Murtada Nasiri

Murtada Nasiri

Baghdad, 20 August 2017 - The Ministry of Planning, in collaboration with the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), have launched  the results of the identification of informal settlements in Iraq, which comprised of 3,687 informal settlements in 12 governorates, inhabited by about 3.2 million Iraqis.


Sunday, 20 August 2017 18:32

Human Rights Training in Baghdad

Human Rights Training in Baghdad

UNAMI commemorates World Humanitarian Day

Baghdad, 20 August 2017: Thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Telafar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these areas from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).


Baghdad, Iraq, 20 August 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today, commemorating the World Humanitarian Day, we stand here again to remember those colleagues who have sacrificed their lives for the sake of humanity and the cause for the United Nations.

Message from Ms. Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, on World Humanitarian Day

Video message by H.E. Mr. António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General, on World Humanitarian Day 2017

New York, 19 August 2017

Every year on World Humanitarian Day, we shine a spotlight on the millions of civilians around the world whose lives have been caught up in conflict.

14 August, 2017 – Baghdad, Iraq

On her first international trip, the UN Youth Envoy saw first-hand in Iraq the devastating effects of conflict on youth but also witnessed hope in them, and encouraged the young women and men to be leaders in their communities. Underlining the importance of engaging and empowering youth, Ms. Wickramanayake commemorated this year's international youth day in Iraq, at an event with the Minister for Youth and Sports, H.E. Abdul-Hussein Abtan and over one thousand young Iraqis.

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