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Upcoming national elections ‘important milestone’ for Iraq, Ban says ahead of polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the importance of Wednesday’s national elections for peace and stability in Iraq and called for creating the necessary conditions to enable all citizens to participate in the polls.

UN News CentreTue, Apr 29, 2014 Tue, Apr 29, 2014

University of Arkansas signs its third Iraqi school deal

For the third time within the past 11 months, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has signed a cooperative agreement with an Iraqi university.

In a formal agreement announced Thursday, UA and the University of Sulaimani will "work to create programs for exchanging academic, research and other educational materials," the announcement from UA states. The agreement also calls for the development of opportunities for the Iraqi university to send students to UA.

Arkansas Democrat-GazetteSun, May 10, 2015 Tue, May 12, 2015

United States and Iraq reaffirm joint cooperation on energy

The Joint Coordination Committee on Energy between the US and Iraq met in Baghdad to discuss Iraq’s future energy development and the formation of a new working group to protect Iraq’s energy infrastructure.

Sun, Feb 9, 2014

UNHCR head says international community must share burden of Syrian refugees

The UNHCR says host nations need more than an increase in humanitarian aid; they could require financial help, and emergency development assistance for sectors like health, education, housing, water and energy.

United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesMon, Sep 30, 2013 Wed, Oct 2, 2013

UNHCR and WFP chiefs praise open border policy for Syrian refugees in Iraq's Kurdistan region

The heads of the UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme are praising Iraq's Kurdistan regional government for being an anchor of peace and giving refuge to almost 200,000 Syrians fleeing the current crisis in their country.

United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesFri, Aug 30, 2013 Wed, Sep 4, 2013

UNESCO Recognizes Recent Vocational and Technical Graduates

Graduates of the program completed technical, vocational and business training and were awarded loans to start their own businesses in Iraq.

UNAMITue, Nov 12, 2013 Tue, Nov 12, 2013

UNDP Iraq Youth Training Camp

A group of 70 young people from all parts of Iraq and diverse ethnic and religious representations attended a youth training camp at American University. Participants noted that although their backgrounds were different, they were all united in humanity - a critical outcome from the session.

United Nations Development ProgrammeMon, Sep 2, 2013 Wed, Sep 4, 2013

Under the patronage of His Excellency Prime Minister Abadi Iraq and the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. are signing of a $3 billion memorandum of understanding

Under the patronage His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi, in Kuwait, the Republic of Iraq and the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. have signed of a memorandum of understanding a $ 3 billion for companies operating in Iraq.

Media office of the prime minister
February -13- 2018

Prime Minister Dr. Haider Al-AbadiTue, Feb 13, 2018 Tue, Feb 13, 2018

UN to Help Iraq With Environmental Restoration

A new five-year cooperation agreement with the UN Environment Programme will focus on environmental legislation; biodiversity conservation; green economy; cleaner production; resource efficiency; combating dust storms; and climate change adaptation.

Environment News ServiceSun, Jan 26, 2014 Tue, Jan 28, 2014

UN Council backs Iraq government

The UN Security Council expressed strong support for continued efforts of the Iraqi government to meet the security needs of the entire Iraqi population.

Sky NewsSat, Jan 11, 2014 Wed, Jan 15, 2014

U.S. voters cast votes in Iraq election: 'It's amazing'

Iraqi voters living in the United States say it is important for them to show up and have a say who is governing their home country.

Chicago TribuneSun, Apr 27, 2014 Mon, Apr 28, 2014

U.S. Embassy in Baghdad: Educational Programs and Scholarships Available

The U.S. State Department supports a variety of educational programs, scholarships and opportunities for Iraqi scholars, students and professionals.

Thu, Jun 13, 2013

U.S. Congratulates Iraqis on the Election of a Parliamentary Speaker

Secretary John Kerry issued a statement congratulating the Iraqi people on the election of a new parliamentary Speaker and two Deputy Speakers, highlighting that it is a first step in the critical process of forming a new government.

U.S. Department of StateTue, Jul 15, 2014 Wed, Jul 16, 2014

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hosts Event to Honor Ambassador Faily

As part of the U.S.-Iraq Business Initiative, the United States Chamber of Commerce welcomed Ambassador Faily for an event that fostered discussions of the enormous trade investment opportunities that exist between Iraq and the U.S.

Fri, Jul 19, 2013

U.N. starts first aid airlifts to Syria from Iraq as cold grips

The United Nations sent its first delivery of humanitarian aid by air to Syria from Arbil, Iraq on Sunday and said it plans to deliver more food and winter supplies in the next 12 days.

The U.N. said two planes are expected to do 23 rotations over the next 10 days. The aid includes planeloads of food, for more than 6,000 Syrian families for the rest of December.

ReutersSun, Dec 15, 2013 Tue, Dec 17, 2013

U.N. Security Council Votes to Remove Iraq from Chapter VII Sanctions

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously voted to remove Iraq from Chapter VII of the UN Charter, moving the country a step closer to ending UN sanctions imposed over two decades ago.

Thu, Jun 27, 2013

U.N. Security Council eases sanctions on Iraq over 1990 invasion of Kuwait

The U.N. Council’s decision reflects a new beginning for Iraq and Kuwait and serves as an example to other nations seeking to settle disputes peacefully.

Fri, Jun 28, 2013

U.N. Secretary-General Holds Talks in Baghdad

Prime Minister Maliki praised the role that the United Nations plays through its mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and thanked Mr. Ban Ki-moon for supporting the Iraqi government in the fight against terrorism.

Republic of Iraq Ministry of Foreign AffairsTue, Jan 14, 2014 Fri, Jan 17, 2014

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for end to Saddam-era sanctions against Iraq

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for the end of the threat of sanctions against Iraq for its 1990 invasion of Kuwait amid a significant thaw between the neighbors. Ban said both governments have shown "statesmanship and respect" in healing the scars of the invasion.

Agence France-PresseTue, Jun 18, 2013 Wed, Jun 19, 2013

Twitter Q & A with Iraq’s Ambassador to the U.S.

Iraq’s Ambassador to the United States, Lukman Faily, responded to questions via Twitter for the first time since officially taking the post in July 2013. Coming on the heels of his recent trip to Baghdad, Ambassador Faily held the Twitter Q & A to discuss Iraq’s role as a critical global partner of the US and a stabilizing force in the Middle East.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013

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