Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 24 May 2011

Your Excellency the Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Usama al-Najaifi; Ministers, Ambassadors, Distinguished Visitors.
It is my honour to have the opportunity to address such a diverse cross-section of Iraqi citizens: from government, parliament, business and labour, all willing to address the serious and fundamental challenges of true socio-economic reform and growth in Iraq.

Baghdad, 19 May 2011- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ad Melkert , strongly condemns today\'s terrorist attacks targeting security forces in Kirkuk, killing dozens and wounding many more.

Baghdad, 3 May 011- The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Iraq Office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) congratulate the Iraqi press corps on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. They commend them for their courage and pay tribute to the Iraqi journalists who lost their lives and those who continue to be subjected to persecution, intimidation and violence.

Baghdad, 27 April 2011 (WHO): "Partnership for Immunization"‌ By launching the second national vaccination week, Iraq calls all partners to stand together and make the prevention of diseases a priority for all," said H.E Dr. Hamad Amin Majeed, the Minister of Health in Iraq. "Together, we can protect our children from preventable deadly diseases in 2011 and beyond."

 Baghdad, 25 April 2011 -- A meeting took place in the framework of the Standing Consultation Mechanism under UNAMI auspices to advance resolution of the Disputed Internal Boundary issues.  This meeting was dedicated to Kirkuk, with special focus on conditions necessary to enable the holding of provincial council elections.

Baghdad, 16 April 2011 --The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has been in close contact with the Iraqi Authorities with regard to the events of 7-8 April in Camp Ashraf, Iraq. Following a monitoring visit to the camp on Wednesday, 13 April, UNAMI met with the Iraqi authorities and shared with them the initial findings, confirming the death of 34 people with dozens injured.

Baghdad, 8 April 2011, The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is concerned over reports of recent violent incidents in Ashraf camp resulting in deaths and injuries. UNAMI reiterates that efforts are needed to stop violence and aim at peacefully resolving all issues.

Baghdad, Iraq, 5 April 2011 – To commemorate Global Mine Action Day, the Iraqi Ministry of Environment and the United Nations in Iraq held today a press conference on mine action in Iraq at the UNAMI Headquarters in Baghdad. Representatives of national, regional and international media outlets in Iraq listened and interacted with the Deputy Minister of Environment, Dr Kamal Latif,  the Head of Humanitarian and Development Office at UNAMI, Mr. Daniel Augstburger, and Major General Hadi Athab, Director of Military Engineering at the Ministry of Defence, who briefed them on Iraq’s continued commitment to building awareness on the dangers of landmines and clearing the country from explosive remnants of war, while supporting the victims who have been affected by them.

Baghdad, 29 March, 2011 - A meeting took place on Sunday 27 March in Baghdad, under UNAMI auspices, to explore the idea of setting up a mechanism for consultation that would bring together concerned parties, with the aim of addressing pending and pressing issues related to disputed internal territories.

Baghdad, 14 March, 2011. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have today signed their Country Programme Action Plans for their respective 2011-2014 Programmes of Cooperation with the Government of Iraq. The signings endorse the key results the agencies will deliver over the next four years in support of the Government of Iraq’s development agenda.

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