My voice can! No, my voice cannot... Youth around the globe – and Iraqi youths are no exception – think day after day about what their voices can do, and what they cannot do. In December and January, UNAMI asked Iraqi youth if they have a voice, if they can express themselves, and what they can do to make their voices heard in their local communities and across the country.
By Martin Kobler, Special Representative for the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, on the International Day of Democracy, 15 September 2012.
Over the past few years, millions of Iraqi men and women have made their way home from polling booths across the country, proudly displaying their fingers dyed bright purple by the ink that symbolizes their vital contribution to the political process.
Baghdad, 20 March 2013 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Martin Kobler expresses deep concern about the decision to postpone the Governorate Council elections in the provinces of Anbar and Ninewa.