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The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) is an entity that was formed by the United Nations in Security Council Resolution 1500 on 14 August 2003.[1]


Its mandate operates through a Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Iraq. The first such representative was Sérgio Vieira de Mello who was killed in the Canal Hotel bombing on 19 August 2003.[2]

The current mandate was extended to 31 July 2014, under Resolution 2110 adopted on 24 July 2013. One of its tasks is to implement the International Compact with Iraq. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ashraf Qazi was appointed on 14 July 2004 and retired on 18 September 2007.[3]

Ad Melkert was Special Representative of the Secretary-General from 2009-2011, who was replaced by Martin Kobler.[4] The current Special Representative of the Secretary-General is Nikolay Mladenov.[5]

Military representatives and guardsEdit

  • Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji - 269 Fijian troops are responsible for protecting UN buildings and staff in the Green Zone.[6] The contingent- trained, equipped and transported to Iraq by Australia- was first deployed to Iraq in December 2004, at which time it consisted of 134 troops.[7]
  • Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark - One military observer.[6] Previously, around 35 troops had been deployed as UN guards (in addition to Denmark's contribution to the US-led Coalition).
  • Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand - One military observer.[6]
  • Flag of Australia.svg Australia - Two military observers.[6]
  • Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan - Two military observers.[6]
  • Flag of Nepal.svg   Nepal - One military observer and 104 troops.[6]

Withdrawn ParticipantsEdit

  • Flag of Romania.svg Romania - 100 Romanian soldiers were sent to Iraq in March 2005 for a six-month deployment in support of UNAMI[8] (in addition to Romania's contribution to the US-led Coalition).
  • Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia - Role of Georgia in the Iraq War: Around 550 soldiers were deployed in March 2005 to perform UN protection duties (in addition to Georgia's contribution to the US-led Coalition).[9] However, they were placed under U.S. command on a "middle ring security" mission in the Green Zone,[10] and were later re-deployed to join the Georgian Multinational Force Iraq contingent.
  • Flag of Canada.svg Canada - One military observer was deployed from October 2004 to July 2007.[11]
  • Flag of Austria.svg Austria - Had one military observer.[6]
  • Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom - Had one military observer.[6]
  • United States - Had four military observers.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. United Nations Security Council Resolution 1500.- | / | S-RES-1500(2003) }} {{#strreplace: - | / | S-RES-1500(2003) }} page 1. 14 August 2003. Retrieved 2007-09-13.
  2. United Nations Security Council Verbotim Report 4812.- | / | S-PV-4812 }} {{#strreplace: - | / | S-PV-4812 }} page 8. Mr. Trautwein Germany 21 August 2003 at {{#strreplace: m. | m | 10:30 }}. Retrieved 2007-09-13.
  3. "SRSG Visits Northern Region of Kurdistan". 18 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-20. 
  5. "UN chief appoints Bulgarian official as Special Representative for Iraq". 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 DPKO UN Mission's Summary detailed by Country
  7. "United Nations Peace Operations - Year in Review 2004". Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  8. "Microsoft PowerPoint - (U) Iraq Weekly Status Report - 16 March 2005.ppt" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  9. John Pike. "Iraq Coalition - Non-US Forces in Iraq". Retrieved 2012-08-04. 
  10. Press Releases, Statements & Transcripts - Embassy of the U.S. in Georgia[dead link]
  11. Past Operations | National Defence and the Canadian Forces[dead link]

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