Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 7 December, 2011 -- The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s terrorist attack that targeted pilgrims and resulted in killing and wounding dozens of people.

Baghdad, 3 December 2011 – Under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister of Iraq, the Ministry of Planning lunched findings of Iraq Knowledge Network (IKN) survey. The Deputy Minister of Planning and Head of Iraq’s Central Statistics Organization, Dr. Mehdi Al-Alak, and the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Christine McNab, jointly launched the findings of the survey which represent socio-economic statistics collected from around 29,000 households at the district level in all 18 governorates of Iraq.

Baghdad, 1 December, 2011 -- To enhance the transparency and the credibility of the ongoing selection process of the Board of Commissioners of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), the Iraqi Council of Representatives, through its Committee of Experts, has requested the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) to serve as an adviser and observer in this process.

Baghdad 26 November 2011 - During an official visit to the State of Kuwait on 23 - 25 November, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, was received by the Amir of the State of Kuwait, H.H. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, in the country’s capital, Kuwait City.

Baghdad, 25 November 2011 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Martin Kobler, strongly condemns yesterday\'s series of attacks in Basra, which have claimed the lives of dozens of victims and wounded many more.

Baghdad, 1 November 2011 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, held a series of meetings yesterday, 31 October, in Basra where he arrived on 30 October from Kirkuk.

Martin Kobler in Kirkuk: "potential for political progress"

Kirkuk, 30 October 2011- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, held a series of meetings today with Kirkuk senior local officials.

Erbil, 23 October 2011- In his first visit to Erbil, in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Mr. Martin Kobler, met today with the leadership of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

HALABJA, 21 October 2011- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Mr. Martin Kobler, arrived today in the city of Halabja where he visited the Memorial for the victims of the crimes perpetrated by the former regime against the Kurdish population of the town on March 1988.

Baghdad, 16 October 2011- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Mr. Martin Kobler was received today by H.E Nuri Al-Maliki, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq.

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