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08 Aug 2002 description

"Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists"
President George W. Bush to Congress, 20 September 2001
"And what rough beast, its hour come round at last Slouches toward Bethlehem to be born?"

07 Aug 2002 description
report UN Security Council

General Assembly
Fifty-seventh session
Item 119 of the provisional agenda*
Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations

Security Council

06 Aug 2002 description

Anglican Observer Office at the UN, Arab Commission for Human Rights, Center for Development of International Law, Fellowship of Reconciliation - Global Policy Forum, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies, Mennonite Central Committee, Middle East and Europe Office of Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Quaker UN Office-New York -United Church of Christ UN Office World Economy, Ecology and Development Association (WEED), in association with Save the Children UK


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06 Aug 2002 description

In a letter addressed to the Acting Chairman of the Security Council's 661 sanctions committee on 1 August 2002, the Executive Director of the Iraq Programme, Benon V.

01 Aug 2002 description

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Map is found on the HIC for Iraq website
Map created by the Joint Humanitarian Information Centre, a project implemented by the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

30 Jul 2002 description

The first batch of 14 humanitarian supply contracts, worth over $7.62 million, that had been previously placed on hold by the Security Council's 661 sanctions committee, were approved last week following their re-assessment in accordance with paragraph 18 of the new procedures for the review and processing of contracts under Security Council resolution 1409 (2002). The full implementation of the new procedures began on 15 July.

29 Jul 2002 description

Iraq has suffered an enduring humanitarian crisis from economic and trade sanctions that began in 1990 and were followed by the seven-month Gulf War. Possible U.S. military action against Iraq threatens to cause further deterioration of Iraq's vulnerable social infrastructures. Almost one-third of children in south and central Iraq suffer from malnutrition. Poor water and sanitation are contributing to chronic outbreaks of dysentery among children under the age of five.

23 Jul 2002 description

Ramiro Lopes da Silva of Portugal arrived in Iraq on 19 July and assumed the responsibilities of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq. Mr. Lopes da Silva was appointed to the post by the Secretary-General on 31 May 2002 and succeeded Tun Myat, who had served in that capacity since April 2000. The Office of the Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq is an integral part of the Office of the Iraq Programme (OIP), with the Coordinator reporting to the Executive Director of OIP, Benon V. Sevan.

19 Jul 2002 description
report IRIN

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network

16 Jul 2002 description

Rupert Colville - Media Relations

16 Jul 2002 description

In a letter dated 15 July 2002, addressed to the Chairman of the 661 Committee, H.E. Ole Peter Kolby (Norway), the Executive Director of the Iraq Programme, Mr. Benon V. Sevan, informed that the Office of the Iraq Programme has made all the necessary arrangements for the implementation of the revised procedures adopted by resolution 1409 (2002), effective Monday, 15 July 2002.

16 Jul 2002 description
report UN News Service

The United Nations has fully implemented new procedures to speed the delivery of humanitarian aid to Iraq, according to the head of the office running the oil-for-food programme, which allows Baghdad to use a portion of its petroleum revenues to purchase relief supplies.

09 Jul 2002 description

There were five loadings from the two authorized terminals of Mina al-Bakr and Ceyhan under the United Nations oil-for-food programme in the week ending 5 July, totaling 6.3 million barrels of oil - down from the previous week's total of 8 million barrels. Of these, 3 loadings were from Mina al-Bakr, with 4.7 million barrels of oil and two loadings from Ceyhan, with 1.6 million barrels. The week's exports netted an estimated €152 million (euros) or $150 million in revenue. The average price of Iraqi crude oil was, approximately €24.20 or $23.80 per barrel.

05 Jul 2002 description
report UN News Service

Wrapping up two days of meetings with officials from Iraq aimed at ending the stalemate over the return of United Nations weapons inspectors, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said some progress had been achieved - although he would have preferred more.

04 Jul 2002 description
report UN News Service

As high-level talks between the United Nations and Iraq opened today in Vienna, Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced hope that the two-day meeting would produce concrete results concerning central issues, including the return of weapons inspectors to the country.

03 Jul 2002 description
report UN News Service

Arriving in Vienna today, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan met with the key members of his delegation to discuss the next round of talks with Iraqi officials, which begin on Thursday in the Austrian capital.

02 Jul 2002 description

The volume of Iraqi oil exports under the United Nations oil-for-food programme remained almost unchanged from the previous week's total, standing at 8 million barrels in the week ending 28 June. There were three loadings from Mina al-Bakr terminal, corresponding to 5.1 million barrels of oil, and two loadings from Ceyhan terminal, corresponding to 2.9 million barrels.