2013 Peace Day celebrations in Iraq
Building on the success of last year’s events in Baghdad, the United Nations in Iraq is expanding the scope of its Peace Day activities to include independently organised youth events in Basrah, Basra, Babil, Diyala, Duhok, Erbil, Muthanna, Ninewah, Kirkuk, Najaf, Sulaymaniyah, Thi-Qar and Wassit while also planning activities in Baghdad designed to promote public engagement.

Working in close coordination with the Ministry of Culture, the events feature artistic, cultural, and political displays relevant to theme of this year’s Peace Day: Culture for Peace. These include, among others, a concert in the National Theatre featuring world famous Iraqi oud musician, Naseer Shamma, a broadcasted roundtable discussion, and the unveiling of a mural prepared by local artists calling for peace in Iraq.
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