Press Releases & Statements

Erbil, Iraq, 18 April 2018 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, congratulated Kurdistan Region political parties and blocs for signing the Electoral Charter of Honour on Wednesday in Erbil.

Mosul, Iraq – 18 April 2018 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq Jan Kubiš, on a visit to Mosul on Tuesday 17 April 2018, stressed the important role of rehabilitation and reconstruction in Ninewa going hand-in-hand with voluntary and safe return of IDPs. He emphasised the upcoming Council of Representatives elections as an opportunity for the people to elect representatives that will work for the people’s interests, will work to rebuild trust, peaceful coexistence and future in safety, dignity and prosperity for the people of Ninewa, for the multitude of its ethnic and religious groups, and for united Iraq.

Mr. Kubiš met in Mosul with the Governor of Ninewa, Chair and members of the Provincial Council, Head of Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) Ninewa office and Ninewa Operation Command Deputy Commander, to follow up on the developments since its liberation last July and hear from them how the UN can assist in the political, electoral, stabilisation, reconstruction, community development and humanitarian fields. The major work is underway to decontaminate the conflict zone from unexploded remnants of war, restore services, rebuild infrastructure and ensure the voluntary and safe return of the displaced to their homes. As demonstrated by the Kuwait International Conference on the Reconstruction of Iraq, held in February 2018, the world has pledged its support for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Iraq including Mosul and Ninewa.

“Mosul has paid a heavy price for this victory against Da’esh. Now all efforts are focused on how to alleviate the suffering and help the people rebuild and live their lives in safety, security, prosperity and harmony,” Mr. Kubiš said.

SRSG Kubiš acknowledged the sacrifices of the security forces and Iraqi people in the fight against Dae’sh and their ongoing efforts to eliminate the remnants of this terrorist organization and further build trust with the local population.

Erbil, Iraq, 17- 18 April 2018 – In an ongoing, multi-partner project, a number of human rights organizations operating in Erbil are receiving training on how to report on the state of women’s rights in the Kurdistan Region.

Growth to exceed 3% but reforms needed to achieve region’s full potential and meet demands of large youth population
WASHINGTON, April 16, 2018 – The World Bank Group’s latest Middle East and North Africa Economic Monitor projects regional growth to increase to 3.1% in 2018, up from 2% in 2017. The increase in growth is expected to be broad based, driven by a favorable global economic environment, stability in the oil market at slightly higher prices, and the resumption of post-conflict reconstruction.

Baghdad, 16 April 2018 – On the occasion of the Yezidi new year, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, congratulates all the Yezidis in Iraq and beyond, all the goodwilling Iraqis who share the feelings of celebration with their Yezidi brethren.

Erbil, Iraq, 16 April 2018 – The Government of Canada has announced a four-year contribution of CAD 5 million to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq to build the capacity of national institutions to implement gender and reproductive health interventions across the country.

Baghdad, Iraq, 15 April 2018 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the cowardly bombing which targeted the motorcade of a Turkmen Front candidate for the parliamentary elections in Kirkuk, which caused a number of casualties.

Baghdad, Iraq, 13 April 2018 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the cowardly bombing that left many casualties among mourners attending a funeral in the village of Asdira in the Shirqat district of Salah al-Din Governorate.

New York, 12 April 2018: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Marta Ruedas of Spain as his new Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Ms. Ruedas will also serve as the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq.

Erbil, Iraq, 11 April 2018 – On 10 April, the Kurdistan Regional Government together with the United Nations and its partners held a high-level joint conference on the priority needs in the Kurdistan Region.

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