International Translation Day (30 September) is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.

Baghdad, 25 September 2020 – Highlighting the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals on the 5th anniversary of its adoption, the United Nations family in Iraq hoisted the SDG flag at its headquarters in Baghdad, exceptionally replacing the UN flag for one day.

His Excellency Dr. Barham Salih, President of the Republic of Iraq, addressed the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly debate via video teleconference from Baghdad, Iraq.

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The International Day of Peace is devoted to urging warring parties everywhere to lay down their weapons and work for harmony.

As the world confronts COVID-19, democracy is crucial in ensuring the free flow of information, participation in decision-making and accountability for the response to the pandemic.

Briefing by SRSG Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert at the open video-teleconference of the UN Security Council | 26 August 2020

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World Humanitarian Day on 19 August of every year honours the humanitarian workers who have given up their lives in the service of peace and humanity. It is the 17th anniversary of the truck bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad in which 22 colleagues, including Special Envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello, were killed and more than 150 wounded.

On World Humanitarian Day we honour the work of humanitarians who overcome huge challenges to save and improve the lives of millions of people.

Statement by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert on the 6th Anniversary of the genocidal campaign against the Yazidi Minority (3 August 2020)

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