Posts Tagged ‘Geneva’

The effects of lifting the sanctions on Iran on Iraq’s economy

Decides to lift the sanctions imposed on Iran a few years ago because of a dispute between them and the international community to the real purpose (more…)

First Published: 2013-11-22

Geneva – Kuwait called on Friday to the United Nations Committee for the compensation to the need to deal with the request to retrieve some sensitive and confidential documents which I had lost during the period of the invasion of Iraq, at a faster pace.

He said Khaled Ahmad Al-Mudhaf, chairman of Kuwaiti Public Authority for Assessment of Compensation for the loss of the Iraqi invasion delayed the delivery of the Commission of these documents to his country for more than eight years, despite the signing of a bilateral agreement written and verbal are whereby the return of such documents to the State of Kuwait after the completion of the review. (more…)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

(Reuters) – Abdul Basit Turki Saeed Iraqi Central Bank Governor on Tuesday that Iraq plans to issue bonds in local currency for the first time since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, which would allow the country’s new tool of monetary policy.

told Saeed told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference in Geneva that the first issue of bonds is expected to be worth three billion Iraqi dinars ($ 2.58 million). ,

adding that this would be the first time that the issuance of bonds for fiscal policy and not for the purpose of funding. (dollar = 1165.000 Iraqi dinars)

Promised the Economic Committee in the Iraqi Parliament, yesterday, Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization “Troydha of the Iraqi economy weak”, and stressed the need for the government “to create an environment suitable investment and reform tax laws and fees,”

as he emphasized the economic expert that Iraq’s accession to the organization “will open global markets for the country, “calling to attend Iraq World in all forums to stimulate the economy and not rely on oil. (more…)

UNemblemSome Iraq-Kuwait issues to move next month from Chapter VII to VI – UNSC Pres.
04/06/2013 | 11:29 PM | World News

UNITED NATIONS, June 4 (KUNA) — UN Security Council (UNSC) acknowledged progress achieved by Iraq in implementing its UN obligations towards Kuwait, thus will move some related issues from Chapter VII to VI of UN Charter when it meets on the matter next month, UNSC President said.

Mark Lyall-Grant, British Ambassador to UN and rorating UNSC President, told a press conference that UNSC will hold consultations on June 27 on Iraq-Kuwait “where there have been some positive developments, with the prospect of moving some dossiers from Chapter VII to Chapter VI when the mandate of the High-Level Coordinator on Kuwait missing persons and property, who left his post in late December, is examined in July. (more…)

09-05-2013 02:07 PM

Baghdad (newsletter). Ambassador Mohammad Sabir Ismail received new duties as the Permanent Representative of Iraq in Geneva.

The Ministry of Commerce announced that a delegation from the ministry represents Iraq participated in the meetings of the session (95) of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which kicked off on Monday in Geneva. (more…)

The parliamentary economic committee called the Iraqi government the application of customs tariffs and the transfer of a free economy to enter Iraq to the WTO.

The decision of the Committee and the representative of the Kurdistan Alliance Mahma Khalil’s / JD / The “to ensure Iraq’s entry into the World Trade Organization must be preceded by several steps, including the application of several laws of the government.”

Khalil added, “There is a program and a desire for Iraq’s accession to the WTO.” (more…)

Trade: sessions to explain the importance of Iraq's accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO)The Ministry of Commerce held educational seminars about Iraq’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

In a statement, the ministry received / Baghdadiya News / copy of it, “The organization is an entity permanent and is characterized by being possesses considerable power to mediate trade disputes among member countries and sets penalties Between countries, and identifies appropriate sanctions for different cases was founded in 1995 and based in Geneva, in the wake of the last session of negotiations on the Convention and the so-called Uruguay Round. (more…)

The Working Group on Trade, Debt and Finance will organize in Geneva a seminar at the end of the first quarter of 2012 on the economics of the relationship between exchange rates and trade – especially the impact of the one on the other, said Working Group Chair Martin Glass of Hong Kong, China. He said that the issue of existing WTO rules and currencies will not be taken up at this seminar.

The two-day seminar will have four sessions dealing with the different dimensions of the topic, with participation from the private sector, governments, international agencies and academia. (more…)

11/18/2011 |

Baghdad / with held the Tripartite Committee on the affairs of the missing Kuwaitis its 34 in Geneva attended by representatives of Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the International Red Cross.

and opened the agenda with a speech by the International Committee of the Red Cross, followed by the word Iraq, delivered by Minister of Human Rights, and then the word of the Kuwaiti delegation, followed by the Saudi delegation and other members of the observers, touched each side of the Iraqi and Kuwaiti to the possibility of developing a joint action between the parties to resolve the remaining of the outstanding problems regarding the issue of missing Kuwaitis in Iraq. ” , (more…)

GENEVA — A U.N. panel has approved another $1 billion in compensation payments for victims of Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

The U.N. Compensation Commission says the money will go to four companies and four government or international bodies. It did not disclose the identities of the claimants Thursday but said all are in Kuwait.

