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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 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…

The delegation of the Ministry participated in the Second Committee plenary meeting held on 8/10/2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. continue reading…

On 8 October 2018, Permanent Representative Ambassador Mohamed Hussein Bahr Al-Uloum delivered the address of Iraq at the opening session of the First Committee of Disarmament and International Security. continue reading…