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UNESCO: Morocco elected member of committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Morocco was elected on Thursday as a member of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The committee, which has 24 states, renewed half of its members during the 8th session of the general assembly of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Heritage, which was held from 8 to 10 September at the headquarters of the UN organization in Paris.

Morocco is making its entry there for the first time in the person of its Permanent Delegate Ambassador Samir Addahre for a four-year term.

The kingdom was elected alongside Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, South Korea, Switzerland and Rwanda.

The committee’s missions include making recommendations on measures to safeguard intangible cultural heritage, providing advice on best practices and promoting the objectives of the convention.

The committee also examines applications for inclusion on the lists as well as program or project proposals. It is also responsible for providing international assistance.

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