Insights: Iraq

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    UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Briefing

    Tomorrow (13 November), the Security Council is scheduled to be briefed by the Special Representative and head of UNAMI, Ján Kubiš, his last appearance before the Council in this capacity. His successor, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, has already conducted preliminary meetings in...

    posted on MON 12 NOV 2018
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    Iraq: Vote to renew UNAMI mandate

    Tomorrow (14 June), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) for ten months, until 31 May 2019. It seems that the US, the penholder, was aiming for an earlier adoption...

    posted on WED 13 JUN 2018
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    UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI): Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (20 February), the Security Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the situation in Iraq. Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), will brief on...

    posted on MON 19 FEB 2018
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    Iraq: Informal Interactive Dialogue

    Tomorrow afternoon (7 February), at the initiative of the US, Council members will hold an informal interactive dialogue on the independent, external assessment of the structure and staffing of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and related resources. Anthony...

    posted on TUE 6 FEB 2018
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    Iraq Briefing and Consultations

    On Wednesday (22 November), the Security Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the situation in Iraq. Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), will brief on...

    posted on TUE 21 NOV 2017
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    ISIL (Da’esh) Accountability: Vote on Draft Resolution

    Tomorrow (21 September), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution on accountability for crimes committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also known as Da’esh, on the territory of Iraq. The UK, the penholder...

    posted on WED 20 SEP 2017
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    Iraq Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (17 July), the Council will hold a briefing, followed by consultations, on the situation in Iraq. Ján Kubiš, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), will brief on the...

    posted on SUN 16 JUL 2017
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    Briefing and Draft Resolution on Protection of Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflicts

    On Friday morning (24 March), the Security Council will hold a briefing and will vote on a draft resolution on the protection of cultural heritage in the event of armed conflicts. Briefings are expected from Irina Bokova, Director-General of the...

    posted on THU 23 MAR 2017
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    Mosul: Consultations on the Humanitarian Situation and Alleged Chemical Weapons Attack

    Tomorrow afternoon (10 March), Council members will meet in consultations on the situation in and around Mosul, Iraq. Briefings are expected from OCHA head Stephen O’Brien and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Kim Won-soo. Russia requested the meeting earlier this...

    posted on THU 9 MAR 2017
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    Briefing on the Humanitarian Situation in Mosul, Iraq

    Tomorrow morning (4 January), Council members will be briefed by OCHA head Stephen O’Brien in consultations under “any other business” on the humanitarian situation in and around Mosul. Russia requested the meeting last Thursday. Council members will be concerned to...

    posted on TUE 3 JAN 2017
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    Iraq Briefing ahead of UNAMI Mandate Renewal

    On Friday (15 July), Special Representative Ján Kubiš will brief the Security Council on the Secretary-General’s report on the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) ahead of the mission’s mandate renewal later this month. When Kubiš last briefed the Council...

    posted on THU 14 JUL 2016
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    Meeting on Iraq’s Complaint Regarding Turkish Deployment near Mosul

    This afternoon (18 December), following the Syria ministerial meeting, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman will brief the Security Council on Iraq’s complaint regarding the Turkish deployment of an armoured battalion to the Ba’shiqa region near Mosul. It seems likely...

    posted on FRI 18 DEC 2015
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    Adoption of a Resolution on Counter-Terrorism

    This afternoon (20 November), the Council is expected to put to a vote a draft produced by France condemning several attacks committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in recent months. The text was introduced to a...

    posted on FRI 20 NOV 2015
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    Iraq: UNAMI Renewal

    Tomorrow (29 July), the Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) for a year. UNAMI’s mandate has not changed since the adoption of resolution 1770 in 2007, despite ISIS’s advance over large...

    posted on TUE 28 JUL 2015
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    Arria-formula Meeting on the Destruction, Smuggling and Theft of Cultural Heritage

    On Monday afternoon (27 April), Security Council members Jordan and France have organised an Arria-formula meeting for all UN member states on the issue of combatting the destruction, smuggling and theft of cultural heritage. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and INTERPOL...

    posted on FRI 24 APR 2015