Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 2 April 2013 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, expressed his deep concern that Iraq continues implementing death penalty, the latest executions having taken place on 1st April 2013.

Baghdad, 2 April 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, today visited the “Al-Rasul Al-A’tham” Husseiniya in Kirkuk and met with cleric Muhsin Al-Battat, who was wounded in the attack on the mosque last week. He also had a meeting with the Governor of Kirkuk, Mr. Najmuddin Omar Karim, with whom he discussed political developments and in particular the question of elections in the province.

Wednesday, 03 April 2013 11:43

Attacks on Iraqi media unacceptable - UN

Baghdad, 2 April 2013 – The United Nations strongly condemns the attacks that targeted journalists and media facilities in Baghdad on 1 April. “Assaults against media organizations or journalists are unacceptable under any circumstances," the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Mr. Kobler said, urging the government of Iraq to ensure that media professionals are protected against all forms of intimidation and violence because of their opinions or thoughts.

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 16:19

UN Envoy meets IHEC Board of Commissioners

Baghdad, 2 April 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, today met with the IHEC Board of Commissioners to exchange views on the state of preparedness for the upcoming Governorate Council elections.

Baghdad, 1 April 2013 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, participated in the official Easter mass celebrated by His Beatitude, Patriarch of the Catholic Chaldean Community, Louis Raphael I Sako, and Father Jameel Misan,  at the Al-Su’oud (Ascension) Church in Baghdad on 31 March.

4 April 2013 - Eliminating the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war is a crucially important endeavour that advances peace, enables development, supports nations in transition and saves lives.

Baghdad, 28 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, visited Basra today where he met with the Governor, Dr. Khalaf Abdul-Samad, and with the Director of the Basra office of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), Mr. Hazim Joda. He also paid a visit to the Black Iraqi community and met with one of its representatives, Mr. Jalal Thiyab Thijeel.

Baghdad, 29 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, condemns in the strongest terms the coordinated attacks against several Husseiniyas in Baghdad and Kirkuk that killed and injured dozens of innocent worshipers, including Cleric Muhsin Al-Battat, Grand Ayatollah Al-Sistani’s’ representative in Kirkuk.

Baghdad, 28 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler met yesterday 27 March in Erbil senior KRG officials. They discussed the overall political crisis in the country, the situation in the Disputed Internal Boundaries as well as the electoral process.

World TB Day provides the opportunity to raise the awareness of Syrian refugees in Domiz camp in north Iraq about TB-related problems and solutions
Basra, 24 March 2013 (WHO) – Iraq joined the rest of the world in commemorating World TB Day 2013 under the slogan of “Stop TB in My Lifetime”. The campaign aims to promote bold action and an ambitious approach to TB control.

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