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Drafted and adopted by a referendum in 2005, the Iraqi constitution outlines the structure of the federal government and stipulates what bodies should form its legislative, executive and judicial branches.

Baghdad, 6 December 2012
Your Excellency, Osama al-Nujaifi, Speaker of the Council of Representatives,
Distinguished Heads of Political Blocs,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Thank you for your warm reception. I am honoured to be here. 

The democratic transition over the past decade has advanced thanks to the leaders and people of this great country. Iraq has re-emerged as a leader on the regional and global stage. And as current Chair of the Arab League, you are steering the region at a critical time in its history.

By Sabah Abdulrahman/UNAMI PIO
The High Council of Women Affairs (HiCWA) organized a seminar in Erbil on 26 November 2012 as part of the worldwide 16-day campaign to eradicate gender-based violence (GBV). KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq for Political Affairs, Mr. Gyorgy Busztin, and accredited diplomats from the US, UK and Sweden, as well as the HiCWA Secretary-General and representatives of civil society organizations delivered speeches highlighting the importance of joining forces to draw up strategies and mechanisms to empower women and eradicate gender-based violence. كوردی

29 November 2012
Thank you, Mr. President.
I am honoured to present to the Council today the first report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2061 (2012) (S/2012/848) on the activities of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). I shall also brief Council members on the most recent developments in Iraq.

By Martin Kobler, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, on 26 November 2012.

 

The frightful story of young Malala Yousafzai has shocked the world over the last weeks. This 15-year-old Pakistani girl almost lost her life because she spoke out for the right of girls to go to school. كوردی

19 July 2012
Thank you, Mr. President.
I am pleased to introduce to the Council the third report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2001 (2011) on the activities of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
I will also brief Council members on the most recent developments in Iraq.

Thank you, Madam President.

It is a great pleasure to introduce the second report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 6 of resolution 2001 (2011) on the activities of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), as well as the situation in the country.

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Baghdad, 29 March 2012

Your Excellency Mr. Jalal Talabani, President of Iraq,

Your Excellency Dr. Nabil ElAraby, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States
Excellencies,
Ladies and gentlemen,
 
This summit comes at a momentous time for Iraq and the Arab world.
 
I congratulate the people and Government of Iraq for hosting it.

Deputy Minister of Displacement and Migration,
Deputy Minister of Human Rights,
Directors-General,
Government Officials and Members of Parliament,
Colleagues at UN Agencies and UNAMI,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Good morning.

It is my great pleasure to be here this morning and to be part of this meeting dedicated to the improvement of the lives of the large number of Iraqis who have been displaced over the course of the past eight years, and sometimes longer. عربي

Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, Ambassador al-Bayati [Permanent Representative of Iraq],
1. It is a great pleasure and an honor to be here today. I would like to thank you for inviting me to introduce the report of the Secretary-General (S/2011/736) on the activities of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, and to brief you on the latest developments in the country.

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