Baku hosts session of Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO - PHOTOSESSION

Baku hosts session of Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO  - <span style="color: red;">PHOTOSESSION
# 02 December 2013 08:38 (UTC +04:00)

APA reports that the session attended by more than 600 representatives from 95 countries is being chaired by Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev.

Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister, People's Writer Elchin Afandiyev, parliamentarians and scientists are attending the event. The 10th anniversary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage will be celebrated within the event. The session focused on passing decision regarding the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding and Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Azerbaijan’s ancient game “Chovkan” has been also included in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.

Periodic reporting on implementation of the Convention at the national level will be listened, extensive discussions and cultural events will be held within the session.

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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED