Paris, 18 July—UNESCO organized yesterday a consultation with Iraqi and international cultural heritage experts and agreed on an Emergency Response Action Plan to safeguard Iraq’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.

Erbil, Iraq, 18.07.2014 — The High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres warned today that Iraq “risks moving into full-fledged sectarian war and complete fragmentation” as Iraqis continue to flee their homes and minority groups are trapped and targeted. Iraqi politicians and the international community are “running out of time to act,” he said. 

Baghdad, 19 July 2014 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, today met for more than two hours the Supreme Religious Authority in Najaf, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali al-Sistani.

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