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Protection of civilians remains a top priority in the Battle of Mosul, as Iraqi government forces continue their push to recapture the second largest Iraqi city from the extremist group, ISIL or Da’esh, according to Ján Kubiš, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq. Mr. Kubiš was speaking to UN News Service, shortly after addressing the UN Security Council on situation in Iraq and the month-long operation by Iraqi security forces to retake Mosul.

1. Adoption of the agenda 2. The situation concerning Iraq 
Twelfth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 4 of Security Council resolution 2107 (2013) (S/2016/885) Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2299 (2016) (S/2016/897)

Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:29

We are not ready for Mosul, UN rep tells Rudaw

By Majeed Gly 23/9/2016
http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/230920163 
Majeed Gly, Rudaw correspondent in New York: If the operation of Mosul starts today, how ready your teams are on the ground?

UNAMI Deputy SRSG Gyorgy Busztin’s Message on the International Day of Peace
Samarra, Iraq
21 September 2016

Interview starts at 05:26 minutes:

Transcript:

Question: can you give our viewers some facts and figures (…) explaining the statement that is repeated by many?

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Victories against ISIL in Iraq "unifying" people
A series of victories against terrorists in Iraq is a "unifying factor" for the conflict-ridden country, according to the UN's most senior representative there.

Statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, at the 7738th meeting of the United Nations Security Council held in New York on Friday, 15 July 2016.

In his message, Dr Ala Alwan, WHO’s Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, talks about the theme of this year’s World Blood Donor Day – “Blood connects us all” calling on people to “Share life, give blood”.

Monday, 20 June 2016 03:00

World Refugee Day in Baghdad 20 June 2016

Oud concert for displaced Iraqis to mark World Refugee Day
Hundreds of displaced Iraqis forced to flee their homes due to conflict have been treated to an oud concert at a camp in Baghdad by world-renowned musician, Naseer Shamma.

Najaf, Iraq, 30 May 2016 - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, was received today by His Eminence Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani in Najaf. After the meeting, Mr. Kubiš spoke to media representatives. Following is a transcript of his comments.

 

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