Iraq

Iraq: UN envoy welcomes decision on date for holding of Governorate Council elections next year

The United Nations top envoy in Iraq has welcomed the Iraqi Government’s decision to hold Governorate Council elections in April next year.

Iraq: UN envoy strongly condemns attacks during Muslim holiday

The top United Nations envoy in Iraq on Saturday condemned “in the strongest terms” a series of attacks that killed and injured a number of people during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

On International Day of Non-Violence, UN envoy voices concern over rise in Iraqi violence

In a message commemorating the International Day of Non-Violence, the top United Nations envoy in Iraq today voiced deep concern over the recent uptick in violence across the country, urging all Iraqis to commit to the resolution of differences through non-violent means.

Iraq: UN envoy welcomes selection of members of electoral body

The United Nations envoy in Iraq today welcomed the appointment of eight of the nine members of the Board of Commissioners of the country’s electoral commission, while voicing regret at the absence of women on the panel.

UN envoy condemns deadly attack on Iraqi primary school

The top United Nations envoy in Iraq has strongly condemned the bombing of a primary school in the western province of Anbar today in which several children were reportedly killed.

UN envoy welcomes last major transfer of Iranian exiles from Iraqi camp

The United Nations envoy in Iraq on Sunday welcomed the last major relocation of Iranian exiles from a camp outside of the capital, Baghdad, and called for a renewed focus on resettling the residents in third countries.

Security Council condemns latest wave of deadly attacks in Iraq

The Security Council today strongly condemned the wave of terrorist attacks that occurred across Iraq over the weekend and which caused numerous deaths and injuries, as well as damage to the French honorary consulate premises in Nasiriyah.

UN envoy in Iraq urges political blocs to reach agreement on electoral commission

The United Nations envoy in Iraq today urged all political forces in the country’s parliament – the Council of Representatives – to reach agreement on the selection of the new Board of Commissioners of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), and find a solution that serves the legitimate democratic aspirations of the Iraqi people.

UN envoy 'strongly condemns' wave of attacks across Iraq

The United Nations envoy in Iraq today spoke out against a series of attacks that killed dozens and injured many more across the Middle Eastern country.

Iraq: UN envoy welcomes transfer of Iranian exiles to new refugee camp

The United Nations top envoy in Iraq today hailed the relocation of another group of 400 Iranian exiles from a camp outside of the capital, Baghdad, to a new location, prior to their eventual resettlement in third countries.