Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, Iraq Date: 17 September 2018 The Government of the Republic of Korea continues its support to UNHCR’s humanitarian activities in Iraq with a new donation of US$ 1.2 million.

Baghdad, Iraq, 16 September 2018 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, welcomes the election by the Council of Representatives (CoR) of its Speaker and two deputies. He congratulates the elected officials, Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi and deputies Hassan al-Kaabi and Basheer al-Haddad. The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) looks forward to working with the new parliamentary leadership and the CoR and is ready to offer any required assistance.

Baghdad, September 16, 2018 – The World Bank Group and the European Union signed today a €15.6 million (US$18.1 equivalent) technical assistance program to strengthen public financial management (PFM) oversight and accountability Institutions in Iraq and increase the efficiency in the management of public resources and delivery of services.

Baghdad, Iraq, 15 September 2018 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, congratulates Iraq’s Parliament and MP Mohammed Halbusi on his election as Speaker.

Mr. Mohamed Nasri, UN Women Regional Director of Arab States, called on Iraqi leaders to take practical and decisive steps to ensure that women assume leadership positions in the three presidencies and in the government to achieve sustainable development and peace.

13 September 2018, Erbil, Iraq - The Kurdistan Region Statistics Office (KRSO), UNFPA, and IOM launched today the demographic survey of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), one of the largest statistical exercises conducted in the region since 1987.

Baghdad, Iraq - Date: 13 September 2018: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, completes a year-long series of activities this month, supporting 130,000 vulnerable Iraqis as they take the first steps on the road to recovery, thanks to the generous donation of £9 million from the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Baghdad, September 12, 2018 – The World Bank Group and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) signed today a US$500,000 (£400,000) grant agreement to support Iraq’s efforts to strengthen social protection systems, working closely with its Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

Erbil, Iraq, 11 September 2018 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Ján Kubiš visited Sulaymaniyah and Erbil, where he met with leaders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Gorran, New Generation Movement and the Coalition for Democracy and Justice (CDJ). Today, he was received in Erbil by Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) President Masud Barzani and met separately with Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani.

On Thursday 6 September 2018, Mr Ramanathan Balakrishnan, UNFPA Representative to Iraq, called upon H.E. Dr. Mahdi Al Alak, Secretary-General of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.

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