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“Absolutely devastating” situation for children in Iraq

The situation for children in Iraq has been described as “absolutely devastating” by the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

The agency says that ongoing conflict in the country is keeping two million young people out of school.

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“No safety” for women of Iraq

There’s “no safety for women” in Iraq, according to the founder of a network which operates underground shelters there for female survivors of abuse.

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Ban strongly condemns series of bomb attacks outside Baghdad mosques

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored today’s apparently coordinated series of bomb attacks against five Shi’a mosques across Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, which have killed or injured dozens of people.

Secretary-General condemns rocket attack near UN premises in Baghdad

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the rocket attack that occurred near the United Nations compound in Baghdad''s International Zone today, killed two catering staff and injuring 15 others.

At ceremony for Baghdad victims, Ban renews pledge to protect UN staff worldwide

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his pledge to protect United Nations staff around the world, as he met in Geneva with the families of the victims and survivors of the deadly 2003 terrorist attack on the world body's headquarters in Iraq.

Five years after Baghdad attack, UN remembers some of its ‘best and bravest’

The United Nations today honoured those killed and injured in the terrorist attack on the world body’s headquarters in Baghdad five years ago, at a solemn ceremony in New York that included a classical music piece composed in memory of the fallen.

UN’s work in Iraq best tribute to colleagues killed five years ago, says top official

As the United Nations today remembers the colleagues killed and injured in the attack on its headquarters in Baghdad in 2003, the world body’s top political official said there is no better tribute to the fallen than continuing the vital work they began in Iraq.

Composer honours victims of bombing at UN headquarters in Baghdad

The writer of a classical work composed in honour of the United Nations staff members killed in the 2003 Baghdad bombing said the music is a gift to the UN family as officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, prepare to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the attack.

In solemn ceremonies worldwide, UN marks third anniversary of Baghdad terror attack

At its Headquarters in New York and at other duty stations around the globe, the United Nations family today marked the third anniversary of the deadly terrorist attack on the world body’s offices in Baghdad, widely considered the UN’s darkest day, with a series of solemn ceremonies.

With worldwide ceremonies, UN marks 2nd anniversary of Baghdad terror attack

From its Headquarters in New York to front-line missions in the field, from solemn minutes of silence to impassioned tribute to the fallen, the entire United Nations system today marked the second anniversary of the deadly terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad, one of the darkest days in the world body's history.