A statement issued by the Ministry of Higher Education in Iraq, and directed to all the universities and institutions in the country

On 26 April 2012 the annual Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on children and armed conflict(A/66/782-S/2012/261) was issued. The report covered the period from January to December 2011 and was submitted to the UN Security Council on June 11.

Underage marriage is still a problem in Iraq. But attitudes toward it differ – with some locals saying it’s positive and legal according to religious law, and others criticising it as an abuse of minors’ rights.

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