Baghdad, 3 September 2014 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, has called on the Iraqi authorities to conduct a public and independent investigation into the fate of soldiers and other military personnel who were massacred or are missing from the Camp Speicher military base, when it was seized by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and associated armed groups on 12 June 2014.

New York 02 September 2014: The Secretary-General welcomes the lifting of the siege on the town of Amerli in Iraq through the action of the Iraqi Security Forces, the Kurdish Peshmerga and others with air support from the United States.  This has averted a major humanitarian as well as human rights disaster.

Geneva, 1 September 2014

Mr. President,

Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council,


I thank you for convening this special session of the Human Rights Council on Iraq.

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Erbil, 28 August 2014 – The Country Director of UNDP Iraq, Adam Abdelmoula, today met with the Governor of Dohuk, Farhad Amin Atroshi, to discuss support to IDPs and host communities, and signed an agreement with the Department of Underground Water on the drilling of two wells to serve 1000 vulnerable IDP in Dawoodia, Dohuk.

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