Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 1 April 2013 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, participated in the official Easter mass celebrated by His Beatitude, Patriarch of the Catholic Chaldean Community, Louis Raphael I Sako, and Father Jameel Misan,  at the Al-Su’oud (Ascension) Church in Baghdad on 31 March.

4 April 2013 - Eliminating the threat of mines and explosive remnants of war is a crucially important endeavour that advances peace, enables development, supports nations in transition and saves lives.

Baghdad, 28 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, visited Basra today where he met with the Governor, Dr. Khalaf Abdul-Samad, and with the Director of the Basra office of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), Mr. Hazim Joda. He also paid a visit to the Black Iraqi community and met with one of its representatives, Mr. Jalal Thiyab Thijeel.

Baghdad, 29 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, condemns in the strongest terms the coordinated attacks against several Husseiniyas in Baghdad and Kirkuk that killed and injured dozens of innocent worshipers, including Cleric Muhsin Al-Battat, Grand Ayatollah Al-Sistani’s’ representative in Kirkuk.

Baghdad, 28 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler met yesterday 27 March in Erbil senior KRG officials. They discussed the overall political crisis in the country, the situation in the Disputed Internal Boundaries as well as the electoral process.

On 16 March, the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (DSRSG), Gyorgy Busztin visited the newly invested Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic community, His Beatitude Louis Raphael I Sako at his residence in Baghdad, to congratulate him, on behalf of the United Nations, on his election.

World TB Day provides the opportunity to raise the awareness of Syrian refugees in Domiz camp in north Iraq about TB-related problems and solutions
Basra, 24 March 2013 (WHO) – Iraq joined the rest of the world in commemorating World TB Day 2013 under the slogan of “Stop TB in My Lifetime”. The campaign aims to promote bold action and an ambitious approach to TB control.

Baghdad, 20 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler expresses deep concern about the decision to postpone the Governorate Council elections in the provinces of Anbar and Ninewa.

Baghdad, 19 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Martin Kobler condemned in the strongest terms the spate of coordinated car bomb attacks and shootings that once again killed and injured dozens of innocent people in several areas of the capital Baghdad. كوردی

17 March 2013 (WFP) - Following a request by the Iraqi Government, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food assistance to Syrians who have fled to Iraq to escape the fighting and violence in their home country: Refugees are supplied with individual food parcels which are sufficient to cover the basic food needs of one individual for one month. Individually packed food items are arranged in a sturdy cardboard box containing wheat flour, rice, lentils, oil, sugar and salt - altogether 19.2kg during the winter months (January to March) and 16.5 kg during the summer months.

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