UN waiting for full details of Iraqi procurement plans

The Government of Iraq has not yet submitted full details of its latest procurement plans under the oil-for-food programme for review by the UN Secretariat, the spokesman for the Secretary-General said today.
This was necessary before the Secretary-General could endorse Phase VII of the distribution plan under the programme, he added.

The UN had received an executive summary from Iraq, as well as the proposed allocations by sector, but the required annexes to the distribution plan, which list all items to be procured, had not yet been submitted.