Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 4 January 2012- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Martin Kobler, met today in Sulymaniya the President of the Republic of Iraq, H.E. Jalal Talabani. He also met in Erbil yesterday with the President of the Kurdistan Region, H.E. Masoud Barzani; the Speaker of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Parliament, Mr. Kamal Kirkouki; and the Minister of Interior, Mr. Karim Sinjari.  عربي  كوردی

Baghdad, 25 December 2011- The United Nations and the Government of Iraq signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a humanitarian and peaceful resolution of the situation of the residents of camp New Iraq (former Ashraf).  عربي  كوردی

Baghdad, 22 December 2011- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, condemned in the strongest terms the series of explosions that took place today in Baghdad and that have reportedly resulted in a large number of deaths and injuries, including children. عربي  كوردی

Thursday, 15 December 2011 03:00

Security Council Press Statement on Iraq/Kuwait

15 December 2011 - The members of the Security Council received a briefing from Ambassador Gennady Tarasov, the Secretary-General’s High-Level Coordinator, on the thirty-second report of the Secretary-General, in accordance with paragraph 14 of Security Council resolution 1284 (1999).

Baghdad, 13 December 2011- “It is the duty of all Iraqis, in particular the youth of this country, to make human rights a reality,” Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Iraq  (SRSG) Martin Kobler said in his address at a ceremony he hosted yesterday at the UN Headquarters in Baghdad to mark the International Human Rights Day.  In attendance at the celebration were an array of Iraqi dignitaries, officials and representatives of civil society, and members of the international community.

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.

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