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UNESCO in Baghdad

National Office to Iraq

The UNESCO Office for Iraq was founded in 2004 to improve Education, Culture, the Sciences and Media situation in the country. UNESCO's main office in the country is located in Baghdad. UNESCO supports programme implementation in line with the Iraqi National Development Plan, in cooperation with its key national partners: the Ministries of Education and Higher Education, Water Resources, Labour and Social Affairs, Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, Governorates, the Independent Higher Electoral Commission, the Communications and Media Commission and others, as well as national and international NGOs.

Revive the spirit of Mosul

The living symbol of Iraqi’s pluralistic identity. For centuries, it has been a crossroad of culture.

Mosul rising

Emmanuel Macron, President of France visits UNESCO works in Mosul

Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, visits UNESCO works in Mosul
Destruction turned into knowledge

Iraqi Archeologists unveil the remains of the 12th century Al Nouri Prayer Hall

Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education (PVE-E)

In recognition of the devastation...

Key figures


Engage with UNESCO

Take a stance and help us bring change

UNESCO Sites & Designations in the Arab Region

World Heritage Sites

in the Arab Region

Elements of Intangible Cultural Heritage

and Safeguarding practices in the Arab region (some shared with other countries)

Endangered Languages

registered by Arab States are being monitored

Biosphere Reserves

in the Arab region

Creative cities

in the Arab region

Heritage documentaries

in the Arab region listed on the Memory of the World Register

Publications & Reports from UNESCO

COVID-19 learning losses: rebuilding quality learning for all in the Middle East and North Africa
UNICEF Regional Office in the Middle East and North Africa
World Bank
Restoring biodiversity, reviving life
juillet - septembre 2021
Youth Lens on the Silk Roads: best photos from the International Silk Roads Photo contest

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