Amri Aminov

© UNESCO / Amri Aminov, UNESCO Artist for Peace

The Tadjik sculptor Amri Aminov was appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace in September 2008, in recognition of his contribution to spreading UNESCO’s message of peace and tolerance through his artistic activities.

Mr Aminov has worked closely with UNESCO for a long time. He has previously designed trophies for two of UNESCO’s prizes: the Cities for Peace Prize in 1999 and the Special Prize of Cinema for a Culture of Peace in 2000.

In his capacity as UNESCO Artist for Peace, Mr Aminov supports UNESCO’s activities aiming to protect and promote the intangible cultural heritage, in particular the traditional arts and crafts in Tajikistan and Central Asia.

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