Iraq 2018 report

Policies and Measures
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
Bagdad Project as the Capital of Arab Culture 2013 National, International regulatory, institutional
Baghdad Joining to the Creative Cities Network of UNESCO in Literary field 2015 Local, International regulatory, institutional
the Iraqi central bank allocates about ( $ 850000000 ) eight hundred and fifty million dollars to support the small and medium projects including the cultural projects National regulatory, financial
The Project of Education Disadvantaged Groups from Education / literacy Eradication National regulatory, institutional
Iraqi Cultural Creativity Award National regulatory, institutional
Initiative of Iraqi Media Network for supporting Iraqi artists National regulatory, financial
Children's Spring Cultural Annual Festival Local, National regulatory, institutional
project of the Central Child Library Local, National regulatory, institutional
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
Cultural cooperation program between Ministry of Culture and Roberto Cemita Fund (RCF) International regulatory, financial
Concluding cultural and economic cooperation agreements at regional and international level Regional, International regulatory, institutional
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
China in the Eyes of Arab Artists/ in the drawing field 2011 International regulatory
Arab - China Friendship Garden / Sculpture field 2015 International regulatory
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
Establishing a Marketing Center for Cultural Industries Local, National regulatory, institutional
mobile library for marketing the Iraqi book National, International regulatory, institutional
opening Cultural Houses and Pallaces in all Iraqi Provinces Local, National regulatory, institutional
Opening Cultural Centers for the Child in Iraqi Cities Local, National regulatory, institutional
The Project of National Center for Documenting Iraqi Culture National, International regulatory, institutional
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
production of plays and children's films. National, International regulatory, financial
CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
Naziq Al- Malaika Award for Creativity Women National, International regulatory, financial
YOUTH
Name of the measure Alcance de la medida Nature
the Festival of Youthful and Cinematic Production for Short Films National, International regulatory, financial
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Bagdad Project as the Capital of Arab Culture 2013

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

 1. To foster the international cooperation among creative cities.

 2. To produce and publish the cultural activities , services and cultural industries .

 3. To develop the creative centers and the available opportunities for creators and artists in the culture field,

4 .To encourage  the initiatives that including the general and private sectors as well as  civil society organizations.

5. To build up the abilities of active persons in creative fields.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

After  approval of the project of  Baghdad  the capital of Arab culture, in its fifteenth conference of the Arab Ministers, who are responsible on cultural affairs, Iraqi Ministry of Culture sent a detailed report to the Cabinet included the projects and required financial allocations to implement this project. The Iraqi government allocated ($4,000,000) four hundred million dollars to rehabilitate the cultural infrastructure of Baghdad city. It also allocated ($50,000,000) fifty million dollars to implement cultural activities and performances of this project.

 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Rehabilitating and establishing (38) projects of cultural infrastructure. 

2. Print more than (480)  titles of books with (2000) copies of each title included various types of cultural knowledge and reprinting (21) archeological manuscripts.  In this occasion, many books have been sold at exhibitions. Over this occasion  many books have been distributed in free of charge to the governmental institutions, unions and civil society organizations to enrich their libraries,

3. Holding (144) exhibitions for plastic art inside and outside Iraq at which many participated artistic works were sold,

4. Getting rights of the production of (43) films including (36) long and short films, as well as (7) documentary films.

5. producing (9) short fictional films, (6) documentary films and (10) long films.

6. Performing  more than (21) theatrical performances  the year of the festival,

7.  Ministry of Culture produced (83) musical album of pioneer and youthful artists, which were sold in the national and international markets.

8.  Ministry of Culture organized  training workshops for  administrations of protocol, translation and cultural management as well as specialized  workshops for the pupils of ballet and music school, in order to develop their cultural, creative and professional skills for both genders.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

Iraqi government allocated ($450,000,000) four hundred and fifty million dollars for this project.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Mesopotamia Organization for Cultural Development, Organization of Culture For All, Religions' Dialogue Organization, Hiwar Organization for Plastic Art, Bait al-Shia'r Organization, and following unions, associations: General Union for Iraqi Writers and
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Baghdad Joining to the Creative Cities Network of UNESCO in Literary field 2015

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To foster the international cooperation among creative cities.

 2. To produce and publish the cultural activities , services and cultural industries .

 3. To develop the creative centers and the available opportunities for creators and artists in the culture field,

4 .To encourage  the initiatives that including the general and private sectors as well as  civil society organizations.

5. To build up the abilities of active persons in creative fields.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

Thus, the competent committee which is actually composed of a certain number of intellectuals, prepared a file on Baghdad nomination into the Creative City Network  which is related to UNESCO. They believe necessarily the innovation in Baghdad city.  It proposed a set of projects at  both local and international levels where Baghdad seeks  to carry out on creative cities. Therefore, in order to implement the requirements of joining, a strategic plan has been drawn up. Moreover, A higher committee has been established and headed by the Mayor of  Baghdad and membership of the representatives of  Ministries of ( Culture , High Education ,  Education )  as well as ( Iraqi Media Network, Municipality, al-Hikma House, Iraqi Literates and Writers Union, and Baghdadi Cultural Assemblies).  Baghdad joining to the creative cities in literary field has been really achieved in 2015.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. To achieve the message of the network and its goals to promote  the sustainable development.

2. To promote and develop the culture economy by holding many exhibitions in Baghdad and Al-Mustansyira universities , and Institute of Arts and People Crafts to sell and market the handicraft industries, books and publications,

3. To promote the cultural and creative production of Baghdad to be acquainted  by the other creative cities within the network on the creative value of the Iraqi arts by publishing the production on website and in different social media.

4. To integrate the cultural policy in the sustainable development plans.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
( the Higher Committee for Baghdad the City of Literary Creativity) headed by Baghdad Mayor and membership of representatives of the following ministries (Culture, and High Education, Education, and Iraqi Media net ,al-Hikma House, and Iraqi Literates an
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The financial resources obtained by partnership with private sector which sponsors of holding cultural activities. That will be included with civil society organizations and voluntary work, which contribute in achieving these activities.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
the higher committee and office of Baghdad the City of Literary Creativity) which includes ( the General Union of Iraqi Writers) (Baghdadi Cultural Assemblies).
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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the Iraqi central bank allocates about ( $ 850000000 ) eight hundred and fifty million dollars to support the small and medium projects including the cultural projects

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To activate  private sector in the culture field by holding workshops and establishing the artistic productive and establishing the industrial institutions.

2. To employ actors in culture sector and finding opportunities of work ,

3. To increase the local productions,

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

Iraqi government obviously adopted a central policy to create work opportunities in order to increase the cultural, commercial and economic production of Iraqi central bank. That has been done by granting loans at small and medium projects including cultural projects for sum ($40,000) forty thousand dollars for each project with interest 4%.

This loan is granted to each citizen who wants to establish a productive project. It has to be repaid  over (5) years.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. The granted sum by Iraqi central bank of the initiative of private banks until November 2017 reached (37.733.000.000ID) thirty seven billion, seven hundred and thirty three million Iraqi dinars

2. Holding of (15) musical workshops and establishing (18) institutions for artistic products.

3. Participation about (30) persons in workshops , two persons for each workshop, as well as the participation of about (90) persons in artistic product institutions, (5) person for each institution.

4. Selling roughly  (12) instruments for each workshop.

5. Selling roughly (25) films for each institution in the year.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Iraqi central bank
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

($850000000) eight hundred and fifty million dollars.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
The following private banks participated in activating this project ( Ashore bank, Al-Huda bank, Middle east bank, Jeehan bank, Al-Ahli Bank, United Bank, Commercial Territory Bank, Al-Bilad Islamic Bank. Iraqi Union Bank- Al -Tanmiya bank , Kurdistan Ba
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Name: 
The following private banks participated in activating this project ( Ashore bank, Al-Huda bank, Middle east bank, Jeehan bank, Al-Ahli Bank, United Bank, Commercial Territory Bank, Al-Bilad Islamic Bank. Iraqi Union Bank- Al -Tanmiya bank , Kurdistan Ba
Type of Entity: 
Private company
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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The Project of Education Disadvantaged Groups from Education / literacy Eradication

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

To teach the largest major group of society members who are unable to read and write to increase their cultural awareness 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

In 2012, The Iraqi government has certainly adopted the law of Illiteracy Eradication and Thus, it started to implement it by the Ministry of Education and certain supporting parties, with participating of civil society organizations as well. This measure aims to make counting to individuals at age (15) years old, who are unable to read and write, especially those who live in villages and countryside and in a particular women. They have been entirely divided into groups; and each group will be actually assigned one teacher to teach them in schools close to their homes into two stages (primary stage and complementary stage) and each stage lasts  (seven months). A learner will be granted with certificate at fifth class of the primary school. Thus, they have the right to complete their study in general education and participate in general examinations of sixth class in primary and secondary school later .

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1-Five classes have been till now graduated from illiteracy eradication centers.

2-Five hundred students of the illiteracy eradication program were completed the primary school according to lists of  fifth class at  final examination in Baghdad and other Iraqi provinces.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of education
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

 all resources were allocated within the general budget of the State

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Ardh Al Taybat Organization for Motherhood and Childhood , Masarat Organization for Informational and Cultural Development , Mesopotamia Organization for Culture and Development ) and private sector, all really shard in cultural awareness. In addition, t
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Iraqi Cultural Creativity Award

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. The  Ministry of Culture seeks  to support  the creators financially and morally to enrich the  Iraqi culture scene with cultural and artistic innovations.

