Tag Archives | United Nations (UN)

Netherlands assists Vulnerable Displaced Persons in Iraq

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes a new donation of USD 5.6 million from the Kingdom of the Netherlands for 2019 and 2020 to assist internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees, and Syrian refugees in Iraq. This contribution is part of the global PROSPECTS Partnership aiming at joining partners’ efforts to develop a new paradigm in […]

First Nationwide Migration Profile

Iraq, compared to neighbouring countries in the Middle East like Jordan and Lebanon, hosts the lowest number of immigrants relevant to the population. However, the country’s foreign population increased 338 per cent between 1990 and 2017, due largely to the influx of refugees from Syria. Migration in northern Iraq is largely driven by conflict, while […]

Kirkuk: Youth Discuss Reconciliation and Stability

Kirkuk: Youth come together to discuss issues of reconciliation and stability Twenty-four young women and men, representing the youth of Kirkuk Governorate, recently met in Kirkuk city to discuss what the youth see as key issues in the context of their Governorate. In the presence of the Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for […]

$3.4m to support Women and Children in Iraq

UNFPA renews its partnership with the European Regional Development and Protection Programme for Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (RDPP II) with a multi-year grant of a total of DKK 22,056,446, equivalent of US$ 3.36 million to the Fund’s on-going interventions to mitigate and respond to gender-based violence in Iraq. The conflict in Iraq and the subsequent […]

Stabilization remains a Top Priority for Germany

Stabilizing liberated areas in Iraq post-ISIL remains a top priority for Germany The German Federal Foreign Office has contributed another 11 mio USD to the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It will support stabilization and recovery efforts for Iraq post-ISIL, which includes repairing essential public infrastructure and […]

Security Council Press Statement on Iraq

The following Security Council press statement was issued on Friday by Council President Kelly Craft (United States): The members of the Security Council welcomed efforts for an inclusive dialogue between the Government and people of Iraq to urgently deliver reforms aimed at addressing legitimate demands over economic opportunity, governance and electoral legislation.  The members of […]

$2.5m Contract for Explosive Hazard Clearance

By John Lee. Swiss-based Global Clearance Solutions AG has won a contract with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the provision of "Explosive Hazard Clearance Teams (EHC Teams) and Risk Education (RE) in Iraq with International Technical Oversight Component: Sinjar & Tal Afar". The contract is worth $2,548,636. (Source: UNGM)

Draft Election Law: UN calls for Improvements

Draft election law: UN calls for improvements to meet public demands Electoral reform has been a central demand of many peaceful protesters. In recent weeks, Iraqi authorities have sought to find legislative solutions that address public calls for credible, free and fair elections. This process is Iraqi-owned and Iraqi-led, as it must be. United Nations […]

Can Iraqi PM weather ongoing Protests?

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Despite several proposals to solve the crises in Iraq and in spite of using different tactics such as promises and threats, the Iraqi government is unable to stop the protests and is […]

Dedicated Reporting e-Mail for Human Rights Violations

UNAMI launches dedicated reporting e-mail for human rights violations To further strengthen and expand its fact-finding efforts on human rights violations and abuses, particularly in relation to the ongoing protests, UNAMI has set up a dedicated e-mail address: humanrightsiraq@un.org. The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (pictured): “I encourage anyone […]

UN Proposes Roadmap to Resolve Iraq Crisis

By John Lee. On Sunday, the UN issued the following statement on the crisis facing Iraq: Over the past weeks, demonstrations erupted in Baghdad and other governorates in Iraq. Protester demands cover a wide spectrum of issues, including economic growth and employment, reliable public services, prudent and impartial governance, an end to corruption, credible elections […]

UN calls for Talks to Break Cycle of Violence

Iraq protests: UN calls for national talks to break ‘vicious cycle’ of violence Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, said she had gone to Tahrir Square to engage with the people, and listen to their concerns, as part of the UN’s continuous efforts to promote dialogue with the Government, as news reports suggest that […]