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
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.