One year after elections were held, and three years after Iraqis took to the streets to protest a lack of political, economic and social prospects, the continuing absence of a functioning government is hard to justify, the senior United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today, while stressing the need for Iraq’s leaders — “all of them” — to engage in dialogue and “pull the country back from the ledge”.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
On 30 August 2022, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1518 (2003) removed the following entry from its Sanctions List of individuals and entities:
In Algeria, the United Nations team on the ground sent out an appeal for increased support from the international community to boost lifesaving assistance to some 90,000 Sahrawi refugees risking food insecurity and malnutrition.
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks, as delivered by Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance, at the wreath-laying at the Baghdad bombing memorial, today in New York: