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Da’esh, affiliates remain ‘global and evolving’ threat, Security Council hears

New York: In a joint briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday, UN counterterrorism officials confirmed that the threat posed by Da’esh terrorist fighters and their affiliates remains “global and evolving”.

UN renews commitment to Yazidi community eight years after ISIL onslaught

New York: Every effort must be made to support the Yazidi community in Iraq, the United Nations said on Wednesday, marking eight years since the extremist group ISIL launched a brutal assault on the religious minority.

‘Great progress’ being made bringing Da’esh/ISIL terrorists to justice, Security Council hears

New York: Crimes committed by the Da’esh terror network in Iraq constitute some of the “most gruesome acts we have seen in recent history”, the UN Special Advisor reminded the Security Council on Wednesday.

Former ISIL prison transformed to bring joy and support to youth

New York: Once used as a prison by the ISIL terror network in Iraq, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency and partners have converted a former grim detention centre into a sunny space for youth.

‘Turning point’ reached for survivors of ISIL crimes in Iraq, Security Council hear

New York: The international community has reached a “turning point” in pursuing justice for atrocities committed by the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq, the new head of a special UN investigative team told the Security Council in New York on Thursday.

Iraq: ‘Moral obligation’ to ensure justice for Yazidi and other survivors of ISIL crimes

New York: A new Iraqi law to support Yazidi women survivors of crimes committed by ISIL terrorists, represents “a watershed moment” in addressing the wrongs committed against them and other minority groups, the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict told an event on Thursday, highlighting the need for effective reparations.

New Iraqi law ‘major step’ in assisting ISIL’s female victims but more must be done

New York: A new law in Iraq provides a measure of comfort for women and girls who have survived atrocities of ISIL terrorist fighters, but more must be done, an independent UN human rights expert said on Wednesday.

COVID sparks resurgence of ISIL terrorists, threatening international peace and security, Security Council hears

New York: The threat to international peace and security posed by ISIL terrorist fighters is “on the rise again”, the UN counter-terrorism chief told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Six years after genocide, international community must prioritize justice for Yazidi community

New York: Six years after ISIL launched a genocidal campaign against the Yazidi religious minority in Iraq, the international community must live up to its promise to deliver justice, survivor and Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad told a virtual event on Monday marking the anniversary.

Iraq: ISIL’s acts of terror ‘divorced from the values of all faiths’

New York: Religious leaders from communities across Iraq called for greater “healing and reconciliation” during a UN-organized event on Thursday, reaffirming their commitment to support survivors of crimes perpetrated by ISIL terrorist fighters. 

Iraq: UN probe into ISIL atrocities making ‘real progress’, Security Council hears

New York/IBNS; The special UN Investigative Team probing ISIL atrocities in Iraq is making “real progress,” its chief said on Monday, as it begins to pinpoint the perpetrators of some of the worst crimes committed by the terrorist group during its years-long occupation of large swathes of the country.

Iraq: UN mission urges ‘maximum restraint' following deadly attack on foreign troops

New York/IBNS: The UN mission in Iraq has called for ‘maximum restraint’ following a deadly attack on foreign forces serving under the United States-led coalition against the militant group ISIL.

Iraq: Education access still a challenge in former ISIL-controlled areas

New York/IBNS: More than two years after the defeat of ISIL in Iraq, some children in areas formerly controlled by the terrorist group still cannot access school or get the necessary documentation required for enrollment, a UN report published on Monday finds.

ISIL still at ‘centre’ of terrorism threat, Security Council hears

New York/IBNS: Despite the loss of its last stronghold in Syria and the death of its leader, ISIL “remains at the centre of the transnational terrorism threat”, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Friday.

Iraq: UN human rights report voices concern over conduct of ISIL fighter trials

New York/IBNS: A new UN report published on Tuesday shows that while considerable effort has been made by Iraqi authorities to bring former ISIL terrorist fighters to justice, there are “serious concerns” about the fairness of the proceedings.