News ID: 231021
Published: 1035 GMT September 08, 2018

UNESCO holds event to revive cultural heritage in Mosul

UNESCO holds event to revive cultural heritage in Mosul

UNESCO will on Monday organize an international meeting aimed at rebuilding the war-torn ancient Iraqi city Mosul’s cultural heritage, rehabilitating its education system and revitalizing its cultural life, the UN culture body announced.

According to, the first ‘Revive the Spirit of Mosul’ initiative is being held at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris and is being jointly organized with Iraq’s government, UNESCO said.

“We wish to concentrate our efforts on the human dimension of the city’s reconstruction through the promotion of culture and education. Only by restoring the shared cultural heritage and revitalizing cultural and educational life will the people of Mosul be, once again, actors in the renewal of their country,” said UNESCO’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay.

Top Iraqi government aid Mahdi Al-Alak will together with Azoulay open the conference which will be attended by politicians including ministers, representatives of religious authorities and UNESCO partners, international experts and civil society members, UNESCO said.

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