Murtada Nasiri

Murtada Nasiri

Baghdad, 13 October 2017 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and UN Women jointly organized the Global Open Day on UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in Karbala in coordination with the National Reconciliation Committee of the Office of the Prime Minister. The UN SCR in 1325 reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace negotiations, peace-building, peacekeeping, humanitarian response and in post-conflict reconstruction and stresses the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security.


(Baghdad, 12 October 2017) One year after the start of the military campaign to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), 673,000 Muslawis are still displaced from their homes; 274,000 are living in 18 camps and emergency sites surrounding the city; 400,000 are staying with family, friends or in rented accommodation.

Baghdad, Iraq, 03 October 2017 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Jan Kubis, expresses his deepest condolences on the passing of former President of Iraq and founder and leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Jalal Talabani, a historic symbol of Kurdish struggle for their rights, against dictatorship and for democracy, and a leading voice of moderation, dialogue, mutual understanding and respect in Iraq’s contemporary politics.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Talabani, a historic national leader, statesman and patriot of unique wisdom and foresight. From the battlefront trenches in the 1980s during the struggle against dictatorship to the halls of power in Baghdad in the past decade, ‘Mam Jalal’ worked for and promoted national rights together with a diverse but united Iraq in which its various communities live side by side in peace, equality and harmony.”
Mr. Talabani is proudly remembered as a fearless fighter for Kurdish rights and against injustice of the oppressive regime in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, and as a pragmatic politician and national symbol of a new Iraq who contributed to the establishment of democracy and federalism through the modern Iraqi Constitution he helped draft and later as the new Iraq’s first democratically elected president, Mr. Kubis said.

“Just like he kept Kurdish rights central in his heart and worked hard most of his life to advance this cause, ‘Mam Jalal’ was equally true to his Iraqi identity and ensured the rightful place for Kurds in a free, united, federal and democratic Iraq.”
“We wish to express our deepest condolences to his family, the people of Iraq and the people of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as well as the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party he founded and led.”


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Military operations to retake Hawija district and surrounding areas, which began on 21 September, have to date displaced more than 2,400 individuals from Hawija, Kirkuk governorate and Shirqat, Salah al-Din governorate. The majority displaced to Ninewa governorate, including 1,700 individuals bussed by Iraqi authorities to IOM’s Haj Ali emergency site 60 km south of Mosul.

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