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Permanent Mission participated in the open dialogue session on Financing for Sustainable Development

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Iraqto the United Nations participated in the open dialogue session on Financingfor Sustainable Development on Thursday, 28 February 2019. The dialogue waschaired by Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.Ms. Amina ...

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Permanent Mission participated in the open dialogue session organized by the International Women's Forum

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Iraq to theUnited Nations participated in the open dialogue session organized by theInternational Women's Forum on 28/2/2019, chaired by Ms. Inga King, Presidentof the Economic and Social Council.Ms. Inga highlighted the importance of ...

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Permanent Mission held a joint event at the United Nations

The Permanent Representative, Ambassador Mohammed Hussein Bahr Al-Uloom, met the Foreign Minister of Norway, Ms. Ine Eriksen Soreide, on the sidelines of the event held Mission of Iraq at the United Nations headquarter in New York on 1/3/2019, jointly ...

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The Permanent Representative participated in Special Committee meeting (C-24)

On 21/2/2019, The Permanent Representative participated in the meeting of the session of the committee on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Independence of Colonial Peoples and Countries, Which witnessed the election of the Permanent Representative of Grenada as ...

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Permanent Representative attended the General Assembly session on the situation in Ukraine

On Wednesday, 20February, The Permanent Representative attended the formal session of theGeneral Assembly of the United Nations, at the United Nations Headquarters inNew York, on the situation in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine,during which the States Members of the ...

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The Mission of Iraq participates in the meeting of the Arab Group at the level of Permanent Representatives

PermanentRepresentative Ambassador Mohamed Hussein Bahr Al-Uloom participated in themeeting held by the Arab Group at the level of Permanent Representatives on20/2/2019 under the chairmanship of Lebanon, the President of the League forthe month of February, and hosts Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, ...

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Permanent Representative participated in the meeting of Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

PermanentRepresentative Ambassador Mohamed Hussein Bahr Al-Uloom participated in thefirst meeting of 2019 in the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of theInalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in the presenceof the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterres, whereSenegal ...

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The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations participated in the open dialogue session on Financing for Sustainable Development on Thursday, 28 February 2019. The dialogue was chaired by Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Ms. Amina Mohammed addressed the importance of reforming the United Nations development system, in response to General Assembly resolution 72/279, and the need for international efforts to strengthen international funding and enhance the funding reality of resident coordinator systems to achieve the United Nations goals for sustainable development 2030.

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations participated in the open dialogue session organized by the International Women’s Forum on 28/2/2019, chaired by Ms. Inga King, President of the Economic and Social Council.

Ms. Inga highlighted the importance of women in society and the need to empower them by promoting capacity-building and participation in all areas of life. She presented her personal experience as an example and advocate for the promotion of women and supporting the activation of their role internationally. The dialogue also included civil society organizations, Opportunity for young people to participate and put their ideas.

The Permanent Representative, Ambassador Mohammed Hussein Bahr Al-Uloom, met the Foreign Minister of Norway, Ms. Ine Eriksen Soreide, on the sidelines of the event held Mission of Iraq at the United Nations headquarter in New York on 1/3/2019, jointly with the missions of Norway, Cambodia and Mozambique on the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention of the Prohibition of Anti-personnel Mines (Mine Ban Treaty).

The Permanent Representative, Ambassador Mohammed Hussein Bahr al-Uloom, addressed a speech in which he pointed out that the accession of three quarters of the world joined the Convention reflects its importance, noting the many achievements achieved through the destruction of nearly 52 million mines of stockpiles and clearance of large areas of land, there are 31 Parties that have already been affected by anti-personnel mines had completed their mine-clearance obligations

The permanent representative explained that the presence of explosive devices left by the terrorist entity “Da’ash” in the liberated areas is still an obstacle to the return of nearly 1.4 million Iraqi citizens to their homes, adding that the danger exceeds this by blocking access to humanitarian assistance and the restoration of public services

He also referred to the efforts of the army, police and civil defense forces in the area to remove explosive damage in order to restore civilian facilities in a safe manner

On 21/2/2019, The Permanent Representative participated in the meeting of the session of the committee on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Independence of Colonial Peoples and Countries, Which witnessed the election of the Permanent Representative of Grenada as Chairman of the Committee, the election of the Permanent Representative of Indonesia, the Permanent Representative of Sierra Leone and the Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba as Vice-Chairmen, as well as the election of the Permanent Representative of Syria as Rapporteur of the Committee. In this regard, the Permanent Representative made a statement in which he indicated Iraq’s full readiness to cooperate with the Chairman and the Bureau of the Committee to work towards the achievement of the objectives that the Committee were established upon.

On Wednesday, 20 February, The Permanent Representative attended the formal session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on the situation in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, during which the States Members of the United Nations heard the statement of Mr. Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine. Also, statements delivered by representatives of some European States, Canada and the United States in favor of Ukraine. It should be noted that the speech of the Ukrainian president has confirmed that since 20/2/2014, Ukraine is facing the Russian military aggression on its territory, which constitutes 7% of Ukraine. The Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation stressed that the signing of the package of measures for the implementation of the Minsk Conventions on 12/2/2015 is a milestone in the international efforts to help reach a settlement in Ukraine.

Permanent Representative Ambassador Mohamed Hussein Bahr Al-Uloom participated in the meeting held by the Arab Group at the level of Permanent Representatives on 20/2/2019 under the chairmanship of Lebanon, the President of the League for the month of February, and hosts Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, the High Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Disarmament Affairs.

Ms. Izumi gave a briefing on the Arab decision to hold a conference to establish a nuclear-weapon-free zone and other mass destruction in the Middle East, and reviewed the latest activities and meetings with other parties regarding the convening of the conference as well as the establishment of such zone would contribute to strengthening international peace and security at the regional and international levels. She stressed the need to hold the conference regardless of the absence of one or two countries in the first round. She noted that the conference will be held annually until a legally binding agreement is reached to establish the zone. Ms. Izumi also referred to other disarmament-related topics such as the 2020 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and questions related to cyber security.

On the other hand, the Group hosted the Permanent Representative of Romania, who briefed on his country’s candidacy for the non-permanent membership of the Security Council for the period 2020-2021 and the vision of Romania and its priorities in the Security Council in the event of its membership during the elections to be held in the General Assembly on 7/6/2019, For its presidency of the European Union

Permanent Representative Ambassador Mohamed Hussein Bahr Al-Uloom participated in the first meeting of 2019 in the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in the presence of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterres, where Senegal was elected Chairman of the Commission, Afghanistan, Cuba, Indonesia, Namibia and Nicaragua as Vice-Presidents and Malta as Rapporteur, To enable the Palestinian people to exercise their inalienable rights of self-determination without external interference and in national independence and sovereignty.