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08-Aug-2018 00:02:12
UN Special Representative for Iraq Ján Kubiš urged political leaders in the country to “listen to the voice of the people, and accelerate the process of formation of a patriotic, inclusive and non-sectarian government.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / IRAQ
TRT: 2:12
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 08 AUGUST 2018, NEW YORK CITY
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RECENT – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

08 AUGUST 2018, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq:
“The security and protection environment remain volatile, posing serious protection risks to Iraqi civilians, abductions, disappearances, detention, increased risk of sexual and gender based violence, and violations of child’s rights continue, for many combination of these factors has led to secondary or repeatedly displacement.”
4. Wide shot, Security Council
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq:
“I urge political leaders to listen to the voice of the people, and accelerate the process of formation of a patriotic, inclusive and non-sectarian government with a strong and empowered Prime Minister, that will prioritise political, economic and social reforms.”
6. Med shot, delegates
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Suzan Aref, Coordinator of Iraq Cross Sector Task Force:
“Sexual and gender-based violence continues at alarming rates. Women and girls who have been living in areas under ISIS control have been exposed to the most extreme forms of violence as a way to subjugate the whole community.”
8. Med shot, delegates
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Suzan Aref, Coordinator of Iraq Cross Sector Task Force:
“In spite of a 25 per cent quota in the parliament and public institutions, women remain under-represented or absent in decision-making, including political parties, as there is a general lack of acceptance of the importance of women’s role in decision-making.”
10. Med shot, delegates
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Suzan Aref, Coordinator of Iraq Cross Sector Task Force:
“Women, including those that are refugees, IDPs and in host communities, must have access to empowerment programs and work opportunities, such as vocational trainings, and literacy programs to erase illiteracy, keeping in mind the double burden and social stigma they carry.”
12. Wide shot, Security Council
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UN Special Representative for Iraq Ján Kubiš urged political leaders in the country to “listen to the voice of the people, and accelerate the process of formation of a patriotic, inclusive and non-sectarian government.”

Speaking to the Council today (08 Aug) in New York, the Special Representative Ján Kubiš said “the security and protection environment remain volatile, posing serious protection risks to Iraqi civilians, abductions, disappearances, detention, increased risk of sexual and gender based violence, and violations of child’s rights continue, for many combinations of these factors has led to secondary or repeatedly displacement.”

Kubiš also noted that following the parliamentary elections on 12 May 2018, complaints and allegations of electoral fraud and mismanagement resulted in the decision to conduct a partial manual ballot recount, thereby delaying establishment of a new government. The Special Representative welcomed the orderly, transparent, credible and well-organized conduct of the recount.

Suzan Aref, the coordinator of Iraq Cross Sector Task Force told the Council that sexual and gender-based violence continues at “alarming rates” in Iraq.

She said “women and girls who have been living in areas under ISIS control have been exposed to the most extreme forms of violence as a way to subjugate the whole community.”

The Coordinator also highlighted that women’s security and rights are tightly linked to their participation and role in decision-making. She said “in spite of a 25 per cent quota in the parliament and public institutions, women remain under-represented or absent in decision-making, including political parties, as there is a general lack of acceptance of the importance of women’s role in decision-making.”

On urgent security priorities that require Security Council’s attention, Aref reiterated “women, including those that are refugees, IDPs and in host communities, must have access to empowerment programs and work opportunities, such as vocational trainings, and literacy programs to erase illiteracy, keeping in mind the double burden and social stigma they carry.”
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