Press Releases & Statements

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the string of bombings that have killed and wounded scores of people, including school children, across Iraq over the past days. He extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Iraq and wishes the wounded a speedy recovery.

Baghdad, 14 October 2013 – On the occasion of Eid Al-Adha Al-Mubarak, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, extends his best wishes to the people and Government of Iraq, on behalf of the entire UN family.

NEW YORK, 11 October 2013 – To mark the second International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF today highlighted the power of innovation to get more girls in school and improve the quality of learning for all children.

Baghdad, 10 October 2013 – UNAMI notes with concern that between 8 and 9 October, 42 people sentenced to death were executed, among them one woman, as confirmed by the Ministry of Justice of Iraq on 10 October.

Baghdad, 10 October 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, welcomes the Government of Iraq’s initiative in organizing the first International Conference on the Impact of Terrorism and Human Rights in Iraq, which took place in Baghdad from 9-10 October.

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 15:48

UNICEF Condemns Attacks on Schools and Children

ERBIL, 7 October 2013 – “A suicide bomb attack yesterday on a primary school in Tal Afar in northern Iraq left at least 10 children and their teachers dead and many others injured.

Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:03

Iraq: Children and School Targeted in New Attack

New York, 7 October 2013 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Leila Zerrougui, strongly condemns the attack that took place yesterday morning in an elementary school in a village of Mosul Province, Iraq. A suicide bomber detonated a truck filled with explosives on the school playground, killing more than ten children and injuring dozens more.

Baghdad, 6 October 2013 –Following his meeting today with Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s President Mr. Masud Barzani, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov said: “I call on all parties to find as soon as possible a reasonable compromise on the draft Election law that allows all components of the Iraqi society to remain engaged.  It a crucial step towards holding parliamentary elections in the constitutionally stipulated time frame”. 

DARASHAKRAN, Iraq October 1 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has opened the world’s newest refugee camp to help accommodate some of the tens of thousands of people who have fled Syria in recent months into northern Iraq.

Baghdad, 06 October 2013 – In the aftermath of yet another series of bloody attacks that indiscriminately hit pilgrims, school children, journalists, as well as ordinary citizens trying to go about their daily lives, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov called on political, religious and civil leaders to work together with the security forces and take joint action to halt the accelerated surge in violence and bloodshed.

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