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William Ishaya Odisho appointed as Deputy Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations

Dec-05-2011 at 03:47 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

William Ishaya Odisho appointed as Deputy Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations
by Assyrian Information Management (AIM). December 04, 2011.

(AIM) — Dr. William Ishaya Odisho has been appointed by the United Nations Embassy in New York as the new Deputy Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations.

Dr. Odisho has been a life-long Assyrian activist and member of the Assyrian Democratic Movement (ADM, “Zowaa”) since the early 1990's. In 2000, he became the editor-in-chief of Bahra newspaper and the executive officer of Ashur TV in Dohuk, effectively printing and broadcasting in both Arabic and Aramaic, the language of the indigenous Assyrian people in the Middle East.

In 2006, Dr. Odisho established the Hammurabi Human Rights Organisation to focus on minority rights in Iraq and currently collaborates with Assyrian websites to promote awareness, recognition and support for Assyrians living in their ancestral homelands.

Dr. Odisho is married to Pascale Warda, the former Minister of Immigration and Refugees in the Iraqi Interim Government, they have two daughters, Shlama and Nishma.

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
» Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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