On 13/2/2019, The Mission of The Republic of Iraq to the United Nations participated in the event of the Friends of Sport for Development and Peace Group at the headquarters of the Mission of Monaco to the United Nations, under the chairmanship of the Permanent Representative of the Mission of Monaco, Ms. Isabelle Picco. The event included the speech of Ms. Mary Powell, Director and Representative of UNESCO in New York, and a satellite video call to a number of specialists in Paris and Geneva, on the UNESCO Plan of Action for Sport in Support of Stability, Development and Peace in the World, the commitment to link sports policy development with the United Nations 2030 Plan and to consider sport as an important political tool to be a sustainable engine of development in line with local and international priorities