Insights: Iraq

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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
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    Iraq: Briefings by Human Rights, Humanitarian and UN Mission Heads

    Tomorrow morning (18 November), the Council will hold its regular quarterly briefing and consultations on Iraq. Since the surprise takeover of Mosul by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) in June, the Council’s revived engagement on Iraq has...

    posted on MON 17 NOV 2014
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    Women, Peace and Security: Open Debate and Presidential Statement

    The Security Council will hold its annual open debate on women, peace and security tomorrow (28 October). As president of the Council for October, Argentina has chosen to focus the debate on the effects of displacement on women, including both...

    posted on MON 27 OCT 2014
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    Ministerial Debate and Draft Presidential Statement on Iraq and the International Response to ISIS

    Tomorrow afternoon (19 September), US Secretary of State John Kerry will preside over a ministerial debate on Iraq. The debate is an initiative of the US, Council president for September, to demonstrate support for the new Iraqi government as well...

    posted on THU 18 SEP 2014
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    Adoption of a Resolution on Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and Al-Nusra Front

    Tomorrow afternoon (15 August), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution listing six individuals affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front on the Al-Qaida sanctions regime in an attempt to cut...

    posted on THU 14 AUG 2014
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    Iraq: Emergency Meeting on ISIS Offensive in Nineveh Province

    This afternoon at 5:15 p.m. (7 August), at the request of France, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun will brief Security Council members in emergency consultations on the ongoing offensive by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)...

    posted on THU 7 AUG 2014
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    UNAMI Renewal Reflects Need for an Inclusive Government to face ISIS Offensive in Iraq

    Tomorrow (30 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for a year and increasing reporting to a quarterly cycle instead of three times a year. The...

    posted on TUE 29 JUL 2014
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    Iraq and Syria:Presidential Statement on Illicit Oil Trade Financing Terrorism

    A draft presidential statement on illicit oil trade as a source of revenue for terrorists in Iraq and Syria is currently under silence until Monday morning (28 July). Russia and the US have been in bilateral negotiations on the draft...

    posted on FRI 25 JUL 2014
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    Mladenov to Brief on the Fall of Mosul to ISIS

    This morning (12 June), Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Nickolay Mladenov will brief Council members on the fall of Iraq’s second largest city, Mosul, to the Islamic State of the Iraq and the...

    posted on THU 12 JUN 2014
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    Iraq Briefing and Draft Presidential Statement

    This afternoon (9 January), Special Representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Nickolay Mladenov will brief Council members in consultations via video-teleconference on the deteriorating security situation in Iraq, and more specifically in Fallujah and Ramadi...

    posted on THU 9 JAN 2014