Press Releases & Statements

Mosul, 26 December 2018 - Over four years of conflict and vast destruction in all aspects of life, Mousl City, the capital of Ninewa Governorate rises again into a phase of recovery, resilience, and reintroduction of vital life services.

Monday, 24 December 2018 15:46

SRSG’s Christmas and New Year Greetings Message

Baghdad, Iraq, 24 December 2018 - The Special Representative for Iraq of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, extends her greetings and conveys her very best wishes to the Iraqi people, in particular the Christian community, on the occasion of Christmas and the New Year celebrations.

Baghdad, 18 December 2018 –With support from the people and the Government of Japan, the United Nations Office for Projects Services (UNOPS) successfully launched the first day of training workshop on modern waste disposal systems, which is one of the components of the “Improving Living Conditions in the Newly Liberated Areas through Renewable Energy and Emergency Waste Disposal” project funded by Japan.

Baghdad, 20 December 2018 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) thanks the Iraqi Ministry of Interior (MoI) for its support in providing Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/Improvised Explosive Device Defeat (IEDD) and Explosive Hazards First Responder (EHFR) training courses. Co-facilitated by UNMAS, these trainings are part of its overarching strategy of providing capacity enhancement initiatives for the Government of Iraq, to ensure long-term sustainability and self-reliance in the management and disposal of explosive hazards in the country. The joint collaboration with the MoI trainers at the MoI training facility is essential to the success of this initiative.

Baghdad, 19 December 2018 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 585,000 from the Government of Italy to mitigate the threat posed by explosive hazards and enable stabilization efforts in liberated areas of Iraq.

Baghdad, 17 December 2018 – The Prime Minister’s Advisory Council (PMAC) have established the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Aid Coordination Group (TVET ACG) with the support of the UNESCO Iraq office and with funding support from the European Union funded TVET Reform Project. The TVET Aid Coordination Group is an adhoc advisory (non-decision-making) forum established by the Government of Iraq with the purpose of coordinating the work of international partners in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to ensure the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Baghdad, 18 December 2018 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) thanks the European Union for its continuous support to explosive hazard management and capacity enhancement activities in liberated areas of Iraq, which contributes to the safe, orderly and dignified return of displaced communities and enables humanitarian and stabilization efforts.

Baghdad, 18 December 2018 --- The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes a generous contribution of €1,000,000 million from the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation to support the provision of physical and mental health rehabilitation services for the conflict-affected population from Ninewa Governorate.

Al-Nouri Mosque, Mosul, Iraq. Monday 16th December 2018-The Sunni Religious Endowment (Waqf) of Iraq successfully held a symbolic foundation stone ceremony at the iconic Al-Nouri mosque & Al-Hadba minaret complex in West Mosul, the historic heart of the Old City, devastated by insurgency occupation and intense combat over a three-year period. The mosque and its distinctive leaning minaret having represented an iconic landmark across the city scape of both modern and ancient Mosul.

Baghdad, 17 December 2018 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes a contribution of NOK 15M (approximately USD 1.7 M) from the Kingdom of Norway to support explosive hazards management activities in urban liberated areas in Iraq, enabling humanitarian and stabilization efforts.

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