2.  Enhancing  the status of Iraqi intellectual and elevating  his creative achievement.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture announced (Iraqi Cultural Creativity Award) in 2015 in its first session with participation of artists, educated and the interested people, researchers and academicians. Its second session announced in 2016  with the aim of enhancing the widest participation of the creators and promoting their cultural achievements

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Increasing of creative fields to the participants at (5) fields in the first session in 2015 to (9) epistemic fields in second session in 2016.

2. Increasing the number of participants and competing all in order to win of (Iraqi Cultural Creativity Award).

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquties
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

the ministry has allocated a monetary prize ($5000) five thousand dollars for each winner with an abstract sculpture made of bronze and an appreciation certificate as well.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Mesopotamia for Culture and Media Development, Al-Mada Institution for Culture and Arts, Plastic Artists Association, Iraqi Juristic Union, Iraqi Translators Association, Al-Aan Cultural Association). The Ministry of Culture has sponsored that prize in 20
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Initiative of Iraqi Media Network for supporting Iraqi artists

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. Promoting Iraqi artists to produce more Iraqi drama episodes.

2. Raising  awareness of Iraqi society in historical, political, religious and socially fields.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Iraqi Media Network started as an independent government institution in 2013 with the idea of ​​supporting the Iraqi artist through the initiative of producing historical drama series, political, cultural, religious and social, with the support of the Iraqi government amounted to about (11,250,000 ) eleven million and two hundred fifty dollars for the production of (14) dramas in 2014 and was presented on the screen of the Iraqi government channel.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Promoting the qualification of Iraqi artist and supporting him financially and morally.

2. Educating Iraqi society and raising awareness and the sense of citizenship

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Iraqi Media Network
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 


The Iraqi Media Network started as an independent government institution in 2013 with the idea of ​​supporting the Iraqi artist through the initiative of producing historical drama series, political, cultural, religious and social, with the support of the Iraqi government amounted to about (11,250,000 ) eleven million and two hundred fifty dollars for the production of (14) dramas in 2014 and was presented on the screen of the Iraqi government channel.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Ayen Al –Ghazal Com. for TV production in the series ( Lyal Al- Banafsaj), Al- Arteqaa Company for TV production in the series (Doolab Al-Donya), The New Center Company for Media and artistic series in (Sahib Al-Saada), Al- Retaj Company for TV and Artis
Type of Entity: 
Private company
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

1. As time indicator: according to the questionnaire that took place in 2014-2015.

2. As locative indicator: all Iraqi governorates except Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

3. The questionnaire rate reached to 88% of the viewers

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Children's Spring Cultural Annual Festival

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To strengthen  cooperation with ministries of (Culture, Education, Labor and Social Affairs, Health, Environment, Youth and Sports), Child care Board, Non-Governmental Organizations ,international organizations and private sectors.    

2. To encourage the cultural initiatives of  the artists, authors, and writers who are interested with childhood and participating in this festival in the fields of ( painting , theatre, music and other type of educational and artistic competitions and games.

3.  To create  opportunities for cultural creativity and competitions by developing scientific and educational qualifications for children aged group (6-18) years old.

4.  To display the cultural and art works for children and to evaluating and interacting with each other in different levels.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Children Culture House, one of the Ministry Of Culture , Tourism and Antiquities Departments, prepares an annual plan to organize of Children's Spring Cultural Annual Festival. The special committees that organize the festival  make contacts with ministries of (Education, Labor and Social Affairs, Youth, Child Care Board, UNICEF  , Iraqi Red Crescent Association and other civil society organizations such as ( Woman League, Amaar Charity Institution, Nabadh Al- Iraq, Alaq organization, Iraq Shahad organization) as well as number of cultural and academic figures. It will present cultural programs by students at different stages, and participating students of  ( Art Institutions, Orphan Houses, the disabled  and displaced people) to implement various sections of the festival which lasts two months.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Widening  the participation and interaction among different Ministry of Education Directorates, Orphans, and the disabled of  children.

2. Activating the collective work between the House and other institutions concerned with childhood houses.

3. To promote the children to show their talents in fields of (painting, acting, music, poetry, singing, and sports).

4. Building bridges of future cooperation on a wider scale

5.  Providing  wide opportunities to artistic and literary products of writers, intellectuals and students.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Children Culture House - Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

: a special budget is allocated for implementation of this procedure by the budget of the Children Cultural House.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Woman Union, Ammar Charitable Institution- Nabdh Al- Iraq - Alaq organization- Shahad Al- Iraq - Iraqi Red Crescent Association and UNICEF organization
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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project of the Central Child Library

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To attract children of schools , State Houses of the disabled  and orphans  to visit the library and be acquainted with the most important cultural publications concerned  with them in order to encourage them to read and  spend  their free time during vocations as well as raise their thoughts toward a culture aiming to expand their cultural realization. 

2.  To develop  the library  with a new number of cultural publications for children from books , magazines and stories dedicated to them.

3.  To establish a cultural edifices dedicated to  reading,  holding  cultural courses and workshops for students in the style of  writing, narrating stories, artistic directing and painting.

4. To cooperate with civil society organizations to visit the library aiming to expand the child awareness about the importance of visiting libraries, reading and  to  acquaint  with publications.

5. To preserve and archive the cultural heritage in particular the cultural publications concerned with children.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities represented by Children Culture House has opened a child library. This library is really considered as one of the basic in the work of the House, to encourage  children on reading. This library contains books, magazines, and children stories, which are issued by the house or by other countries to be acquainted with their culture. It is one of the most important children libraries in Iraq, and the house hereby aims to develop and establish an electronic library updatable with the global development. Also it contains  collections of electronic computers and professional cadres.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Increasing  the children participation in courses and workshops which are held by the library.

2. The readiness of a number of organization to contribute to the  development of the  (work, performance, and form ) of the library  through the development of a joint  cooperation plan in line with the idea of volunteering .

3. Preserving and archiving the cultural publications within years especially (Al- Mizmar, Majalaty ) and other books and stories .

4. Organizing  journeys for students in cooperation with administrations of schools  aiming to step-up  cultural awareness ,

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Children Culture House - Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

a special budget is allocated for implementation of this procedure by the budget of the Children Cultural House.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
the organization of Iraqi woman league ,organization of Alaq for childhood , and organization of Shahd Al- Iraq for development ), as well as support by UNICEF.
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Cultural cooperation program between Ministry of Culture and Roberto Cemita Fund (RCF)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

 1. To develop the joint cooperation in different artistic and cultural fields between Iraq and Roberto Cemita Fund (RCF) for supporting Iraqi artists.

2. To facilitate the mobility of talented  and those  interested in culture and arts all over the world.

3. To avoid obstacles that impede  movement  of the artists and those who are interested in the cultural affairs within  Arabic and European region, such as lack of funding and information and obtaining a visa and crossing the borders.

4. Helping to find the opportunities and meeting partners, in order to establish the joint artistic and cultural projects, whether it  is individual or collective levels .

5.  To support  creators and artists  who have cultural projects and  couldn't  finance it.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities represented by Cultural Relations Directorate  signed up in the middle of 2014 joint cultural cooperation program with Roberto Cemita Fund RCF , the program aims to :

1. To sponsor Iraqi artists interested in culture, arts and cultural productions and developing their artistic skills.

2. To facilitate their movements to the countries of the  world through  their participation to organize artistic exhibitions or other proposed cultural programs by them.

3. Finding other partners to obtain enough expertise  and  finance to achieve their cultural projects.

4. The Program  seeks cultural exchange in the Arab-Europe region to gain  international experience for Iraqi artists and create interaction between  artist and recipient.

5. The program is available for the artistic and cultural fields and projects (single and multiple) . Thus artists  and those who act in art will be chosen  according to the  program quality proposed by them,  and its impact on the cultural sustainable development in Iraq.

 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

.

Roberto Cemita Fund RCF provided grants to all targeted groups for :

1.  Financing the industrial , artistic and cultural projects implemented by:

 -  Hella Mewis / German/ by using Graphic in cultural work ,with amount €750 in 2014 .

  - Adyth Henry / French/ Holding a plastic arts gallery in Kurdistan Iraq, with amount €880 in 2015.

 -  Mazin Mahdi Shirabyani / Iraqi/ Developing a documentary film project, with amount € 600 2015.

 -  Basim Yousri / Egyptian/ Holding a cultural week for arts to Iraqi youth, with amount € 600  2015.

   - Sirlak Anyta Ganekosaka / Polish/ Researching to video archive , with amount € 1200 2015.

2. Financing  training courses: The following names participated in training courses in order to develop creative abilities of those who are responsible of its administration  :

 -  Ameen Alwan  Gabbar / Iraqi – for training with the French band (Anki) for dance arts  and drama with amount €1000 2014.

  - Saad Alwan / Iraqi- for participating in training and developing that used local colors  in Italy , with amount €800 2014.

-  Angela Bosko Fitch / Italian – for training displaced and refugees who came to Kurdistan region, with amount €650 2014.

  - Zain al-Abideen Al- Shimari / Iraqi, for training on Interactive theater in Bulgaria, with amount €700 in 2015.

