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Today is the UN International Day of Democracy. This year’s theme - “Inclusion and participation” – reflects the importance of promoting and bringing about an expansion of civil society participation in public affairs in Iraq.

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Baghdad, 11 September 2019 – Iraqi civil society organisations had the opportunity to engage directly with UN Member States in Iraq at an interactive dialogue in Baghdad today in preparation for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iraq’s human rights situation later this year.

Sunday, 08 September 2019 14:28

Rebuilding Bashiqa’s Tahini Industry Post-ISIS

By United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Iraq

Bashiqa, a diverse sub-district located 12 kilometers northeast of Mosul is well known for the production of tahini, a thick paste made from roasted and ground sesame seeds.

Baghdad, 29 August 2019 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq warmly welcomed the return by the Government of Iraq today of a large consignment of Kuwaiti property, removed from Kuwait during the conflict of 1990-91. The repatriation of the property marks another important step towards the full normalisation of relations between the two countries.

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Baghdad, 27 August 2019 - As part of its work on enhancing equality and countering discrimination, in particular in relation to ethnic and religious minorities, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) through its Human Rights Office in United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) held a national short film competition and festival on Minorities and Human Rights in Iraq, and from March to August 2019 held 36 short film festival events.

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Basra, Basra International Hotel, 17 July 2019 - UN Human Rights in collaboration with the Palace of Culture and Arts of the Ministry of Culture conducted a short film festival on minorities and human rights in Iraq with 56 men and women from the African descent, Sabean and Christian minority communities, civil society, human rights defenders, novelists, artists, NGOs, media, persons with disabilities and the staff of the Office of Ministry of Culture, sport and youth, and members of the Journalists’ Syndicate and the Bar Association.

Alqosh District, 16 July 2019 - UN Human Rights conducted a short film festival on Minorities and Human Rights in Iraq with 35 Christians and Yezedis, mostly women, including students, activists, and representatives of women associations and NGOs, at the Youth Center in Alqosh.

Baghdad, Iraq, 10 July 2019 - There's been a real buzz in the world these past few days about Iraq's rich culture, not least because of the inscription of the magnificent ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, 8 July 2019 - A group of 14 students, comprising 9 females and 5 males, from Tishk University and University of Kurdistan – Hawler, today commenced a month-long internship programme at the Regional Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) in Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

Kirkuk, 02 July 2019 - The acting Governor of Kirkuk, Mr. Rakan Al-Jubouri, inaugurated on Tuesday the first provincial level Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)-Committee.

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