UNESCO and Iraq achieve a new milestone in the fight against illiteracy
Under this year's theme, Literacies for the 21st Century, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in cooperation with the Government of Iraq, organized a special event in Baghdad to celebrate the International Literacy Day 2013 - an occasion that took a special significance this year with the handover of 125 Community Learning Centres (CLCs) to the Iraqi government.
In the framework of their significant efforts towards supporting the Iraqi government in overcoming the devastating impact of water shortage, UNESCO and the European Union (EU) launched the phase II of the "Advanced Survey of Hydrogeological Resources in Iraq" (ASHRI-2), a pioneering initiative that aims to improve national capacities in the exploration and integrated management of groundwater resources, and enhance both, efficiency and effectiveness of public planning and policy making in the National Water Sector.
International Day of Peace 2013: Naseer Shamma and UN advocate for a culture of peace in Iraq
On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, the United Nations in Iraq, together with Iraq’s Ministry of Culture, welcomed Naseer Shamma and the Secret Orchestra to commemorate this year’s theme, “Culture for Peace”, in a unique concert.