The UNAMI Human Rights Office organized a three-day workshop from 25-27 October on the "The Right to Education." In attendance were participants reflecting the diversity of Iraqi society including Christian, Yazidi, Kakai, Turkman, Shabak, Zoroastrian, Arabs, and Kurds. The workshop forms part of UNAMI’s efforts to promote equal and inclusive right to education for Iraq’s diverse societal components.
On 30 October, the UNAMI Human Rights Office organized a roundtable discussion on the rights of children of families with perceived links to ISIL, with a focus on the right to education. Participants discussed challenges, recommendations and best practices to ensure the best interest of those children. The Office also organized a workshop on climate change and its impact on human rights on the same day. Participants discussed the relationship between human rights and climate change and proposed actions to address environmental concerns in the Kurdistan Region, including how climate change can impact on peace and security.