Press Releases & Statements

On 15 November 2018, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) presented the Initial Planning Framework for the Reconstruction of Mosul, offering perspectives on how to ‘Build Back Better’ the city for the people of Mosul.

The Secretary-General welcomes the repatriation by the Government of Iraq of a consignment of Kuwaiti property to Kuwait on 13 November. This marks an important step towards the full normalization of relations between the two countries.

Baghdad, Iraq, 13 November 2018 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) warmly welcomes the repatriation of a consignment of located Kuwaiti property to the Kuwaiti authorities in a handover that took place in Kuwait City today and was observed by the United Nations.

Ramadi, 12 November 2018 – Aiming for more sustainable options for dealing with the huge amounts of rubble borne out of the ISIL conflict, municipalities of around half a dozen devastated cities in western Iraq explored opportunities to establish debris recycling centres to help advance recovery efforts at a two-day workshop held in Ramadi’s Anbar University on 7-8 November 2018.

BAGHDAD/GENEVA (6 November 2018) – More than 200 mass graves containing the remains of thousands of victims have been discovered in areas formerly controlled by ISIL in Iraq, according to a UN report released Tuesday. The report highlights the legacy of ISIL’s relentless campaign of terror and violence and victims’ calls for truth and justice.

Baghdad, Iraq, 4 November 2018 - The Special Representative for Iraq of the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the cowardly bombings which targeted several residential areas of Baghdad and in Sadr City today, killing or injuring a number of civilians. The Special Representative extends his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

BAGHDAD 25 October 2018 – On 12 August 2018, an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses was detected in Basra, which is believed to have resulted from widespread water supply problems. Various gastrointestinal symptoms, as abdominal pain, cramps, vomiting, and nausea, gas/bloating, diarrhea, and fever, were reported.

Baghdad, 29 October 2018– The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed partnership agreement for USD 5M million to support stabilization and recovery in newly liberated areas in Iraq.

Baghdad, Iraq 29 October 2018 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warmly welcomes the generous 2018 contributions from the Government of the United States of America, which reached a cumulative total of US$ 128.8 million for Syrian refugees and internally displaced Iraqis. With the support of donors like the United States, UNHCR can continue to provide assistance to the millions of people who are still in need in Iraq.

As part of its support to enable communities returning home to have access to secondary health care services, the World Health Organization (WHO) has established and equipped a new emergency healthcare unit and an ambulance call center in Ana district in the west of Anbar governorate.

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