SRSG discussed ways in which UNAMI and the United Nations in general can assist the local authorities and people of Ninewa.
On 28 January 2019, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert met with local authority members in Mosul including the Deputy Governor, the Provincial Council Chair, his Deputy and a number of Provincial Council Members, as well as the Mayor of Mosul. SRSG Hennis-Plasschaert discussed ways in which the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the United Nations in general can assist the local authorities and people of Ninewa in their efforts to return their lives to normal. The SRSG also discussed ways of enhancing and strengthening cooperation and coordination with the local authorities for UN activities in the area.
Later, SRSG Hennis-Plasschaert visited a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) housing project in the old city of Mosul where she interacted with homeowners and saw a water treatment plant project. She also attended a United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) clearance demonstration and met with the team working on demining efforts.
In her meetings with the local authorities, SRSG Hennis-Plasschaert also underlined the importance for UNMAS to be allowed to continue with the clearance of unexploded ordnance from Mosul without further delay, in coordination with the local authorities, to create a safe environment for the return of the citizens of Mosul.