UN Photo/Loey Felipe
26 May 2022
Today, Thursday, the UN Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for an additional year, until May 31, 2023, while retaining its basic tasks.
By unanimously adopting resolution 2631 (2022), the Council requested the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq to prioritize providing advice, support and assistance to the government and people of Iraq on promoting inclusive political dialogue and national and community reconciliation, taking into account civil society input and full, equal and meaningful participation of women .
Council members also requested the Special Representative and UNAMI to provide further advice, support and assistance to the Government of Iraq in facilitating regional dialogue and cooperation, including on issues of border security, energy, trade, environment, water, resilience, infrastructure and health public, refugees, and the negative impacts of climate change, particularly those that contribute to desertification and drought.
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The Council also requested the mission to address gender mainstreaming as a cross-cutting issue throughout its mandate, to advise and assist the Government of Iraq in ensuring the full, equal and meaningful participation, inclusion and representation of women at all levels of decision-making, including in the context of elections and government formation, and to promote empowerment Economic for women.
In addition, the Special Representative and UNAMI are mandated to support the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government to work together and engage in regular and structured dialogue to resolve outstanding issues, including security allocations, budgetary arrangements, management of Iraq’s oil and gas resources, and implementation of existing agreements, including Sinjar Agreement 2020.