Press Releases & Statements

The Government of Japan has announced emergency funding of $4.5 million dollars to support UNHCR’s humanitarian assistance for families affected by the Mosul crisis.

The Secretary-General believes that any unilateral decision to hold a referendum at this time would detract from the need to defeat ISIL, as well as the much-needed reconstruction of the regained territories and the facilitation of a safe, voluntary and dignified return of the more than three million refugees and internally displaced people.

Baghdad, Iraq, 17 September 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has been informed of an explosion that killed a number of people, including members of the Popular Mobilization Units and civilians, in a village west of Mosul today.

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks on 14 September in Thi-Qar province in southern Iraq. He expresses his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Iraq.

Baghdad, Iraq, 14 September 2017 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, condemns in the strongest terms the cowardly twin attacks carried out by the terrorist Daesh on a restaurant and a security checkpoint in Nassiriya, southern Iraq, which resulted in numerous civilian casualties, including many pilgrims.

12 September 2017, Cairo -- Darine El-Khatib, FAO’s Special Goodwill Ambassador for Zero Hunger for the Near East and North Africa (NENA), arrived today in Egypt for a visit aimed at promoting a better understanding of FAO's vision of a world free of hunger and malnutrition.

Baghdad, Iraq, 5 September 2017: The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) has contributed an additional GBP 4 million towards the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) programme in Iraq, allowing critical explosive hazard management activities to continue in areas newly liberated from Da’esh.

Baghdad, 1 September 2017 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, extends his warmest wishes to Muslims across Iraq for a peaceful and joyous Eid al-Adha.

Baghdad, 31 August 2017 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, congratulated the people and Government of Iraq on the liberation of Tal Afar from the terrorist Daesh.

Rome, 31 August 2017 - In an important step toward financing its first post-war agricultural investment project in Iraq, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) met with a high-level Iraqi delegation in Rome last week.

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