 

 

3. Attending Seminar or a conference to practically participate and benefitting of  the cultural  and artistic experiences as below :

⁃ Yasin Al-Nasir /Iraqi / to participate in Architectural Arts Festival in Bulgaria, with amount €1000 in 2015.

⁃ Hashim Al- Timimi / Iraqi / to participate in Architectural Week in Bulgaria , with amount €1000 in 2015 .

⁃ Tersy Rosenburg / British / Attending International Literature Festival in Iraq , with amount €1100 in 2015.

⁃ Mohammed Abdul Razaq Raof / Iraqi / Attending Conference of Roberto Cemita Organization in Paris ,with amount €750 in 2017.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquties
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

(20000$) twenty thousand dollars given by Ministry of Culture to the Fund  according to the above-mentioned convention as the following :

1.  The amount allocated for grants is (14000 $) fourteen thousand dollars.

2.  The amount allocated to manage move on program is (4000 $) four thousand dollars.

3.  The amount allocated for operation costs of the fund is (2000 $) two thousand dollars.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Concluding cultural and economic cooperation agreements at regional and international level

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To develop  the bilateral and mutual cooperation in economic, commercial, cultural and artistic fields among Iraq and other countries, and activating the common committees which are emerged  from the Convention.

2. To participate in economic, artistic , regional and international trade exhibitions.

 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Regional
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Iraqi government endeavors  to conclude  conventions by  concerned ministries in multi specifications and fields in order to :

1.  To promote  economic, commercial , artistic and cultural relations among Iraq and other countries.

2. To set up economic, commercial and artistic bases to exchange  mutual  interests between  parties of the Convention.

3. To sign  the mutual minutes, which are derived from economic and commercial conventions in order to activate the provisions of the bilateral conventions.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. The Ministry of trade  already signed up number of commercial  and economic conventions with (Azerbaijan 2010 , Yemen 2011, South Africa 2012, Czchek   2012 , Kuwait 2013 , Bulgaria 2013 , and  Armenia 2013 ) to develop  commercial and economic relations and participating in economic exhibitions as well as signing up (25)  twenty five joint reports emerged by these conventions.

2. The Ministry of Culture has been  keen to sign up number of memorandums of understanding and implementing work programs with its counterparts  in Arab and foreign countries to develop  activities and cultural exhibitions among  them, and organizing training workshops to develop cadres working in Iraqi artistic and cultural fields as follows :

a-  Cultural memoranda of understanding : (Egypt 2009 , Azerbaijan 2011, and Iran 2015 ) in artistic and cultural cooperation field , exchanging cultural and artistic experiences , and participating in artistic and cultural conferences.

b-  Executive work programs : (People's republic of China 2010 renewed  2014 , Tunisia 2012 , Kuwait 2013 renewed 2016 , and Federal Russia 2015 ) in order to implement athletic, artistic, cultural , and scientific cooperation with counterparts Institutions of these parties.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquties - Ministry of Trade
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

There is a special budget for each agreement . 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
No/ there is no participation in this procedure.
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

China in the Eyes of Arab Artists/ in the drawing field 2011

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To reinforce friendship relations, artistic and cultural cooperation among Arab plastic artists with their Chinese counterparts, the sponsors of this cultural gathering,

2. To highlight   the artistic and cultural relations by wide media between China and Arab countries

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China already called on plastic artists in Arab counties in 2011 to participate in demonstration, which entitled "China in the Eyes of Arab Artists" on drawing field until 2014. The Ministry of culture in China afforded all the financial expenses of  two ways flight tickets for artists and providing all necessary requirements to fulfill that cultural festival .

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Activating  the role of the (Historical Silk  Trade Road) and to identify   touristic  and cultural features closely.

2. Exchanging  the  artistic experiences in plastic art between Chinese and Arab countries artists, and to organize  joint artistic projects.

3. leaving a cultural, artistic and by  wide  media imprint  that reflects culture  of each participating country to be seen by the Chinese community and  identifying the Arab arts and cultures.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquities
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

there is aspecial budget for each measure . 

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Arab - China Friendship Garden / Sculpture field 2015

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. Cultural openness between china and Arab countries in order to promote  bonds of friendship and cooperation,

2. The cultural communication between the Arab plastic artists and their counterparts from the Chinese side sponsors the establishment of this cultural demonstration to revive the Silk Road Trade between China and the Arab countries in order to enhance the commercial, industrial, cultural and creative relations between them.

 promote the commercial relations and cultural and creative industries,

3. Highlighting  the cultural and artistic relations by wide media  in China and Arab countries.

 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China organized, in 2015- 2018, a gathering (Arab - China friendship Garden) of plastic artists of Arab countries in the field of sculpture.  The Ministry of Culture of China afforded all financial expenses in two-way flight tickets for artists, as well as providing the necessary requirements for the fulfillment of this cultural gathering.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Activating  the bilateral cooperation between China and Arab countries, including commercial silk road , and identifying more closely  at the cultural ,civilization and tourist features of China,

2. Leaving a cultural, artistic and by  wide  media imprint  that reflects culture  of each participating country in the plastic art field.

3. Highlight the Arab plastic and artistic works by wide  media  because of their importance in life of Chinese intellectuals and media men and to approximate their points of view.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture in republic of iraq and the Ministry of Culture of the people's republic of China
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

there is a special budget for each measure . 

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

mobile library for marketing the Iraqi book

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To raise the cultural level and raise  the awareness of youth of both sexes of college students, secondary schools Pupils and other social groups by increasing  the awareness of the importance of reading.

2. To support  the movement of authorship, translation and cultural and scientific publishing.

3. To market  the cultural and literary products of writers, authors and delivering  them to the farthest point inside Iraq.

4. To encourage reading movement in the districts, towns and remote areas away from cities centers.

5.  To compensate the shortage of  public libraries number in some areas.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities has developed an advanced method and a developed approach to deliver the library service to the remote areas and far of the cities centers. The Ministry manages to find alternatives to public libraries in order to disseminate the cultural awareness of reading among the communities of these regions. That has been done by establishing of a mobile library, a car designed like library containing a number of cultural products and cultural, literary, political, economic and religious, children and youth literature works. It  roams for marketing the cultural products at low prices  through the regions,  in order to encourage reading and raising the cultural level among  the people of these areas.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Increasing the percentage of reading among community individuals with roughly 20%.

2. Stimulating and encouraging the production of cultural and literary works in all their forms in order to compensate  the shortage of libraries number.

3. Increasing  the percentage of marketing the cultural product of authors and writers and selling  cultural product

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquties - Cultural Relations Directorate
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The Directorate Cultural Relations  supplied a car, model (Starex) to be a mobile library and allocating five thousand dollars ($5000) to its design process and supplying it with shelves and advertising posters. Now it begins to fund itself by marketing the cultural products. 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
There is cooperation of civil society organizations in each region covered by the mobile library through promotion and offering facilitations to staff responsible of it.
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

opening Cultural Houses and Pallaces in all Iraqi Provinces

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To prepare cultural environment to all society sectors, in order to clearly announce its traditions, customs and cultural arts and enriching their cultural diversity.

 2. To support cultural and artistic work and communicate it to the largest  segment of society,  as well as reinforcing creative capabilities of  local communities and discovering the talents.

 3. To promote cultural creative work, and providing infrastructure to display cultural products of artists and creators and supporting  them by displaying their cultural products, through holding artistic and plastic exhibitions in addition to cinematic and theatrical activities and book exhibitions.

 4. To attract  artists, creators and talents

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities has  prepared a comprehensive project in order to open cultural palaces and houses in all provinces and their districts. It will support cultural work and extending cultural and creative products of artists in these governorates in cooperation with their local province councils, civil society organizations and their educational institutions.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

  1. Building  bridges of cooperation between the Ministry of Culture and cultural committees , in every province council through their cultural palaces and houses in each governorate.

  2. Direct cultural communication between the ministry and all the society segments in order to introduce cultural reality to all Iraqi people sects at the seminars or festivals hosted by these palaces.

  3. To financially and logistically supporting the civil society organizations in every governorate to express their cultural activities.

 

  4. Providing opportunities to hold cultural activities in cultural houses and providing the opportunity of reading to searchers for cultural books and using internet.

  5. Communicating culture to disadvantaged and remote areas of cities centers through holding cultural activities. 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquities - Cultural Relations Directorate
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

there is a special budget for each measure . 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Many of civil society organizations (Peace Organization for Women Affairs , House of Democracy Organization – DHO , Al Nahrain Charity Organization, Sazan Phelelian Organization , Human Rights Organization , Organization of Cultural Charitable Women Gathe
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Opening Cultural Centers for the Child in Iraqi Cities

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To communicate cultural programs to the largest possible number of children without discrimination.

2. To promote activities and performances carried out by Ministry of Culture – Children Culture House in cooperation with Directorates of  Education , Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and Ministry of Youth in governorates of Iraq.

3. To open new outlets to include artistic and cultural capabilities of children and supporting them to participate in cultural programs through these centers.

