United Nations cultural body chief Irina Bokova vows to step up Iraq heritage protection

30 Mar 2015 10:32 AM | Anonymous
United Nations cultural body chief Irina Bokova vows to step up Iraq heritage protection

BAGHDAD (AFP).- The head of the United Nations cultural body vowed in Baghdad Saturday to step up measures aimed at protecting Iraq's heritage, which has been systematically targeted by jihadist militants.

UNESCO chief Irina Bokova launched a Japanese-funded initiative to preserve Iraq's museum collections and threatened heritage, as well as a social media campaign under the hashtag #Unite4Heritage.

"Today our pledge is we will never relent in safeguarding the great cultural heritage and diversity of Iraq," she said, speaking from the recently reopened national museum in Baghdad. 
 

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