Tag: UNESCO

22Nov
Environmental and Governmental Organizations Demanding the Revitalization of the Marshlands

 Al-Mada Press, Dhi Qar Environmental and governmental organizations warned on Thursday of the deteriorating environmental situation in the Iraqi Marshes, as a result of the lack of water…

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…

22Sep
Save Hasankeyf, Save the Iraqi Marshes, Stop Ilisu Dam: Demonstration at the UK Commission for UNESCO

21 September 2015, KURDISHSOLIDARITYNET Today (Monday) we gathered in London to demonstrate at the UK Commission for UNESCO’s office. We demonstrated in solidarity with our Kurdish friends as…

2Jul
Action at UNESCO World Heritage Committee for Hasankeyf and Iraqi Marshes

Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive Press Release, 28 June 2015 Today an action has been done in front of the annual conference opening of the World Heritage Committee…

23Jun
List Hasankeyf and The Iraqi Marshes Now! Stop Ilisu Dam from Destroying World Heritage

Statement by Save the Tigris River Campaign, on the occasion of the thirty-ninth session of the World Heritage Committee, in the city of Bonn – Germany (June 28…

8Dec
Draught, and misuse threaten the natural and cultural heritage, and the right of access to water for the inhabitants of Mesopotamia

By Nadia Al Baghdadi A paper prepared for the ICSSI conference “”promoting dialogue and reconciliation, working for peaceful coexistence, and opportunities for international solidarity with Iraqi civil society”…

15Mar
Hasankeyf: Open-air Museum or Last Frontier for Diving?

By Marcello Canepa, April 2014. English translation by ICSSI editor.    Overview If ballots are a mirror of reality, administrative elections in Turkey on March 30, 2014 marked…

17Feb
Overcoming water shortage remains one of Iraq’s main challenges

UNESCO Iraq launches new report to manage drought in Iraq, November 2013 The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today the launching of the Analysis…

3Feb
Iraqi Marshes, Second Step Towards World Heritage!

February 2014 , Baghdad, Iraq The international coalition of the “Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign” welcomes the achievement accomplished by the national Iraqi team for the …

16Jul
The World Heritage Committee will be meeting in Cambodia: Iraq is a member, but the Iraqi marshes are not in the agenda!

Press Release: Open Letter on the submission of the Central Marshes to the World Heritage Committee To:  The Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, The Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki,…

28May
Flooding the Cradle of Civilization: Campaign Against the Ilisu Dam

By Johanna L. Rivera Last year around this time I was in a town called Hasankeyf located along the Tigris River in the Batman Province in Turkey. The…

29Mar
Launch of petition to save World Heritage in Mesopotamia threatened by the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River

Launch of petition to save World Heritage in Mesopotamia threatened by the Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River Today a worldwide petition addressed to the UNESCO World Heritage…