“Saving the cultural heritage of Iraq” -- Director-General welcomes Adoption of the UN General Assembly Resolution

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UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, addressing the UN General Assembly, May 2015
© UN Photo/Loey Felipe

From 27 May to 1 June 2015, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, will take part in the Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York on the draft resolution “Saving the cultural heritage of Iraq”.

The draft resolution will be presented jointly by Germany and Iraq, with the support of a large number of Member States. It focuses on the fight against the destruction of cultural heritage and the attacks against cultural diversity in Iraq. It includes a set of measures to end the destruction and looting of archaeological sites and cultural artifacts in Iraq.

In New York, the Director-General, in her function as Chair of the High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM), will also participate in a two-day retreat of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Dialogue on the longer-term positioning of the UN development system”. The ECOSOC Dialogue is intended to provide an opportunity for discussion, stocktaking and shared analysis on issues of strategic importance in the build up to the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda in September.