The United Nations today called on the Iraqi Government to ensure maximum security for some 3,200 Iranian exiles in a camp near Baghdad airport after a rocket attack on the airport last night reportedly killed a number of residents and seriously wounded others.
The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom expressed alarm today over violent suppression of the media in Iraq, following the killing of news cameraman Alaa Edwar in the northern province of Nineveh.
The Security Council today strongly condemned the recent spate of terrorist attacks in Iraq, as the top United Nations official in the country warned of a deteriorating security environment there aimed at undermining the Iraqi Government and elected officials.
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 $1.24 billion available to the Government of Kuwait.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Member States to offer safe relocation for residents of Camp Hurriya, located near the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and to contribute to a trust fund launched today to cover costs related to the relocation process.
The United Nations human rights Office today called on the Iraqi Government to immediately halt all executions immediately following reports that authorities put 42 individuals to death over the past two days.
Deploring the “appalling” suicide bomb attack that killed over 10 children and injured dozens more in northern Iraq, a senior United Nations official today appealed to the conflict-wracked country’s political, religious and civil leaders to find a way to put an end to the violence.
The United Nations human rights office today called on the Government of Iraq to do all it can to ascertain the whereabouts of seven former residents of Camp Ashraf, who have been missing since the facility, which housed Iranian exiles, was attacked on 1 September, leaving at least 52 residents dead.