Baghdad, 06 December 2017 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has recently been granted access to the Old City of Mosul to assess, survey and clear explosive hazards including improvised explosive devices and explosive remnants of war to complement the work of the Iraqi Security Forces. This will not only facilitate rehabilitation of infrastructure and assist the stabilization process but also allow for the safe return of displaced families to their homes.

GENEVA (2 November 2017) – A UN report concludes that the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) perpetrated serious and systematic violations that amount to “international crimes” during the nine-month military campaign to liberate Mosul City in Iraq.

Mosul, 30 August 2017 - The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq (DSRSG), Gyorgy Busztin, visited Mosul on 29 August 2017 where he met with the Governor Nawfal al-Sultan, Ninawa Provincial Council chairman Basshar al-Kiki, and a number of Provincial Council members. Separately, he conducted meetings with the head of the KDP branch in Mosul, Esmat Rajab, and Abdullah al-Nujaifi in his capacity of political advisor to the United for Reform.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 14:53

Key water treatment plant reopened in Mosul

Mosul, 22 August 2017 - The Government of Iraq and UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) officially reopened the Al Qasoor Water Treatment Plant at a ceremony yesterday in Mosul.

Baghdad, 17 July 2017 – The Government of the UK has contributed an additional US$5.2 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings the UK’s total contribution to FFS to US$15 million to date.

Baghdad, 12 July 2017 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has launched its Mosul Portal ( which will be a key platform to present damage assessments and thematic overviews of Mosul, based on satellite imagery analysis and information gathered from various actors on the ground. In addition, this platform offers a live GeoPortal which allows humanitarian actors to overlay various layers of analysis to assess urban complexities and plan area-based responses.

New York, 13 July 2017: The members of the Security Council welcomed the announcement by the Iraqi authorities of the liberation of Mosul, which marks an important milestone in the global effort to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da’esh) and a significant step in the battle to rid Iraq from ISIL, and commended Prime Minister al-Abadi, the Iraqi security forces, and the Iraqi people for the successful effort.

BAGHDAD 12 July 2017 – Though the battle for Mosul has ended, extensive damage to homes and essential infrastructure has left thousands of displaced families with nothing to return to and in continued need of emergency food assistance to survive.

Baghdad, 10 July 2017 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, wholeheartedly congratulated the people and Government of Iraq on the liberation of Mosul from the terrorist Daesh. This victory provides an outstanding opportunity for Iraq to rise again strong and united, he said, stressing that despite the crushing of Daesh in Mosul the fight against terrorism is not over yet and more work lies ahead for Iraq on its road to full recovery and lasting peace.

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