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Opened at United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, on 11/10/2011, the work of the seventy-second session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Compensation Commission which held its meetings from 11 to 10.13.2011 under the chairmanship of the Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva Ambassador Reinhard Shuaib, During the opening session of the Council elected a new Vice-President to succeed Japan, which left the end of 2010 to be the Second Vice-President in addition to Brazil, where he was elected Ambassador Abdul Samad Minty, South Africa’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva for the job.


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Baghdad (news) .. said Saleh al-Tamimi Director of Information and Culture Ministry and spokesman, that Iraq will take part in the work of the World Organization for Intellectual Property and place in the organization’s headquarters in Geneva – Switzerland for the period from September 26 to present the very first of October next.

And said Tamimi in a statement received by the Agency (news) a copy of it on Thursday that the delegation of Iraq will include Culture Minister Saadoun al-Dulaimi, and Alaa Abu Hassan, head of the National Centre for the Protection of Copyright and Related Rights and Falah al-Ani, General Director of the Department of the Conference Palace.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Iraq participated diplomatic delegation acting substantive session of the Economic and Social Council, which is one of the principal organs of the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva, which will last until 29 this month.

The Foreign Ministry statement received all of Iraq and the whole [where] a copy of it on Monday that “the delegation chaired by Ambassador Mohamed Ali Hakim, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq in Geneva.”


The WTO Secretariat is pleased to announce the programme for the 26th WTO Introduction Day, intended for delegates newly arrived in Geneva, non-governmental organizations, as well as interns currently working in the Secretariat and new staff members.

The activity will take place on Thursday 7 April 2011 in the Centre William Rappard (more…)

Currency Newshound Commentary: The title to the article suggests Iraq has met its application objectives in order to become a full member of the WTO.

The WTO has asked Iraq to work toward its development in the private sector (manufacturing, agricultural, etc) so as to compete equally with other WTO members once a full member which logically makes sense.  Therefore (according to this article) Iraq is set for full membership but it must improve its private sector for future trade prior to becoming a member.

Iraq has been working dilegently on its private sector development over the past 6 to 12 months.

The United States is working directly with Iraq (according to this article and others) in order to ease Iraq into WTO full member status.

علم 'منظمة التجارة العالمية' يرفرف على مقرها في جنيف

Completed the National Committee to join the “WTO” operational scheme of the legislation requested by the Organization of Iraq to be an active member in it.

A member of the committee affiliated to the Ministry of Commerce Qais Maiov Radio Free Iraq that the Committee had completed this plan, which includes 27 paragraphs between the law and the draft law, and the preparation of initial bid for items based on the law of customs tariff, after more than six years on Iraq’s membership as an observer in the Organization world trade.


On the sidelines The visit of the Minister of Human Rights To the delegation of the Republic of Iraq participating in the work of the session 16 His Excellency visited the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross In Geneva on the morning of March 1 2011 He met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Dr. Jakob Kellenberger, Mr Jakob Kellenberger , And, Mr. Chairman of the Committee welcomed His Excellency the Minister and His Excellency the position of Iraq collaborating with the Committee in its work in Iraq despite the circumstances surrounding this work, also thanked the sovereignty of His Excellency the Minister on this visit, which Reflect the interest of the Government of the Republic of Iraq, the humanitarian aspect, and that the Commission is working in several areas, including prisoners and missing persons and blind people liberty, and that this cooperation has been consolidated draft agreement with Iraq in the field of blind persons freedom to allow the Committee to carry out an important role in this aspect.


GENEVA, Feb 17 (KUNA) — Kuwaiti Minister of Oil, and Minister of Information, and Chairman of the Central Committee for Overseeing the Environment Rehabilitation Sheikh Ahmad Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah said Thursday that his meeting with UN Compensation Commission tomorrow will touch on the latest developments, and listen closely to their remarks.

Sheikh Ahmad added upon his arrival in Geneva that the meeting — which will be attended by a joint delegation of Kuwaiti executive and legislative authorities — will be briefed by the UN Commission on the sound measures that should be taken, and the optimal style of work of the commission in the future.