Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 28 February 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, welcomed the resumption of Iraqi Airways flights from Baghdad to Kuwait yesterday after more than 22 years. كوردی

Baghdad, 23 February 2013 – Speaking at a ministerial meeting on sand and dust-storms in the region, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya, on 21 February, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, expressed his support for greenbelts in Iraq and proposed the establishment of a regional environmental trust fund to urgently address the issue of dust-storms. كوردی

Baghdad, 17 February 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, condemned in the strongest terms the series of bombings that struck several neighbourhoods in Baghdad today, killing and injuring dozens of people. كوردی

Saturday, 09 February 2013 03:00

On the Situation in Camp Liberty

Baghdad, 9 February 2013 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) was informed this morning about mortar explosions in Camp Liberty, which led to a number of deaths and injuries among the camp’s residents. Iraqi policemen were also injured. كوردی

Saturday, 09 February 2013 03:00

On the situation in Camp Liberty, Iraq

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
On the situation in Camp Liberty, Iraq


The Secretary-General strongly condemns the mortar attack today on Camp Liberty, the temporary transit facility near Baghdad for former residents of Camp Ashraf, which killed a number of residents and injured other residents and Iraqi police officers.

Baghdad, 8 February 2013 – Following the series of bombings that today hit popular and crowded places in Baghdad’s Khadimiya neighbourhood and in Shomali in Babel province, killing and injuring dozens of innocent victims, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Martin Kobler said that “perpetrators of these heinous and horrible acts are ruthless criminals whose sole goal is to push the country back to sectarian violence”. كوردی

Baghdad, 7 February 2013 - Heavy rainfall throughout the country caused severe damage in Salaheddine province on 29 and 30 January. Local authorities in Tikrit issued a warning while an estimated 5,000 persons were evacuated in and around Beiji sub-district, located 50 km from Tikrit.  The disaster response section of UNAMI, headed by the UN’s Resident Coordinator and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Development and Humanitarian Affairs in Iraq, Dr. Jacqueline Badcock, received a request for assistance on 30 January from the Governorate Emergency Cell (GEC) in Tikrit, which prompted an immediate coordinated response from UNAMI and UNHCR. كوردی

Baghdad, 6 February 2013 - On this International Day for Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation, the UN calls on the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government to take additional steps to eradicate female genital mutilation and cutting against girls in Iraq. كوردی

Baghdad, 3 February 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler condemns in the strongest possible terms the coordinated attacks on the police headquarters in Kirkuk today, which have claimed dozens of lives and injured many more. كوردی

New York, 1 February 2013 - For billions of people around the world, faith is an essential foundation of life. It provides strength in times of difficulty and an important sense of community. The vast majority of people of faith live in harmony with their neighbours, whatever their creed, but each religion also harbours a strident minority prepared to assert fundamentalist doctrines through bigotry and extreme violence

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