Press Releases & Statements

BAGHDAD / GENEVA (19 December 2012) - The respect and protection of human rights in Iraq remains fragile as the country continues its transition from years of conflict and violence to peace and democracy, says the United Nations in its most recent Report on Human Rights in Iraq, which covers the period from 1 January to 30 June 2012. كوردی

Baghdad, 17 December 2012 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, strongly condemned the attacks that have claimed dozens of lives across Iraq since yesterday, in many cases targeting civilians. كوردی

Baghdad, 14 December 2012 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, welcomed the approval by the Iraqi Council of Representatives yesterday of the fourth amendment to the Governorate Council elections law, which determines the seat allocation formula to be applied in the elections. كوردی

Calls for US $83 million to scale up humanitarian response to the increasing number of Syrian refugees in Iraq

 

Baghdad, 14 December 2012 - The UN\'s Humanitarian Coordinator and Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Development and Humanitarian Affairs in Iraq, Ms. Jacqueline Badcock, along with the Representatives of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Ms. Claire Bourgeois, and UN Children\'s Fund (UNICEF), Dr. Marzio Babille, visited refugee camps in the Al\'Qaim District of western Iraq this week. كوردی

Baghdad, 13 December 2012 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, today honoured five Iraqi human rights activists for their achievements during a special ceremony to celebrate International Human Rights Day in Baghdad.

Baghdad, 9 December 2012 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, today welcomed the beginning of the first voter registration update in three years as part of preparations for the forthcoming Governorate Council elections on 20 April 2013. كوردی

Thursday, 06 December 2012 03:00

The Secretary-General--Remarks at Press Conference

Baghdad, 6 December 2012
Assalamo Alaykom,
Good afternoon,
I am pleased to be back in Baghdad for the fourth time. My last visit was in March when Iraq hosted the League of Arab States Summit. That Summit showed Iraq’s steady progress toward regaining its rightful place in the region, the Arab world and the broader international community.

Baghdad, 5 December 2012 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, voiced his strong support for the ongoing UN campaign against gender violence and called for more action to protect Iraqi women from human rights violations, and to include them in public life. كوردی

Baghdad, 28 November 2012 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, expresses his dismay following the series of attacks against innocent victims, including worshippers, in several locations throughout Iraq. كوردی

Baghdad, 6 November 2012 – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, concluded a two-day visit to Basra on 4 and 5 November 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. كوردی

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