SRSG Briefings to the Security Council

New York, 21 May 2019

Mr. President,

Distinguished members of the Security Council,

Mr. President,
Distinguished members of the Security Council,

Mr. President,
Distinguished members of the Security Council,
I am honoured to brief you today for the very first time in my capacity.
As you know, the collaborative spirit between the leading parliamentary blocs four months ago allowed the consensual nomination of Mr. Adel Abdul-Mahdi as the Prime Minister-designate.

Mr. President,

Distinguished members of the Security Council,

Mr. President,

Distinguished members of the Security Council,

Madam President,
Following the parliamentary elections on 12 May 2018, complaints and allegations of electoral fraud and mismanagement resulted in the decision to conduct a partial manual ballot recount.

Madam President,

Distinguished members of the Security Council,
I have the honour to present the first report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2421 (2018), as well as the nineteenth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 4 of resolution 2107 (2013) on the issue of missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals and property.

Madame President,

Distinguished members of the Security Council,

On 12 May 2018 – within the constitutional time-frame- Iraq held elections to its national parliament, the Council of Representatives. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, after the close of the polls, noted that τhe country held the elections on time, that people were able to cast their votes and select their representatives freely and safely and that the liberated areas witnessed a free voting process for the first time after the victory of the Iraqi forces and the defeat of Da’esh.

Madame President,

Distinguished members of the Security Council,

I have the honour to present the fourth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2367 (2017), as well as the eighteenth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 4 of resolution 2107 (2013) on the issue of missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals and property.

Mr. President,

Distinguished members of the Security Council,

I have the honour to introduce the second report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2367 (2017), as well as the seventeenth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 4 of resolution 2017 (2013) on the issue of missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals and property.

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