- The forum was held under the slogan "Iraq and neighboring countries towards a new regional system" in the presence of a significant number of politicians and international experts and Iraqis.
- Mr. Warda calls for laws and policies that face the challenges of instability in Iraq and the establishment of sound regional relations.
Mr. William Warda Public Relations Officer at Hammurabi Human Rights Organization participate at the Sixth Sulaymaniyah Forum, which was held on 6 and 7 March-2019 under the slogan "Iraq and neighboring countries towards a new regional system."
More than 200 personalities including intellectuals, decision-makers, experts, researchers, international and Iraqi rights activists attended the conference for two days of stimulating discussions on the most pressing issues facing Iraq and the Middle East.
During the forum, eight high-level plenary sessions were held, including discussions between officials on new economic, security, political and regional frameworks and issues, focusing on Iraq and its role as a geographical junction between the eastern and western part of the region.
The discussions focused on the main challenges faced by Iraq and how to deal with them, including the situation of youth, marginalized groups, infrastructure in terms of energy, the private sector and opportunities for investment, rehabilitation of liberated areas, and empowerment of religious and ethnic minorities and other issues related to the growth of private institutions and new developments. In terms of the security situation.
The conference opened with a speech by the Head of Iraqi University in Sulaymaniyah and then by Mr. Qubad Talabani, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Then the sessions began on the first day 6 of March with an important meeting with the President of the Republic Dr. Barham Salih, who presented his vision for the future of Iraq and the means of its stability and development, and there were other meetings with Dr Ayad Allawi, Haider al-Abadi and Mr. Ammar al-Hakim. Other sessions were attended by the Iraqi Minister of Electricity, Jordanian Minister of Industry Tariq Al-Hammouri as well as regional officials, including former Secretary-General of the Arab League Amr Moussa and Secretary of the Arab and International Affairs Council Mohammed Al-Saqer.
The conference was attended by United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and other organizations and institutes, as the World Bank and other International companies besides experts from the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the Middle East Institute and other institutes. The conference was attended by interested parties and Media institutions. Ambassadors and representatives of diplomatic missions accredited to Iraq.
This has been formed through dialogues and deliberations several recommendations and proposals to strengthen relations between Iraq and the States of the region, which promotes peace and cooperation and the maintenance of national rights in the absence of any interventions that undermine the national sovereignty. Mr. William Warda intervention during the forum will be published later to the importance of it focusing on minority issues Religious and ethnic rights and the importance of reforming legislation and policies adopted as a starting point for the stability of Iraq, stressing that the current legislation does not meet those rights and that the policies adopted currently prevent the achievement of true steps leading to self-liberation of Iraq from existing pressures which are exposed to citizens of various components of the population.