United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)
The Chapter VII United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) was created in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1500. The UNAMI mandate is to play a leading role in assisting the Iraqi people and government in the formation of institutions for representative government. The Canadian mission in support of UNAMI was Operation IOLAUS. This mission was approved for a one-year term and the mandate was renewed on an annual basis.
This operation involved the deployment of a CF officer to be one of the Assistant Military Advisors (AMA or A/MILAD) for the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) leading the UNAMI mission. This officer was authorized to carry out tasks assigned to him by the Military Advisor (MILAD) to the SRSG, in accordance with his mandate as approved by the United Nations. The officer was employed as an expert on the mission as an unarmed member of the SRSG UNAMI staff.
Task Force Iraq (TFI) was a detachment of Canadian Expeditionary Force Command (CEFCOM) and represented the forces assigned to Operation IOLAUS. As the sole officer assigned to TFI, the A/MILAD was also designated the Task Force Commander.
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