Message of Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq for Political Affairs, Mr. György Busztin, at ceremony held in Baghdad on Thursday, 5 January 2017, to mark Iraq Army Day.

In his first message on his first day as United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres appeals to the world for one shared new year resolution - to "put peace first" in the year 2017.

Protection of civilians remains a top priority in the Battle of Mosul, as Iraqi government forces continue their push to recapture the second largest Iraqi city from the extremist group, ISIL or Da’esh, according to Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq. Mr. Kubiš was speaking to UN News Service, shortly after addressing the UN Security Council on situation in Iraq and the month-long operation by Iraqi security forces to retake Mosul.

1. Adoption of the agenda 2. The situation concerning Iraq 
Twelfth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 4 of Security Council resolution 2107 (2013) (S/2016/885) Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2299 (2016) (S/2016/897)

By Majeed Gly 23/9/2016 
Majeed Gly, Rudaw correspondent in New York: If the operation of Mosul starts today, how ready your teams are on the ground?

UNAMI Deputy SRSG Gyorgy Busztin’s Message on the International Day of Peace
Samarra, Iraq
21 September 2016

Interview starts at 05:26 minutes:


Question: can you give our viewers some facts and figures (…) explaining the statement that is repeated by many?

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Victories against ISIL in Iraq "unifying" people
A series of victories against terrorists in Iraq is a "unifying factor" for the conflict-ridden country, according to the UN's most senior representative there.

Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, at the 7738th meeting of the United Nations Security Council held in New York on Friday, 15 July 2016.

In his message, Dr Ala Alwan, WHO’s Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, talks about the theme of this year’s World Blood Donor Day – “Blood connects us all” calling on people to “Share life, give blood”.

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