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Revive the spirit of Mosul

Mosul is the living symbol of Iraqi’s pluralistic identity. For centuries, it has been a crossroad of culture in the Middle East.


First International Meeting on the "Revive the Spirit of Mosul" Initiative

The International Meeting on the "Revive the spirit of Mosul" initiative was organized by UNESCO in collaboration with the Government of Iraq, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, on 10 September 2018.

The meeting brought together representatives from the Iraqi Government and Member States, leaders of relevant international and regional organizations, development cultural and educational institutions, UN organizations, and representatives of relevant humanitarian non-governmental organizations.

The objective of the meeting was to mobilize the international community for the reconstruction and recovery of Mosul, to take stock of the current situation on the ground, and to present a list of major projects that are contributing to the rehabilitation of Mosul’s heritage sites, reviving its cultural life and its educational institutions.

Introductory Speech by the Director-General, Ms Audrey Azoulay

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