The United Nations Security Council will hold a session on the situation concerning Iraq on Tuesday, 13 November 2018, at 10:00 a.m. New York time (6:00 p.m. Baghdad time). Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, is expected to brief the session shortly after it commences.
Special Representative Ján Kubiš will brief on developments in Iraq and the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The latest report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council can be found on: http://bit.ly/2fzjify
ISIL’s legacy of terror: at least 200 mass graves in Iraq, says UN report
BAGHDAD/GENEVA (6 November 2018) – More than 200 mass graves containing the remains of thousands of victims have been discovered in areas formerly controlled by ISIL in Iraq, according to a UN report released Tuesday. The report highlights the legacy of ISIL’s relentless campaign of terror and violence and victims’ calls for truth and justice.
Baghdad, Iraq, 4 November 2018 - The Special Representative for Iraq of the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the cowardly bombings which targeted several residential areas of Baghdad and in Sadr City today, killing or injuring a number of civilians. The Special Representative extends his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.
Mr. Kubiš urges the authorities to be extra vigilant to uncover the culprits and thwart further attacks.
Baghdad, 01 November 2018 – A total of 69 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 105 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in October 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
The figures include ordinary citizens and others considered civilian at the time of death or injury, such as police in non-combat functions, civil defence, personal security teams, facilities protection police and fire department personnel.
Baghdad, 25 October 2018 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has welcomed the formal confirmation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, and expressed appreciation of the efforts of outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi throughout the last parliamentary term. He also welcomed the Council of Representatives’ endorsement of the government programme and the partial formation of the new Council of Ministers, although he has voiced deep concern at the lack of any female representation among ministers announced thus far.