Mosul, 29 August 2022 (TDI): United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced that it will construct an educational institution in Mosul in collaboration with the European Union (EU).

The school will be a child-friendly educational institution in the center of the Old City of Mosul. This School is expected to provide a safer environment for learning for future generations.

UNESCO: Efforts in Iraq

The Al-Askari Shrine in Samarra and the renovation of the Erbil Citadel are two examples of the many significant cultural heritage projects that UNESCO has successfully completed with Iraq over the course of their long-standing partnership.

Moreover, in order to ameliorate the condition in the fields of education, culture, science, and media, the UNESCO National Office for Iraq was established in 2003. The country’s primary UNESCO office is situated in Baghdad.

Furthermore, the Response Plan for the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage in the Freed Areas of Iraq was introduced by UNESCO and the Iraqi Ministry of Culture in 2017. (2017-2019). UNESCO’s top priority for the following years is to “Revive the Spirit of Mosul.”

Adding to that, at its headquarters and in its offices around the country in Bagdad and the surrounding area, UNESCO has been fully mobilized for the Mosul initiative since February 2018.

The program is in line with the Iraqi government’s National Reconstruction and Development Plan and the UN Secretary-Iraq General’s Recovery and Resilience Program (RRP).

Additionally, in collaboration with its key national partners, UNESCO recommended the concept of initiatives in accordance with the Iraqi National Development Plan.

These included the Ministries of Education and Higher Education, Water Resources, and Ministry of Labor

Along these lines, social Affairs, Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, Governorates, the Impartial Higher Electoral Commission, the Telecommunications and Information Commission, and domestic and international NGOs were also included.