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Baghdad, Iraq - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, discussed on 17 October 2018 with eight former women parliamentary election candidates the challenges hindering women’s participation in electoral and political processes in the context of the Global Open Day on UNSCR 1325 and 18th Anniversary of UNSCR 1325. He provided an update on UNAMI’s activities advocating for the meaningful participation of women at all levels, in particular commending the women for their resilience and determination during the 12 May elections despite the smear campaigns and insults on social media which targeted women candidates.

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  • Agency UNAMI

Women remain excluded from political and decision-making in Iraq despite their active role in society. To advance women’s role in politics and make their voice heard, a Women Advisory Group (WAG) has been established with the support of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq

Baghdad, 13 October 2018 – The Deputy Special Representative for Iraq of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ms. Alice Walpole, attended today the 10th annual conference organized by the Al-Hakim Foundation to mark the Islamic day of opposing violence against women.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10:09

After the Battle: A Warning From Mosul

Organised combat in Iraq’s second city ended more than a year ago, but the city remains crippled by deadly munitions that still lie hidden beneath huge mounds of rubble.

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  • Agency UNMAS

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been actively engaged in providing lifesaving health care at the frontlines during the Mosul operation in 20162017. The setup of mobile trauma stabilization points (TSPs) and 4 field hospitals close to the battle lines have significantly contributed to saving hundreds of lives.

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  • Agency WHO

Following the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq in July 2017, the national justice system is now encountering the cases and claims of thousands of direct and indirect victims who have experienced violence, crime and atrocities of different nature at the hands of ISIL.

Al Hawija District, 45 km west of Kirkuk governorate in Iraq, has suffered severe shortages of critical supplies, including food, water, and medicine during the conflict and displacement crisis in 2014.

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Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance, Alice Walpole, and some UNAMI colleagues took the opportunity of a recent official trip to Babil governorate to visit the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon, located just outside Hilla, Babil’s capital. Ms. Walpole was delighted to discover that the curator, Mr. Hadi Kadhem Mussa, has remained unchanged since her last visit to Babylon in 2010.

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  • Agency UNAMI
Sunday, 15 July 2018 10:48

Ability with Art and Hope

People with disabilities always have hope – life’s challenges push them towards being creative.

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  • Agency UNAMI

From 27 to 28 June 2018, the UNAMI Human Rights Office in Baghdad conducted a specialized Training Programme on “Strengthening Human Rights Monitoring and Documentation Skills for the Secretariat of Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR)”. Thirty staff members of the Commission, including ten women in various departments of the Commission, including human rights, women, children, displaced persons and complaints from Baghdad, Najaf, Kirkuk, Karbala, Babel, Salah Alden Diyala, Diwaniya, and Samawa Governorates participated.

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