Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Towards Democracy in Iraq

In the field of human rights and promotion of freedom of expression, UNESCO has three major aims:
# to increase awareness;

# to act as a catalyst for reinforcing regional, national and international policies on human rights and press freedom;

# to foster cooperation with all actors and networks.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) have jointly created a Human Rights Strategy for Iraq, in which UNESCO is declared lead agency for media.

Read a UNESCO article about "Support for fair, safe and professional media election coverage" in Iraq.

Read about UNESCO's program of Media Development in Iraq.

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