Baghdad, 19 May 2017 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, extends his deepest condolences on the passing of Gorran Leader Nawshirwan Mustafa, a historic political personality for the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq: The findings of the Sulaymaniyah chapter of a regional profiling exercise for Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqis living outside of camps were officially presented by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Sulaymaniyah Statistics Office, together with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and various humanitarian and development partners.

Dohuk, Iraq 18 Nov 2016: The findings of the Duhok chapter of a regional profiling exercise for out of camp populations were officially presented by UNHCR along with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and various humanitarian and development partners gathered in Duhok.

Erbil, Iraq, 15 June 2016 - The findings of the Erbil chapter of a regional profiling exercise for out of camp populations were officially presented by UNHCR along with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and various humanitarian and development partners gathered in Erbil.

On 9 May 2016, a new shelter site for internally displaced persons (IDPs) established in Darkar Ajam, Zakho District, Dohuk Governorate, was inaugurated. With generous contributions from the Government of Japan, the IDP shelter site was established by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) providing prefabricated shelter units to accommodate more than 4,800 vulnerable IDPs, basic infrastructure, and public facilities such as a reproductive health clinic, a women’s social center and a security building.

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Teaser: Implemented by UNOPS on behalf of the Government of Canada the new project comes as part of Canada’s continuing support to Iraq.

Erbil, 04 May 2016 - A ceremony marking the new project was held today in Erbil between representatives from Global Affairs Canada and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

DHC for Human Rights Gilmore visits Kurdistan Region

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Erbil, 26 April 2016 – The progress achieved under the project Establishing a Building Control Regime for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I), funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and implemented by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), was discussed in a ministerial meeting today in Erbil. Ministers of Planning, Municipalities and Tourism, Housing and Construction, Head of Board of Investment, and Governor of Erbil attended the meeting.

The United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Kate Gilmore, met on Thursday, 21 April 2016, with the President of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Masoud Barzani, at his official residence in Salahidin.

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A33X3023Erbil, Iraq, 12 April 2016 – The Human Rights Office (HRO) of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) conducted a one-day roundtable discussion for Members of Parliament of the Kurdistan Region on promoting and protecting human rights.

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