Iraqi president makes historic visit to UNESCO

Paris, France

When :

Monday 25 February, 2019

Where :

Paris, France

UNESCO has already generated an extraordinary momentum, with $100 million in support already announced, notably from the United Arab Emirates and the European Union. Some projects, such as the reconstruction of the iconic Al-Nousri mosque are underway. Its reconstruction will be accompanied by that of other monuments that mark the city's historical diversity, including churches and Yezidi temples. This is a powerful symbol of community reconciliation and peaceful coexistence of religious minorities.

"Revive the Spirit of Mosul" is a joint investment with the Iraqi authorities that will be successful through the involvement of local populations. This remarkable momentum also shows that multilateralism, when in action, can have a real impact in the service of peace.