School children appreciate diverse cultures, promoting respect for each other.
Baghdad, 30 June 2022 – “We built our country with love, we are Iraq”, sang 32 primary school children from Latifiya district of Baghdad at the UN Iraq. “We will plant flowers from the highest mountains of Erbil to the beautiful lands of Basra”.
Today, UNAMI Human Rights Office welcomed a group of 19 girls and 13 boys, tribal elders, government officials, teachers and civil society representatives to appreciate Iraq’s rich cultural diversity, demonstrating how young children can inspire adults to respect differences, live in harmony, promote tolerance and respect for each other.
The event generated a spirit of unity among adults and children alike, sending a powerful message that Iraqi societal components have the will and spirit to live together in peace through mutual respect and celebration of diversity. During the event, children sang, danced, recited poetry, presented Iraqi governorates on a jigsaw puzzle, and performed a silent play conveying the consequences of hate speech.
UNAMI Human Rights Office facilitated the We are Iraq event as part of efforts to promote diversity, foster inclusion and celebrate Iraq’s uniqueness.
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