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An Ancient History Awaits

The Sumereen Project

The Sumereen project aims at the promotion of Thi Qar as a tourist destination, through the construction of tourist infrastructure in Ur archaeological site, the provision of vocational training in eco-tourism and environmental conservation, in addition to the creation of employment opportunities for local communities, specifically youth and women.

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Virtual Collection

+20 Hand-picked Artifacts

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Small things of great value

Amulet from the Third Dynasty of Ur

Gold goat amulet; horizontal perforation from right shoulder through to behind.

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“We renew our commitment to work closely with our strategic partners towards making sustainable, inclusive local development a reality.” Said the Minister of Planning at the Federal Government of Iraq, Dr. Nouri Al Dulaimi.

EU-funded programme Supporting Recovery and Stability in Iraq through Local Development: Steering Committee translates policy into practical actions


Erbil, 17 April 2019 – The Steering Committee of the programme Supporting Recovery and Stability in Iraq through Local Development held its first annual meeting in Erbil, on 17 April 2019. The programme is funded by the European […]

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At least 1200 jobs will be created through the rehabilitation of public infrastructure and the establishment of recreational areas.

Stakeholders from Basra, Missan and Thi Qar collaborate for local development


Baghdad, 23 November 2020 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) brought together over 90 representatives of local governments, civil society, women, youth, academia, the private sector and international organizations to collaborate and contribute to the implementation […]

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Three women on traditional boats in what could be a river in the Marshlands of Iraq

Launch of Sumereen: Socio-economic growth through eco-tourism in Thi Qar


Thi Qar, 26 August 2020 – Funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be supporting socio-economic growth through eco-tourism and cultural heritage preservation in the Governorate of Thi Qar, south […]

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