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As women continue to seek for better and equal paying jobs and leadership positions in order to empower them to make socio-economic and political decisions, there is a strong need for them to fight against negative phenomena, such as corruption, which could deter their progress in achieving gender equality by 2030.

Iraq, 31 March 2017 - On what he called a “visit of solidarity” with Iraq, Secretary-General António Guterres appealed for more international assistance to the country, welcomed the Government’s commitment to protection of civilians in the fight against Daesh and to national reconciliation, and pledged continued support of the United Nations as the Government seeks to bolster humanitarian aid to the needy and rebuild Iraqi institutions.

Happy Nowruz! Nowruz is a time of renewal, a new beginning and for getting together with family and friends in a joyous and peaceful atmosphere
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Public Information Office (PIO) has prepared this video in Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, on people’s views on Nowruz and spring holidays in the region.

One of my most unforgettable experiences has been listening to the victims of rape, sexual violence, exploitation and abuse. Their haunting stories and chilling testimony will stay with me forever.

2 Feb 2017 - Remarks by H.E. Mr. Ján Kubiš, Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), on the political and humanitarian situation in the country.

2 Feb 2017 - Security Council meeting on the humanitarian and political progress in Iraq, and the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

Message of Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq for Political Affairs, Mr. György Busztin, at ceremony held in Baghdad on Thursday, 5 January 2017, to mark Iraq Army Day.

In his first message on his first day as United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres appeals to the world for one shared new year resolution - to "put peace first" in the year 2017.

Protection of civilians remains a top priority in the Battle of Mosul, as Iraqi government forces continue their push to recapture the second largest Iraqi city from the extremist group, ISIL or Da’esh, according to Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq. Mr. Kubiš was speaking to UN News Service, shortly after addressing the UN Security Council on situation in Iraq and the month-long operation by Iraqi security forces to retake Mosul.

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