The Government of Iraq, supported by the United Nations, strengthens its commitment to prevent the recruitment and use of children by armed forces

The press release was originally published on UNICEF's Website The Government of Iraq through its designated entity, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA), and the United Nations, signed today an action plan to prevent the recruitment and use of children by the Population Mobilization Forces (PMF). The Action Plan signed today commits [...]

2023-03-30T13:14:15-04:00Thursday, 30 March 2023|

Iraq: Important Decrease in Grave Violations against Children, Crucial to Protect Children in Detention

The number of grave violations against children significantly decreased in Iraq between August 2019 and June 2021 from 2,114 in the previous report to 317, possibly attributed to the progress made in countering Da’esh (ISIL). This was highlighted in the fourth report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Iraq. The vast majority [...]

2022-02-15T16:08:38-05:00Tuesday, 15 February 2022|

Children of Iraq Dramatically Impacted by ISIL’s Extreme Violence and Counter-Military Operations

During the past four years, boys and girls in Iraq have endured immense suffering at the hands of ISIL, and have been negatively impacted by operations by the Government of Iraq and its allies to counter ISIL, and continue to carry the dramatic consequences of hostilities, highlights the third report of the Secretary-General on Children [...]

2021-03-17T07:18:59-04:00Wednesday, 29 January 2020|

Joint Statement on Human Rights and Humanitarian Concerns Related to Conflict Affected Women and Children in Syria and Iraq

 New York - Four United Nations High-Level Advocates express their concerns about the precarious human rights, humanitarian and security situation faced by thousands of people, mainly composed of women and children, who are being held in inhumane conditions in overcrowded camps or other settings in northern Syria and Iraq. “We are deeply concerned about the [...]

2019-11-10T20:10:50-05:00Monday, 11 November 2019|

Joint Statement by the Special Representatives of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict and for Children and Armed Conflict Regarding Proposed Amendments to the Iraqi Personal Status Law

The Special Representatives of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SVC), Pramila Patten, and for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba urged Iraq to reconsider the draft amendments to the Personal Status Law that alter fundamentally the legal provisions governing marriage. It is a matter of concern that these draft amendments [...]

2021-07-08T11:01:49-04:00Monday, 4 December 2017|

Iraq: Report Describes Conflict with Dramatic Consequences for Children

New York – Iraq has been engulfed in a wave of violence with dramatic consequences for children, states the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Iraq, covering the period from 1 January 2011 to 30 June 2015. Killing and maiming, acts of extreme violence, the abduction of close to 1,400 [...]

2021-07-12T12:32:07-04:00Wednesday, 2 December 2015|
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