Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 2 October 2020 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is saddened by the passing of Baba Sheikh, the spiritual leader of the Yazidi community in Iraq and across the world. The Mission expresses its sincere condolences to the Yazidi people and to his family.

As the Beijing Platform for Action turns 25, the UN General Assembly hosts a high-level meeting to accelerate implementation efforts for advancing women’s rights

Baghdad/Geneva, 30 September 2020 – While Iraq accounts for around three per cent of global oil and gas production, it is responsible for around eight per cent of world methane emissions, according to estimates from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Statement attributable to Ms Hamida Lasseko, UNICEF Representative in Iraq

Baghdad, 29 September 2020 - Twenty-nine young women and men from across Baghdad Governorate participated in a three-day virtual workshop, from 24 to 27 September, to discuss their role in addressing challenges facing their communities.

Baghdad - 26 September 2020 – His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture Eng. Muhammad Karim Jassim Al-Khafaji and the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq, Dr. Salah El-Hajj Hassan, Head of Cooperation for Iraq - European Commission, Barbara Egger accompanied by representatives from IOM, ILO, GIZ, German Embassy, ITC and UNESCO discussed the support provided by the European Union to the support of governance and sustainable job creation in Iraq.

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched new projects in Iraq to help provide thousands of people with short-term employment opportunities, so they can start working again during the COVID-19 pandemic and meet their family’s food needs.

Friday, 25 September 2020 13:53

Celebrating Five Years of Action

Baghdad – Today marks five years since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. During the UN Sustainable Development Summit in 2015, all UN member states endorsed an agenda that provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for all people and the planet.

Baghdad, 25 September 2020– With financial backing from the European Commission and in partnership with UNESCO, UNICEF Iraq is supporting authorities at the governorate level to better plan their educational interventions. This is part of UNICEF’s commitment to decentralizing education that empowers education officials, teachers and communities and allows them to tailor learning to children and adolescents’ specific needs, thereby delivering quality education.

24 September 2020 Erbil — Measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 have led to reduced operating hours or the closure of many of Iraq’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The economic impact of the pandemic is expected to be severe.

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