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  • Date: Monday, July 25, 2016

    United Nations Security Council 2299, Preamble

    Security Council Agenda Geographical Topic: 
    Iraq
    PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
    Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
    Human Rights
    Justice, Rule of Law and Security Sector Reform
    Extract: 

    Reaffirming that all parties, including armed groups and militias, must respect human rights and abide by all applicable obligations under international humanitarian law, including those to protect the civilian population, including civilians displaced from and returning to areas liberated from ISIL (Da’esh), by which both official Iraqi forces and Member States that assist them must also abide, and while acknowledging legitimate security measures to identify members of ISIL (Da’esh), calling on all parties to immediately release any arbitrarily or unlawfully detained persons, emphasizing that those responsible for violations of international humanitarian law and violations and abuses of human rights, including those involving sexual and gender-based violence, must be held accountable, welcoming the establishment by Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi of a committee to investigate reported violations and abuses, including the reports of missing men and boys from Fallujah, and stressing the need for all such allegations, wherever they occur, to be immediately and comprehensively investigated and, as appropriate, prosecuted.

    Stressing the importance of the United Nations, in particular UNAMI, in advising, supporting and assisting the Iraqi people, including civil society, and the Government of Iraq to strengthen democratic institutions, advance inclusive political dialogue and national reconciliation according to the Constitution, ensure reconciliation efforts are coordinated, facilitate regional dialogue, develop processes acceptable to the Government of Iraq to resolve disputed internal boundaries, aid youth and vulnerable groups, including refugees and internally displaced persons, and promote the full participation of women in political and peace processes and institutions, gender equality and the protection of human rights, children and youth, and vulnerable groups, highlighting the need for specific information and practical recommendations related to the gender dimensions of the conflict and on the implementation of women, peace and security agenda in Iraq, and the swift deployment of dedicated expertise such as Women Protection Advisors to accelerate the coordinated implementation of monitoring, analysis and reporting arrangements on sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations, and emphasizing the importance of the United Nations, in particular UNAMI, in prioritizing advice, support, and assistance to the Iraqi people, including civil society, and the Government of Iraq to achieve these goals.

  • Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Security Council Resolution S/RES/2233: Preambular.

    Security Council Agenda Geographical Topic: 
    Iraq
    PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
    Disarmament
    Participation
    Protection
    Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
    Extract: 

    Expressing grave concern at the current security situation in Iraq as a result of a large-scale offensive carried out by terrorist groups, in particular the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), (also known as Da’esh) and associated armed groups, involving violations of international humanitarian law, heavy civilian casualties, including women and children, the displacement of more than three million Iraqi civilians, use of sexual violence against and the sexual enslavement of women and girls, threats against all religious and ethnic groups, and the threat to the safety of journalists, media professionals, and associated personnel; condemning the attacks perpetrated by these terrorist groups and associated armed groups against the people of Iraq in an attempt to destabilize the country and region, and reiterating its commitment to Iraq’s security and territorial integrity,

    Encouraging the Government of Iraq to continue strengthening governance, promoting human rights and the rule of law, improving the situation of women and girls, especially those impacted by ISIL, improving security and public order, combating terrorism and sectarian violence, and reiterating its support to the people and the Government of Iraq in their efforts to build a secure, stable, federal, united and democratic nation, based on the rule of law and respect for human rights,

    Further expressing grave concern that the violent extremism and terrorism perpetrated by ISIL in Iraq has frequently targeted women and girls, and that ISIL has committed serious human rights abuses, and violations of international humanitarian law against women and children, including those involving murder, kidnapping, hostage taking, enslavement, their sale into or otherwise forced marriage, human trafficking, rape, sexual slavery and other forms of sexual violence, and expressing grave concern at the recruitment and use of children by ISIL and other armed groups in violation of international law,

    Encouraging the Government of Iraq to continue in its efforts to promote and protect the rights of women and reaffirming its resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), and 2122 (2013) on women, peace, and security and reiterating the need for the full, equal, and effective participation of women; reaffirming the key role women can play in re -establishing the fabric of society and stressing the need for their full political participation, including in peace processes, political decision making, and the development of national strategies, in order to take into account their perspectives, and looking forward to the full implementation, including funding, of Iraq’s National Action Plan on Security Council resolution 1325 (2000),

    Reaffirming that all parties should continue to take all feasible steps to ensure the protection of affected civilians, including children, women and members of religious and ethnic minority groups, and should create conditions conducive to the voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable return of refugees and internally displaced persons or local integration of internally displaced persons, particularly in areas newly-liberated from ISIL, and to promote stabilization activities and long-term sustainable development, welcoming commitments and encouraging continued efforts of the Government of Iraq for the relief of internally displaced persons, refugees and returnees, noting the important role of the Office of the United Na tions High Commissioner for Refugees, based on its mandate, in providing continued advice and support to the Government of Iraq, in coordination with UNAMI, on these issues, and encouraging the Government of Iraq to continue working with UNAMI and humanitarian agencies to ensure the delivery of humanitarian relief to those in need,

     

  • Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Reaffirming the importance of the United Nations, in particular the United Na...

