The report highlighted the number of citizens in Kirkuk which was 800,000 in 2003 and jumped to 1.25 million in April 2009McChrystal squares off against U.S. lawmakers; Kurds weigh in on Kirkuk Jun 02, 2009
Our strong hope in presenting these very thorough and objective reports, which analyze these highly complex disputed areas in ways that nobody has ever done before, is that the parties will use them to start a process of concrete dialogueUNAMI reports on disputed territories Apr 22, 2009
Ongoing Iranian-backed proxy warfare against the United States needs to be factored into contingency planning related to any U.S.-Iranian dialogueAfghan vote, surge questioned; Iran proxies in Iraq Mar 17, 2009
The IHEC has determined that among winning lists of three or more candidates, at least one winning candidate must be a woman among every threeWomen assured of Iraqi posts Jan 26, 2009
Campaign violence in Iraq must not be allowed to intimidate candidates or interfere with the right of every Iraqi to exercise their vote on Jan. 31U.N. condemns Mosul assassination Jan 02, 2009
Staffan de Mistura (born 25 January 1947, Stockholm, Sweden) is a long-serving Italian-Swedish diplomat. After a 36 year career in various UN agencies, United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon appointed him as his Special Representative (SRSG) for Iraq on 11 September 2007. He was the successor of SRSG Ashraf Qazi and assumed his responsibilities in the Mission Area on 5 November and in Baghdad on 11 November 2007. In July 2009 de Mistura became the Deputy Executive Director for External Relations of the World Food Programme in Rome. On March 1, 2010 de Mistura assumed the post of the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) in Afghanistan.
De Mistura’s previous UN posts have included that of Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq, Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for Southern Lebanon, and Director of the UN Information Center in Rome. His work has taken him to many of the World's most volatile trouble-spots including Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan and the former Yugoslavia.
De Mistura was born in 1947, the son of a Swedish mother and an Italian father.