Preventive Diplomacy in Iraq
Since 2003 the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has worked quietly to help build democratic institutions and stability in the country. The political mission supervised by the UN Department of Political Affairs facilitates dialogue over disputed internal boundaries such as in the northern city of Kirkuk. It has also supported Iraq in carrying out six major elections in the past years.
In the following video interviews, former UNAMI chief Ad Melkert (2009-2011) recounts how the United Nations supported dialogue over boundary issues and assisted Iraqi politicians to find a compromise on the electoral law that laid the ground for peaceful elections in 2009.
- Learn more about the UN's work in Iraq
- Visit the website of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq
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