Press Releases & Statements

The European Union Integrated Rule of Law Mission for Iraq, EUJUST LEX-Iraq (EJL-I) concluded its last training, a four-day workshop on International cooperation to combat human trafficking, on 20 November.

Baghdad, 22 November 2013 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Mr. Nickolay Mladenov and the UN family in Iraq have been closely following with Iraqi officials the assistance that the United Nations can provide to the Government, more particularly the Ministry of Displacement and Migration (MoDM), in its efforts in assisting the communities affected by the recent floods caused by heavy rains.

19 November 2013, The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) calls for renewed efforts from states to relocate former Camp Ashraf residents, also known as Camp New Iraq.

Baghdad, 14 November 2013 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, strongly condemns the increased attacks against the pilgrims of Ashura during which dozens of innocent people were killed and injured in several incidents across Iraq. 

In another joint initiative to support Syrian refugees in Iraq and improve the general educational scheme for children in camps, the United Nations agencies launched a new campaign to encourage Syrian children to enroll in schools so they can avoid the forced educational disruption.

Baghdad, 5 November 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Mr. Nickolay Mladenov congratulated the Council of Representatives for passing the national election law yesterday. 

Baghdad, Iraq, 3 November 2013 – A new legal help desk in Baghdad’s Rusafa Courthouse was inaugurated after Iraq’s Higher Judicial Council (HJC) partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Iraqi non-governmental organisation Dar Al Khibra to provide free legal services to indigent Iraqi citizens as part of a larger effort to strengthen the administration of and citizens’ access to justice in the country.

Baghdad, 3 November 2013; The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), announced today the launching of the Analysis Report “Integrated Drought Risk Management – National Framework for Iraq" produced by UNESCO’s Iraq Office under the Drought Risk Management (DRM) Project.         

Erbil, 31 October 2013 - The Kurdistan Region Government and the Integrated Coordination Office for Development and Humanitarian Affairs (ICODHA) of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) have announced today signing of an agreement to launch a joint Trust Fund aimed at supporting the Kurdistan Region Government’s development vision outlined in the Kurdistan Vision 2020 Development Strategy. The official title of the fund is “Kurdistan Vision 2020 Joint Programming Facility”. 

Baghdad, 30 October 2013; As the humanitarian situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, more innocent people find themselves obligated to flee violence and seek refuge in the neighbouring countries. With the increasing number of Syrian refugees in Iraq, urgent challenges arise on many levels.

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