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

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 […]

UN details Ordeal of Abducted Protesters

Iraq: UN details ordeal of abducted protesters, welcomes Government's promise to investigate and compensate A United Nations report published today on the abduction of protesters in Iraq since last October details their ordeals from the time of abduction through interrogation to acts of torture. In its fourth report on the protests, the UN Human Rights […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Youth & Adolescent Development Specialist, UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund Security Information Analyst, UNAMI - United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Security Coordination Officer, UNAMI - United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Child Protection Officer, UNAMI - United Nations Assistance Mission for […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Project Manager Community Resource Center, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) Logistics Intern, Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) Programme Officer, Concern Worldwide Administrative Assistant, UNAMI - United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Information Analyst, UNAMI - United Nations Assistance Mission […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Programme Analyst, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme Mgmt Specialist, UNDP - United Nations Development Programme Security Coordination Officer, UNAMI WASH Coordinator, Terre des hommes (Tdh) Head of Mission, Cooperazione Internazionale Fondazione (COOPI) (Source: UN)

467 Iraqi Protestors Killed since October

467 Iraqi demonstrators have been killed and more than 9,000 injured since the start of the anti-government protests in early October, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has announced: With ongoing violence and rising casualties in the context of protests and ahead of further planned demonstrations, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for […]

UN calls for Reforms in Iraq

UN Iraq Representative urges renewed push for reform, calls for demonstrations to remain peaceful With public demonstrations across many parts of Iraq in their fourth month, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, is urging a renewed push for reform and expressing concern about ongoing human rights violations. She emphasizes […]

Kirkuk: Youth Discuss Reconciliation and Stability

Kirkuk: Youth come together to discuss issues of reconciliation and stability Twenty-four young women and men, representing the youth of Kirkuk Governorate, recently met in Kirkuk city to discuss what the youth see as key issues in the context of their Governorate. In the presence of the Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for […]

Security Council Press Statement on Iraq

The following Security Council press statement was issued on Friday by Council President Kelly Craft (United States): The members of the Security Council welcomed efforts for an inclusive dialogue between the Government and people of Iraq to urgently deliver reforms aimed at addressing legitimate demands over economic opportunity, governance and electoral legislation.  The members of […]