Erbil, Iraq, 18 April 2018 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, congratulated Kurdistan Region political parties and blocs for signing the Electoral Charter of Honour on Wednesday in Erbil.
“The credibility of the democratic process lies in the integrity of the electoral process. Thus, an effective Charter of Honour is essential to conducting the elections in a free, fair, impartial, transparent and credible manner,” SRSG Kubiš said.
Mosul, Iraq – 18 April 2018 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq Jan Kubiš, on a visit to Mosul on Tuesday 17 April 2018, stressed the important role of rehabilitation and reconstruction in Ninewa going hand-in-hand with voluntary and safe return of IDPs.
Erbil, Iraq, 17- 18 April 2018 – In an ongoing, multi-partner project, a number of human rights organizations operating in Erbil are receiving training on how to report on the state of women’s rights in the Kurdistan Region. This is the third in a series of two-day trainings to enhance the ability of local NGOs to prepare professional shadow reports to the UN human rights system. The training is being provided by the Human Rights Office (HRO) of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) in partnership with Al Masala Organization for Human Resources Development.
Baghdad, 16 April 2018 – On the occasion of the Yezidi new year, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, congratulates all the Yezidis in Iraq and beyond, all the goodwilling Iraqis who share the feelings of celebration with their Yezidi brethren.
Baghdad, Iraq, 15 April 2018 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the cowardly bombing which targeted the motorcade of a Turkmen Front candidate for the parliamentary elections in Kirkuk, which caused a number of casualties.
The Special Representative expresses condolences for the families of the dead and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.