Iraq Presents its Actions on Children Affected by Terrorism

The Permanent Representative of Iraq in Geneva Mr. Hussein Al-Khateeb briefed on the actions taken by Iraq on children affected by terrorism at an event titled “Children affected by terrorism: a road map for action” on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Permanent Representative of the República Oriental del Uruguay, European Commission to the United Nations Office at Geneva.

The Ambassador presented a statement on Iraq’s commitment to the Convention as one of its signatories, and its achievements at the national level through the adoption of a plan aimed at caring for the children concerned, their reintegration into society, and highlighted the national policy for child protection.

Ambassador Al-khateeb pointed to Iraq dealing with the file of children of foreign fighters from Da’esh terrorist gangs, and reiterated the call for countries with children in Iraq to cooperate through diplomatic channels to repatriate them.

The aim of the event is to promote global awareness of the impact of terrorism on children and to discuss the complex phenomenon of child recruitment and its implications.