01 March 2016 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq’s (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), with support from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Government of Canada, has provided US$180,000 in grants to eight civil society organisations that are working with survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in internally displaced persons’ (IDP) camps and host communities in Iraq.

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16 February 2016 – Iraq has been steadily gaining ground against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da’esh), which is gradually losing its appeal to the disenfranchised population, the United Nations envoy for that country told the Security Council today, as he also warned that its threat should not be underestimated.

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Baghdad, 21 November 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, welcomed the Security Council Resolution on ISIL adopted Friday.

Baghdad, 15 November 2015 - The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq (DSRSG) and Acting Head of Mission, Mr. Gyorgy Busztin, welcomed the positive momentum by Kurdish Peshmerga and other forces in defeating ISIL fighters in and around Sinjar in recent days.

Baghdad, 6 September 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, yesterday paid a visit to Lalish Temple, the Holy Shrine of the Yazidi community, in Sheikhan.

Baghdad, 22 August 2015 - The Acting Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG), Mr. Gyorgy Busztin, expressed his outrage at the news that ISIL had executed three women parliamentary candidates in Mosul City.

Baghdad, 10 June 2015  - Since the ISIL took over Mosul a year ago, it has continued to wreak havoc in the lives of millions of Iraqis, through atrocities and crimes, notably against minorities, some of which may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, like in Camp Speicher, through the deliberate destruction of Iraqi and humanity’s cultural heritage.  

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