Tag: Conference

23Jun
UNESCO Needs to Recognize the Upstream Dam Threats to the Iraqi Marshes – We Call to Work With Independent Civil Society!

Statement by World Heritage Watch/Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 23 June 2018, World Heritage Watch Civil Society Forum, prior to the 42nd Session of the UNESCO…

12Nov
Nature Based Solutions to Big Dams Can Help the Mesopotamian Region and the World

Bonn, Germany – 11 November 2017 During a session of the COP23 on “Managing water scarcity for agriculture”, the Save the Tigris campaign posed a question to Mr.…

27Dec
In Halabja, the struggle against Daryan Dam continues

With the completion of the Daryan Dam immenent, civil society in the city of Halabja in Iraqi Kurdistan held a special seminar to discuss the negative impacts of…

1Dec
Extractivism, environmental migration and water conflict: civil society reflects at the COP22

By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 2016 will be the hottest year recorded in human history, and the world is looking for urgent action…

18Nov
Save the Tigris, Euphrates and Marshes from climate change and unsustainable water policies: a message to the COP22

Message to the COP22 Climate Change Summit in Marrakech, Morocco The team of Humat Dijla, one the main partners of the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign,…

10Jul
International Civil Society Urges WHC Member States to Vote YES for Iraqi Marshes

Istanbul, 10 July 2016 Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign At the conclusion of this year’s annual conference of World Heritage Watch in Istanbul, civil society…

17May
Suspension of Ilisu Dam project demanded at Tigris River Valley symposium in Turkey

Batman, Turkey, May 2016 The ancient town of Hasankeyf in Turkey has for years been struggling against the destructive Ilisu Dam, currently under construction in Southeastern Turkey. The…

11Mar
Statement of Establishment of the Moroccan Coalition for Climate Justice

Numerous Moroccan organizations, associations, unions, civil society networks and social movements met on 7 February 2016 in Rabat within the framework of a national consultation in light of…

12Dec
The Perpetual Coma of “COP21”: Climate Change Conference in Paris and Iraqi Civil Society

*Ismaeel Dawood, Paris, 12 December 2015 Recent news has been dominated by the negotiations of presidents in the ongoing world climate conference in Paris, called “COP21”. The conference…

29Oct
Results of the review session of Iraq on the Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights

The Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign presented a shadow report covering the water situation in Iraq as part of the reviewing process of Iraq’s compliance with…

29Sep
The Threat of Ilisu Dam and the Failure of the Iraqi Government to Protect Iraqi’s Right to Water

Press Statement by “Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign”, attending the Iraqi review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Geneva, 28 October 2015…

10Jun
The Erbil strategy meeting and the way forward for the Save the Tigris campaign

By Toon Bijnens, Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign/ICSSI Report of the Save the Tigris Campaign Strategy Meeting (Extract). More than 20 participants, international and from all…