Iraq

UN welcomes Iraqi ratification of pact on rights of persons with disabilities

The United Nations welcomed today the ratification by Iraq of a convention that protects, promotes, and ensures the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights by persons with disabilities.

Iraq’s execution of 34 people in one day ‘shocking’ – UN human rights chief

The United Nations human rights chief said today she was shocked at reports that 34 people were executed in Iraq in a single day last week and called on the country to institute an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty.

Top UN envoy condemns terrorist attack on Iraqi pilgrims

The top United Nations envoy in Iraq has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that occurred on Saturday on pilgrims in the southern city of Basra, resulting in a large number of deaths and injuries.

Iraq: UN official stresses importance of dialogue in resolving tensions

The top United Nations official in Iraq met today with the parliamentary speaker of the country to discuss the recent upsurge in political and sectarian tensions.

Iraq: UN deplores deadly wave of bomb attacks

The top United Nations official in Iraq today strongly condemned the series of bombings across the country over the past two days that have killed scores of people and injured many more.

Top UN official in Iraq urges dialogue to resolve tensions

The United Nations envoy to Iraq today voiced concern as he met with senior officials in the country’s Kurdistan region over Iraq’s continued political stalemate and rising sectarian tensions.

Political dialogue vital to promote peace and stability in Iraq – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed concern about continuing political tensions in Iraq, urging all parties in the Middle East country “to work to resolve their differences peacefully through meaningful dialogue and compromise.”