4. The social, educational and cultural communication among all Iraqi cities and districts to preserve cultural diversity according to nature of each city.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities – Children Culture House has sought to promote cultural development policy for children in order to draw necessary plans to achieve sustained development. Children Culture House has began to put a deliberate  plan to open (12) cultural centers in Baghdad and provinces to provide cultural entertainment programs for children in cooperation with institutions concerned with childhood. These centers can possibly receive groups of students, special needs persons, orphans and displaced persons. It provided them cultural programs supervised by professional teachers in order to promote childhood reality and to present drama series, operettas, competitions, and exhibitions to show their artistic and cultural talents.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1.  Child participation number increasing in cultural and artistic activities of workshops and courses holding during the summer holiday to develop their skills in fields of (interactive theater, drawing , poetry ).

2.  Raising awareness of the importance of these centers and  providing them with literary and artistic products of cultural diversity.

3. Providing the financial and moral support for gifted children.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquties
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

there is a special budget for this measure 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Civil society organizations, syndicate and unions in each governorate are participated in this procedure.
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

The Project of National Center for Documenting Iraqi Culture

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To provide suitable conditions to promote  and document creative capabilities of artists , intellectuals , professionals and employees in culture sector and facilitate benefit of these services to all community groups.

2. To document and archive Iraqi culture electronically in all its aspects and preserving it from loss and disappearance.

3. To communicate  information concerning with Iraqi culture to all over the world and makes it available for those who interested in accessing it for research or other purposes.

4. To help Researchers and Scholars in accessing the required information in all culture fields.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

In order to consolidate and reinforce  aspects related to the  protection and promotion the diversity of cultural expressions as an element of sustainable development, Ministry of  Culture has prepared to implement the Project of  National Center for Documenting Iraqi Culture  to preserve the memory of Iraqi culture and archive all that lists under its culture title by  using all modern mechanism to save it electronically and facilitate the process of access it by Researchers and Scholars  inside and outside Iraq and all the next generations .

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Preserving all that is related to the Iraqi culture from loss.

2. Documenting these data and make information about Iraqi culture available to all and preserving it to next generations.

3. To communicate with the world by conveying an image of Iraqi culture.

4. Benefiting the Researchers and Scholar in the various fields of  Iraqi culture.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquities - Cultural Relations Directorate
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The Ministry allocated for implementing this procedure ($750,000)  seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars within the investment budget for 2014. The implemented work of project reached 60%.    The project has stopped in 2015 because it has not included in the investment plan and so far

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Civil Society Organizations have no role in establishing this project , but they will have a role in data collection phase concerning with project goals to document and archive them in future
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Establishing a Marketing Center for Cultural Industries

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. Marketing handicrafts products of the Institute of Arts and People Crafts of the Folklore Directorate.

2. Identifying the products of craftsmen and the students of institute with heritage industries and handicrafts.

3. Obtaining additional financial returns for the Ministry of Culture that contributing to support  the creative persons working in field of cultural and handicraft industries products.

4. Contribute to build up capacities of craftsmen and students of  Institute of Arts and People Crafts in field of cultural industries in order to preserve heritage identity of the country.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities has adopted within its cultural policies and measures establishing (Marketing Center for Cultural Industries) in order to support Iraqi cultural industries and  stimulate workers on production and  marketing their cultural products to public for obtaining  necessary funds. The center undertakes necessary publicity to attract clients from local communities. The center was already established by the efforts of creators and those who act in the field of cultural crafts and industries of professors, craftsmen and the students of Institute of Arts and people Crafts in Ministry of Culture

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. An increase in the proportion of producers and creators of students and craftsmen doubly in principle before the establishment of this center.

2. The opening of this center encouraged  other governorates to market their handicrafts products through it.

3. The center is actually considered as a marketing and media outlet for introducing Iraqi cultural industries and handicrafts.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquities - General Arts Department / Directorate of Folklore.
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

This center was established with self-efforts by number of the creators working in Folklore Directorate, students and professors of Institute of Arts and People Crafts without any funds allocation from Ministry of Culture.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Some of Civil Society Organizations participated to support these products,
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

production of plays and children's films.

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. Increasing the theatrical production dedicated to children and to encourage the artists by giving them the opportunity to present their targeted and favorite stories to children.

2. The  interaction  of children towards the ideas of the plays presented as cultural and educational means.

3. Participating a number of children wishing to act and promote their artistic capabilities and embracing them to develop  their talents for acting in order to participate in the national and international cultural and artistic activities and meetings

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

Children Culture House in Ministry of Culture ,Tourism and Antiquities in cooperation with UNICEF endeavor  to achieve sustainable  development in order to promote an active cultural sector (children sector ), through  producing plays and films for children and to facilitate its access to a wider range of distribution networks in implementation of Article 14 of the culture diversity Convention 2005. As a result, it has been announced by television channels, social media, posters and labels to present theatrical texts by the authors , researchers and critics. These texts are sent to a specialized committee in this department in order to be examined  and studied, and  chosen the best text according to a certain conditions. These terms aim to keep children away from violence ,terrorism and the use of weapons .Thus, a special budget   allocates to carry out its activities in cooperation with the other organizations such as civil society organizations ( Network Institution , Women's Association, Shahad al Iraq and  Al-Mustaneer al Sabah foundation ) as well as backing up by (Ministry of Education ,Institute of Fine Arts , Academy of Fine Arts, UNICEF Organization)  to produce educational and didactic plays and others are direct interactive with children such as puppets plays.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Producing more than (33) thirty –three plays under the expense of the Ministry of Culture and others at the expense of the UNICIF,  or in cooperation with  parties outside Ministry of Culture, such as the Children's Theatre Festival of Iraq in Holy City of Karbala and some of them were produced at the expense of the project of Baghdad the Capital of Arab Culture in 2013.

2. Producing (6) six films (cartoons ,documentary ) as well as (5) five operettas

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Children Culture House - Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

there is a special budget for each work . 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
civil society organizations participated in these plays through presenting theatrical texts and participation their representatives in the plays as well as their contribution in the production .
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY

Naziq Al- Malaika Award for Creativity Women

Context of the measure: 
CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. Activating the role of women in participation in the cultural, literary and cultural and artistic fields and emphasizing their role parallel to role of men.

2. To encourage  women to participate in the cultural creativity and motivate  them to show their  literary product.

3. Cultural exchanging  and the integration of Arab cultures with each other through  participation in the award from all Arab countries that the it  is national and international.

4.  Marketing the literary production of the Iraqi and Arab intellectuals women through promoting for the award and highlights it by wide media.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of culture, tourism and antiquities annually organizes Naziq  Al- Malaika Award for Women's  Literary  Creativity aiming to  provide suitable  conditions  and to promote the creative capacities and  paying  attention to  the productions of  the women sector of all social classes that encourage innovation and production of cultural activities permanently and fairly.

  It is a national and international award concerning with women activists in literary field and competition would be through  participation  of  their  creativity from  cultural publications in field of poetry, novel and literary criticism as well as continuous stimulation  financially and by wide media to encourage their cultural innovation.

This award also contributes to promote and market the literary productions and to benefit from the financial returns by selling books and winning publications or participating the award at the  national and international levels

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. The participation of women interested in the cultural and literary affairs in the award  is widely (50%) each year compared to the year preceding it from Iraq and the Arab countries.

2. Stimulating more women to create  in the literary sector to raise the awareness of women and paying attention to the cultural and literary production  by women

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquties
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

40000 $  four thousands dollars 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
There is participation of syndicates such as: Artists Syndicate ,Iraqi journalists Syndicate in Baghdad and governorates , Union of Iraqi Writers in Baghdad and provinces, in addition to participate organizations of civil societies organization
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ YOUTH

the Festival of Youthful and Cinematic Production for Short Films

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1.  To increase the cinematic production of the youths by providing youth sector the opportunity to present their ideas and cinematic  works  encourage  them to participate in their art production in the national and  international  festivals .

2. To highlight youth artistic production with the use by wide  media to provide the official support by the government.

3. Giving the opportunity to discover the creative artistically young people through the acquaintance of their cultural production

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Department of Culture and Arts at the Iraqi Ministry of Youth and Sports has endeavor  to create  appropriate  conditions to enhance capacities of the  youth  of both sexes to produce short films and documentaries to support aspects related to the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions.

Such festivals are usually announced and text of youth are received from all regions of Iraq. Texts are often technically and artistically evaluated by a specialized committee. Those young people are, then, granted an amount of money for producing their films as the artistic products are presented to the committee for further artistic evaluation. Works are selected and then displayed at the National  Youth Festival to compete for the first three positions ; - 

 The first prize is  ( $ 12000 ) twelve thousand dollars ,  The second prize is  ( $ 8000 )  eight thousand dollars and the third prize is  ($ 4000 )  four thousand dollars

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Increasing the youth art production by 30 %  in comparison with previous years when (160) one hundred and sixty texts were received and examined  for evaluation in addition to produce thirty- two youth film .

2. The art works of the youth have been stepped-up by 50% that participated in national and international levels.

3. Covering the satellite and media channels of 14 fourteen channels such as   ( Al- Hurrah , Iraqi Media Network , AL- Hurriah , Al- Sharqia ) in addition to the local journals  such as Al-Sabah and electronic newspapers …etc ) of this festivals .

