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UN Security Council extends UNAMI Mandate

In a resounding statement of support for the Government and people of Iraq in the country’s post-conflict recovery, the United Nations Security Council on 21 May 2019 extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for another year, until 31 May 2020. Unanimously adopting resolution 2470 (2019) under Chapter 6 of the […]

UN: Daesh "Down but Not Out" in Iraq

ISIL ‘down but not out’ in Iraq; UN envoy urges efforts to defeat group’s extremist ideology The military victory against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) is only one component of a complex battle that addresses the root causes of extremist ideology, the United Nations envoy for Iraq said Wednesday. “Da’esh remains […]

UN Security Council Concerned over Kurdish Referendum

The United Nations Security Council today expressed concern over the “potentially destabilizing impact” of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s plans to unilaterally hold a referendum next week. In a statement issued to the press, members of the Council noted that the planned referendum is scheduled to be held while operations to counter Islamic State of Iraq […]

Many Obstacles to Kurdistan Independence Referendum

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. Iraqi Kurdistan faces many Obstacles to Independence Referendum Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced May 24 that it had formally informed the United Nations Security Council of its intention […]

Iraq Goes to UN over Turkish Deployment

By Simon Kent. Iraq's Foreign Ministry have approached the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, seeking an official condemnation of the deployment of Turkish troops to Northern Iraq. Although the troop training arrangement is between the Iraqi Kurdish Democratic Party and the Turks, Baghdad views the move as a violation of sovereignty. Turkey […]

UNAMI holds Open Forum with Iraqi Women

UNAMI holds Open Forum on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 with Iraqi Women UNAMI on Monday held an Open Forum on UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 with Iraqi women leaders and civil society representatives to assess progress and identify ways to better accelerate action on implementing UN Security Council Resolution 1325. The Forum provided […]

UNSC Commend Iraq on Successful Election

By John Lee. The United Nations Security Council have issued a statement commending Iraq on successfully holding parliamentary elections. The statement urges Iraq's political parties to follow up this success by forming a government as quickly as possible and "strengthen national unity." The statement in full: The members of the Security Council welcome the holding […]