Safeguarding cultural heritage of Syria and Iraq essential for future peace: Senior UN officials

09 Sep 2015 8:42 AM | Anonymous

Safeguarding cultural heritage of Syria and Iraq essential for future peace: Senior UN officials

September 8, 2015

PARIS – Denouncing the systematic cultural cleansing afflicting societies in Syria and Iraq as “crimes against all of humanity,” United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson and the Director-General of the UNEducational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, met in Paris on Monday to discuss the destruction of cultural heritage and possible measures to counter the rise of violent extremism. 

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