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Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, 30 September 2018 - Polling stations were open today in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for the election of 111 (including 11 reserved for ethnic minorities) representatives in the Regional Parliament.

Halabja, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, 30 September 2018 – Elections are underway today in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to select 111 representatives (including 11 from specific ethnic minorities) to sit in the Kurdistan Regional Parliament.

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Video message of UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the first anniversary of the High-Level Meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, 18 September 2018

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21 September 2018 This year we mark International Day of Peace as we prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Excellency the Foreign Minister,
Distinguished Guests,
All protocols observed,

Today we are gathered in commemoration of one of the darkest pages in Iraq’s recent history. Nine years ago, on 19 August 2009, Baghdad was rocked to the core by three car bombs and several mortar strikes, targeting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, as well as other parts of the capital.

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