Press Releases & Statements

A biological remediation pilot project seeking to enhance nature’s own ability to clear up oil spills in Iraq’s conflict-affected areas is launched in Kirkuk by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the state-owned North Oil Company and the Ministry of Health and Environment, and facilitation support from the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI). The initiative seeks to harness naturally occurring soil bacteria as a powerful natural ally to decontaminate poisoned land.

Baghdad, 24 September 2019 – United Nations Deputy Special Representative for Iraq (DSRSG) Alice Walpole, accompanied by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) Principal Electoral Adviser, was received by the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) Board of Commissioners on 24 September 2019 to discuss the progress of preparations for the upcoming Provincial Council elections.

Erbil, 26 September 2019: The World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the Ministry of Health in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) today celebrated the opening of the Paediatric intensive care and Neonatal Gastroenterology and the Semi-Intensive Care Unit in Raparin Paediatric Hospital in Erbil, KR-I.

On 22 September 2019, Dr. Salah El Hajj Hassan, Representative to Iraq of the Food and Agriculture (FAO) Organization of the United Nations accompanied by FAO team and MOA delegation, met in with Mr. Mansour al-Mareed, Nineveh Governor at his office.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 23:07


BAGHDAD – The German Government has provided the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Iraq with €17.5 million to address the food needs of Syrian refugees and to support returnees and vulnerable communities. Germany is currently the top donor to WFP’s programme in Iraq and has, for the past four years, consistently ranked among WFP Iraq’s top two donors.

Baqouba, Iraq, 23 September 2019 - Under the theme “Iraqi Youth: Pioneers for Dialogue and Stability”, the 11th in a series of workshops to gauge the views and concerns of youth across the country took place in Diyala Governorate on 20-22 September 2019. The workshop was organised by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), in cooperation with the Committee for Coexistence and Societal Peace under the Prime Minister’s Office and the Iraqi Al-Amal Association.

22 September 2019 – The provision of health services for approximately 250 000 Syrian refugees in Iraq remains a major challenge for the local health authorities, the World Health Organization (WHO), and humanitarian responders in Iraq.

Monday, 23 September 2019 09:10

Youth of Iraq & Peacebuilding: Catalysts for Change

Baghdad, Iraq; 23 September 2019 – Investing in young people can help put countries on a path to accelerated economic growth and equitable development. To that end, the Swedish government and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), in collaboration with UNFPA, have launched an initiative to train exceptional young men and women of Iraq on the principles of inclusive dialogue in peacebuilding.

Baghdad, Iraq, 20 September 2019 – The Security Council remains united and resolute in its support of the work carried out by the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD), as members today unanimously voted to extend its mandate for another year, until 21 September 2020.

Sunday, 22 September 2019 10:14

ITU-UNESCO Digital Inclusion Week for Arab States

Activities to focus on the use of digital technologies to combat non-communicable diseases

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