The United Nations Security Council has addressed the security situation in Iraq as well as the ongoing humanitarian crisis, calling on political actors to end infighting and allow compromise for the sake of Iraqi people’s interests.
Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said on Wednesday it was "high-time for leaders to shift the focus from factional politics and invest in addressing the immediate needs of the citizens." She also referred to "experienced Iraqi women well-qualified for jobs in government."
Hennis-Plasschaert hinted that terrorist activities in Iraq had decreased, although ISIS "continues to pose a security threat to the whole region, while armed groups are expanding their economic and social reach,” she said.
She also hailed the 2019 budget allocations for the electricity sector, saying that such a move "reflects the government’s efforts to improve basic service delivery.