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19 Jul 2018 description
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Baghdad, 19 July 2018 – A meeting of the United Nations Country Team and development partners convened today to present activities under the Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme (RRP), a bridging strategy to transition UN work from an intense focus on humanitarian and immediate stabilization activities to one more oriented towards recovery, reconstruction and development.

17 Jul 2018 description
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Baghdad, 17 July 2018 - Following the demonstrations over the lack of services, job opportunities and to demand improved living conditions, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, urges the government to fully respect and address the people’s legitimate concerns. He calls on the political actors to ensure that the next administration prioritizes good governance, reforms and the fight against corruption that will enable economic development and progress, job creation and delivery of critical public services.

04 Jul 2018 description
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Baghdad, 4 July 2018 – As part of its efforts to highlight the significance of women's participation in electoral and political processes, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) launched the #WhyNot (#Shakobeha) campaign in Babil Governorate Tuesday. The event was attended by Dr. Raad Alwan Al-Jubouri, Chair of the Babil Provincial Council, members of the Provincial Council, religious and tribal leaders, civil society, women activists, academics and youth.

01 Jul 2018 description
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Baghdad, 01 July 2018 – A total of 76 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 129 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in June 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilian at the time of death or injury, such as police in non-combat functions, civil defence, personal security teams, facilities protection police and fire department personnel.

30 Jun 2018 description

Thank you for these productive two days.

There will not be a negotiated outcome, so I will set out my own conclusions for the way forward, based on your discussions.

First, this conference has helped to strengthen multilateral collaboration, break down silos and build new partnerships.

Over 1,000 participants from around the world have been present - security, intelligence and law enforcement officials, diplomats and policy-makers, civil society, women and youth associations, and international and regional organizations.

30 Jun 2018 description

Under-Secretary-General Voronkov, Madame Chairman Coninsx

Excellencies,

Distinguished Participants,

27 Jun 2018 description
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“The Plight and Rights of Children Born of Sexual Violence in Conflict”

26 June 2018

Your Excellencies,
Council of Ministers,
Honourable Representatives of the Diplomatic Corps,
Distinguished Civil Society Representatives,
Distinguished Guests,
Colleagues in the United Nations family,

27 Jun 2018 description
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Baghdad, 27 June 2018 – The United Nations family, the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict by organizing two events in Erbil and Baghdad on 25 and 26 June respectively. This was the third annual event and the first to be observed since the Iraqi government's recapture of areas formerly under the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The theme of the event was "The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War."

21 Jun 2018 description
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Baghdad, 21 June 2018 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) takes note of the ruling issued today by the Iraqi Federal Supreme Court regarding the third amendment to the election law adopted by the Council of Representatives on 6 June 2018.

The United Nations reiterates its readiness to continue providing advice, support and assistance to the elections management bodies in line with UNAMI’s mandate, and to deploy additional resources at the request of the Board of Judges, which the Higher Judicial Council has appointed in conformity with the amended law.

11 Jun 2018 description

Baghdad, 11 June 2018 - Following the Council of Representatives elections on 12 May 2018 and in light of the recent developments, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq Mr. Ján Kubiš:

"Calls upon Iraq's election management bodies expeditiously to investigate and adjudicate all complaints of electoral fraud and violations, in a fully transparent way that promotes the integrity of the electoral process and the legitimacy of its results, in line with the laws and Constitution of Iraq,

09 Jun 2018 description
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Baghdad, 9 June 2018 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned the bombing that took place late on Friday in Kirkuk.

“This is yet another cowardly attack on innocent civilians as they went about their normal Ramadan business,” SRSG Kubiš said.

“It is clear that those who carried out this cowardly attack do not have any respect of the Holy month of Ramadan, which is meant to be a time of peace and celebrations,” he added.

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Baghdad, 31 May 2018 – A total of 95 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 163 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in May 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilian at the time of death or injury, such as police in non-combat functions, civil defence, personal security teams, facilities protection police and fire department personnel.

31 May 2018 description
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New York, 30 May 2018 - Briefing the UN Security Council, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq Ján Kubiš said national elections were held on 12 May in a generally calm and stable environment. He called on political actors and their supporters to uphold peace as electoral appeals are being adjudicated through established legal channels, and urged the independent electoral management bodies to adjudicate all appeals properly, fully and expeditiously, to enable corrections of the problems, justice and the timely certification of the final election results.

30 May 2018 description
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Madame President,
Distinguished members of the Security Council,

I have the honour to present the fourth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2367 (2017), as well as the eighteenth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 4 of resolution 2107 (2013) on the issue of missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals and property.

Madame President,

28 May 2018 description
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The United Nations Security Council will hold a session on the situation concerning Iraq on Wednesday, 30 May 2018, at 10:00 a.m. New York time (5:00 p.m. Baghdad time). Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, is expected to brief the session shortly after it commences.

Special Representative Ján Kubiš will brief on developments in Iraq and the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The latest report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council can be found on: http://bit.ly/2fzjify

24 May 2018 description
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24 May 2018 – Special Representative of the United Nations SecretaryGeneral for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned the suicide bomb attack that took place in Baghdad on Wednesday, 23 May.

17 May 2018 description
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Halabja, Iraq, 13-15 May 2018 – Human rights activists and staff members of human rights NGOs working in Halabja Governorate have just completed a training entitled "United Nations Mechanisms for the Protection of Human Rights" delivered by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) in cooperation with Halabja-based Nwe Organization. The training course was part of a series of activities by HRO to support civil society organizations and regional institutions working to protect and promote human rights in the Kurdistan Region.

17 May 2018 description
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Baghdad, 17 May 2018 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, calls on the Independent High Electoral Commission to immediately and fully investigate all the complaints concerning the electoral process.

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Baghdad, 16 May 2018 – Acting Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ms. Alice Walpole, strongly condemned the cowardly suicide terrorist attack in the Tarmiya district north of Baghdad today, killing and injuring a number of people.

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Dohuk, 7-9 May 2018 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) organized a training course in Dohuk for human rights activists and staff members of NGOs working in the field of human rights in Dohuk Governorate.

The training course, entitled “Strengthening Human Rights Monitoring and Documentation Skills,” was part of a series of activities the HRO is running to support civil society organizations and regional institutions for protecting and promoting human rights in the Kurdistan Region.