Mr. Claudio Cordone, visited Mosul, Ninewa Governorate, where he met with Mr. Najm Al-Jubouri, the Governor of Ninewa.
On 25 October 2022, the Deputy Special Representative of the United National Secretary-General for Iraq for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance, Mr. Claudio Cordone, visited Mosul, Ninewa Governorate, where he met with Mr. Najm Al-Jubouri, the Governor of Ninewa. They discussed the current political and security situation in the governorate, including implementation of the Sinjar Agreement.
DSRSG Cordone also met with the Mayor of Mosul, Mr. Ameen Ibrahim Fanash, with whom he discussed the current political situation, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in Ninewa and United Nations support to these processes. DSRSG Cordone also visited Bytna Association youth project in the Old City of Mosul. He engaged with youth representatives and welcomed the discourse on priorities and challenges facing the youth in Ninewa Governorate.
The DSRSG admired the works of art and cultural artefacts, as a result of youth project initiatives, and expressed appreciation for the originality and creativity of the works on display. The DSRSG also toured the UNESCO sites of the rehabilitation of the Al Nouri Mosque, Al Tahera Church and Al Saa’a Church under the #RevivetheSpritofMosul initiative, and commended UNESCO on the progress and ongoing work to restore Iraq’s rich cultural sites and preserving the country's heritage. DSRSG Cordone also toured the UNESCO reconstruction site of houses in the Old City of Mosul. Restoring the identities within the communities of Mosul contributes to reconciliation and promotes more just, peaceful and inclusive societies.