Thu, Sep 27, 2018
Iraqi Foreign Minister Dr. Ibrahim Al-Jaafari met with the UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The meeting reviewed the overall situation in Iraq and the efforts made by international organizations to support Iraq in various fields.
Minister Al-Jaafari stressed that Daesh terrorist gangs committed the most heinous crimes against humanity and violated the inviolability of women, pointing out that Iraq is ready to meet the needs of the UN team to lift the injustice suffered by women and rehabilitate them, calling for the importance of intensifying work and adopting projects that contribute to support Iraqi women who have faced many challenges during the war against terrorism.
On her part, Ms. Pramila Patten, UN Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, said that she visited Iraq during the past period and witnessed the extent of the suffering of Iraqi women on the hands of Daesh terrorist gangs and welcomed Iraq's role in supporting the UN's efforts on women's rights through signing a statement of joint cooperation with the United Nations during the meetings of the General Assembly in New York two years ago, noting that she will do everything in her power to contribute to raising the level of Iraqi women through cooperation with the Iraqi Council of Representatives to legislate laws and work with the Government to adopt women's programs.
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