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An innovative new rap song, “Together”, on COVID-19 awareness targets youth but carries a message for all age groups. Performed by Raz Zeki, a Kurdish recording artist from Sulaymaniyah and commissioned by UNAMI Human Rights Office, the rap song reminds listeners of their vital role in containing the spread of COVID-19 while highlighting the importance of helping each other during these tough times.

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Historic Erbil Citadel is the stunning backdrop for “Final Advice”, the latest video by Anbar rapper Mr Legendary, Leader of the Hip Hop Unleashed (HHU) Crew.

A group of Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq are getting the confidence boost they need to secure the financial future of their families through a UNIDO entrepreneurship training programme.

Murals painted in al-Kut City, Wasit Governorate, reflecting the theme of Human Rights Day 2020 - ensuring human rights are central to the response to COVID-19 and recovery efforts – were welcomed by residents as a colourful and effective information campaign to raise awareness about the pandemic.

Baghdad, 7 January 2021 – UNAMI Human Rights Office met with Civil Society representatives and journalists to discuss the draft law on cybercrimes currently pending before the Council of Representatives.

On 21 and 22 December, a UNAMI delegation led by Ms Danielle Bell, Chief of Human Rights Office and Representative, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) for Iraq, visited the Nasiriyah Central Prison, also known as ‘Al Hoot’.

Erbil, 17 December 2020 – “Protecting Minority Rights and Defending Diversity in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the Ninewa Plains” was the theme of a workshop organized by JSSOR (“Bridge”) Youth Organization and jointly facilitated with UNAMI Human Rights Office (UNAMI HRO).

Baghdad, 15 December 2020 – The preservation and protection of Iraq’s minority languages, which are an enduring testimony of Iraq’s rich cultural heritage, was the main topic at a workshop that brought together representatives of the country’s diverse components, government and activists.

Baghdad, Iraq - The Iraq International Book Fair opened this week with signs asking bookworms,

Baghdad, 10 December 2020 – International experts on child protection and Iraqi civil society organizations discussed at a UN-facilitated workshop the best ways to monitor and report on grave violations committed against children, sharing insights and challenges and establishing a peer network for further future collaboration.

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