Secretary-General Appoints Marta Ruedas Of Spain Deputy Special Representative For Iraq

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Marta Ruedas of Spain as his new Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Briefing To The Security Council By M. Staffan De Mistura, Special Envoy Of The Secretary-General On Syria

19 March 2018 Mr President and Dear Karel, 1. I am joining you by VTC from Brussels because I had very minor eye surgery on my right eye which had been affected in many missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, and it was useful to do ...Read More

Qatar Fund For Development Boosts UNESCO’s Heritage Emergency Fund With US $2 Million Contribution

al_nouri_mosque_iraq.jpg © UNESCO ICONEM 02 March 2018 The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and UNESCO signed a new agreement this week to supplement the financing of UNESCO’s Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF) with US$2 million. “More than eve...Read More

Credible Elections, Safe Return Of Displaced Persons Key For Establishing Lasting Stability In Iraq, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Held up as a shining example of positive developments in the region, Iraq had succeeded in overcoming many obstacles, yet challenges remained to establish lasting stability, the Special Representative of the Secretary‑General and Head of th...Read More

Activities Of Secretary-General In Kuwait, 13-15 February

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres arrived in Kuwait on Tuesday, 13 February, where he was to speak at the opening session of the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq the following day.  He was recei...Read More

UNESCO Launches Flagship Initiative To Revive The Spirit Of Mosul

infocus_iraq_reconstruction03.jpg The Immaculate Church, Bakhdida, Iraq © UNESCO 14 February 2018 On the occasion of the International Conference on the Reconstruction of Iraq, held in Kuwait City from 12 to 14 February, UNESCO Director-Gen...Read More

Secretary-General, At Iraq Reconstruction Conference, Launches Recovery, Resilience Programme, Pledges Support For Nation Committed To Unity

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ statement, as prepared for delivery, to the Conference on Reconstruction in Iraq, in Kuwait City today:

UNESCO Prioritizes Education And Culture In The Reconstruction Of Iraq

12 February 2018 The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, will carry out her first visit to the Arab Region from 13 to 14 February on the occasion of the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, which will take place ...Read More

Islamic State/Daesh Using Social Media, Extortion To Retain Might After Military Setbacks, Territory Loss, Top Counter-Terrorism Official Tells Security Council

Despite military setbacks and loss of territory last year, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) was a present and continuing threat, the senior United Nations official for counter‑terrorism told the Security Council today, as h...Read More

Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Twin Terrorist Attacks In Iraq

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres:


11 January 2018 The State of Palestine, on 29 December 2017, joined Protocol V on Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), becoming the ninety-fourth High Contracting Party to the Protocol. Th...Read More

Director-General Condemns Killing Of Journalist Souhaib Al-Hiti In Iraq

06 June 2017 The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has condemned the attack that killed broadcast journalist Souhaib al-Hiti and at least 16 other people on 30 May in the city of Heet in Iraq’s Anbar province. Al-Hiti was a freelanc...Read More

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