Press Releases & Statements

Erbil, 18-20 September 2019: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Iraq, in collaboration with the Ministries of Health and Environment, Agriculture and Water Resources held a three-day consultation workshop on FAO GEF funded project for the sustainable land management for improved livelihoods in degraded areas of Iraq.

Saturday, 21 September 2019 11:29

Security Council unanimously extends mandate of UNITAD

Baghdad, Iraq, 20 September 2019 – The Security Council remains united and resolute in its support of the work carried out by the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD), as members today unanimously voted to extend its mandate for another year, until 21 September 2020.

Jalawla – During the ISIL crisis in Iraq, 3.5 million people were displaced from their homes. Since Iraq declared victory over ISIL in December 2017, nearly 1.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned to their locations of origin.

Mosul, 19 September 2019 -The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) formally inaugurated its offices in Mosul at a ceremony attended by local government officials, senior UNAMI staff, UN Agencies and partners, establishing a continuing presence in the Ninewa Governorate and pledging to strengthen its support to the local communities and authorities in this period of post-conflict recovery.

Erbil, 19 September 2019 - Under the theme “Iraqi Youth: Pioneers for Dialogue and Stability”, the tenth in a series of workshops was organised in Erbil Governorate in the Kurdistan Region from 12 – 14 September 2019.

Thursday, 19 September 2019 20:27

Special Adviser Leads UNITAD Visit to Salahuddin

Baghdad, 19 September 2019 - Special Adviser and Head of United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for the Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD), Mr. Karim A. A. Khan QC conducted a visit to Salahuddin Governorate on 16 September 2019.

At heart, democracy is about people. It is built on inclusion, equal treatment and participation — and it is a fundamental building block for peace, sustainable development and human rights.

Peace is at the heart of all our work at the United Nations.

And we know peace is much more than a world free of war.

Baghdad, 12 September 2019 – At the invitation of the Government of Germany, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) presented its activities to a delegation comprising HE Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Minister of Defence of the Federal Republic of Germany and Dr. Ole Diehl, German Ambassador to Iraq, in addition to senior officials representing multiple international organizations.

Thursday, 12 September 2019 09:40

Planting a tree for Peace

UN Iraq Special Representative Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert planted a tree at a school in Erbil, on 9th September 2019, responding to a challenge from Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani.

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