Baku’s bid for Expo 2025 presented at Heydar Aliyev Center
A presentation of Baku’s bid to host World Expo 2025 was held at the Heydar Aliyev Center on Thursday for representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Azerbaijan.
12:53 14 December
Kamancha inscribed on UNESCO Representative List as cultural samples of Azerbaijan and Iran
“Art of crafting and playing with Kamantcheh/Kamancha”, presented jointly by Azerbaijan and Iran, was inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism told APA.
10:15 07 December
UNESCO recognizes Azerbaijan's dolma as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
UNESCO has recognized Azerbaijan's dolma as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Permanent Delegate of Azerbaijan to UNESCO, Ambassador Anar Karimov tweeted on Dec. 6
12:20 06 December
Hugues Krafft’s stunning 19th century views of Baku unearthed in Reims
Some unique – and hitherto unseen – photographs of 19th century Baku have been exhibited at the Musée-Hôtel Le Vergeur in Reims, France, as an initiative of the French office of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) Foundation. The private view and inauguration cocktail, attended by around 60 people, took place on 24 November, in the presence of H.E Rahman Mustafayev, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to France; H.E. Ecaterine Siradze-Delaunay, Ambassador of Georgia to France; and Pascal Labelle, Deputy Mayor of Reims in charge of Culture.
15:03 28 November
Azerbaijani FM meets with African Union commissioners
On November 10, Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov met with the African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs Amira El Fadil and Commissioner for Economic Affairs Victor Harrison as part of his visit to Ethiopia.
13:19 10 November
Azerbaijani model of multiculturalism and tolerance as a tool to prevent conflicts highlighted at UN Headquarters
The Azerbaijani concept of intercultural, inter-religious dialogue has been upheld as a model for other countries during a conference held in the Palais de Nations at the UN Office in Geneva as part of a series of events organised under the framework of the Geneva Peace Week.
18:00 08 November
Turkey presents bid to join UNESCO's executive board
Turkish Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz on Thursday presented Turkey’s bid to become a member of the executive board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), APA reports quoting Anadolu.
20:27 02 November
France's Azoulay wins UNESCO director general election
The United Nations’ cultural agency has selected France’s Audrey Azoulay as its new director general, two diplomatic sources said on Friday, APA reports quoting Reuters.
22:15 13 October
UN secretary general ‘deeply regrets’ US pulling out of UNESCO
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres deeply regrets the US withdrawal from the UN"s cultural organization UNESCO, given the major role it has played in it, Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Farhan Haq told TASS on Thursday, APA reports quoting ITAR-TASS.
21:49 12 October
Israel starts preparations to withdraw from UNESCO
20:58 12 October
U.S. withdraws from UNESCO
The United States notified UNESCO, a UN cultural organization, of its withdrawal, the U.S. State announced on October 12.
18:18 12 October
Candidate for the post of UNESCO Director General Polad Bulbuloglu left the election race
Candidate for the post of the UNESCO Director General, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Russia Polad Bulbul-ogly left the election race, Polad Bulbul-oglu distributed the statement for the press in connection with the decision, APA's Moscow correspondent reports.
21:06 10 October
First round of elections for UNESCO Director-General not bring results
The first round of elections for the new Director-General of UNESCO, held on Monday in Paris, did not bring results, APA reports quoting Ria Novosti.
23:31 09 October
First ballot for nomination of UNESCO director-general scheduled for Oct. 9
A voting process for the nomination of the Director-General of UNESCO will start on October 9 during the 202nd session of the Executive Board to be held on October 4-18, said the message posted on the organization’s website.
12:33 04 October
UNHCR report highlights education crisis for refugee children
More than 3.5 million refugee children aged 5 to 17 did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released on 12 September 2017.
17:11 13 September
IMF laudes reforms carried out in Azerbaijan - Department Director - UPDATED
Director of the IMF Middle East and Central Asia Department Jihad Azour said that as part of the trip they visited Icharishahar, adding that they were deeply impressed by the excellent preservation and the beauty of this historical heritage.
14:22 13 September
Azerbaijan’s First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva marks her birthday
Azerbaijan’s First Vice-President, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva marks her birthday on August 26.
00:01 26 August
9th Gabala International Music Festival officially opens
The 9th Gabala International Music Festival has today officially opened. The festival is organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Gilan Holding.
00:23 31 July
Advisory body refuses to add Shaki Khans’ Palace to UNESCO World Heritage List
Poland’s Krakow city hosted the 41st session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
13:49 11 July
Ombudsperson calls on int’l organizations over killing of civilians by Armenian army
Azerbaijan's Human Rights Commissioner (Ombudsperson) Elmira Suleymanova has issued a statement on the Armenian army’s killing of Azerbaijani civilians and targeting of civilian facilities in Fuzuli’s Alkhanli village.
16:22 05 July