Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 19 June 2013 (UNDP) – Iraq’s Commission of Integrity, with the support of the Central Statistics Office, has launched findings from its study on corruption and integrity in the country’s public sector.

Baghdad, 17 June 2013 – The United Nations welcomed the launch of the National Environment Strategy and Action Plan (NESAP) in Baghdad today on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification.

Baghdad, 16 June 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler, strongly condemns the latest wave of car bomb attacks that targeted crowded areas in several Iraqi cities during rush hour, killing and injuring dozens more innocent people.

15 June 2013  (UNHCR) - The High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres strongly condemns today’s rocket attack on Camp Liberty in Iraq that reportedly killed two people and wounded dozens.

New York, 12 June 2013 - The Secretary-General welcomed the growing momentum for the full normalization of bilateral relations between Iraq and Kuwait. During a joint meeting with Mr. Mansour al-Otaibi, Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait to the UN, and Mr. Mohamed al-Hakim, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the UN, the Secretary-General praised Iraq’s commitment to fulfilling its Chapter VII obligations and commended Kuwait for the flexibility it extended.

NEW YORK, 12 June 2013 (UNICEF) – Children living in armed conflict today face unprecedented threats. These include grave violations such as the recruitment and use of children in armed conflict, sexual violence against children, killing and maiming of children, and recurrent attacks on hospitals and schools.

11 June 2013 - The Secretary-General has been following with concern the unfolding political and security situation in Iraq, including the escalating political tensions and the appalling upsurge of violence that has killed a high number of civilians over the last two months.  He expresses his deepest sympathy to the victims and their families and calls upon the Iraqi Government to do its utmost to bring to justice the perpetrators of these atrocious acts. He underscores the pressing need for dialogue between political blocs in order to overcome the current crisis.

Najaf 9 June 2013 (UNESCO) - International and Iraqi experts, historians, and members of the world's intellectual society turn to Iraq as UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture launch a pioneering programme to conserve the priceless books and manuscripts of the city of Najaf, a main centre of Islamic and Arab religious and intellectual production.

Monday, 10 June 2013 03:00


Baghdad, 10 June 2013 – The Office of the Spokesperson of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) was informed through media today that a press release dated 10 May 2013, carrying the UN logo and UNAMI heading, announced that a meeting took place in Baghdad between the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, and the Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad, Hasan Dana’i Fer.

BAGHDAD 10 June 2013 (WFP) – In a technical workshop starting today, the Government of Iraq and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) will discuss the potential introduction of electronic food vouchers in the Iraqi Public Distribution System (PDS). They will be joined by financial payments experts from MasterCard, the leading global technology and payments company, which, under a global partnership, is partnering with WFP to strengthen its delivery of “digital food,” in the form of vouchers.

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