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MI Newsletter

United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq

Newsletter - Issue 19 (Special Edition) December 2011 - January 2012

IN THIS ISSUE The U.N. supports dialogue among Iraqi
leaders to move the political process forward

The U.N. supports dialogue among Iraqi leaders Iraq’s President, Mr. Jalal Talabani, with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler. Photo:
to move the political process forward ............... 1 Office of President Jalal Talabani

SRSG Kobler warns against underestimating “Iraq this year begins a promising The Secretary-General’s message was
task ahead ...................................................................... 2 new chapter in its history,” said conveyed by his Special Representative
United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Martin Kobler, to all the
UNAMI advises Parliament in the selection of Ban Ki-moon in a statement addressed to Iraqi leaders he met during the months of
Electoral Commissioners ........................................... 2 the Government and the people of Iraq on December 2011 and January 2012, in an
3 January 2012, in light of the withdrawal effort to assist in their endeavours to build
A Human Rights Action Plan for the Kurdistan of the United States military forces from a peaceful, democratic and prosperous
Region .............................................................................. 4 the country by the end of December 2011. Iraq.

UNIDO partners with Iraqi entrepreneurs and
banks to boost enterprise development ........... 5

The story of an Iraqi blacksmith ............................. 6

A milestone in assessing health care financing
in Iraq ............................................................................... 7

UNDP Iraq increases understanding of gender
among Iraqi partners .................................................. 8

The UN Global Network for Iraq: For a bigger
role of the private sector in development ......... 9

WHO improves patient safety in Iraq ................ 10

Water in Iraq: Addressing the triple challenge ...11

Second phase of Area Based Development
Programme endorsed .................................................. 13

Building trust between police and civil
society ......................................................................13

Iraq Knowledge Network Survey .................. 15

News Briefs ............................................................ 16

List of the United Nations Acronyms ........... 18

As Iraq makes further “This is an opportunity for Iraq to further To all Iraqi interlocutors, SRSG Kobler
progress in regaining its strengthen its democratically elected expressed concern about the current
rightful place in the community institutions and to promote peace and political stalemate in the country. He
of nations, it is even more stability for the benefit of the Iraqi people,” urged Iraqi political parties and leaders to
crucial that its leaders from he added. work together towards finding a common
all sides work collectively to The Secretary-General also expressed his ground to resolve their differences on the
overcome their differences concern about recent political tensions, as basis of the Constitution through
and promote confidence and well as his strong support to the voices meaningful dialogue and compromise.
tolerance. calling for political dialogue to address Mr. Kobler assured all his interlocutors of
outstanding issues in a way that “respects the readiness of the United Nations
Mr. Martin Kobler, the constitution and its provisions for the Assistance Mission for Iraq to support Iraqi
Special Representative of the UN separation of powers, the rule of law and leaders’ efforts to promote confidence
Secretary-General for Iraq an independent judiciary.” and trust among the parties at this
important juncture in the history of Iraq.
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