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Kobler Calls for Commitment to Peaceful Conflict Resolution

By John Lee. On the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler (pictured), called on all Iraqis to commit to resolving differences solely through non-violent means. “I am deeply concerned by the increasing violence Iraq has witnessed recently,” Mr. Kobler said. “Official figures […]

UNAMI Welcomes Appointment of IHEC Board

The Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler (pictured), welcomed the official appointment of eight members of the Board of Commissioners of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). “I welcome this appointment. It now paves the way for the conduct of governorate council elections in early 2013,” Mr. Kobler said. […]

No Democracy Without Elections, No Elections Without IHEC

By Martin Kobler, Special Representative for the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq. Over the past few years, millions of Iraqi men and women have made their way home from polling booths across the country, proudly displaying their fingers dyed bright purple by the ink that symbolizes their vital contribution to the political process. I […]

UN Concerned over Delay in New Electoral Board

By John Lee. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler (pictured), has expressed his concern over the delay in selecting the new Board of Commissioners of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). "Any further postponement in appointing the new Commissioners would pose a serious threat to the democratic process in […]

Project Development Center Opened in Kurdistan

By John Lee. The KRG's Ministry of Trade and Industry jointly has opened a Project Development Center in Ministry's headquarters. The center, established with the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), is the first of its kind in the Kurdistan Region. According to a report from AKnews, Trade Minister Sinan Chalabi (pictured) said the […]

New UN Special Representative for Iraq

United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon today announced his intention to appoint Mr. Martin Kobler of Germany as his Special Representative for Iraq and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). He will replace Ad Melkert of the Netherlands who served in Iraq since July 2009. The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Melkert’s […]

Progress on Iraq's Disputed Internal Boundaries

Under the auspices of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), a meeting was held yesterday, 25 May 2011, by the Standing Consultation Mechanism to advance the resolution of the Disputed Internal Boundaries issues. Attention was given to the security arrangements in the respective areas. Furthermore the participants discussed ways for expediting the holding […]

UN Signs 2011-14 Programme Action Plans with Iraqi Govt

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have signed their Country Programme Action Plans for their respective 2011-2014 Programmes of Cooperation with the Government of Iraq. The signings endorse the key results the agencies will deliver over the next four years in support of the […]