UNESCO welcomed the visit of the high level EU delegation to witness firsthand the remarkable progress that is taking place within the "Reviving Mosul and Basra Old Cities" project, implemented by UNESCO in partnership with the European Union
This important and comprehensive project is made possible with the generous support of the European Union, in close cooperation and coordination with the Government of Iraq, local partners and national and international experts. It is being undertaken as a major part of UNESCO’s Initiative to Revive the Spirit of Mosul, as the Organization’s response for the recovery of one of Iraq’s iconic cities. The project contributes to three main strategic areas: education, cultural life, and heritage. It is not only about reconstructing heritage sites, it is about empowering the population as agents of change involved in the process of rebuilding their city through culture and education.
Thanks to the EU support, UNESCO has undertaken the delicate task of rehabilitation and reconstruction from amidst the ruins while ensuring strict adherence to the historic integrity of the structures and, hence, safeguarding the Mosul Old City’s cultural heritage.
The purpose of the project is to promote livelihood opportunities for youth in Iraq and in particular among the communities of the Old City of Mosul and to contribute to the restoration of the historic urban landscape while contributing to social cohesion and inter-community reconciliation.
For more information about the project please consult : https://en.unesco.org/fieldoffice/baghdad/mosulbasra “