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Ambitious Plans after Babylon listed by UNESCO

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq poised for ambitious plan after Babylon listed by UNESCO After 36 years of lobbying by Iraq, the ancient Mesopotamian city of Babylon was designated in July a UNESCO World […]

Can Iraq get its Water Wheels on World Heritage List?

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can Iraq get its water wheels on UNESCO World Heritage List? Iraq has been working for the last three months to rehabilitate its historical norias in Hit, a […]

Calls for UNESCO to include Babylon on World Heritage List

By John Lee. Iraqi President Barham Salih has called on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to include the ancient city of Babylon in its World Heritage List. The President made the request at meeting with UNESCO Director Audrey Azoulay in France. They also discussed the provision of job opportunities within UNESCO […]

EUR 57.5m Contracts to Support Mosul Recovery

EU Signs Contracts of 57.5 Million Euros with UN to Support Mosul Recovery, Promises Additional 20 Million Euros Next Month A delegation from the United Nations in Iraq and the European Union Mission to Iraq yesterday toured a number of EU-funded and UN implemented projects in Mosul, seeing first-hand the clearance, stabilization, rehabilitation and development […]

Initial Planning Framework for Reconstruction of Mosul

UN-Habitat and UNESCO presented the Initial Planning Framework for Reconstruction of Mosul On 15 November 2018, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) presented the Initial Planning Framework for the Reconstruction of Mosul, offering perspectives on how to ‘Build Back Better’ the city for the […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Base Manager, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Camp Management Manager, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Livelihoods Manager, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Transport Officer, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Senior Human Rights Officer, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Communication/Public Information […]

Reconstruction: Reviving the Spirit of Mosul

Reconstruction and recovery in Iraq: Reviving the Spirit of Mosul The ‘Revive the Spirit of Mosul’ Initiative was presented on 30 June 2018 during the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee. Launched by UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay in February 2018, the Mosul Initiative is conceived in partnership with the Iraqi Government to integrate the […]

Conserving Iran and Iraq’s Wetlands

There’s growing awareness in the Islamic Republic of Iran that wetlands are valuable and sustain livelihoods. Ramsar, “the gem of northern Iran”, is the town that gives its name to the Ramsar Convention. The Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use […]

UK brings UNMAS Contribution to $20m

The UK Government has donated an additional 1 million GBP (1.3 million USD) to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), increasing the UK total contribution to 14.2 million GBP (20 million USD). The additional funding will boost UNMAS support to stabilization efforts by increasing survey and clearance of critical infrastructure in liberated areas. This […]