Iraq

UN envoy urges Iraq to avoid violence in relocating Iranian exiles from camp

At a meeting with the Iraqi Government, the United Nations top official in the Middle Eastern country today urged the authorities to avoid violence in resolving the situation of more than 1,000 Iranian exiles currently located in a camp in Iraq.

UN expert urges halt to executions and surrounding secrecy in Iraq

An independent United Nations human rights expert today voiced alarm about reports that Iraqi authorities have upheld death sentences for up to 196 prisoners – in one province alone – and called on the Government to halt its secrecy over executions.

UN calls for cooperation to find solutions to relocate Iranian exiles in Iraq

The United Nations refugee agency today called for cooperation, patience and understanding among all parties involved in finding solutions for the 3,200 Iranian exiles residing in Camp Ashraf in Iraq.

UN panel pays out $1.3 billion in reparations for Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait

The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses due to Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, today made $1.3 billion available to six successful claimants.

Security Council extends mandate of UN Assistance Mission for Iraq by 12 months

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for another year, while also reiterating its encouragement of further progress on the country’s security, humanitarian, human rights and political fronts.

UN puts forward roadmap for relocation of Iranian exiles from camp in Iraq

The United Nations mission in Iraq today presented a roadmap to the Government suggesting a series of steps to complete the peaceful relocation of Iranian exiles from Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriya.

Iraq: UN condemns wave of attacks

The United Nations mission in Iraq today strongly condemned the wave of attacks that started yesterday in the Middle Eastern country, killing dozens and injuring many more.

UN mission in Iraq needed 'more than ever' to complete transition, Security Council told

Addressing the Security Council today, the top United Nations envoy in Iraq today highlighted the key role played by the UN Mission in the country, stressing that there is still much to be done to improve the political, economic, and social situation in the Middle Eastern nation.

On Day of Iraqi Child, UN reaffirms commitment to protect rights of 16 million children

The United Nations today reaffirmed its commitment to protect and promote the rights of 16 million Iraqi children, on the occasion of the Day of the Iraqi Child, which commemorates the deaths of dozens of children who were killed by a car bomb on 13 July, 2005.

UN envoy condemns attacks in Iraqi cities of Diwaniyah and Karbala

The United Nations top envoy in Iraq today strongly condemned attacks in the cities of Diwaniyah and Karbala which killed and injured dozens of people.