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Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations delivers statement of Iraq at the Security Council

The Permanent Representative delivered the statement of Iraq at the open dialogue session of the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian case on 18/10/2018, in which he supported efforts to achieve peace and stability ...

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Statement of the Republic of Iraq in the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of fundamental human rights during counter-terrorism under item 74 on 17 October 2018.

The First Secretary, Yasser Abdul Aziz, delivered the statement of Iraq to the Third Committee during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of human rights during counter-terrorism under item 74. He pointed out that ...

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The statement of Iraq at the Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations in the interactive dialogue under item (74) on 15/10/2018

The attaché, Zahra Nasrallah, delivered the statement of the Republic of Iraq to the Third Committee during the interactive dialogue with the Chairman of the Committee against Torture and the Special Rapporteur on torture She referred, in her statement, to the ...

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Statement of Iraq at the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly on item 71, entitled Indigenous peoples' rights, 12 October 2018

The First Secretary, Yasser Abdul Aziz, delivered the statement of Iraq at the Third Committee on item 71, entitled Indigenous peoples 'rights.He points out to the multiplicity and evolution of indigenous peoples' rights mechanisms under international law, including human rights ...

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The delegation of the Ministry of Foreign affairs participated in the discussion of item 24 on Eradication of poverty held on 17 October 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The delegation of the Ministry of Foreign affairs participated in the discussion of item 24 on "Eradication of poverty" held on 17 October 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.  Mr. Mustafa Thaher Saleh Third Secretary gave a statement of ...

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The delegations of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated in the meetings of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee)

The delegations of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated in the meetings of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) to discuss items 59-63 on decolonization issues around the world.     Ms. Zakia Riad Al-Adhami (First Secretary) addressed the Committee ...

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Iraq's statement at the Sixth committee (legal) of the United Nations

Dr. Midean Abdul Razzaq, Second Secretary, delivered Iraq's statement at the Sixth Committee (Legal Committee) session under item No. 86, "The rule of law at the international and internal levels". On an international level, Dr. Midean affirmed Iraq's commitment to respect international covenants and conventions, ...

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The Permanent Representative delivered the statement of Iraq at the open dialogue session of the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian case on 18/10/2018, in which he supported efforts to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East, Stressing Iraq’s support for the cause of the Palestinian people and their struggle for their rights.He urged the international community to ensure the protection of Palestinian civilians according to the United Nations resolutions, and calls on Member States that have not yet recognized Palestine and its capital East Jerusalem to do so as soon as possible.

The First Secretary, Yasser Abdul Aziz, delivered the statement of Iraq to the Third Committee during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of human rights during counter-terrorism under item 74. He pointed out that counter-terrorism measures must comply with the rules of international law, in particular human rights law, refugee law and international humanitarian law, which prevent terrorist organizations and elements to continue their crimes and abuses against the innocent, Stressing from this point of view, for the importance of full respect for human rights norms under any circumstances. the fundamental basis for combating terrorism is to ensure and respect human rights for all and adherence to the rule of law

The attaché, Zahra Nasrallah, delivered the statement of the Republic of Iraq to the Third Committee during the interactive dialogue with the Chairman of the Committee against Torture and the Special Rapporteur on torture She referred, in her statement, to the national legislation and laws such as the National Constitution and the Iraqi Penal Code No. 111 of 1969 prohibited the law enforcement officials and those conducting investigations from practicing any kind of torture. Also, she points out that; there are channels from the supervisory bodies responsible for receiving complaints about cases of torture, and that the provisions of Iraqi law allow anyone who is harmed in any way to recourse to the judiciary to demand compensation.She added that; Iraq is a party to the Convention against Torture and a member of the initiative of Convention against Torture (CTI) in Geneva, which is a global initiative launched in March 2014 in Geneva to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the united Nations Convention against Torture. The main objective of this initiative is to assist States in ratifying or implementing the international commitments contained in the said Convention and aspiring to achieve them within 10 years of its establishment.

The First Secretary, Yasser Abdul Aziz, delivered the statement of Iraq at the Third Committee on item 71, entitled Indigenous peoples ‘rights.He points out to the multiplicity and evolution of indigenous peoples’ rights mechanisms under international law, including human rights treaties. However, many indigenous peoples continue to face many obstacles in the field of human rights and their rights are in fact far from perfect, with some of the most important challenges such as the pressures placed on their lands, territories and resources as a result of activities related to development and extraction of resources as well as the cultures of these peoples are still under threat. The Government of the Republic of Iraq reaffirmed its keenness and support for the right of peoples to enjoy a decent living opportunities in line with the goals of sustainable development, which considered as the platform through which human rights could be further promoted

The delegation of the Ministry of Foreign affairs participated in the discussion of item 24 on “Eradication of poverty” held on 17 October 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

 Mr. Mustafa Thaher Saleh Third Secretary gave a statement of Iraq at the meeting, pointing out that the Iraqi government has recently adopted the National Strategy for Poverty Alleviation 2018-2022, in which it was developed in cooperation with the World Bank to improve the situation of the poor through increasing their incomes, improve their living conditions and promote the social protection program. The Strategy, also, focuses on improving the situation of displaced persons and reintegrates them in the society. Furthermore, the Strategy sets up certain procedures in response to the emergency situations that created by the forced displacement from the areas of ISIS control.

 On the other hand, the statement called for an effective and fruitful partnership under the auspices and follow-up of the United Nations through its relevant agencies, funds and programs, as well as other partners and stakeholders, also, urging them to assume their responsibilities in supporting Iraq to implement its national policies and strategies to fulfill the sustainable goals of 2030 and achieved a tangible results in the field of poverty alleviation.     

The delegations of the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated in the meetings of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) to discuss items 59-63 on decolonization issues around the world. continue reading…

Dr. Midean Abdul Razzaq, Second Secretary, delivered Iraq’s statement at the Sixth Committee (Legal Committee) session under item No. 86, “The rule of law at the international and internal levels”. continue reading…