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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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Deputy Permanent Representative Mr. Mohammed Sahab Marzouk delivered the speech of Iraq at the open dialogue session of the Security Council held in New York on 25/1/2019 on the discussion of the impact of climate-related disasters on international peace and security, Where he noted that the large river basins, in the Middle East in particular, are under great pressure and stress due to two factors; first: Competition for uses and control of shared water resources

In the absence of effective bilateral or multilateral agreements or regional frameworks for the equitable and reasonable use of shared water or arising out of indifference to the application of the principles of international law and its well-known terms of reference, guaranteeing the rights of all States Rations. Second: the results of the climate change.

If it is necessary to give an example; the deterioration of the environment of the Iraqi delta at the mouth of the Gulf, and the famous waterway known as “Shatt al-Arab” The historical location of the legend of Sinbad and the Garden of Eden in sacred books and religions, is a stark example of the forced transformation of a freshwater ecosystem rich in biodiversity and rich in fertile soil, with dense forests of palm trees, into a saltwater environment as a result of the decline in freshwater intake from its tributaries.

We cannot ignore the reference to the destruction caused by terrorism in civilian facilities, water facilities in particular, noting that terrorism is a global phenomenon, not a domestic phenomenon.

On Friday 25/1/2019, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Iraq in New York held a reception to the United Nations Delegations Women Club (UNDWS) to celebrate the first anniversary of the victory over DAESH (ISIS).

The program includes a review of Iraq’s historical stages and the culmination of Iraq’s victory over ISIS Through a special documentary film and activities that reflect the Iraqi heritage.

On 18/1/2019, H.E. Ambassador Mohammed Husein Bahr Al-Uloom the Permanent Representative attends the first meeting of the Group 77+ China in 2019.

The Ambassador delivered a statement in which he congratulated the Palestinian Ambassador on the occasion of assuming the duties of the Presidency of the Group for the year 2019, and the statement include the continued support of Iraq for Palestine and the right of the Palestinian people to live in independent sovereign state, and expressed sincere respect and appreciation to the delegation of the Republic of Egypt for their outstanding work during their tenure of the group in 2018.

The statement also pointed out that the year 2019 will be full of opportunities and challenges. The sustainable development agenda will have completed four years of implementation, which is sufficient to carry out the review and evaluation. The United Nations reform process, the reform process of the United Nations, particularly the development aspect, will continue to be considered and followed up.

At the end of his speech, the Permanent Representative expressed his wishes to the Palestine State for success during its presidency of the Group for 2019. He expressed the readiness of the Permanent Delegation of Iraq to support Palestine in this endeavor and work to strengthen the functions of the State of Palestine during the period of assuming its responsibilities in this regard.

On January 9, 2019, a high-level delegation headed by Mr. Hazem Al-Youssafi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Legal Affairs and Multi-Relations, Mr. Mohammed Hussein Bahr Al Uloom, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to the United Nations, and Mr. Mohamed Ali Muften, Director-General  of the Retrieval Department at the Integrity Commission in the meetings of the of the sanctions committee formed according to  Security Council resolution no. 1518 (2003), which is the first after 13 years.

The achievements of the Government of Iraq were reviewed as; the removal of a large number of Iraqi entities from the sanctions list and its return to its legal status in order to contribute in the recovery of the Iraqi economy and the establishment of a mechanism to assist Iraq in recovering its funds as well as the procedures that Iraqi Government’s will adopt for individuals on the ban list.

In the light of the meeting, bilateral meetings were held with the member states of the Security Council, during which bilateral relations were discussed and the United Nations Member States were urged to recover Iraq’s frozen funds located outside Iraq based on Security Council resolutions 1483 (2003), 1511 (2003) and 1518 (2003).

Permanent Representative, Ambassador Mohamed Hussein Bahr Al Uloom, participated in the work of the 8th Session of the Alliance of Civilizations, which was held at the United Nations Building in New York for the period 19-20 / 11/2018.

The Permanent Representative delivered a speech in the ministerial section of the group of friends of the coalition, in which he pointed out that the steps and efforts of Iraq are not limited to fighting terrorism militarily, but to confront it intellectually.

Moreover, work has been carried out in a serious manner to spread the culture of community peace, the convergence of religions, the acceptance of the other and the coexistence based on principle of citizenship to build a nation that can be enjoyed by all, within the framework of the national campaign to rehabilitate the intolerance

The Permanent Representative, Ambassador Mohammed Hussein Bahr Al-Uloom, participated in the meeting of the Arab Group in New York to discuss the latest developments of the Palestinian issue, in light of the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza and the ongoing discussions on the resolutions of Palestine at the 73rd session of the General Assembly and its committees.

As well as the Arab position to vote on the decision on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.

Participation of the Ddelegation of Iraq in the meetings of Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) under item 55 on the Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories. On 13/11/2018, Mr. Alaa M. Ridha Najaf delivered a speech in which he praised the role of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories for its continued efforts to uncover the illegal practices committed by the Occupying Power of (Israel) against the brotherly Palestinian people. He also stressed the need to oblige the Occupying Power to provide all judicial guarantees for detainees from the occupied territories in accordance with fair trial procedures and standards, and to call upon all States Parties to the 4th Geneva Convention to assume their responsibilities to the provisions of this Convention in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, by calling (Israel) to stop violations of international law and international humanitarian law and halt the establishment of settlements on Palestinian territory, and to end the continuous attempts to change the demographic composition of Al-Quds Al-Sharif. He also referred to the welcome of the Government of the Republic of Iraq to the General Assembly Resolution on the Protection of Palestinian Civilians and to the Secretary-General’s latest report, which included options for the Protection of Palestinian Civilians, affirming the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent State with East Jerusalem as its capital within 1967 borders.