Tag Archives | Security Council

Iraq Refuses to Condemn Russian Invasion of Ukraine

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Militias support Russian invasion as Iraq refuses to condemn Iraq has aligned with China and Iran in abstaining from a UN General Assembly resolution condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine. […]

UN Iraq: No Evidence of Election Fraud

By Hassan Ali Ahmed, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Head of UN Iraq mission tells Security Council no evidence of election fraud In her briefing to the UN Security Council, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert confirmed that there is no […]

UN Condemns attempts to Discredit Iraqi Election

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Juan Ramón de la Fuente Ramírez (Mexico): The members of the Security Council welcomed the Secretary-General's report on Iraq's electoral process and the assistance of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) to that process, pursuant to resolution 2576 (2021). The members […]

UN pushes Economic Diversification, Private Sector

Briefing to the Security Council by SRSG Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert | Tuesday, 16 February 2021 (As Delivered): Madam President, Distinguished members of the Security Council, Allow me to begin by again condemning last night's deadly rocket attack on Erbil. Such reckless attempts to inflame tensions pose grave threats to Iraq's stability. Close collaboration between Baghdad and […]

Security Council Extends UNITAD Mandate

Security Council Unanimously Extends UNITAD Mandate The Security Council decided unanimously today to extend the mandate of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da'esh/ISIL (UNITAD) until 18 September 2021. The extension, reflected in resolution S/RES/2544 (2020), was made at the request of the Government of Iraq. Special Adviser and […]

Security Council Extends UNAMI Mandate

The UN Security Council decided unanimously to extend the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 May 2021, during a 29 May videoconference meeting*. In adopting resolution 2522 (2020), the Council further decided that the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of UNAMI, at the request of the Government of Iraq, […]

Iraq to Investigate Killing of Protesters

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq to launch investigations against killing of protesters The new Iraqi government has begun procedures to reinvestigate the violent acts during the popular protests that broke out in October […]

UN Security Council makes First-ever Visit to Iraq

Five years on from ISIL ‘caliphate’ proclamation in Iraq, Security Council makes first-ever visit The UN Security Council has concluded a first-ever visit to Iraq on Saturday, five years on from the proclamation, by the ISIL terrorist group, of a “caliphate” in the country. The visit, which also took in a trip to Kuwait, saw […]

UN Security Council extends UNAMI Mandate

The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) by 10 months until 31 May 2019, adopting a streamlined text that would advance the Mission’s role in the Middle East nation’s post‑conflict reconstruction and reconciliation. Unanimously adopting resolution 2421 (2018), the Council decided that the Special Representative of the Secretary‑General and UNAMI […]

Iraq "Fully Implements" Chapter VII, Oil-for-Food Program

The UN Security Council announced on Friday that all the measures imposed in its resolutions 1958 (2010) and 2335 (2016) pursuant to Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations in relation to the Iraq oil-for-food programme had been fully implemented. Unanimously adopting resolution 2390 (2017), the Council welcomed the fact that the remaining funds in the […]

Security Council extends mandate of UN Iraq Mission

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Iraq until 31 July 2018, also calling upon that country's Government to continue providing security and logistical support to the Organization's presence on the ground. Unanimously adopting a resolution, the Council also decided that the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) […]