On 19 February 2018, UNESCO joined the Commission of Culture and Sports of Eritrea and high-level government officials and community representatives to open a two-week workshop through 28 February as part of the UNESCO project: ‘Strengthening the capacities of Eritrea for implementing the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage’, which is financed from earmarked contributions from the Kingdom of Norway to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund. Continue reading UNESCO Workshop on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage Held in Eritrea→
Following is a statement delivered by H.E. Hanna Simon, Ambassador of the State of Eritrea to France & Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, at the 39th Plenary Session of UNESCO’s General Conference that was held in Paris from October 30 – November 14, 2017.
Excellencies, Honourable President of the General Conference, Honourable Chairperson of the Executive Board, Honourable Director General of UNESCO, Distinguished Representatives, Ladies and Gentlemen,
First and foremost, allow me to express Eritrea’s appreciation of UNESCO’s assistance and cooperation in various educational, cultural and scientific projects. Similarly, I would like to congratulate Mrs. Irina Bokova for her commitment in promoting UNESCO’s noble principles and values during her double term as UNESCO’s Director General. I wish her success in her future endeavors. Continue reading Ambassador Hanna Simon’s Speech at the 39th UNESCO General Conference→
41st Session of the World Heritage Committee
Krakow, Poland – 8 July 2017
Today, 8 July 2017, at the 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee (currently taking place in Krakow, Poland from 7-12 July 2017) “Asmara: A Modernist City of Africa” has been inscribed on to the UNESCO World Heritage List. This victorious achievement culminates years of research, planning, and campaigning, and is a victory not just for the Eritrean people, but for Africa and the world at large. Continue reading “Asmara: Africa’s Modernist City” Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List→