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Permanent Representative participated in the meeting of General Assembly to mark the 100th anniversary of ILO

The Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq participated in the high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly under the chairwomanship of Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly, and the presence of Representatives of ...

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The Permanent Mission of Iraq to the United Nations participated in the Economic and Social Council forum for the Year 2019

The Permanent Mission of Iraq to the United Nations participated in the Economic and Social Council forum for the Year 2019

The Permanent Mission of Iraq to the United Nations participated in the Economic and Social Council forum for the Year 2019, Youth forum for the period 8-9 April 2019, entitled "Empowerment, inclusiveness and equality", For the first time, this forum ...

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The Permanent Mission of Iraq participated in the ceremony held by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

The Permanent Mission of Iraq participated mainly with the Missions of Norway, Poland and Mali at the ceremony held by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) on 4/4/2019 on the occasion of the International Mine Awareness Day. The Permanent Representative, ...

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Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq participated in the high-level meeting entitled Ministerial Peacekeeping Summit: Uniformed Capabilities, Performance and Protection

On 29/3/2019, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq participated in the high-level meeting entitled "Ministerial Peacekeeping Summit: Uniformed Capabilities, Performance and Protection", organized by Department of Peace Operations in collaboration with the Department of Operational Support (DOS) which ...

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The Mission of Iraq to United Nations participated in the high-level Meeting on climate change

The Mission of Iraq to United Nations participated in the high-level Meeting on climate change held under the auspices of the General Assembly for the period 28-29/3/2019, and upon un invitation of the President of the General Assembly, Ms. Maria ...

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Permanent Representative deliver Iraq's speech at Security Council

the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq delivered the Statement of Iraq during the open Session of the Security Council under “Threats on International peace and security: combating the financing of terrorism” which it was held on 28/3/2019. Iraq ...

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Deputy Minister of Foreign affairs delivered speech in an event of CSW

Ambassador Hala Shaker Mustafa, Undersecretary for Political Planning Affairs, participated in the event organized by the Qatari mission in cooperation with the Canadian and Pakistani missions, the United Nations Office for Combating Terrorism and the United Nations Office on Drugs ...

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On 22/10/2017, the delegation of Iraq participated in the meetings of the First Committee of the General Assembly 73rd session in the discussions under nuclear weapons, in which first secretary Mr. Anas Abdul Latif delivered the statement of Iraq.

He pointed out that the total and final elimination of nuclear weapons is the only guarantee of not to use these weapons. Also, he pointed out that the international community must work together to achieve the universality of the relevant conventions and contribute to the final elimination of these deadly weapons, in a way that enhances international peace and security.

Iraq reaffirms the importance of the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones, especially in the Middle East, and that any attempt to establish such a zone must be preceded by fundamental steps, including the nuclear disarmament of the Israeli entity and joining the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons as a non-nuclear party as well as the subordination of its nuclear facility to the comprehensive safeguards regime of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Mr. Anas also highlighted the importance of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) as an extremely important instrument for strengthening international efforts to achieve the objective of nuclear disarmament. Furthermore, the importance of this treaty to Iraq a facilitator along with Kingdom of Belgium to article 14 of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization on the entry into force of the Treaty.

 

The delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated in the discussion of agenda item 17 (Information and communication technology for sustainable development) sessions, which was held on 19 October 2018 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. continue reading…

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.