Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 29 August 2011: Over the past few years the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and the High Commissioner for Human Rights have been closely monitoring the situation in Camp Ashraf, exploring possible assistance in reaching a resolution that is consistent with Iraq\'s sovereignty rights and international law.

Baghdad, 29 August 2011: On the occasion of the Muslim Eid El-Fitr that marks the end of the Holy month of Ramadan and on behalf of the United Nations in Iraq, I would like to extend my best wishes to the Government and the people of Iraq.

Baghdad, 15 August 2011 -- The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ad Melkert, strongly condemns today’s series of terrorist attacks in a number of cities across Iraq, which have claimed the lives of dozens of victims and wounded many more. He extends his condolences to the families of the victims as well as the Government of Iraq and his wishes for the full and speedy recovery for the injured.

 

BAGHDAD/GENEVA, 8 August 2011 – A UN report into the human rights situation in Iraq over the course of 2010 has warned that armed violence and “silent” human rights violations continue to affect large sectors of the population.

 

New York, 5 August 2011 - United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon today announced his intention to appoint Mr. Martin Kobler of Germany as his Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).  He will replace Ad Melkert of the Netherlands who served in Iraq since July 2009. The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Melkert’s leadership of UNAMI in implementing its mandate under Security Council resolution 1770 (2007) and subsequent resolutions.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The President: In accordance with rule 37 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure, I invite the representative of Iraq to participate in this meeting.

11 July 2011 - This year’s World Population Day falls during a milestone year, when we anticipate the birth of the earth’s seven billionth inhabitant.  This is an opportunity to celebrate our common humanity and our diversity.  It is also a reminder of our shared responsibility to care for each other and our planet.

Baghdad, 16 June 2011: Under the auspices of UNAMI and within the context of the Standing Consultative Mechanism (SCM), the Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mr. Ad Melkert, hosted a meeting today for Kirkuk\'s Kurdish, Arab, Turkoman and Christian members of the Council of Representatives in order to discuss ways forward on issues related to Kirkuk including Provincial Council elections and power sharing.

New York-Baghdad, 15 June 2011- The UN\'s top political official and head of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, Under-Secretary General B. Lynn Pascoe,  visited Iraq from 11-14 June 2011.

Basrah, 9 June 2011 – Under the title, “Rethinking Strategies for a Sustainable Future”, the national conference on the Marshlands was held in Basrah on 6 – 7 June, in order to build a national consensus on the basic principles that will guide future projects and activities in the Marshlands and raise awareness of the prospects for rehabilitating the area.

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