Culture

Giza Pyramids at Sunset

©UNESCO / Felipe Alcoceba
Giza Pyramids at Sunset

"CULTURE IS WHAT MAKES LIFE WORTH LIVING"

T.S. Eliot

In a world threatened by ill effects of globalization and standardization, protecting and promoting cultural diversity and dialogue is the main current priority, with special emphasis on the tangible and intangible heritage. 

The Cairo Culture Unit was launched in July 2003 at the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States.  Projects are led in collaboration with major governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Objectives:

  • Promoting Intercultural Dialogue
  • Preserving Tangible Cultural Heritage
    • Museums
  • Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Tourism and Community Development

The Culture sector within the Cairo Office is in charge of three cluster countries (Egypt, Sudan and Libya), as well as the UNESCO Mediterranean Programme.  The Mediterranean Programme covers all countries of the Mediterranean basin and therefore also benefits Egypt. 

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