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Working in Iraq as the Deputy Security Advisor for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) changed Fiona Beine’s preconceived ideas of working in a conflict zone. She encourages more women to get involved.

As UNAMI’s Head of Office & Security Coordinator in Iraq, Zohra Tabouri always knew she wanted to dedicate her career to the UN. This passion drives her strength when deployed to remote areas where few women go.

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.

World Habitat Day 2020 offers an important opportunity to reflect on the effect of the COVID-19 crisis, and also how we can shape the future of human settlements more resilient.

International Translation Day (30 September) is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.

Baghdad, 25 September 2020 – Highlighting the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals on the 5th anniversary of its adoption, the United Nations family in Iraq hoisted the SDG flag at its headquarters in Baghdad, exceptionally replacing the UN flag for one day.

His Excellency Dr. Barham Salih, President of the Republic of Iraq, addressed the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly debate via video teleconference from Baghdad, Iraq.

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The International Day of Peace is devoted to urging warring parties everywhere to lay down their weapons and work for harmony.

As the world confronts COVID-19, democracy is crucial in ensuring the free flow of information, participation in decision-making and accountability for the response to the pandemic.

Briefing by SRSG Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert at the open video-teleconference of the UN Security Council | 26 August 2020

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