UNAMI opens new offices in Mosul to serve communities in Nineveh governorate

Pledges support for rebuilding area
United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (R) and other officials open UNAMI's new Mosul office on September 19, 2019 (Photo Credit: UNAMI)

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SULAIMANI — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) opened new offices in the northern city of Mosul on Thursday (September 19), which officials said would enable it to strengthen its support for communities in the Nineveh governorate.

According to a press release, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert called the move “a step that will deepen our collaboration, enhance our coordination and provide a constant interface with the UN for all stakeholders.”

“We intend this office to be a meeting place for all those with a stake in the development and prosperity of [Nineveh],” said Hennis-Plasschaert.

UNAMI and UN agencies have been heavily involved in providing services to residents of Mosul and the surrounding governorate, including in the reconstruction of some of the city’s landmarks, the release said.

During her visit to Mosul Hennis-Plasschaert also toured a distribution center for Iraq’s new “national unified card” identification document system.

(NRT Digital Media)