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The Nobel Peace Prize 2018 was awarded jointly to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."

Baghdad, Iraq, 10 December 2018 - Today marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was marked in Baghdad in an event hosted by the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights and attended by government officials, dignitaries, human rights and civil society activists.

Statement by Ms. Alice Walpole, Deputy Special Representative for Iraq of the United Nations Secretary-General, at the Launch of the National Strategy to Address Violence against Women

09 December 2018
Baghdad, Iraq

For 70 years, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a global beacon – shining a light for dignity, equality and well-being … and bringing hope to dark places.

Special Adviser and Head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD) briefs the Security Council.

On 2 December 2018, the Special Representative for Iraq of the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ján Kubiš visited the Governorate of Babel in central Iraq. He met with local officials and toured the ancient ruins of the city dating back thousands of years.

Erbil, Iraq, 30 November 2018 The first Ride On! Erbil International Bike Marathon, which took place this afternoon, involved hundreds of bike riders, including professional cyclists, local community members, displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees, under the theme Unity in Diversity.

Remarks by Mr. Ján Kubiš, Special Representative for Iraq of the United Nations Secretary-General, at the Launch of 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women and Girls
Erbil, Iraq
25 November 2018

Launch of 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women and Girls
Erbil, Iraq
25 November 2018

Deputy Special Representative for Iraq of the United Nations Secretary-General, Ms. Alice Walpole, recently visited the Halabja monument and museum in northern Iraq.

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