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On 26 July, at an event chaired by the Deputy Minister of Justice and organized with the support of the Office of the President and UNAMI Human Rights Office, Iraq publicly launched its new five-year Human Rights National Action Plan.

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  • Agency UNAMI

SHEIKHAN DISTRICT - Ibrahim Abdulkarim greets customers in the mobile shop where he works with the energy of his youth. He has recently completed a course on mobile repair and is excited to put his skills and new equipment to use. But behind the excitement, there is a sadness.

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  • Agency UNIDO

Baghdad, 13 July 2021 – Yesterday, Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) conducted polling and counting simulation exercise for the forthcoming early general elections. A total of 1,079 polling stations (PSs), one in each voting regional centre (VRC) were involved, out of which 40 PSs were for special voting.

On 7 July 2021, in its preparation for the October 2021 Council of Representative (CoR) Elections, the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) conducted a country-wide ballot lottery to determine the order of the candidates on the ballots of 83 constituencies in 19 IHEC Governorate Electoral Offices (GEOs).

Erbil, 6 July 2021 – Today, UNAMI Human Rights Office and the All Survivors Project, an international NGO, concluded a two-day sensitization online workshop which explored the core principles and specific considerations for documenting conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) against men and boys.

On 30 June, IOM Iraq and the Human Rights Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) held a joint workshop on ethical and safe journalism in Baghdad. The workshop included modules on human rights and ethical reporting practices, and a discussion on the impact that reporting may have on the safety and rights of individuals or groups. Writers and journalists representing various news channels and websites participated.

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Karbala, 25 June 2021 - At a conference organized by JSSOR Youth Organization, the United Nations Human Rights Office highlighted how women across Iraq powerfully demonstrate their desire to shape their own future and critical to the full enjoyment of their human rights.

The interventions are part of the PROSPECTS programme, spearheaded by the Government of the Netherlands, which seeks to improve access to employment, education and protection.

On 30-May-2021, Technical Advisors of Germany, France and Denmark visited Kirkuk to convey a clear message: Social cohesion, peace and security are preconditions for stability, recovery and development. Mr. Martijn Dalhuijsen, the Development Coordination Officer from UNAMI in Kirkuk, was delighted that the Stabilization Task Force conducted a mission to better understand the local situation.

Alqosh and Bazani, Ninewa, 27 May 2021:Through a project by UNAMI Human Rights Office started in December 2020,

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