4 .Discovering two creative artistic talents  in the southern and rural areas far from the capital Baghdad  and would paying attention for them in the future to increase the artistic production.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Youth and Sports / The Department of Culture and Youth Arts
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

194.500.000  /one hundred – ninety four million and five hundred  thousand dinars which is equal to 155600 one hundred – fifty five thousand and six hundred dollars  (2013-2014).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
Name of the designated official signing the report
Title:
Mr
Family Name:
Muhammad F. Hassan
Nombre:
Fryad
Position:
Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities
Organization:
Ministry of Culture , Tourism and Antiquties
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Bagdad Project as the Capital of Arab Culture 2013

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

 1. To foster the international cooperation among creative cities.

 2. To produce and publish the cultural activities , services and cultural industries .

 3. To develop the creative centers and the available opportunities for creators and artists in the culture field,

4 .To encourage  the initiatives that including the general and private sectors as well as  civil society organizations.

5. To build up the abilities of active persons in creative fields.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

After  approval of the project of  Baghdad  the capital of Arab culture, in its fifteenth conference of the Arab Ministers, who are responsible on cultural affairs, Iraqi Ministry of Culture sent a detailed report to the Cabinet included the projects and required financial allocations to implement this project. The Iraqi government allocated ($4,000,000) four hundred million dollars to rehabilitate the cultural infrastructure of Baghdad city. It also allocated ($50,000,000) fifty million dollars to implement cultural activities and performances of this project.

 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Rehabilitating and establishing (38) projects of cultural infrastructure. 

2. Print more than (480)  titles of books with (2000) copies of each title included various types of cultural knowledge and reprinting (21) archeological manuscripts.  In this occasion, many books have been sold at exhibitions. Over this occasion  many books have been distributed in free of charge to the governmental institutions, unions and civil society organizations to enrich their libraries,

3. Holding (144) exhibitions for plastic art inside and outside Iraq at which many participated artistic works were sold,

4. Getting rights of the production of (43) films including (36) long and short films, as well as (7) documentary films.

5. producing (9) short fictional films, (6) documentary films and (10) long films.

6. Performing  more than (21) theatrical performances  the year of the festival,

7.  Ministry of Culture produced (83) musical album of pioneer and youthful artists, which were sold in the national and international markets.

8.  Ministry of Culture organized  training workshops for  administrations of protocol, translation and cultural management as well as specialized  workshops for the pupils of ballet and music school, in order to develop their cultural, creative and professional skills for both genders.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

Iraqi government allocated ($450,000,000) four hundred and fifty million dollars for this project.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Mesopotamia Organization for Cultural Development, Organization of Culture For All, Religions' Dialogue Organization, Hiwar Organization for Plastic Art, Bait al-Shia'r Organization, and following unions, associations: General Union for Iraqi Writers and
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Baghdad Joining to the Creative Cities Network of UNESCO in Literary field 2015

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To foster the international cooperation among creative cities.

 2. To produce and publish the cultural activities , services and cultural industries .

 3. To develop the creative centers and the available opportunities for creators and artists in the culture field,

4 .To encourage  the initiatives that including the general and private sectors as well as  civil society organizations.

5. To build up the abilities of active persons in creative fields.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

Thus, the competent committee which is actually composed of a certain number of intellectuals, prepared a file on Baghdad nomination into the Creative City Network  which is related to UNESCO. They believe necessarily the innovation in Baghdad city.  It proposed a set of projects at  both local and international levels where Baghdad seeks  to carry out on creative cities. Therefore, in order to implement the requirements of joining, a strategic plan has been drawn up. Moreover, A higher committee has been established and headed by the Mayor of  Baghdad and membership of the representatives of  Ministries of ( Culture , High Education ,  Education )  as well as ( Iraqi Media Network, Municipality, al-Hikma House, Iraqi Literates and Writers Union, and Baghdadi Cultural Assemblies).  Baghdad joining to the creative cities in literary field has been really achieved in 2015.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. To achieve the message of the network and its goals to promote  the sustainable development.

2. To promote and develop the culture economy by holding many exhibitions in Baghdad and Al-Mustansyira universities , and Institute of Arts and People Crafts to sell and market the handicraft industries, books and publications,

3. To promote the cultural and creative production of Baghdad to be acquainted  by the other creative cities within the network on the creative value of the Iraqi arts by publishing the production on website and in different social media.

4. To integrate the cultural policy in the sustainable development plans.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
( the Higher Committee for Baghdad the City of Literary Creativity) headed by Baghdad Mayor and membership of representatives of the following ministries (Culture, and High Education, Education, and Iraqi Media net ,al-Hikma House, and Iraqi Literates an
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The financial resources obtained by partnership with private sector which sponsors of holding cultural activities. That will be included with civil society organizations and voluntary work, which contribute in achieving these activities.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
the higher committee and office of Baghdad the City of Literary Creativity) which includes ( the General Union of Iraqi Writers) (Baghdadi Cultural Assemblies).
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
No
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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the Iraqi central bank allocates about ( $ 850000000 ) eight hundred and fifty million dollars to support the small and medium projects including the cultural projects

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To activate  private sector in the culture field by holding workshops and establishing the artistic productive and establishing the industrial institutions.

2. To employ actors in culture sector and finding opportunities of work ,

3. To increase the local productions,

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

Iraqi government obviously adopted a central policy to create work opportunities in order to increase the cultural, commercial and economic production of Iraqi central bank. That has been done by granting loans at small and medium projects including cultural projects for sum ($40,000) forty thousand dollars for each project with interest 4%.

This loan is granted to each citizen who wants to establish a productive project. It has to be repaid  over (5) years.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. The granted sum by Iraqi central bank of the initiative of private banks until November 2017 reached (37.733.000.000ID) thirty seven billion, seven hundred and thirty three million Iraqi dinars

2. Holding of (15) musical workshops and establishing (18) institutions for artistic products.

3. Participation about (30) persons in workshops , two persons for each workshop, as well as the participation of about (90) persons in artistic product institutions, (5) person for each institution.

4. Selling roughly  (12) instruments for each workshop.

5. Selling roughly (25) films for each institution in the year.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Iraqi central bank
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

($850000000) eight hundred and fifty million dollars.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
The following private banks participated in activating this project ( Ashore bank, Al-Huda bank, Middle east bank, Jeehan bank, Al-Ahli Bank, United Bank, Commercial Territory Bank, Al-Bilad Islamic Bank. Iraqi Union Bank- Al -Tanmiya bank , Kurdistan Ba
Type of Entity: 
Private company
Name: 
The following private banks participated in activating this project ( Ashore bank, Al-Huda bank, Middle east bank, Jeehan bank, Al-Ahli Bank, United Bank, Commercial Territory Bank, Al-Bilad Islamic Bank. Iraqi Union Bank- Al -Tanmiya bank , Kurdistan Ba
Type of Entity: 
Private company
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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The Project of Education Disadvantaged Groups from Education / literacy Eradication

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

To teach the largest major group of society members who are unable to read and write to increase their cultural awareness 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

In 2012, The Iraqi government has certainly adopted the law of Illiteracy Eradication and Thus, it started to implement it by the Ministry of Education and certain supporting parties, with participating of civil society organizations as well. This measure aims to make counting to individuals at age (15) years old, who are unable to read and write, especially those who live in villages and countryside and in a particular women. They have been entirely divided into groups; and each group will be actually assigned one teacher to teach them in schools close to their homes into two stages (primary stage and complementary stage) and each stage lasts  (seven months). A learner will be granted with certificate at fifth class of the primary school. Thus, they have the right to complete their study in general education and participate in general examinations of sixth class in primary and secondary school later .

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1-Five classes have been till now graduated from illiteracy eradication centers.

2-Five hundred students of the illiteracy eradication program were completed the primary school according to lists of  fifth class at  final examination in Baghdad and other Iraqi provinces.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of education
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

 all resources were allocated within the general budget of the State

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Ardh Al Taybat Organization for Motherhood and Childhood , Masarat Organization for Informational and Cultural Development , Mesopotamia Organization for Culture and Development ) and private sector, all really shard in cultural awareness. In addition, t
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Iraqi Cultural Creativity Award

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. The  Ministry of Culture seeks  to support  the creators financially and morally to enrich the  Iraqi culture scene with cultural and artistic innovations.

2.  Enhancing  the status of Iraqi intellectual and elevating  his creative achievement.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture announced (Iraqi Cultural Creativity Award) in 2015 in its first session with participation of artists, educated and the interested people, researchers and academicians. Its second session announced in 2016  with the aim of enhancing the widest participation of the creators and promoting their cultural achievements

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Increasing of creative fields to the participants at (5) fields in the first session in 2015 to (9) epistemic fields in second session in 2016.

2. Increasing the number of participants and competing all in order to win of (Iraqi Cultural Creativity Award).

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquties
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

the ministry has allocated a monetary prize ($5000) five thousand dollars for each winner with an abstract sculpture made of bronze and an appreciation certificate as well.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Mesopotamia for Culture and Media Development, Al-Mada Institution for Culture and Arts, Plastic Artists Association, Iraqi Juristic Union, Iraqi Translators Association, Al-Aan Cultural Association). The Ministry of Culture has sponsored that prize in 20
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Initiative of Iraqi Media Network for supporting Iraqi artists

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. Promoting Iraqi artists to produce more Iraqi drama episodes.

2. Raising  awareness of Iraqi society in historical, political, religious and socially fields.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Iraqi Media Network started as an independent government institution in 2013 with the idea of ​​supporting the Iraqi artist through the initiative of producing historical drama series, political, cultural, religious and social, with the support of the Iraqi government amounted to about (11,250,000 ) eleven million and two hundred fifty dollars for the production of (14) dramas in 2014 and was presented on the screen of the Iraqi government channel.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Promoting the qualification of Iraqi artist and supporting him financially and morally.

