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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) […]

Enhancing Women’s Participation in the Political Processes

UNAMI and civil society organizations discuss enhancing women’s participation and representation in electoral and political processes The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) hosted today a meeting of civil society organizations to discuss measures aimed at strengthening the participation and representation of women in the electoral and political processes. Nineteen representatives from civil society […]

Security Council extends UNAMI Mandate

The United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for another year, until 31 July 2017. In Resolution 2299 (2016), the Security Council called on all political entities to intensify efforts to overcome divisions and work together in an inclusive and timely political process […]

Security Council Renews UNAMI Mandate

The UN Security Council on Wednesday extended for another year the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and expressed its intention to review the operation’s mandate in 12 months or sooner, if requested by the Iraqi Government. Adopting a resolution, the Council extended UNAMI’s mandate through 31 July 2016, and, in line with the […]

Mladenov: Most Pressing Goal Remains Defeating IS

Delivering his final briefing as the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov today stressed to the Security Council the optimism he feels for the country’s future, while tempering those hopes with fear over the many things that can go wrong. “I am a paranoid optimist,” said Mr. Mladenov, noting the […]

Security Council Targets ISIL Financing

Security Council approves resolution targeting sources of financing for ISIL Urging global cooperation “to impair, isolate and incapacitate” terrorist threats, the United Nations Security Council today approved measures targeting sources of funding for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusrah Front (ANF), condemning those buying oil from the groups, banning all […]

Mladenov to be New UN Mideast Envoy

By John Lee. The UN Security Council has reportedly approved the appointment of Nikolay Mladenov as the United Nations' top Middle East envoy, replacing Dutch diplomat Robert Serry. Mladenov, aged 42, has been the UN envoy in Iraq since August 2013, and has previously served as Bulgarian foreign and defense minister. No replacement for Mladenov […]