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BAGHDAD - Iraqi youth from Sulaymaniyah and Diwaniyah to Baashiqa and al-Kut are hoping that the recommendations promoting tolerance and reconciliation they have adopted at the series of meetings of the “Iraq: Youth and Coexistence” over the past four months will climb to the national agenda as the country prepares to tackle the challenges in the period after the defeat of Daesh terrorists.

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With the Iraqi authorities’ intention and efforts to present the nomination of Babylon as a UNESCO World Heritage site, a delegation from UNESCO and UNAMI recently visited the ancient Mesopotamian city that was best known for its mythical hanging gardens.

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UNESCO and UNAMI paid homage to Baghdad's oldest seat of learning in a bid to demonstrate that barbarism and terrorism of any kind, at any period, cannot prevail over culture and knowledge.

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On Tuesday, 2 May 2017, Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq for Political and Electoral Affairs, Mr. György Busztin, was the guest speaker at New York University's Model United Nations (NYUMUN), as part of the university's Discussion with a Global Leader series. An arena for discussion, a community for all, NYUMUN is one of New York University's largest and most prestigious student organizations.

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Kirkuk, Iraq - The young women and men of Kirkuk from various ethnic and religious backgrounds insist they have no problem living in peace and harmony with each other, and they see in the “Iraq: Youth and Coexistence” forum which made its sixth cross-country stop in their city an opportunity to highlight this fact as well as advance the idea of national reconciliation.

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This is a visit of solidarity with the people of Mosul who have suffered the oppression of ISIS in terrible conditions and that are now suffering from the military operations that are needed to defeat terrorism in Mosul.

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Baqouba, Iraq - Diyala was best known for its oranges and abundance of fruit produce. But in recent years it has paid a heavy price for terrorism, violence and sectarian divisions. So it is no surprise that reconciliation is a word that resonates well with the youth in this governorate just northeast of Baghdad that is home to a diverse ethnic and sectarian mix.

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ZIGGURAT AGARGOUF, 21 March 2017 - Perhaps no place is more befitting to press home the message of reconciliation and coexistence than Ziggurat Agargouf, the towering monument and a standing testament of Iraq’s rich heritage.

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Every day, women engage in various activities - ranging from household chores to office work and business – to help develop their families and communities. To highlight some of the roles that Iraqi women play during difficult economic times, UNAMI talks to Thikrayat Abdullah (Sona), as part of their International Women’s Day celebrations series.

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Najaf, Iraq - They converged from four mid-Euphrates governorates to the holy city of Najaf, each loaded with sometimes wildly differing views on how to fix the ills of Iraq. They debated and argued, but there was no doubt the participants in the “Iraq: Youth and Coexistence” forum in Najaf on 18 March 2017 were unison in their quest to influence their country’s future in the period after the defeat of the terrorist Daesh.

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