Iraq

Top UN official in Iraq urges greater inclusion of minorities in society

The United Nations top envoy in Iraq has encouraged the country’s Government and members of its civil society to continue promoting and protecting the role of minority groups in Iraqi cultural and political life.

Iraq: UN envoy hails electoral commission for promoting democracy

The United Nations top envoy in Iraq today underlined the central role played by the country’s electoral commission in enhancing the democratic process and praised members of the current body for laying the foundation that ensures that voters can exercise their franchise fairly.

Top UN envoy in Iraq calls for durable solutions for the internally displaced

The top United Nations envoy in Iraq today stressed the need to ensure that internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country continue to receive the care and protection they need, while efforts are made to help them return to their areas of origin, resettle or integrate into host communities.

Top UN envoy strongly deplores wave of deadly attacks across Iraq

The top United Nations envoy in Iraq has strongly condemned the series of deadly attacks carried out today across the country and called on authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

UN welcomes start of relocation of Iranian exiles to new camp in Iraq

The United Nations has welcomed today's safe relocation of about 400 residents of the Iraqi settlement formerly known as Camp Ashraf to a new transit centre elsewhere in the country, calling it “the first step towards a better future” for the residents, who are Iranian exiles.

Ban calls for start of relocation of Iranian exiles living in camp in Iraq

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for the start of the relocation of residents of the settlement in Iraq formerly known as Camp Ashraf, urging the Government and the camp dwellers to continue to cooperate so that the process can be carried out in a peaceful manner.