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Saudi Arabia Elected to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee

Saudi Arabia Elected to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee

Friday, 11 September, 2020 - 05:00
A general view of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters is seen at dusk in Paris, France, October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Saudi Arabia has been elected as a member of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee for the first time.


The Kingdom’s accession to the committee was confirmed during UNESCO’s eighth General Assembly in Paris that kicked off on Thursday.


With the new election, Saudi Arabia is now in a select group of countries which maintain membership of UNESCO’s three basic committees - the Executive Council, the World Heritage Committee, and the Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee, which was established in 2003.


The Saudi delegation in the French capital is headed by Princess Haifa bint Abdul Aziz Al-Muqrin, the Kingdom’s permanent representative to UNESCO.


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