2. Educating Iraqi society and raising awareness and the sense of citizenship

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Iraqi Media Network
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 


The Iraqi Media Network started as an independent government institution in 2013 with the idea of ​​supporting the Iraqi artist through the initiative of producing historical drama series, political, cultural, religious and social, with the support of the Iraqi government amounted to about (11,250,000 ) eleven million and two hundred fifty dollars for the production of (14) dramas in 2014 and was presented on the screen of the Iraqi government channel.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Ayen Al –Ghazal Com. for TV production in the series ( Lyal Al- Banafsaj), Al- Arteqaa Company for TV production in the series (Doolab Al-Donya), The New Center Company for Media and artistic series in (Sahib Al-Saada), Al- Retaj Company for TV and Artis
Type of Entity: 
Private company
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
Yes
i.1 At what level the evaluation was conducted?: 
National
i.2 What were the main conclusions?: 

1. As time indicator: according to the questionnaire that took place in 2014-2015.

2. As locative indicator: all Iraqi governorates except Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

3. The questionnaire rate reached to 88% of the viewers

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Children's Spring Cultural Annual Festival

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To strengthen  cooperation with ministries of (Culture, Education, Labor and Social Affairs, Health, Environment, Youth and Sports), Child care Board, Non-Governmental Organizations ,international organizations and private sectors.    

2. To encourage the cultural initiatives of  the artists, authors, and writers who are interested with childhood and participating in this festival in the fields of ( painting , theatre, music and other type of educational and artistic competitions and games.

3.  To create  opportunities for cultural creativity and competitions by developing scientific and educational qualifications for children aged group (6-18) years old.

4.  To display the cultural and art works for children and to evaluating and interacting with each other in different levels.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Children Culture House, one of the Ministry Of Culture , Tourism and Antiquities Departments, prepares an annual plan to organize of Children's Spring Cultural Annual Festival. The special committees that organize the festival  make contacts with ministries of (Education, Labor and Social Affairs, Youth, Child Care Board, UNICEF  , Iraqi Red Crescent Association and other civil society organizations such as ( Woman League, Amaar Charity Institution, Nabadh Al- Iraq, Alaq organization, Iraq Shahad organization) as well as number of cultural and academic figures. It will present cultural programs by students at different stages, and participating students of  ( Art Institutions, Orphan Houses, the disabled  and displaced people) to implement various sections of the festival which lasts two months.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Widening  the participation and interaction among different Ministry of Education Directorates, Orphans, and the disabled of  children.

2. Activating the collective work between the House and other institutions concerned with childhood houses.

3. To promote the children to show their talents in fields of (painting, acting, music, poetry, singing, and sports).

4. Building bridges of future cooperation on a wider scale

5.  Providing  wide opportunities to artistic and literary products of writers, intellectuals and students.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Children Culture House - Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

: a special budget is allocated for implementation of this procedure by the budget of the Children Cultural House.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Woman Union, Ammar Charitable Institution- Nabdh Al- Iraq - Alaq organization- Shahad Al- Iraq - Iraqi Red Crescent Association and UNICEF organization
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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project of the Central Child Library

Context of the measure: 
CULTURAL POLICIES AND MEASURES
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To attract children of schools , State Houses of the disabled  and orphans  to visit the library and be acquainted with the most important cultural publications concerned  with them in order to encourage them to read and  spend  their free time during vocations as well as raise their thoughts toward a culture aiming to expand their cultural realization. 

2.  To develop  the library  with a new number of cultural publications for children from books , magazines and stories dedicated to them.

3.  To establish a cultural edifices dedicated to  reading,  holding  cultural courses and workshops for students in the style of  writing, narrating stories, artistic directing and painting.

4. To cooperate with civil society organizations to visit the library aiming to expand the child awareness about the importance of visiting libraries, reading and  to  acquaint  with publications.

5. To preserve and archive the cultural heritage in particular the cultural publications concerned with children.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities represented by Children Culture House has opened a child library. This library is really considered as one of the basic in the work of the House, to encourage  children on reading. This library contains books, magazines, and children stories, which are issued by the house or by other countries to be acquainted with their culture. It is one of the most important children libraries in Iraq, and the house hereby aims to develop and establish an electronic library updatable with the global development. Also it contains  collections of electronic computers and professional cadres.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Increasing  the children participation in courses and workshops which are held by the library.

2. The readiness of a number of organization to contribute to the  development of the  (work, performance, and form ) of the library  through the development of a joint  cooperation plan in line with the idea of volunteering .

3. Preserving and archiving the cultural publications within years especially (Al- Mizmar, Majalaty ) and other books and stories .

4. Organizing  journeys for students in cooperation with administrations of schools  aiming to step-up  cultural awareness ,

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Children Culture House - Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

a special budget is allocated for implementation of this procedure by the budget of the Children Cultural House.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
the organization of Iraqi woman league ,organization of Alaq for childhood , and organization of Shahd Al- Iraq for development ), as well as support by UNICEF.
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
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Cultural cooperation program between Ministry of Culture and Roberto Cemita Fund (RCF)

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

 1. To develop the joint cooperation in different artistic and cultural fields between Iraq and Roberto Cemita Fund (RCF) for supporting Iraqi artists.

2. To facilitate the mobility of talented  and those  interested in culture and arts all over the world.

3. To avoid obstacles that impede  movement  of the artists and those who are interested in the cultural affairs within  Arabic and European region, such as lack of funding and information and obtaining a visa and crossing the borders.

4. Helping to find the opportunities and meeting partners, in order to establish the joint artistic and cultural projects, whether it  is individual or collective levels .

5.  To support  creators and artists  who have cultural projects and  couldn't  finance it.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities represented by Cultural Relations Directorate  signed up in the middle of 2014 joint cultural cooperation program with Roberto Cemita Fund RCF , the program aims to :

1. To sponsor Iraqi artists interested in culture, arts and cultural productions and developing their artistic skills.

2. To facilitate their movements to the countries of the  world through  their participation to organize artistic exhibitions or other proposed cultural programs by them.

3. Finding other partners to obtain enough expertise  and  finance to achieve their cultural projects.

4. The Program  seeks cultural exchange in the Arab-Europe region to gain  international experience for Iraqi artists and create interaction between  artist and recipient.

5. The program is available for the artistic and cultural fields and projects (single and multiple) . Thus artists  and those who act in art will be chosen  according to the  program quality proposed by them,  and its impact on the cultural sustainable development in Iraq.

 

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

.

Roberto Cemita Fund RCF provided grants to all targeted groups for :

1.  Financing the industrial , artistic and cultural projects implemented by:

 -  Hella Mewis / German/ by using Graphic in cultural work ,with amount €750 in 2014 .

  - Adyth Henry / French/ Holding a plastic arts gallery in Kurdistan Iraq, with amount €880 in 2015.

 -  Mazin Mahdi Shirabyani / Iraqi/ Developing a documentary film project, with amount € 600 2015.

 -  Basim Yousri / Egyptian/ Holding a cultural week for arts to Iraqi youth, with amount € 600  2015.

   - Sirlak Anyta Ganekosaka / Polish/ Researching to video archive , with amount € 1200 2015.

2. Financing  training courses: The following names participated in training courses in order to develop creative abilities of those who are responsible of its administration  :

 -  Ameen Alwan  Gabbar / Iraqi – for training with the French band (Anki) for dance arts  and drama with amount €1000 2014.

  - Saad Alwan / Iraqi- for participating in training and developing that used local colors  in Italy , with amount €800 2014.

-  Angela Bosko Fitch / Italian – for training displaced and refugees who came to Kurdistan region, with amount €650 2014.

  - Zain al-Abideen Al- Shimari / Iraqi, for training on Interactive theater in Bulgaria, with amount €700 in 2015.

 

 

3. Attending Seminar or a conference to practically participate and benefitting of  the cultural  and artistic experiences as below :

⁃ Yasin Al-Nasir /Iraqi / to participate in Architectural Arts Festival in Bulgaria, with amount €1000 in 2015.

⁃ Hashim Al- Timimi / Iraqi / to participate in Architectural Week in Bulgaria , with amount €1000 in 2015 .

⁃ Tersy Rosenburg / British / Attending International Literature Festival in Iraq , with amount €1100 in 2015.

⁃ Mohammed Abdul Razaq Raof / Iraqi / Attending Conference of Roberto Cemita Organization in Paris ,with amount €750 in 2017.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquties
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

(20000$) twenty thousand dollars given by Ministry of Culture to the Fund  according to the above-mentioned convention as the following :

1.  The amount allocated for grants is (14000 $) fourteen thousand dollars.

2.  The amount allocated to manage move on program is (4000 $) four thousand dollars.

3.  The amount allocated for operation costs of the fund is (2000 $) two thousand dollars.

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION

Concluding cultural and economic cooperation agreements at regional and international level

Context of the measure: 
INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL COOPERATION
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To develop  the bilateral and mutual cooperation in economic, commercial, cultural and artistic fields among Iraq and other countries, and activating the common committees which are emerged  from the Convention.