    Security Council Agenda Thematic Topic: 
    Women, Peace and Security
    Security Council Agenda Geographical Topic: 
    Iraq
    PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
    General Women, Peace and Security
    Participation
    Extract: 

    Reaffirming the importance of the United Nations, in particular the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), in advising, supporting and assisting the Iraqi people, including civil society, and Government to strengthen democratic institutions, advance inclusive political dialogue and national reconciliation according to the Constitution, facilitate regional dialogue, develop processes acceptable to the Government of Iraq to resolve disputed internal boundaries, aid youth and vulnerable groups including refugees and internally displaced persons , promote the protection of human rights, GENDER equality, children and youth, and vulnerable groups, and promote judicial and legal reform, and emphasizing the importance of the United Nations, in particular UNAMI, prioritizing advice, support, and assistance to the Iraqi people, including civil society, and Government to achieve these goals,

  • Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Recognizing the efforts of the Government of Iraq in the promotion and protec...

    Security Council Agenda Thematic Topic: 
    Women, Peace and Security
    Security Council Agenda Geographical Topic: 
    Iraq
    PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
    General Women, Peace and Security
    Participation
    Protection
    Extract: 

    Recognizing the efforts of the Government of Iraq in the promotion and protection of the rights of WOMEN and reaffirming its resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 and(2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), 2122 (2013) on WOMEN, peace, and security and reiterating the need for the full, equal, and effective participation of WOMEN; calling on all parties to protect the civilian population, in particular WOMEN and children, especially in light of recent violence; expressing grave concern at the recruitment and use of children by ISIL and other armed groups in violation of international law; reaffirming the key role WOMEN can play in re-establishing the fabric of society and stressing the need for their full political participation, including in peace and political-decision making processes and the development of national strategies in order to take into account their perspectives, and looking forward to the full implementation of Iraq 's National Action Plan on Security Council resolution 1325,

  • Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Recognizing the efforts of the Government of Iraq in the promotion and protec...

    Security Council Agenda Thematic Topic: 
    Women, Peace and Security
    Security Council Agenda Geographical Topic: 
    Iraq
    PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
    General Women, Peace and Security
    Participation
    Protection
    Extract: 

    Recognizing the efforts of the Government of Iraq in the promotion and protection of the human rights of women and reaffirming its resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), and 2106 (2013) on women, peace, and security and reiterating the need for the full, equal, and effective participation of women; reaffirming the key role women can play in re-establishing the fabric of society and stressing the need for their full political participation, including in the development of national strategies in order to take into account their perspectives,

  • Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

    Underscoring the sovereignty of the Government of Iraq, reaffirming that all ...

    Security Council Agenda Thematic Topic: 
    Protection of Civilians
    Security Council Agenda Geographical Topic: 
    Iraq
    PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
    Protection
    Extract: 

    Underscoring the sovereignty of the Government of Iraq, reaffirming that all parties should continue to take all feasible steps and to develop modalities to ensure the protection of affected civilians, including children, women and members of religious and ethnic minority groups, and should create conditions conducive to the voluntary, safe, dignified, and sustainable return of refugees and internally displaced persons or local integration of internally displaced persons, welcoming commitments and encouraging continued efforts of the Government of Iraq for the relief of internally displaced persons, refugees and returnees, and noting the important role of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, based on its mandate, in providing continued advice and support to the Government of Iraq, in coordination with UNAMI on these issues,

  • Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    Reaffirming the importance of the United Nations, in particular the United Na...

    Security Council Agenda Thematic Topic: 
    Women, Peace and Security
    Security Council Agenda Geographical Topic: 
    Iraq
    PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
    General Women, Peace and Security
    Participation
    Extract: 

    Reaffirming the importance of the United Nations, in particular the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), in advising, supporting and assisting the Iraqi people, including civil society, and Government to strengthen democratic institutions, advance inclusive political dialogue and national reconciliation according to the Constitution, facilitate regional dialogue, develop processes acceptable to the Government of Iraq to resolve disputed internal boundaries, aid youth and vulnerable groups including refugees and internally displaced persons, promote the protection of human rights, gender equality, youth, and vulnerable groups, and promote judicial and legal reform, and emphasizing the importance of the United Nations, in particular UNAMI, prioritizing advice, support, and assistance to the Iraqi people, including civil society, and Government to achieve these goals,

  • Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

    Recognizing the efforts of the Government of Iraq in the promotion and protec...

    Security Council Agenda Thematic Topic: 
    Women, Peace and Security
    Security Council Agenda Geographical Topic: 
    Iraq
    PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
    General Women, Peace and Security
    Participation
    Human Rights
    Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
    Displacement and Humanitarian Response
    Extract: 

    Recognizing the efforts of the Government of Iraq in the promotion and protection of the human rights of women and reaffirming its resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009) and 1960 (2010) on women, peace, and security and reiterating the need for the full, equal, and effective participation of women; reaffirming the key role women can play in re-establishing the fabric of society and stressing the need for their full political participation, including in the development of national strategies in order to take into account their perspectives,

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