KRG Poland News

Ziyad Raoof in Moscow at the conference of „International Federation of Kurdish Societies”

On August 4-5, Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative in Poland participated in Moscow in a conference organized by „International Federation of Kurdish Societies” (MFKO). The event was attended by representatives of Kurdish communities living at the territory of the former Soviet Union and also representatives of Kurdish diaspora among others from Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Benelux countries. There also participated representatives of Kurdistan Regional Government (including special envoys of Masoud Barzani and prime minister Nechirvan Barzani), Kurdish journalists, scientists and activists of the other organization and academic circles, like prominent Turkish sociologist and friend of Kurds- İsmail Beşikçi. 

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Special statement in 4th anniversary of Yazidi genocide

Exactly four years ago so called Islamic State attacked Kurdistan Region. First victims were Yezidis from Shingal on which terrorists committed mass murders. International community, according to the declaration of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights recognized the crime as a genocide. On August 3 we remember all the victims. According to various statistics from 5000 to 10,000 Yezidis were murdered and dozens of Yezidi cities, villages and temples were destroyed.  On this day, we also do not forget about Christians and other religious minorities murdered by ISIS and those who died in the fight against terrorism, including the heroic Peshmerga.

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Ziyad Raoof at the conference TEDx Politechnika Lodzka

On July 14, KRG Representative in Poland participated as a one of the speakers in TEDx conference organized in conference hall of the Lodz University of Technology. In a tightly-filled hall containing three hundred viewers appeared fourteen speakers in four thematic blocks: social activists, entrepreneurs, talented scientists, representatives of NGOs. The event was organized under the patronage of Hanna Zdanowska President of Lodz.

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Ziyad Raoof at the „Integration town” in Lublin- speech about Kurdistan and receiving the title: “guide to life”

Ziyad Raoof KRG Representative to Poland was a guest at the “Integration town”. This is an annual festival organized in Lublin, which is attended by several hundred young people from around the world to get to know each other, share experiences and meet important and interesting personalities. The event is organized by priest Mieczysław Puzewicz and the Volunteer Center in Lublin.

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New book with Ziyad Raoof’ article about Anfal

In Poland has just come out the book “New challenges and solutions in system of universal protection of human rights” edited by prof. Jerzy Jaskiernia and dr Kamil Spryszak. Ziyad Raoof is one of the authors of this composite work. His essay is entitled: “Anfal as a crime under international law aimed at annihilation of Kurdish nation”.

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Opening of the exhibition “Middle East and North Africa in the lens of Witold Rajkowski. Exhibition of photographs from the 1930s to 1950s. “

On March 27 in Central Public Library of Malopolska Region in Krakow took place opening of the exhibition of pictures form 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. by Witold Rajkowski- Polish scientist, traveler and diplomat. He was also expert in Kurdish issues therefore a significant part of the exhibition are photographs from Kurdistan.

The event was organized under the patronage of KRG Representation in Poland (along with Section of Kurdish Studies at the Jagiellonian University) which also prepared refreshments. KRG Ziyad Raoof was also present at the vernissage.

Opening of the exhibition was attended by scientists, Kurds from Krakow and Malopolska Region and many other guests interested in Kurdish culture and history. Ziyad Raoof along with Przemysław Kosowski- main organizer and originator of the exhibition- decided that the pictures soon will be presented also in Warsaw.