Press Releases & Statements

New York, 31 May 2018 – Following the discussion on the report of the United Nations Secretary-General on Iraq and briefing of Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) Ján Kubiš on Iraq on 30 May 2018, the Polish Presidency of the Security Council for May 2018 issued the following Press Statement:

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Mr. Karim Asad Ahmad Khan of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland as the Special Adviser and Head of the Investigative Team,

New York, 30 May 2018 - Briefing the UN Security Council, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq Ján Kubiš said national elections were held on 12 May in a generally calm and stable environment. He called on political actors and their supporters to uphold peace as electoral appeals are being adjudicated through established legal channels, and urged the independent electoral management bodies to adjudicate all appeals properly, fully and expeditiously, to enable corrections of the problems, justice and the timely certification of the final election results.

05/29/18 Erbil – Throughout May, students in Erbil, Dohuk and Sulaymaniyah governorates of Iraq celebrated their graduation from different vocational training courses run by IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

Baghdad, 28 May 2018 -The European Union, the Ministry of Water Resources and UNESCO have marked the official closing of the EU-funded project entitled “Advanced Hydrogeological Survey of Groundwater Resources in Iraq - Phase II (ASHRI-2)”.

24 May 2018 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned the suicide bomb attack that took place in Baghdad on Wednesday, 23 May.

Halabja, Iraq, 13-15 May 2018 – Human rights activists and staff members of human rights NGOs working in Halabja Governorate have just completed a training entitled “United Nations Mechanisms for the Protection of Human Rights” delivered by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) in cooperation with Halabja-based Nwe Organization. The training course was part of a series of activities by HRO to support civil society organizations and regional institutions working to protect and promote human rights in the Kurdistan Region.

Baghdad, 17 May 2018 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, calls on the Independent High Electoral Commission to immediately and fully investigate all the complaints concerning the electoral process.

Baghdad, 16 May 2018 – Acting Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ms. Alice Walpole, strongly condemned the cowardly suicide terrorist attack in the Tarmiya district north of Baghdad today, killing and injuring a number of people.

Baghdad, 16 May 2018 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, extends his greetings to all Muslims, to all the people of Iraq, on the onset of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

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