Tuesday, 07 April 2015 12:09

Children Advocate for Importance Water Usage Law to Iraqi Parliament

Baghdad, Iraq, April 5, 2015 – The UNICEF Iraq WASH programme, with support from the European Union, organized a performance for children to demonstrate the basics of water conservation practices in front of the Iraqi parliament. The play, entitled “The Tale of Dangers in the Country of Rivers”, tackled the issue of water conservation and advocated for enacting laws on water usage.


Boys and girls from two primary schools came together to enact the play. The 26 children conveyed clear messages to the Iraqi parliament on the importance of enacting and enforcing legislation on water use in Iraq. Along with Iraqi parliament members, the Secretariat General of the Council of Ministers, representatives from the Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works, Iraqi Institutes, various media, UNICEF staff members and school teachers and parents were all in attendance.

Dr. Ali Al-Khateeb, acting chief of UNICEF Iraq WASH Programme, said, “This play at the Iraqi Parliament is the first national launch of the EU-WASH project entitled Public Awareness on Water Conservation and Hygiene Practices in Iraq. The play comes after the government formed the national public awareness committee under the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and in mutual cooperation with Iraqi institutions whose senior representatives form the national steering committee.”


For further information please contact:

Mr. Jeffrey Bates, UNICEF Iraq, +964 7801964524, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


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