Speeches and Stories

Kirkuk, Iraq - The young women and men of Kirkuk from various ethnic and religious backgrounds insist they have no problem living in peace and harmony with each other, and they see in the “Iraq: Youth and Coexistence” forum which made its sixth cross-country stop in their city an opportunity to highlight this fact as well as advance the idea of national reconciliation.

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This is a visit of solidarity, solidarity with the Iraqi people, solidarity with Iraqi Government and institutions; solidarity in what I believe is an historic moment for Iraq. Iraq is in the final stages of its fight against terrorism.

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This is a visit of solidarity with the people of Mosul who have suffered the oppression of ISIS in terrible conditions and that are now suffering from the military operations that are needed to defeat terrorism in Mosul.

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Baqouba, Iraq - Diyala was best known for its oranges and abundance of fruit produce. But in recent years it has paid a heavy price for terrorism, violence and sectarian divisions. So it is no surprise that reconciliation is a word that resonates well with the youth in this governorate just northeast of Baghdad that is home to a diverse ethnic and sectarian mix.

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ZIGGURAT AGARGOUF, 21 March 2017 - Perhaps no place is more befitting to press home the message of reconciliation and coexistence than Ziggurat Agargouf, the towering monument and a standing testament of Iraq’s rich heritage.

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Every day, women engage in various activities - ranging from household chores to office work and business – to help develop their families and communities. To highlight some of the roles that Iraqi women play during difficult economic times, UNAMI talks to Thikrayat Abdullah (Sona), as part of their International Women’s Day celebrations series.

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Najaf, Iraq - They converged from four mid-Euphrates governorates to the holy city of Najaf, each loaded with sometimes wildly differing views on how to fix the ills of Iraq. They debated and argued, but there was no doubt the participants in the “Iraq: Youth and Coexistence” forum in Najaf on 18 March 2017 were unison in their quest to influence their country’s future in the period after the defeat of the terrorist Daesh.

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16 March 2017, Erbil, Iraq – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) are scaling up disease surveillance activities in newly accessible areas of Ninewa Governorate, Iraq, to reduce the risk of disease outbreaks. As a result of acute shortages of safe water, sanitation services, food, and electricity in East Mosul and Hamdaniya districts, current humanitarian conditions pose a high risk of communicable diseases among displaced persons, returnees, and host communities.

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Nowruz is the celebration of the New Year in Kurdish society. For the people in Kurdistan Region of Iraq and in the rest of Iraq, Nowruz is the symbol of revival, happiness, colorful and vibrant life. It is the celebration of victory over tyranny and, in recent years, another occasion for people to enjoy peace and harmony.

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Erbil, 12 March 2017 - Men and women political leaders from over eleven political parties in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq have met and discussed the mechanisms to guarantee women participation and examined the importance of women in political processes.

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