The Chairman of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board Michael Worbs extended condolences on the demise of the late Chairman of the Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
Norouz — the traditional Iranian festival marking the beginning of spring — was registered on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List on Wednesday, announced the head of the Registration Office of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), Farhad Nazari.
Dossier for Norouz put forward by 12 countries will be proposed at the eleventh session of the Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage for registration on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List which will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from November 28 to December 2.
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (October 27) was commemorated on Tuesday in a ceremony attended by the Head of Iran National Library and Archives Reza Salehi-Amiri and Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mohammad Farhadi.
Culture has the power to make cities more prosperous, safer, and sustainable, according to UNESCO's 'Global Report, Culture: Urban Future' launched in Quito (Ecuador) on October 18. The Global Report presents evidence on how development policies in line with UNESCO's conventions on the protection and promotion of culture and heritage can benefit cities.
UNESCO, the UN body charged with protecting humanity’s cultural treasures, approved a draft resolution Thursday calling Israel an “occupying power” in Beit-ul-Moqaddas (Jerusalem), supposedly rejecting Jewish ties to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and slamming Israeli settlers for provoking Muslims through “aggressions” in the holy site.