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Sulaymania, Kurdistan Region, Iraq - On 27 November 2019, the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG) and Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Marta Ruedas, travelled to Sulaymaniyah, where she met with Dr. Haval Abubaker, Governor of Sulaymaniyah, to resolve issues affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons and Syrian refugees.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has intensified its health support to vulnerable communities in areas of return in Ninewa governorate delivering more than 140,000 health interventions to people in and around Ba’aj town since January 2019. At Ba’aj primary health care center (PHCC) supported by WHO patients received consultations for all health conditions, vaccination, laboratory services, medicines, emergency health care and referrals for emergency cases

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As a beacon of light in the struggling economy in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and with the assistance from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) the region is experiencing a spike in female and refugee entrepreneurs.

Erbil, 17 September 2019 - An agricultural training centre, constructed to support internally displaced Iraqis, officially opened its doors at the Harsham Refugee Camp in Erbil, the largest city in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

23 September 2019, Kurdistan Regional Parliament, Erbil - UN Human Rights engaged in a dialogue with 17 members of the parliamentary legal, cultural and human rights committees, advisers and parliamentary researchers on UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures including Universal Periodic Review.

24 September 2019, UNAMI Training Centre, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq - UN Human Rights conducted a workshop with 19 members of civil society and youth on how civil society can engage with UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures, including Universal Periodic Review.

Baghdad, Iraq Terrorist and organized criminal operations have globally grown in complexity.

Today is the UN International Day of Democracy. This year’s theme - “Inclusion and participation” – reflects the importance of promoting and bringing about an expansion of civil society participation in public affairs in Iraq.

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Baghdad, 11 September 2019 – Iraqi civil society organisations had the opportunity to engage directly with UN Member States in Iraq at an interactive dialogue in Baghdad today in preparation for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Iraq’s human rights situation later this year.

By United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Iraq

Bashiqa, a diverse sub-districtlocated 12 kilometers northeast of Mosul is well known for the production of tahini, a thick paste made from roasted and ground sesame seeds.

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