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28 November 2019 Bahrain Culture Authority’s World Heritage Affairs Consultant Participates in UNESCO Mosul Reconstruction Meetings
Bahrain Culture Authority’s World Heritage Affairs Consultant  Participates in UNESCO Mosul Reconstruction Meetings

 

Dr. Mounir Bouchenaki, World Heritage Affairs’ Consultant , at Bahrain Authority for culture & Antiquities, has taken part in UNESCO’s meetings on Reconstruction of Mosul, Iraq, namely the rehabilitation works of the 12th century  Al-Nouri Mosque in the old city of Mosul, under the supervision of UNESCO and Nineveh Governorate, famous for its Al-Hadba minaret.

In 2018, The UAE and UNESCO launched a  project to restore three religious heritage sites in Mosul must have strong involvement from the local community to succeed to achieve social and economic sustainable development in the area. The project is totally community-orientated aimed to bring back not just a building, but also cultural identity. Indeed, this flagship initiative, launched by UNESCO in 2018, with the support of the Government of Iraq and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, focuses on the human dimension of the reconstruction of the city around three main points: the rehabilitation and reconstruction of damaged or destroyed cultural heritage, the rehabilitation of the education system and the revitalization of cultural life.

The United Arab Emirates had previously announced its  support  to finance the project, focusing on the restoration of the mosque, as part of its “ Year of Tolerance” yearlong slogan in 2019.

 

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