Press Releases & Statements

Halabja, Iraq, 13-15 May 2018 – Human rights activists and staff members of human rights NGOs working in Halabja Governorate have just completed a training entitled “United Nations Mechanisms for the Protection of Human Rights” delivered by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) in cooperation with Halabja-based Nwe Organization. The training course was part of a series of activities by HRO to support civil society organizations and regional institutions working to protect and promote human rights in the Kurdistan Region.

Baghdad, 17 May 2018 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, calls on the Independent High Electoral Commission to immediately and fully investigate all the complaints concerning the electoral process.

Baghdad, 16 May 2018 – Acting Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ms. Alice Walpole, strongly condemned the cowardly suicide terrorist attack in the Tarmiya district north of Baghdad today, killing and injuring a number of people.

Baghdad, 16 May 2018 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, extends his greetings to all Muslims, to all the people of Iraq, on the onset of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Baghdad, 15 May 2018 – Today, UNICEF Iraq and the Government of the Netherlands have signed an agreement of US$ 6.2 million to support Education for children of refugees, IDP’s and families returning home after the war.

The Secretary-General congratulates the people of Iraq on the holding of parliamentary elections on 12 May. Following the military defeat of Dae'sh, the elections represent further progress in building a stronger Iraqi democracy.

Baghdad, 13 May 2018 - The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of AUD 11 million (USD 8.6 million) from the Government of Australia dedicated to explosive hazard management in support of humanitarian and stabilization efforts.

Dohuk, 7-9 May 2018 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) organized a training course in Dohuk for human rights activists and staff members of NGOs working in the field of human rights in Dohuk Governorate.

Baghdad, 8 May 2018 – The Government of Australia has contributed an additional USD 13.5 million (AUD 18 million) to the UNDP Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas of Iraq liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings Australia’s total contribution since 2015 to USD 16.5 million (AUD 22 million).

Baghdad, Iraq, 10 May 2018 – On the eve of the elections, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, is urging voters to turn out on 12 May in large numbers and vote.

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