Press Releases & Statements

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.

BAGHDAD/GENEVA/NEW YORK-Tuesday, 07 June 2011:  At the end of his 10-day visit to Iraq, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, today urged the government to do more to protect civilians from violence.

Baghdad: 4 June 2011: The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights, with the support of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), is organizing a national consultative conference on the Government’s draft national Action Plan on Human Rights to be held from 5 to 7 June 2011 at the premises of the Council of Representatives.

Baghdad, 26 May 2011 -- Under the auspices of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a meeting was held yesterday, 25 May 2011, by the Standing Consultation Mechanism to advance the resolution of the Disputed Internal Boundaries issues. Attention was given to the security arrangements in the respective areas.  Furthermore the participants discussed ways for expediting the holding of provincial council elections in Kirkuk and for normalizing relations between parties in Ninewa.

Baghdad, 24 May 2011

Your Excellency the Speaker of the Council of Representatives, Usama al-Najaifi; Ministers, Ambassadors, Distinguished Visitors.
It is my honour to have the opportunity to address such a diverse cross-section of Iraqi citizens: from government, parliament, business and labour, all willing to address the serious and fundamental challenges of true socio-economic reform and growth in Iraq.

Baghdad, 19 May 2011- The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ad Melkert , strongly condemns today\'s terrorist attacks targeting security forces in Kirkuk, killing dozens and wounding many more.

Baghdad, 3 May 011- The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the Iraq Office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) congratulate the Iraqi press corps on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. They commend them for their courage and pay tribute to the Iraqi journalists who lost their lives and those who continue to be subjected to persecution, intimidation and violence.

Baghdad, 27 April 2011 (WHO): "Partnership for Immunization"‌ By launching the second national vaccination week, Iraq calls all partners to stand together and make the prevention of diseases a priority for all," said H.E Dr. Hamad Amin Majeed, the Minister of Health in Iraq. "Together, we can protect our children from preventable deadly diseases in 2011 and beyond."

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