Press Releases & Statements

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.

Baghdad, 1 November 2011 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, held a series of meetings yesterday, 31 October, in Basra where he arrived on 30 October from Kirkuk.

Martin Kobler in Kirkuk: "potential for political progress"

Kirkuk, 30 October 2011- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, held a series of meetings today with Kirkuk senior local officials.

Erbil, 23 October 2011- In his first visit to Erbil, in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Mr. Martin Kobler, met today with the leadership of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

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