Project ID 534IRQ4002

The dramatic situation of cultural heritage in Iraq and its intentional destruction by armed groups reached an unprecedented degree and the state of deterioration of inaccessible cultural sites is very difficult to determine. This situation led to a growing phenomenon of illicit trafficking in Iraq and its neighbouring countries. The project aims to monitor cultural sites and assess the damage incurred, mitigate the loss of cultural heritage through capacity building activities, fight illicit trafficking, raise awareness to the general public and coordinate with Italian entities which are active in Iraq's cultural heritage protection and documentation.

  • Completed

USD 327,870

Total Project Budget

USD 327,870

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2015.10.14
End Date 2022.02.28

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation


Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Culture Italy 327,870 327,870

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Culture
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.CLT1 - Member States capacities strengthened to identify, protect and manage tangible heritage
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 60%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality