UNESCO Iraq Office Newsletter, January – June 2015

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Kurdish singer Parwaz Hussen supports
Experts from Iraq’s Ministry of Water
Resources return from UNESCO
sponsored study tour to Germany
In this issue
UNESCO and IJS sign agreement to
foster press freedom and freedom of
UNESCO opens five new schools for
28 March 2015 – The protection of cultural heritage was
at the centre of the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina
Bokova’s visit to Baghdad where she launched the global
#Unite4Heritage campaign.
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11 May 2015 – Hundreds of people made their way to Shar
Park, a public space located in front of the World Heritage
Site of Erbil Citadel, to watch Parwaz Hussen sign in support
of the protection of cultural heritage in Iraq and around the
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