRO) at the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) successfully ran a two-day training, titled UN Mechanisms for the Protection of Women and Minorities, for a number of participants from NGOs and the Directorate of Following-up Violence against Women in Sulaimaniyah and Duhok. The participants represented civil society organizations, being activists and advocators of women and minorities rights in the Kurdistan Region.

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