Tag: United Nations

12Dec
Call for the Immediate Release of 2 Activists!

Baghdad, 12 December 2019 Salman Kairallah Al-Mansoori and Omar Kadhem Al-Amri, two Iraqi activists for human and environmental rights, have disappeared in Baghdad since yesterday and are still…

5Jun
As Summer Approaches and Ilisu Dam Goes Into Operation, Iraq’s Water Crisis Intensifies

By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign “Significant quantities of water will continue to flow to Iraq,” the ambassador of Turkey to Iraq, Fatih Yildiz,…

30Apr
Fostering solidarity across borders to protect the shared rivers of Mesopotamia!

Statement by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign Increasingly water resources are becoming a source of conflict in the region of Mesopotamia. Rivers have become strategic…

4Apr
Iraq and the Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses of 1997

By Ismaeel Dawood Introduction To change the position of Iraqi authorities on the issue of shared water resources from non-commitment to solid defense on the basis of international…

23Mar
The Iraqi Minister of Water Resources comments on Ilisu Dam – a positive or negative development?

By Ismaeel Dawood Statements issued by government officials, especially ministers, are considered as evidence of significant positions of their countries on sensitive issues. Governments in general are very…

25Feb
Water as a force for peace

The changing of the guard on the 38th floor of the United Nations building in New York, with Antonio Guterres taking over for Ban Ki-Moon as UN Secretary-General,…

1Dec
Extractivism, environmental migration and water conflict: civil society reflects at the COP22

By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 2016 will be the hottest year recorded in human history, and the world is looking for urgent action…

12Dec
The Perpetual Coma of “COP21”: Climate Change Conference in Paris and Iraqi Civil Society

*Ismaeel Dawood, Paris, 12 December 2015 Recent news has been dominated by the negotiations of presidents in the ongoing world climate conference in Paris, called “COP21”. The conference…

25Nov
Three Reasons Why Some People Downplay the Risk of the Ilisu Dam on Iraq?

In this intervention, the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign aims to review the three most important reasons why concerned Iraqi authorities downplay the risk of the…

23Nov
UN Delegation Visits Dhi Qar Province to Assess A Possible Inclusion of the Marshes’ in the World Heritage List

Shafaq News The administration of Dhi Qar province said on Thursday that a delegation from the United Nations experts visited the province in order to assess a possible…

29Oct
Results of the review session of Iraq on the Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights

The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign presented a shadow report covering the water situation in Iraq as part of the reviewing process of Iraq’s compliance with…

29Sep
The Threat of Ilisu Dam and the Failure of the Iraqi Government to Protect Iraqi’s Right to Water

Press Statement by “Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign”, attending the Iraqi review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Geneva, 28 October 2015…