Tag: Civil Society

15Nov
Global Civil Society Presents a Reform Agenda for UNESCO’s World Heritage 

World Heritage Watch: Urgent Action Needed in 12 Key Areas Press Release The World Heritage needs urgent reform, more funds, and more rights for civil society and indigenous peoples,…

14Apr
Reviving Rivers Through Community Based Action – An Exchange of Views in the Context of North East Syria

Save the Tigris together with the Water4Rojava Committee on 11 April 2022 co-organised a community-to-community dialogue between Rajasthan, India and Northeast Syria on the topic of water harvesting…

31Mar
After 2 Years of Pandemic, Save the Tigris Activists Gather and Strategize in Sulaymaniyah!

For the first time since the start of the global Covid-19 crisis, core activists of Save the Tigris met in Iraq for a strategic meeting, with the intention…

20Mar
Iraqi Water Week (14-22 March): Iraq’s water situation continues to deteriorate, with devastating impacts on lives and livelihoods for thousands of Iraqis

NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq 20 March 2022 As World Water Day 2022 approaches on 22 March, a group of 13 Iraqi and international civil society organizations call…

4Dec
Water for Rojava Report From the International Water Forum in Hasakah, NE Syria, 27-28 September 2021

This report was prepared by the Water for Rojava Europe Committee for sharing information about the International Water Forum that took place in Hasakah, North-East Syria in September,…

17Nov
Dams & Climate Adaptation: Save the Tigris Participates in the COP26 Coalition’s People’s Summit

On 10 November, members of Save the Tigris hosted a session on the climate crisis, and the role of dam constructions in Iraq as a part of the…

12Oct
300 Organizations From 69 Countries Call on Governments to Not Use Climate Funding For So-called “Sustainable” Hydropower Schemes

Statement by International Rivers Glasgow, Scotland— 300 organizations from 69 countries have launched a Rivers for Climate Global Declaration calling on governments and leaders attending COP26 to protect…

4Oct
International Water Forum Discusses the Water Crisis in North East Syria

The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria held a water conference from 27-28 September 2021 in Hasakeh, North East Syria, primarily aimed at discussing the water crisis…

10Sep
Volunteers in Anbar Address Environmental Degradation of the Euphrates River

Ramadi in Anbar Governorate is one of 10 cities part of the environmental monitoring network of Humat Dijlah, partner organisation of Save the Tigris. Ramadi, largest city of…

9Sep
As Its Rivers Shrink, Iraq Thirsts For Regional Cooperation

This article was originally published by Reuters on 8 September 2021. The original can be found here. By Charlotte Bruneau and Ahmed Rasheed HALABJA, Iraq — “Where we are standing right now,…

26Jul
UNESCO World Heritage Committee Adopts The Decision on the Ahwar of Iraq

On July 23 the 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee unanimously approved a new Decision on the Ahwar of Iraq, the World Heritage property which includes the…

16Jul
Governments Must Take Their Commitment to the World Heritage More Seriously

Press Release by World Heritage Watch, 16 July 2021 Prior to the 44th Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, 16-31 July 2021 As the annual session of…