Tag Archives | United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)

UN, USAID to support UN Electoral Assistance to Iraq

UN signs financing agreement with the USAID to support UN electoral assistance to Iraq The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of USD 9.7 million from the USAID to a UN-led project to support and assist capacity-building within the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The USAID funding will also support the deployment of […]

UN appoints new Deputy Special Representative for Iraq

Secretary-General appoints Ms. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir of Iceland as Deputy Special Representative for Iraq United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir of Iceland as his new Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Ms. Gísladóttir succeeds Alice Walpole […]

France to support Electoral Capacity Development in Iraq

UN signs financing agreement with France to support Electoral Capacity Development in Iraq The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of EUR 1 million from France to a UN-led project to support and assist the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The contribution will help deploy UN electoral advisers as IHEC prepares for upcoming elections. […]

Strengthening Women's Participation in Iraqi Politics

Most comprehensive report to date on women's participation in political life in Iraq: Challenges and ways to overcome them Women's participation in political processes in Iraq is hampered by many obstacles, despite Iraqi women's determination to engage in the public sphere. In 2020, Iraq ranked 70th worldwide in terms of women holding seats in parliament. […]

UNAMI welcomes Agreement on Sinjar

Welcoming the agreement between the Federal Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on the status of Sinjar district in Ninewa as a "first and important step in the right direction", the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) expressed hope that it would pave the way for a better future. Sinjar witnessed […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Operations & Security Manager, Management Systems International (MSI) Finance and Administrative Manager, Management Systems International (MSI) Third-Party Monitoring Manager, Management Systems International (MSI) Data Manager, Management Systems International (MSI) Third-Party Field Monitors, Management Systems International (MSI) Country Finance Manager, Agency for Technical Cooperation and […]

PM announces Date for Early General Election

By John Lee. Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has announced an early general election for 6th June, 2021, roughly a year ahead of when it would normally be held. According to Reuters, the Iraqi parliament must ratify the election date. The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) welcomed the announcement. The Special Representative of […]

UN appoints German as Deputy Special Representative for Iraq

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano of Germany as his new Deputy Special Representative for Iraq, in the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and Resident Coordinator. Ms. Vojáčková-Sollorano will also serve as Humanitarian Coordinator. Ms. Vojáčková-Sollorano succeeds Marta Ruedas of Spain, who retired from the United Nations […]

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, […]

UNAMI: Individual Responsibility Essential to Confront COVID-19

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) applauds the Iraqi government's leadership and decisive response to the COVID-19 outbreak at a time when it is also confronting separate crises, including social unrest and an unprecedented economic downturn. The UN commends the determination shown by local, regional and national authorities to contain the virus, as […]