France, UNESCO Partner to Promote Coexistence in Iraq

France and the UNESCO partnered in a project aiming to promote reconciliation and peaceful coexistence in Kurdistan and Iraq through community radio programs.

the project, dubbed: “Voices of Peace: Promoting Peaceful Coexistence in the Liberated Areas of Iraq through Community media”, will support community radios in developing innovative and creative reporting on communities’ engagement in favor of coexistence, social cohesion and inclusion.

The project will focus on culturally diverse regions of Iraq, which host different ethnic and religious segments of its society. These include Nineveh, Kirkuk and the three governorates of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, namely Erbil, Dohuk and Sulaymaniyah.

The project was unveiled at a ceremony hosted by the Iraqi Communications and Media Committee, Bruno Aubert, Ambassador of France to Iraq, and Louise Haxthausen, UNESCO Director and Representative to Iraq.

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