As war rages in Iraq, we are especially concerned for our sisters
and brothers and for all the people of Iraq. We advocate for the
as thy struggle to live through insecurity, fear, and a humanitarian
nightmare. Our goal is to keep the experiences of life in Iraq which
we know from our Dominican Family, in front of the governments and
the UN secretariat in whatever ways are possible.
of the United Nations is somewhat limited at this time in history.
Certainly organizations like UNIFEM and UNICEF are involved, but
the fact that the United States invaded Iraq in direct violation
of the United
Nations Security Council recommendations has made
the role of the UN complicated and marginal.
NGO WORKING GROUP ON IRAQ
The NGO Working Group on Iraq is composed of NGOs who come together
in order to establish and build a relationship with members of the
Security Council and with agencies within the UN System for the
purpose of information sharing and advocacy related to the humanitarian
needs of the Iraqi people as well as a peaceful solution to the
Membership is open to organizations who have a significant interest
in the humanitarian concerns of the Iraqi people, and who have organizational
programs related to this concern.
• Monthly meetings
• Briefings with interested parties
• Opportunity to support the initiatives of members of the
• Sharing research, information and resources
• Advocacy for the Iraqi people in all possible venues.