Baghdad, 17 July 2016 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, briefed the UN Security Council on Friday 15 July 2016 on the situation in Iraq, striking an optimistic note that Iraqis are capable of defeating the terrorist Daesh and urging political planning for the post-Daesh period.

Baghdad, 25 March 2016 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the terrorist bombing that targeted spectators at a football stadium in the town of Iskanderiyah south of Baghdad, killing or injuring many civilians.

Baghdad,18 March 2016 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Iraq (SRSG), Ján Kubiš, welcomes the resolution adopted by the United States Congress and the statement made by the United States Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry, recognising the suffering of the Iraqi people, particularly members of Iraq’s diverse ethnic and religious communities, as a result of the crimes committed against them by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and acknowledging that these crimes may constitute international crimes, including war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.

Baghdad, 8 March 2016– The Government of Australia has contributed US$1.4 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The contribution will help thousands of people as they try to restart their lives in Ramadi and Sinjar where the Iraqi Government has recently retaken control.

Baghdad, 01 March 2016 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the suicide bombings which targeted a funeral in Muqdadiya in Diyala Governorate and another in Abu Ghraib on Monday 29 February 2016.

01 March 2016 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq’s (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), with support from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Government of Canada, has provided US$180,000 in grants to eight civil society organisations that are working with survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in internally displaced persons’ (IDP) camps and host communities in Iraq.

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16 February 2016 – Iraq has been steadily gaining ground against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da’esh), which is gradually losing its appeal to the disenfranchised population, the United Nations envoy for that country told the Security Council today, as he also warned that its threat should not be underestimated.

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Baghdad, 21 November 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, welcomed the Security Council Resolution on ISIL adopted Friday.

Baghdad, 15 November 2015 - The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq (DSRSG) and Acting Head of Mission, Mr. Gyorgy Busztin, welcomed the positive momentum by Kurdish Peshmerga and other forces in defeating ISIL fighters in and around Sinjar in recent days.

Baghdad, 6 September 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, yesterday paid a visit to Lalish Temple, the Holy Shrine of the Yazidi community, in Sheikhan.

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