Azerbaijan’s initiative has highly appreciated in the ninth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which is being held at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris, France from November 24 to 28.
Azerbaijan is represented by Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Sevda Mammadaliyeva, Head of International Relations and Cultural Affairs Department of the Ministry Vasif Eyvazzade and Azerbaijan`s permanent representative to UNESCO Anar Kerimov.
UNESCO Secretariat, president of the committee, as well as representatives of Bangladesh and Guatemala praised Azerbaijan for the initiation.
The financial aid will be provided by the Trust Foundation, established as part of the agreement between Azerbaijan and UNESCO, signed in 2013.
The foundation was established on the initiative and with the participation of the First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, MP, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and ISESCO, Mehriban Aliyeva.
Addressing the event Azerbaijan`s permanent representative to UNESCO noted that that the country’s promotion on the UNESCO`s activity is an indicator of the republic’s goodwill in the development of culture on an international level.
The event discusses future implementation mechanisms of 2003 Convention, reports submitted by the member states on the implementation of the Convention, as well as the Representative list on Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
The session is also focused on accreditation and evaluation of non-governmental organizations, the date of the 10th session of the Committee and the selection of committee Bureau members of the 10th session.
Composed of 24 States and elected by the General Assembly of the States Parties to the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the Intergovernmental Committee meets once every year.