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Kazakh dance "Orteke" may be included in UNESCO list

Kazakh dance "Orteke" may be included in UNESCO list

Kazakh national dance "Orteke" may be included in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. Information that the relevant departments of Kazakhstan are working to include the Kazakh folk dance "Orteke" …

Two Georgian territories granted UNESCO biosphere reserve status

Two Georgian territories granted UNESCO biosphere reserve status

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has granted the status of biosphere reserves to two Georgian territories in a first for the South Caucasus region, following a Government submission of the Dedoplistskaro and …

ICOMOS VP visits Azerbaijani Aghdam

ICOMOS VP visits Azerbaijani Aghdam

A delegation led by the head of the State Service for the Protection, Development and Restoration of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan Azad Jafarli, together with the Vice-President of ICOMOS (International Council for …

Azerbaijan-UNESCO Trust Fund Project Agreement approved

Azerbaijan-UNESCO Trust Fund Project Agreement approved

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed a decree on Wednesday approving the "Agreement on Trust Fund Project between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural …

Are Iran's UNESCO World Heritage forests under threat?

Are Iran's UNESCO World Heritage forests under threat?

According to Iran's ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, the plan to install a cable car system in the northern province of Golestan poses no threat to the UNESCO-registered Hyrcanian forests, …

Baku hosts Peace4Culture Partners Forum 2021

Baku hosts Peace4Culture Partners Forum 2021

Azerbaijan’s ADA University is hosting the Peace4Culture Partners Forum 2021. The event is being attended by the leadership and representatives of a number of international organizations, global institutions specializing in …

Azerbaijan elected member of UNESCO Executive Board

Azerbaijan elected member of UNESCO Executive Board

Azerbaijan was elected the member of the UNESCO Executive Board, according to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry. The election of a member of the UNESCO Executive Board for 2021-2025 was held on November 17, 2021 within the ongoing 41st …

No end in sight to Armenian gold mine dispute

No end in sight to Armenian gold mine dispute

The Armenian government is caught between a rock and a hard place as it tries to mediate between environmental activists and an international mining company. Last year, a small-scale “battle” took place in a picturesque stretch of …