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Permanent Mission participated in meeting of General Assembly with ECOSOC

Thursday 31/1/2019, The Permanent Mission of Iraq tothe United Nations participated in the open dialogue session held by theGeneral assembly of the United Nations with ECOSOC. The session included a detailed explanation of thejoint work between the General Assembly and ...

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Permanent Representative met the Assistant Director of the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office

Tuesday12/2/2019, The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to UnitedNations met with Mr. Streven Siqueira the Assistant Director of the UnitedNations Counter-Terrorism Office. Mr. Siqueira explained the details of hisvisit to Baghdad and holding a wide workshop at the ...

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Permanent Mission participated in the art exhibition held at the United Nations

The Permanent Mission of the Republicof Iraq to the United Nations participated in the art exhibition held at theUnited Nations Headquarter with participation of a number of diplomatic artistson the theme of Peace and to achieve the goal number 16 ...

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Permanent Representative met with Special Representative of Secretary-General to Iraq

Permanent Representative Ambassador Mohammed Hussein Bahr Al-Uloom met with Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations to Iraq and the Head of UNAMI. During the meeting, Ms. Plasschaert expressed the impressions she formed during ...

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Permanent Mission of Iraq to the UN participated in the Arab Group meeting

On7/2/2019, Mr. Mohammed Saheb the Deputy Permanent Representative participatedin the Arab Group meeting at the level of Permanent representative accreditedto the United Nations in New York. The Permanent Representative of Lebanon presidesthe session as Lebanon is the Current president of ...

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Iraqi Mission Participates in the meeting of the Arab Group at the level of disarmament experts

Iraqi Mission Participates in the meeting of the Arab Group at the level of disarmament experts

6/2/2019, The Permanent Mission of Iraq participatedin the meeting held by the Arab Group at the level of disarmament experts.The meeting reviewed the disarmament agenda in NewYork for the next session of the United Nations Disarmament Commission, whichwill meet in ...

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A business lunch brings the UK Permanent Representative together with the Iraqi Permanent Representative

February 5th 2019,The PermanentRepresentative of the United Kingdom convened a business lunch for thePermanent Representative, in which they discussed the priorities of the Iraqigovernment's work including: openness to the international community, Iraq'srelations with neighboring countries and the challenges that Iraq ...

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The delegation of Iraq participated in the meetings of Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) under item (57) on the comprehensive review of special political missions. In this regard, on 08/11/2018, deputy head of the Department of International Organizations and Conferences, Minister Plenipotentiary Dr. Ali Hilal, addressed the Committee on the special political missions in general and United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) in supporting the efforts to support national reconciliation give a push to the political process, taking into an account the sovereignty and independence of Member States. And the need for full coordination with the host country during the implementation of the mandate given by Security Council. In the same context, he stated that the Government of the Republic of Iraq welcomes the Secretary-General’s decision to appoint Ms. Jainen Hennis Plasschaert as SRSG and the Head of United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq.

The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations, Ambassador Mohamed Hussein Bahr Al-Uloom, met with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, Ms. Jainen Hennis-Plasschaert, who will begin her duties as head of the UNAMI mission in Baghdad in mid-December.

The two sides discussed the priorities that should be emphasized during the coming period, which is considered the period of recovery, reconstruction and stability in Iraq, stressing the importance of enhancing the role of women and youth, which are the largest group in Iraqi society and the basis of building a stable and productive society.

The success of the formation of the new government within the specific constitutional dates was also discussed.

On 2018/11/2, Second Secretary Nian Fuad Hama Khurshid delivered the statement of the Republic of Iraq to the Third Committee in item 69 on the report of the Human Rights Council. continue reading…

On 31/10/2018, Third Secretary Abdullah Wajih Abdullah delivered the statement of the Republic of Iraq to the Third Committee on the report of the High Commissioner for Refugees.

In which he referred that, the Iraqi Government values all the efforts made by the High Commissioner for Refugees, the relevant bodies and agencies of the United Nations aimed at preserving the rights and dignity of the refugees.

Also, he stressed on Iraq’s position, that is based on the Constitution, international humanitarian law and international conventions, in dealing with the issue of asylum and voluntary return, as well as pointing out the role of the Iraqi security forces in their just war against terrorist organizations by opening safe paths for civilians to provide safe exit for them, And the return of displaced families to their areas of residence.

The delegation of the Republic of Iraq also called for redoubling efforts to examine the possibility of applying new options to provide legal means for the migration of individuals for humanitarian reasons and to expedite the implementation of reforms in this regard, as well as commended the efforts exerted by the United Nations and its competent agencies and Member States to implement the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework, Stemming from the historic New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants.

The delegation of Iraq participated in the meetings of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) under agenda item) 56(on the (Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects). continue reading…

On 30/10/2018, Third Secretary Suha Abdul-Karim delivers the statement of Iraq, pointing to the importance of nuclear-weapon-free zones as a cornerstone of regional confidence-building measures. 

Also, she mentioned that Iraq supports the establishment of such zones that contributes to the achievement of the desired goals of a world free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. 

Iraq’s vision of a nuclear-weapon-free zone and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East, is that the Israel will disarm its nuclear weapons and accede to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons as a non-nuclear party, This is a prerequisite for the establishment of this region in the Middle East. 

On 30/10/2018, Second Secretary Nian Hamah Khorsheed delivered the two statements of the Republic of Iraq to the Third Committee, on item (72) of Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, and item 73 on the right of peoples to self-determination.

    The statement referred to Iraq’s efforts to promote the principles of justice and equality in all its national legislation and regulations. Iraq was keen to establish laws governing rights and obligations and to renounce all forms of Racial Discrimination. Also, It affirmed Iraq’s full commitment to work towards the achievement of the objectives of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

    With regard to item (73) On self-determination. She referred to Iraq’s full solidarity with the Palestinian people and other Arab peoples under Israeli occupation, and the fact that what the people in Gaza Strip were subjected to flagrant violations of international law and international humanitarian law.

   The statement focused on the significant role played by UNRWA in the care and employment of refugees and the alleviation of their suffering. It called on the international community to support this Organization because it is contributing to the creation of employment opportunities for young people, reduce the level of unemployment among refugees and to provide substantial support to the education sector, particularly to girls and children.