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1. Further to the UN electoral needs assessment mission (NAM) deployed in November 2017, a follow-up assessment mission was conducted from 4-11 March 2018 to review preparations for the Council of Representatives (CoR) elections on 12 May 2018. The mission met with a wide range of national and international interlocutors, including the CoR, the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), political parties, civil society organizations, the judiciary, and the international community, including the UN family.

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Baghdad, Iraq, 8 March 2018 - International Women’s Day is marked annually on 8 March to celebrate the acts of courage and determination by women who played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

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Kirkuk, 8 March 2018 - The UNAMI Kirkuk Office marked International Women's Day, Thursday, 8 March 2018, with a gathering in the Iraqi city. In attendance were members for the Kirkuk Provincial Council, representatives of the Kirkuk Office of the Iraqi Independent Human Rights Commission, and civil society actors.

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There’s growing awareness in the Islamic Republic of Iran that wetlands are valuable and sustain livelihoods.

Ramsar, “the gem of northern Iran”, is the town that gives its name to the Ramsar Convention.

“I was so desperate, I had lost hope; committing suicide seemed the only escape from the abuse, back then,” said Fatima*. “I didn’t know how to handle the pain, but now I do. I am strong enough to survive.”

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  • Agency UNFPA

Basra, 10 December 2017 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Civil society groups commemorated today the International Human Rights Day in Basra. The theme for this year’s celebration was “Stand up for your rights and those of others’ and was aimed to promote and raise awareness of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Erbil, 10 December 2017 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights today marked International Human Rights Day in Erbil, with calls for standing up for human rights and upholding these rights and protecting them through actions and policies.

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By Celia Thompson (UNAMI PIO)
Emerging gripping stories from survivors of sexual violence crimes, surviving the mayhem of ISIS attacks, underpin the depth of work that needs urgent attention from the inter-personal front to the legal, economic and social spheres.

Erbil/Sulaymaniyah, 19 October 2017 - UNAMI Human Rights Office conducted on 16-19 October a specialized training and round table discussion in Kurdistan Region of Iraq on “Follow up on Universal Periodic Review in Line with the Regional Plan of Action (RPA) and UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies Recommendations” for representatives of civil society organizations.

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Erbil/Sulaymaniyah, 19 October 2017 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office has conducted a training in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for teachers to enhance their capacity on teaching human rights in schools.

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  • Agency UNAMI, UNOPS

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