2. To participate in economic, artistic , regional and international trade exhibitions.

 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Regional
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Iraqi government endeavors  to conclude  conventions by  concerned ministries in multi specifications and fields in order to :

1.  To promote  economic, commercial , artistic and cultural relations among Iraq and other countries.

2. To set up economic, commercial and artistic bases to exchange  mutual  interests between  parties of the Convention.

3. To sign  the mutual minutes, which are derived from economic and commercial conventions in order to activate the provisions of the bilateral conventions.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. The Ministry of trade  already signed up number of commercial  and economic conventions with (Azerbaijan 2010 , Yemen 2011, South Africa 2012, Czchek   2012 , Kuwait 2013 , Bulgaria 2013 , and  Armenia 2013 ) to develop  commercial and economic relations and participating in economic exhibitions as well as signing up (25)  twenty five joint reports emerged by these conventions.

2. The Ministry of Culture has been  keen to sign up number of memorandums of understanding and implementing work programs with its counterparts  in Arab and foreign countries to develop  activities and cultural exhibitions among  them, and organizing training workshops to develop cadres working in Iraqi artistic and cultural fields as follows :

a-  Cultural memoranda of understanding : (Egypt 2009 , Azerbaijan 2011, and Iran 2015 ) in artistic and cultural cooperation field , exchanging cultural and artistic experiences , and participating in artistic and cultural conferences.

b-  Executive work programs : (People's republic of China 2010 renewed  2014 , Tunisia 2012 , Kuwait 2013 renewed 2016 , and Federal Russia 2015 ) in order to implement athletic, artistic, cultural , and scientific cooperation with counterparts Institutions of these parties.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquties - Ministry of Trade
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

There is a special budget for each agreement . 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
No/ there is no participation in this procedure.
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

China in the Eyes of Arab Artists/ in the drawing field 2011

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To reinforce friendship relations, artistic and cultural cooperation among Arab plastic artists with their Chinese counterparts, the sponsors of this cultural gathering,

2. To highlight   the artistic and cultural relations by wide media between China and Arab countries

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China already called on plastic artists in Arab counties in 2011 to participate in demonstration, which entitled "China in the Eyes of Arab Artists" on drawing field until 2014. The Ministry of culture in China afforded all the financial expenses of  two ways flight tickets for artists and providing all necessary requirements to fulfill that cultural festival .

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Activating  the role of the (Historical Silk  Trade Road) and to identify   touristic  and cultural features closely.

2. Exchanging  the  artistic experiences in plastic art between Chinese and Arab countries artists, and to organize  joint artistic projects.

3. leaving a cultural, artistic and by  wide  media imprint  that reflects culture  of each participating country to be seen by the Chinese community and  identifying the Arab arts and cultures.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquities
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

there is aspecial budget for each measure . 

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT

Arab - China Friendship Garden / Sculpture field 2015

Context of the measure: 
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. Cultural openness between china and Arab countries in order to promote  bonds of friendship and cooperation,

2. The cultural communication between the Arab plastic artists and their counterparts from the Chinese side sponsors the establishment of this cultural demonstration to revive the Silk Road Trade between China and the Arab countries in order to enhance the commercial, industrial, cultural and creative relations between them.

 promote the commercial relations and cultural and creative industries,

3. Highlighting  the cultural and artistic relations by wide media  in China and Arab countries.

 

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China organized, in 2015- 2018, a gathering (Arab - China friendship Garden) of plastic artists of Arab countries in the field of sculpture.  The Ministry of Culture of China afforded all financial expenses in two-way flight tickets for artists, as well as providing the necessary requirements for the fulfillment of this cultural gathering.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Activating  the bilateral cooperation between China and Arab countries, including commercial silk road , and identifying more closely  at the cultural ,civilization and tourist features of China,

2. Leaving a cultural, artistic and by  wide  media imprint  that reflects culture  of each participating country in the plastic art field.

3. Highlight the Arab plastic and artistic works by wide  media  because of their importance in life of Chinese intellectuals and media men and to approximate their points of view.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture in republic of iraq and the Ministry of Culture of the people's republic of China
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

there is a special budget for each measure . 

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

mobile library for marketing the Iraqi book

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To raise the cultural level and raise  the awareness of youth of both sexes of college students, secondary schools Pupils and other social groups by increasing  the awareness of the importance of reading.

2. To support  the movement of authorship, translation and cultural and scientific publishing.

3. To market  the cultural and literary products of writers, authors and delivering  them to the farthest point inside Iraq.

4. To encourage reading movement in the districts, towns and remote areas away from cities centers.

5.  To compensate the shortage of  public libraries number in some areas.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities has developed an advanced method and a developed approach to deliver the library service to the remote areas and far of the cities centers. The Ministry manages to find alternatives to public libraries in order to disseminate the cultural awareness of reading among the communities of these regions. That has been done by establishing of a mobile library, a car designed like library containing a number of cultural products and cultural, literary, political, economic and religious, children and youth literature works. It  roams for marketing the cultural products at low prices  through the regions,  in order to encourage reading and raising the cultural level among  the people of these areas.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Increasing the percentage of reading among community individuals with roughly 20%.

2. Stimulating and encouraging the production of cultural and literary works in all their forms in order to compensate  the shortage of libraries number.

3. Increasing  the percentage of marketing the cultural product of authors and writers and selling  cultural product

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquties - Cultural Relations Directorate
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The Directorate Cultural Relations  supplied a car, model (Starex) to be a mobile library and allocating five thousand dollars ($5000) to its design process and supplying it with shelves and advertising posters. Now it begins to fund itself by marketing the cultural products. 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
There is cooperation of civil society organizations in each region covered by the mobile library through promotion and offering facilitations to staff responsible of it.
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

opening Cultural Houses and Pallaces in all Iraqi Provinces

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To prepare cultural environment to all society sectors, in order to clearly announce its traditions, customs and cultural arts and enriching their cultural diversity.

 2. To support cultural and artistic work and communicate it to the largest  segment of society,  as well as reinforcing creative capabilities of  local communities and discovering the talents.

 3. To promote cultural creative work, and providing infrastructure to display cultural products of artists and creators and supporting  them by displaying their cultural products, through holding artistic and plastic exhibitions in addition to cinematic and theatrical activities and book exhibitions.

 4. To attract  artists, creators and talents

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities has  prepared a comprehensive project in order to open cultural palaces and houses in all provinces and their districts. It will support cultural work and extending cultural and creative products of artists in these governorates in cooperation with their local province councils, civil society organizations and their educational institutions.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

  1. Building  bridges of cooperation between the Ministry of Culture and cultural committees , in every province council through their cultural palaces and houses in each governorate.

  2. Direct cultural communication between the ministry and all the society segments in order to introduce cultural reality to all Iraqi people sects at the seminars or festivals hosted by these palaces.

  3. To financially and logistically supporting the civil society organizations in every governorate to express their cultural activities.

 

  4. Providing opportunities to hold cultural activities in cultural houses and providing the opportunity of reading to searchers for cultural books and using internet.

  5. Communicating culture to disadvantaged and remote areas of cities centers through holding cultural activities. 

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquities - Cultural Relations Directorate
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

there is a special budget for each measure . 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Many of civil society organizations (Peace Organization for Women Affairs , House of Democracy Organization – DHO , Al Nahrain Charity Organization, Sazan Phelelian Organization , Human Rights Organization , Organization of Cultural Charitable Women Gathe
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Opening Cultural Centers for the Child in Iraqi Cities

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To communicate cultural programs to the largest possible number of children without discrimination.

2. To promote activities and performances carried out by Ministry of Culture – Children Culture House in cooperation with Directorates of  Education , Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and Ministry of Youth in governorates of Iraq.

3. To open new outlets to include artistic and cultural capabilities of children and supporting them to participate in cultural programs through these centers.

4. The social, educational and cultural communication among all Iraqi cities and districts to preserve cultural diversity according to nature of each city.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities – Children Culture House has sought to promote cultural development policy for children in order to draw necessary plans to achieve sustained development. Children Culture House has began to put a deliberate  plan to open (12) cultural centers in Baghdad and provinces to provide cultural entertainment programs for children in cooperation with institutions concerned with childhood. These centers can possibly receive groups of students, special needs persons, orphans and displaced persons. It provided them cultural programs supervised by professional teachers in order to promote childhood reality and to present drama series, operettas, competitions, and exhibitions to show their artistic and cultural talents.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1.  Child participation number increasing in cultural and artistic activities of workshops and courses holding during the summer holiday to develop their skills in fields of (interactive theater, drawing , poetry ).

2.  Raising awareness of the importance of these centers and  providing them with literary and artistic products of cultural diversity.

3. Providing the financial and moral support for gifted children.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquties
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

there is a special budget for this measure 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Civil society organizations, syndicate and unions in each governorate are participated in this procedure.
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

The Project of National Center for Documenting Iraqi Culture

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. To provide suitable conditions to promote  and document creative capabilities of artists , intellectuals , professionals and employees in culture sector and facilitate benefit of these services to all community groups.

2. To document and archive Iraqi culture electronically in all its aspects and preserving it from loss and disappearance.

3. To communicate  information concerning with Iraqi culture to all over the world and makes it available for those who interested in accessing it for research or other purposes.

