Iraq: Ban welcomes deal on voluntary relocation of Iranian exiles

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed an agreement between the United Nations and the Iraqi Government that provides for the voluntary relocation of residents of a camp hosting Iranian exiles, saying the pact lays the foundation for a peaceful and durable solution to the issue.

UN and Iraq sign agreement to relocate thousands of Iranian exiles

The United Nations and the Government of Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding to relocate thousands of Iranian exiles living in a camp in the north-eastern part of the country.

Iraq: UN envoy strongly condemns deadly bomb blasts in Baghdad

The United Nations envoy for Iraq has strongly condemned today’s bomb attacks that caused a large number of deaths and injuries in the capital, Baghdad, and urged all of the country’s leaders to unite and bring the violence to an end.

Departure of US forces from Iraq a chance to foster a better future – Ban

The completion of the withdrawal of United States troops from Iraq opens a new chapter in the country’s recent history, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, adding that he strongly believes it is an opportunity for Iraqi leaders to demonstrate their capacity to steer the nation towards a better future.

Security Council calls for greater Iraqi efforts to resolve post-invasion issues with Kuwait

Security Council members today called on Iraq to intensify its efforts to clarify the whereabouts of Kuwait’s national archives, which disappeared during Iraq’s 1990 invasion of the country.

UN envoy encourages all Iraqis to continue promoting human rights

The United Nations envoy for Iraq has encouraged the Government, the Council of Representatives and citizens to continue to promote and protect human rights, stressing that it is their responsibility to make the respect of human rights a reality in their country.

Ban appoints Hungarian diplomat as deputy UN envoy for Iraq

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed György Busztin of Hungary as his Deputy Special Representative for Iraq focusing on political, electoral and constitutional support.

Iraq: UN calls for more time to resolve issue of camp residents

The United Nations envoy for Iraq today voiced concern over the situation in a camp housing several thousand Iranian exiles and urged the Iraqi Government to extend the deadline for closing down the settlement as efforts continue o find a peaceful solution that conforms with international law.

Iraq: UN mission to advise in selection of board of electoral commissioners

The United Nations mission in Iraq said today it will, at the request of the country’s Council of Representatives, play the role of adviser and observer in the ongoing selection of the board of the electoral commission, in an effort to enhance the transparency and credibility of the process.

UN envoy voices outrage at deadly bomb blasts in Iraqi city

The top United Nations official in Iraq today strongly condemned the series of bomb attacks in the country’s southern city of Basra that has killed dozens of people and injured many more.