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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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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 the initial period of her presence in Iraq, what priorities should be emphasized in the next phase and the role that the United Nations will play in achieving the objectives envisaged.

On 7/2/2019, Mr. Mohammed Saheb the Deputy Permanent Representative participated in the Arab Group meeting at the level of Permanent representative accredited to the United Nations in New York. The Permanent Representative of Lebanon presides the session as Lebanon is the Current president of the Group in February. The attendance discussed the latest developments of the Palestine case in the United Nations as well as the issues related to the disarmament.

6/2/2019, The Permanent Mission of Iraq participated in the meeting held by the Arab Group at the level of disarmament experts. The meeting reviewed the disarmament agenda in New York for the next session of the United Nations Disarmament Commission, which will meet in April 2019, and the meetings of the Third Preparatory Committee for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which will meet for the period from 29 April to 10/5/2019, as well as developments related to the implementation of the Arab decision to convene a conference on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. Counselor Hassanein Hadi attended this meeting on the behalf of the Permanent Mission of Iraq

February 5th 2019,The Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom convened a business lunch for the Permanent Representative, in which they discussed the priorities of the Iraqi government’s work including: openness to the international community, Iraq’s relations with neighboring countries and the challenges that Iraq may face during the next five years. Also, Reference was made to the importance of following up the outcomes of the Kuwait International Conference on Iraq Reconstruction.

They discussed the most important issues related to the International Investigation Team (UNITAD), which was formed in accordance with Resolution 2379 (2017) and to proceed with the mechanism of selecting the Iraqi team to join the international team, as well as they discussed the main obstacles facing the UNITAD work. The Permanent Representative stressed the keenness of Iraq to implement the provisions of the Security Council resolution as stipulated in the terms of reference of the investigation team.

The Permanent Representative affirmed her country’s support for the political process in Iraq, the international investigation team as well as the Kingdom’s keenness on the unity and security of Iraq as it constitutes the security of the entire region

On 24 January 2019, the Permanent Representative participated in the Arria Formula, held by the Security Council under the auspices of Germany, the United Kingdom and Peru, entitled “What is Next for Women, Peace and Security in the Middle East and North Africa: The Possibilities of the National Plan”. In his speech, the Permanent Representative highlighted the role of the first national plan for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325, adopted by Iraq for the period 2014-2018, in empowering Iraqi women and their participation in decision-making at the highest levels. In which it is the first national plan on the subject in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the ongoing work on the formulation of the second national plan in collaboration with all relevant government bodies, the United Nations, civil society and stakeholders. In his speech, the Permanent Representative addressed what had been accomplished in the first national plan; In the field of justice, the number of female judges in Iraq until 2003 was only 18, while 113 judges in 2017. In the Kurdistan Region, we have 87 women judges and prosecutors after the implementation of the national plan. The number of women in the Ministry of the Interior amounted to approximately 10059. In 2018, Iraq held parliamentary elections, and the total number of candidates was 7018, competing for 329 seats in the House of Representatives. And 83 women were able to reach the current House of Representatives, constituting 25% of the total members of the Council.





  

On February 1st,  the Deputy Permanent Representative preside the third panel as Vice-Chairperson of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, entitled “Impact of sustainable infrastructure on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”.

The panel discussion was part of the Multi-Stakeholder Forum activities series of the United Nations Women’s and Gender Equality (UN Women’s), and was attended by a large number of delegates from Member States, representatives of United Nations committees, bodies, specialized agencies and civil society institutions.

The Forum will be held to exchange ideas and experiences related to the main themes of the Commission’s work program, namely the three pillars of social protection, public services for women and girls and sustainable infrastructure, within the framework of preparations for the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women in March.

Thursday, 31 January 2019, The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations in New York, participated in the monthly meeting at the ambassadorial level of the Coordinating Bureau of the Member States of the Non-Aligned Movement. During the meeting, the activities of the Head of the Bureau (Delegate of Venezuela) were heard during the past month as well as the activities of the Movement’s coordinators in the working groups on various issues and matters such as the activities of the Coordinator of the Working Group to revitalize the work of the General Assembly, the Coordinator of the Peace building Commission Working Group, the coordinator of the working group of Peacekeeping operations and movement coordinator in the Security Council.

At the end of the meeting, the representative of Palestine reviewed the latest developments in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem.