Iraq at ‘Critical Crossroads’, Special Representative Tells Security Council, Urging Decisive Action to Stamp Out Lingering Terrorist Threats before Polls

16 Feb

Iraq has arrived at a critical crossroads, requiring decisive concerted action to eradicate lingering terrorist threats ahead of national elections, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in that country told Security Council today during a videoconference briefing.

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Iraq Removes Two Individuals from Its Sanctions List

18 Jan

On 18 January 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1518 (2003) approved the removal of the following individuals from its List of Individuals and Entities subject to the assets freeze set out by paragraphs 19 and 23 of Security Council resolution 1483 (2003) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations:

Secretary-General Appoints Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir of Iceland Deputy Special Representative for Iraq

15 Jan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir of Iceland as his new Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

Security Council Sanctions Committee concerning Iraq Removes One Entity from Its Sanctions List

16 Dec

On 16 December 2020, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1518 (2003) approved the removal of the following entity from its List of Individuals and Entities subject to the assets freeze set out by paragraphs 19 and 23 of Security Council resolution 1483 (2003) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations:

Innovative Partnership between Iraqi Authorities, Team Investigating ISIL/Da’esh Atrocity Crimes, ‘Is Working’, Special Adviser Tells Security Council

10 Dec

The head of the United Nations team investigating atrocity crimes committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) called on the Security Council today to maintain its unanimous support as the team makes strides in pursuit of justice for victims through its innovative model, in close collaboration with Iraqis.

Stakeholders Must ‘Step Up to Plate’, Prevent Iraq from Becoming Arena for Foreign-Power Rivalries, Top Official Tells Security Council

24 Nov

Iraq must immediately address the ongoing financial and economic crisis to build domestic resilience and prevent the country from becoming an arena for foreign‑Power rivalries, the top United Nations official in that country told the Security Council during a 24 November videoconference meeting, urging the Government, Parliament, political parties and others to step up to the plate collectively in such efforts.