4. To help Researchers and Scholars in accessing the required information in all culture fields.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

In order to consolidate and reinforce  aspects related to the  protection and promotion the diversity of cultural expressions as an element of sustainable development, Ministry of  Culture has prepared to implement the Project of  National Center for Documenting Iraqi Culture  to preserve the memory of Iraqi culture and archive all that lists under its culture title by  using all modern mechanism to save it electronically and facilitate the process of access it by Researchers and Scholars  inside and outside Iraq and all the next generations .

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Preserving all that is related to the Iraqi culture from loss.

2. Documenting these data and make information about Iraqi culture available to all and preserving it to next generations.

3. To communicate with the world by conveying an image of Iraqi culture.

4. Benefiting the Researchers and Scholar in the various fields of  Iraqi culture.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquities - Cultural Relations Directorate
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

The Ministry allocated for implementing this procedure ($750,000)  seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars within the investment budget for 2014. The implemented work of project reached 60%.    The project has stopped in 2015 because it has not included in the investment plan and so far

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Civil Society Organizations have no role in establishing this project , but they will have a role in data collection phase concerning with project goals to document and archive them in future
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL

Establishing a Marketing Center for Cultural Industries

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT NATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. Marketing handicrafts products of the Institute of Arts and People Crafts of the Folklore Directorate.

2. Identifying the products of craftsmen and the students of institute with heritage industries and handicrafts.

3. Obtaining additional financial returns for the Ministry of Culture that contributing to support  the creative persons working in field of cultural and handicraft industries products.

4. Contribute to build up capacities of craftsmen and students of  Institute of Arts and People Crafts in field of cultural industries in order to preserve heritage identity of the country.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
Local
National
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
institutional
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities has adopted within its cultural policies and measures establishing (Marketing Center for Cultural Industries) in order to support Iraqi cultural industries and  stimulate workers on production and  marketing their cultural products to public for obtaining  necessary funds. The center undertakes necessary publicity to attract clients from local communities. The center was already established by the efforts of creators and those who act in the field of cultural crafts and industries of professors, craftsmen and the students of Institute of Arts and people Crafts in Ministry of Culture

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. An increase in the proportion of producers and creators of students and craftsmen doubly in principle before the establishment of this center.

2. The opening of this center encouraged  other governorates to market their handicrafts products through it.

3. The center is actually considered as a marketing and media outlet for introducing Iraqi cultural industries and handicrafts.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquities - General Arts Department / Directorate of Folklore.
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

This center was established with self-efforts by number of the creators working in Folklore Directorate, students and professors of Institute of Arts and People Crafts without any funds allocation from Ministry of Culture.

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
Some of Civil Society Organizations participated to support these products,
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
Yes
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

production of plays and children's films.

Context of the measure: 
INTEGRATION OF CULTURE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. Increasing the theatrical production dedicated to children and to encourage the artists by giving them the opportunity to present their targeted and favorite stories to children.

2. The  interaction  of children towards the ideas of the plays presented as cultural and educational means.

3. Participating a number of children wishing to act and promote their artistic capabilities and embracing them to develop  their talents for acting in order to participate in the national and international cultural and artistic activities and meetings

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

Children Culture House in Ministry of Culture ,Tourism and Antiquities in cooperation with UNICEF endeavor  to achieve sustainable  development in order to promote an active cultural sector (children sector ), through  producing plays and films for children and to facilitate its access to a wider range of distribution networks in implementation of Article 14 of the culture diversity Convention 2005. As a result, it has been announced by television channels, social media, posters and labels to present theatrical texts by the authors , researchers and critics. These texts are sent to a specialized committee in this department in order to be examined  and studied, and  chosen the best text according to a certain conditions. These terms aim to keep children away from violence ,terrorism and the use of weapons .Thus, a special budget   allocates to carry out its activities in cooperation with the other organizations such as civil society organizations ( Network Institution , Women's Association, Shahad al Iraq and  Al-Mustaneer al Sabah foundation ) as well as backing up by (Ministry of Education ,Institute of Fine Arts , Academy of Fine Arts, UNICEF Organization)  to produce educational and didactic plays and others are direct interactive with children such as puppets plays.

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Producing more than (33) thirty –three plays under the expense of the Ministry of Culture and others at the expense of the UNICIF,  or in cooperation with  parties outside Ministry of Culture, such as the Children's Theatre Festival of Iraq in Holy City of Karbala and some of them were produced at the expense of the project of Baghdad the Capital of Arab Culture in 2013.

2. Producing (6) six films (cartoons ,documentary ) as well as (5) five operettas

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Children Culture House - Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

there is a special budget for each work . 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
civil society organizations participated in these plays through presenting theatrical texts and participation their representatives in the plays as well as their contribution in the production .
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY

Naziq Al- Malaika Award for Creativity Women

Context of the measure: 
CURRENT UNESCO GLOBAL PRIORITY: GENDER EQUALITY
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1. Activating the role of women in participation in the cultural, literary and cultural and artistic fields and emphasizing their role parallel to role of men.

2. To encourage  women to participate in the cultural creativity and motivate  them to show their  literary product.

3. Cultural exchanging  and the integration of Arab cultures with each other through  participation in the award from all Arab countries that the it  is national and international.

4.  Marketing the literary production of the Iraqi and Arab intellectuals women through promoting for the award and highlights it by wide media.

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Ministry of culture, tourism and antiquities annually organizes Naziq  Al- Malaika Award for Women's  Literary  Creativity aiming to  provide suitable  conditions  and to promote the creative capacities and  paying  attention to  the productions of  the women sector of all social classes that encourage innovation and production of cultural activities permanently and fairly.

  It is a national and international award concerning with women activists in literary field and competition would be through  participation  of  their  creativity from  cultural publications in field of poetry, novel and literary criticism as well as continuous stimulation  financially and by wide media to encourage their cultural innovation.

This award also contributes to promote and market the literary productions and to benefit from the financial returns by selling books and winning publications or participating the award at the  national and international levels

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. The participation of women interested in the cultural and literary affairs in the award  is widely (50%) each year compared to the year preceding it from Iraq and the Arab countries.

2. Stimulating more women to create  in the literary sector to raise the awareness of women and paying attention to the cultural and literary production  by women

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of culture , Tourism and Antiquties
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

40000 $  four thousands dollars 

g. Name of NGOs and/or private companies engaged in the implementation of the measure, if any: 
Name: 
There is participation of syndicates such as: Artists Syndicate ,Iraqi journalists Syndicate in Baghdad and governorates , Union of Iraqi Writers in Baghdad and provinces, in addition to participate organizations of civil societies organization
Type of Entity: 
NGO
h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No
❭ YOUTH

the Festival of Youthful and Cinematic Production for Short Films

Context of the measure: 
YOUTH
b. Objetivos clave de la medida: 

1.  To increase the cinematic production of the youths by providing youth sector the opportunity to present their ideas and cinematic  works  encourage  them to participate in their art production in the national and  international  festivals .

2. To highlight youth artistic production with the use by wide  media to provide the official support by the government.

3. Giving the opportunity to discover the creative artistically young people through the acquaintance of their cultural production

c. What is: 
c.1. the scope of the measure: 
National
International
c.2. the nature of the measure: 
regulatory
financial
c.3. Característica principal de la medida: 

The Department of Culture and Arts at the Iraqi Ministry of Youth and Sports has endeavor  to create  appropriate  conditions to enhance capacities of the  youth  of both sexes to produce short films and documentaries to support aspects related to the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions.

Such festivals are usually announced and text of youth are received from all regions of Iraq. Texts are often technically and artistically evaluated by a specialized committee. Those young people are, then, granted an amount of money for producing their films as the artistic products are presented to the committee for further artistic evaluation. Works are selected and then displayed at the National  Youth Festival to compete for the first three positions ; - 

 The first prize is  ( $ 12000 ) twelve thousand dollars ,  The second prize is  ( $ 8000 )  eight thousand dollars and the third prize is  ($ 4000 )  four thousand dollars

d. Does it specifically target individuals and/or social groups as defined in Article 7 of the Convention?: 
Yes
e. What are the results expected through the implementation of the measure?: 

1. Increasing the youth art production by 30 %  in comparison with previous years when (160) one hundred and sixty texts were received and examined  for evaluation in addition to produce thirty- two youth film .

2. The art works of the youth have been stepped-up by 50% that participated in national and international levels.

3. Covering the satellite and media channels of 14 fourteen channels such as   ( Al- Hurrah , Iraqi Media Network , AL- Hurriah , Al- Sharqia ) in addition to the local journals  such as Al-Sabah and electronic newspapers …etc ) of this festivals .

4 .Discovering two creative artistic talents  in the southern and rural areas far from the capital Baghdad  and would paying attention for them in the future to increase the artistic production.

f.1 Name of agency responsible for the implementation of the measure: 
Ministry of Youth and Sports / The Department of Culture and Youth Arts
f.2. Recursos financieros asignados para implementar la medida: 

194.500.000  /one hundred – ninety four million and five hundred  thousand dinars which is equal to 155600 one hundred – fifty five thousand and six hundred dollars  (2013-2014).

h. Was this measure introduced or revised in order to: 
h.1. Implement the provisions of the Convention?: 
No
h.2. Support/nurture policy discussion inspired by the Convention?: 
Yes
h.3. Other reasons unrelated to the Convention?: 
Yes
i. Has the implementation of the measure been evaluated?: 
No