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10 Sep 2013
On September 15, 2013, a flotilla of traditional Mesopotamian boats will embark down the Tigris River on an historic voyage of celebration, education, and data collection. Over the course of several weeks and over 1200 kilometers flowing from southeastern Turkey to southern Iraq, the Tigris River Flotilla will celebrate the cultural heritage of Mesopotamia, bring environmental awareness to riverside communities, and study the river's current hydrological condition. Nature Iraq, working with the Nature Iraq Foundation, Hasankeyf Matters, and members of the Waterkeeper Alliance, will launch the flotilla in the historic and threatened town of Hasankeyf, coinciding with the 4th Hasankeyf Ingathering. Over the following two months and 1200 kilometers the Flotilla will continue downstream through Iraq, with media events in…
Baghdad, 8 September 2013 (UNESCO) - The 8th September of every year marks a special occasion with the world celebrating International Literacy Day. In 2013, this occasion takes an even deeper significance as this year's celebrations highlight a neglected, yet major aspect: placing education at the heart of development. Under this year's theme, Literacies for the 21st Century, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in cooperation with the Government of Iraq, is holding two main events in Baghdad and Erbil to highlight the main achievements accomplished in the past years, and discuss future steps to be taken to ensure that literacy is invested as a tool to generate social and economic development. To be attended by all…
On Wednesday 4 September 2013, Al Sorouh for Sustainable Development Foundation held a celebration and a press conference to distribute academic scholarships for exceptional students in Erbil and Kirkuk and who are registered with a scholarship program funded by HRF (Human Relief Foundation). The full press release and pictures are attached.
Erbil, 4 September 2013. More than 75 civil society leaders, government officials, and members of Parliament endorsed today the new policy on relations between the parliament, government, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Kurdistan Region.A signing ceremony was held at the Canyon Hotel in Erbil to mark adoption of the Compact on Partnership and Development between Public Authorities and Non-Governmental Organizations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. “The Compact will lay the foundation for civil society in the Kurdistan Region to expand and partner with government and parliament for further social, economic, and political development,” emphasized Mr. Namik Heydarov, Strategic Planning Advisor for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq.“By passing the Compact, the legislative and executive branches in the…
Baghdad, 7 September 2013 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has been informed that the Government of Iraq has served an order to relocate the remaining residents of Camp Ashraf to Camp Hurriya. The United Nations believes that the Iraqi Government will move to enforce this order without delay. كوردى “We strongly hope all parties will act responsibly and that the process of relocation to Camp Hurriya will be peaceful and voluntary,” the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Gyorgy Busztin, said. The UN Envoy repeatedly urged both sides to act responsibly and to show restraint to prevent any violence during the relocation process. “The United Nations has made tireless efforts…
01 Sep 2013
This year’s Franco-Arab Film Festival marks a turning point in the event’s maturity cycle. Organized by the Institut Français, the Royal Film Commission and other entities, the festival will be held in Jordan, Palestine and France, and for the first time this year, also in Lebanon and Iraq.