In the aim of enhancing confidence in the electoral process, achieving wide participation in the elections, and ensuring integrity and organization, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2576, to renew the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), until May 27, 2022.
The resolution contains strong elements, adopted for the first time to send a UN team to monitor elections in Iraq.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirms that the resolution came in response to the Iraqi government’s request for one time, with full commitment to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Iraq, by expressing support for the government’s efforts to address the challenges and promote its stability, with full praise of the national efforts exerted by the Iraqi Government and Iraq’s friends to implement early elections, through the relevant departments in the ministry and with the follow-up of the Iraqi Permanent Mission in New York.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is looking forward to providing a strong and clearly announced team of the United Nations, in coordination with the UNAMI with the aim of supporting efforts aimed at ensuring the success of the electoral process in its scheduled time and with the widest possible geographical coverage. The launch of a strategic United Nations campaign to educate the Iraqi voters on the importance of participating in the elections will also be organized.
We highly value the stances of international partners in support of the Iraqi government’s steps in this regard, which reflects positively on the security, stability and well-being of the Iraqi people and achieve their aspired goals.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
27 May 2021