Press Releases & Statements

Erbil — IOM Iraq recently completed two sets of complementary studies that examined the factors behind protracted displacement in Iraq, as well as the prospects of displaced Iraqi families integrating their host communities.

Baghdad (17 April 2019) – Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Representation in Iraq organized a celebration marking 40 years of FAO’s presence in Iraq. The celebration was held under the theme “Working Together to Achieve Zero Hunger.”

Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 17 April 2019 - The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, which aims at strengthen their strategic partnership with a view to include refugees into regional, municipal and urban services in the KRI.

Baghdad, Iraq, 17 April 2019 – H.E. President of the Republic of Iraq Mr. Barham Salih received on April 15, 2019 the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Iraq, Ms. Marta Reudas, and UN Women Representative in Iraq Ms. Dina Zorba, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UN Women and the President’s Office. The MoU provides a framework of cooperation in areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Baghdad, 17 April 2019 – On the occasion of the Yezidi New Year, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, congratulates the Yezidi communities in Iraq and abroad. It is also an occasion to remember the victims of terrorism and conflict, including the women and children who were kidnapped by the terrorist Da’esh and remain missing.

Baghdad, Iraq, 17 April 2019 – UN Women in Iraq and the Office of the President of the Republic of Iraq signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 15 April 2019 providing a framework of cooperation in areas of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Erbil, 17 April 2019 – The Steering Committee of the programme Supporting Recovery and Stability in Iraq through Local Development held its first annual meeting in Erbil, on 17 April 2019. The programme is funded by the European Union (EU) with €47.5 million over 4 years, and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

Baghdad 15 April 2019 - UNESCO, in partnership with the Iraqi national Committee for the Safety of Journalists and issue of Impunity, and the FreepressUnlimited organized a consultation meeting, on the Voluntary National Review (VNR) of SDGs 16.10.1 &2, to present the updated efforts for the preparation of a VNR and discuss challenges such as data availability and provide the opportunity for the UN system and international actors of media development as well as the CSOs to further consolidate its support for the production of the VNR and integration of the 2030 Agenda.

Erbil, 15 April 2019, UNESCO with support of the European Union and in partnership with the Ministry of Planning in Iraq and KR-I, the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) and the Kurdistan Regional Statistics Office (KRSO), launched an Assessment report of the Labour Market & Skills Analysis covering seven economic sectors and the informal sector. This report is based on a survey that was conducted by CSO & KRSO in 2017 and covered 7 economic sectors in the private sector in addition with some focus group discussions which have been implemented with relevant ministries and organizations.

Baghdad, 16 April 2019 – His Excellency, the Minister of Health, Dr Alaa Alwan in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) Acting Country Representative, Dr Adham Ismail, and UNICEF Representative, Ms Hamida Lasseko, launched on 7 April 2019 the Polio National Immunization Days (NIDs) campaign in a health centre in Baghdad. The launch was the outcome of a strong partnership between the United Nations and the Ministry of Health (MOH) at the national and sub-national levels, aimed at ensuring that every child is protected against polio.

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