More than 100 representatives of civil society are participating in a conference on civil peace and national reconciliation

2016/3/12 18:49 69 visits readable


More than 100 representatives of civil society organizations, including organizations that focus on women and youth empowerment, at a conference on "the establishment of civil peace and the social coexistence"

A statement from the UN mission UNAMI received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of the conference discussed how to promote the active participation of civil Lmojtma in political and community reconciliation and the fight against racial and sectarian discrimination on the basis of areas, and the extent of its contribution to the promotion of national reconciliation and social peace.

The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Giorgi Posten participants stressing that "the crucial role of civil society in creating an enabling environment for the promotion and consolidation of reconciliation values ​​in the society and emphasized that the United Nations continues to support Iraqi efforts to achieve national reconciliation."
He praised the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations to re-establish the Office of Women's Affairs in the National Reconciliation Commission, adding that the office would be a way to facilitate the participation of women in the payment of the reconciliation process in line with the commitment set out in Security Council resolution 1325.

"It's firm belief that reconciliation will not take more vital dimension only through the full participation of civil society and their involvement in initiatives that respond to the challenges posed by the complex reality in Iraq.
He added that the partnership with civil society, bring added value, particularly in the areas after the liberation of Daash] where you need to quickly address the humanitarian problems and displacement.
In his speech at the conference said Adviser to the Prime Minister for national reconciliation, Mohammed Salman al-Saadi, the strategic role of civil society organizations in advancing a comprehensive national reconciliation and acceptable process.

It should be noted that the conference was organized in conjunction with the Committee on the implementation and follow-up to the Office for National Reconciliation and the UN mission, and a generous contribution from the Governments of Germany and the Netherlands, according to the statement.