ICESCO Participates in 9th session of General Assembly of States Parties to Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage at UNESCO Headquarters
July 8, 2022 0

The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) participated in the 9th Session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which concluded on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

Dr. Walid Al-Seif, Chairman of the Islamic World Heritage Committee, Mr. Nasim Mohand Amar, Expert at the Culture and Communication Sector, and Ms. Somia Djakta, Director of ICESCO Office and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, represented ICESCO at the Meeting.

The 9th Session, which kicked off on July 5, saw the adoption of several resolutions related to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, including those related to operational directives, such as financial matters, as well as resolutions regarding the accreditation of non-governmental organizations to act in an advisory capacity to the Convention, including organizations belonging to ICESCO Member States.

After the meeting, Dr. Walid Al-Seif stated that among the most important resolution of the 9th Session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is:
Adoption of 33 non-governmental organizations to act in an advisory capacity to the Convention, including organizations belonging to ICESCO Member States.

He added that Mauritania has been elected to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which has 24 Member States, after the expiry of the four-year mandate of the State of Kuwait. The General Assembly approved the resolution concerning the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Convention in 2023.

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