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International Coordination Committee for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Iraq

First Cultural Forum for Iraq (26-27 May 2004)
Appeal  (English - Arabic) - Motion (English - Arabic)


War in Iraq and its consequences for Cultural Heritage - Editorial by Mounir Bouchenaki, Assistant Director-General for Culture.
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 Books 

  History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Vol I
The Dawn of Civilizations:Earliest Times to 700 B.C. 

  History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Vol II
The development of sedentary and nomadic civilizations: 700 BC to AD 250 

  History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Vol III
The Crossroads of Civilization: A.D. 250 to 750 

  History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Vol IV (1st part)
The Age of Achievement: A.D. 750 to the End of the Fifteenth Century - Part One: The Historical, Social and Economic Setting 

  History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Vol IV (2nd part)
The age of achievement: A.D. 750 to the end of the fifteenth century - 

  History of Civilizations of Central Asia, Vol V
Development in contrast: from the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century 

  Les ruines de Ninive Henry Austen Layard
Voyage chez les chrétiens chaldeéens du Kurdistan, et lesYezidis, ou Adorateurs du Diable 

  The Different Aspects of Islamic Culture, Vol. II
The Individual and Society in Islam 

  The Different Aspects of Islamic Culture, Vol. IV
Science and Technology in Islam - Part I 


 Documents 

  Appeal by the First Cultural Forum for Iraq
(English and Arabic versions) Appeal launched by the participants at the First Cultural Forum for Iraq organized by UNESCO in Paris on 26 and 27 May 2004. 

  Motion of the Participants to the First Cultural Forum for Iraq
(In English and Arabic) First Cultural Forum for Iraq, gathered in Paris on the 26th and 27th of May 2004, under the aegis of UNESCO. 

  Iraq: cultural disaster UNESCO
In September 2003 a campaign addressed to the public at large was launched in Switzerland. The funds raised will finance a priority project for the protection of archaeological sites. 

  UN/WB Joint Needs Assessment
The joint needs assesment takes into consideration five large areas of intervention were identified within the sector of culture: Archaeological sites; museums; libraries and archives; cultural institutions; historical buildings. 

Brochure35.gif  Salvage the Cultural Heritage of Iraq UNESCO Division of Cultural Heritage
Brochure to download in PDF 

TempleBlancS.jpg  UNESCO’call to protect and preserve Iraqi Cultural Heritage UNESCO
In July 2003 UNESCO launched a campaign addressed to the private sector, indicating the priority domains where financial assistance was urgently sought. 


 Institutions 

  British School of Archaeology in Iraq BSAI
Educational Institution 

iccrom.jpg  International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property ICCROM

blackCinoa.gif  International Confederation of Art and Antiques Dealer Associations CINOA

icom2.gif  International Council of Museums ICOM

ICPOLogoWeb.gif  INTERPOL
International police organization 

BM_logoS.gif  The British Museum
Museum 

cdliLogo.gif  The Cuneiform Digital Library CDLI
Educational Institution 

USsecStateS.gif  US Secretary of State - Educational and Cultural Affairs





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