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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.


  Implementation of Resolution 1483 on Iraq Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO Director-General
23 May 2003 - Koïchiro Matsuura says “UNESCO stands ready to assume fully the special responsibilities assigned to it by its mandate, particularly in the fields of education and culture” 

  International community Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO Director-General
17 Apr 2003 - "The fate of Iraqi heritage lies in the hands of the international community as a whole." 

  Libraries and Archives Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO Director-General
15 Apr 2003 - "Libraries and Archives must be protected as essential parts of the rich heritage of Iraq" 

  Illicit traficking Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO Director-General
12 Apr 2003 - The Director-General of UNESCO calls for all measures to be taken to ensure the protection and surveillance of Iraqi cultural heritage and effectively fight against illicit trafficking 

  Memory and future Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO Director-General
27 Mar 2003 - « We are duty bound to assist the Iraqi people in protecting its memory and building its future » 

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