List of anniversaries recommended by 206th session of the Executive Board

Africa

(1)             100th anniversary of the birth of Eduardo Mondlane, intellectual and human-rights activist (1920-1969) (Mozambique, with the support of South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe)

Asia and the Pacific

(1)             100th anniversary of the birth of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, promotor of education, science and technology, art and culture (1920-1975) (Bangladesh, with the support of Cuba, India, Japan, Nepal and Poland)

(2)             900th anniversary of the birth of Farid al-Din Abu Hamed Mohammad Attar Neishaburi, mystic and poet (1146?-1221?) (Islamic Republic of Iran, with the support of Afghanistan,  Oman and Syrian Arab Republic) *[i]

(3)             1150th anniversary of the birth of Abu Nasr Farabi (Al-Farabi), scholar and philosopher (870-950) (joint proposal of Kazakhstan and the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the support of Iraq, Russian Federation and Turkey)

(4)             2200th anniversary of the foundation of the city of Shymkent (181) (Kazakhstan, with the support of Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Turkey)

(5)             800th anniversary of the foundation of the Ancient Karakorum city (1220) (Mongolia, with the support of Germany)

(6)             700th anniversary of the birth of Kamol Khujandi (Kamоliddin Masud Khujandi), poet (1320-1401) (Tajikistan, with the support of Islamic Republic of Iran and Kyrgyzstan) *

(7)             150th anniversary of the birth of the Venerable Ajaan Mun Bhuridatta Thera, monk (1870-1949) (Thailand, with the support of China, Republic of Korea and Viet Nam)

(8)             100th anniversary of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Vajirañāṇavarorasa (Somdet Phra Maha Samana Chao Krom Phraya Vajirañāṇavarorasa) (1860-1921) (Thailand, with the support of China, Republic of Korea and Viet Nam)

(9)             650th anniversary of the death of Chu Văn An, educator (1292-1370) (Viet Nam, with the support of India, Republic of Korea and Thailand)

Arab States

(1)             100th anniversary of the birth of Ihsan Abbas, scholar (1920-2003) (Jordan)

(2)             100th anniversary of the death of Nasser bin Salem al-Rawahi (Abu Muslim al-Bahlani), poet (1860-1920) (Oman, with the support of Kuwait and Qatar)*

(3)             100th anniversary of the birth of Mohamed Laroussi Métoui, writer (1920-2005) (Tunisia with the support of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO))

Europe and North America

(1)             100th anniversary of the birth of Henri Verneuil (Ashot Malakian), film director, screenplay writer and producer (1920-2002) (Armenia, with the support of France and Italy)

(2)             150th anniversary of the birth of Ferdynand Ruszczyc, painter, graphic artist, theatre designer and educator (1870-1936) (joint proposal of Belarus and Poland, with the support of Lithuania and Russian Federation)

(3)             100th anniversary of the Belarusian State University (1921) (Belarus, with the support of Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russian Federation)

(4)             100th anniversary of the death of Ivan Vazov, writer (1850-1921) (Bulgaria, with the support of Poland, Romania and Russian Federation)

(5)             650th anniversary of the foundation of the Tarnovo Literary School (Bulgaria, with the support of Romania, Russian Federation and Slovenia)

(6)             150th anniversary of the birth of Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, scientist (1871-1922) (Croatia, with the support of North Macedonia and Poland)

(7)             350th anniversary of the death of John (Iohannes) Amos Comenius, scholar (1592-1670) (Czechia, with the support of Netherlands and Poland)

(8)             250th anniversary of the first literary work by Olympe de Gouges (1771) (France, with the support of Andorra and Romania)

(9)             50th anniversary of the establishment of the philosophical thought of Paul Ricoeur (1970) (France with the support of Andorra and Romania)

(10)         150th anniversary of the birth of Zakaria Paliashvili, composer, conductor, teacher and public figure (1871-1933) (Georgia, with the support of Armenia and Latvia)

(11)         100th anniversary of the birth of Sophia Magdalena Scholl, resistance fighter (1921-1943) (Germany, with the support of Austria and Luxembourg)

(12)         250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, composer and pianist (1770-1827) (Germany, with the support of Austria and Poland)

(13)         100th anniversary of the birth of Georges Cziffra, pianist (1921-1994) (Hungary, with the support of France, Serbia, Slovenia and Poland)

(14)         100th anniversary of the birth of Hanna Szenes (1921-1944), poet and hero of Jewish resistance (1921-1944) (Hungary, with the support of Serbia, Slovenia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

(15)         700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, poet (1265-1321) (Italy, with the support of San Marino and Switzerland)

(16)         300th anniversary of the birth of Rabbi Elijah ben Solomon Zalman, known as the Vilna Gaon, thinker and writer (1720-1797) (Lithuania, with the support of Belarus, Poland, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies)

(17)         100th anniversary of the birth of Marija Gimbutas (Gimbutienė), archaeologist (1921-1994) (Lithuania, with the support of Latvia, Germany and Pacifica Graduate Institute, United States of America)

(18)         100th anniversary of the birth of Blaze Koneski, philologist and poet (1921-1993) (North Macedonia, with the support of Croatia and Montenegro) *

(19)         50th anniversary of the death of Parashqevi Qiriazi, pedagogue and intellectual (1880-1970) (North Macedonia, with the support of Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and Turkey) *

(20)         100th anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyła, Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) (Poland, with the support of Hungary and Lithuania)

(21)         50th anniversary of the reconstruction of the Royal Castle in Warsaw – the final stage of recovery of Warsaw and its society (1971) (Poland, with the support of Croatia and Czechia)

(22)         100th anniversary of the birth of Amália Rodrigues, fado singer, composer and actress (1920-1999) (Portugal, with the support of Angola, Cabo Verde, Spain, France, Brazil and Mozambique)

(23)         100th anniversary of the foundation of Institute for Serums and Vaccines (1921) (Romania, with the support of Bulgaria, France, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation and Serbia)

(24)         100th anniversary of the birth of Eugen Coșeriu, linguist (1921-2002) (Romania, with the support of France, Germany, Greece, Republic of Moldova and Turkey)

(25)         200th anniversary of the birth of Fyodor Dostoevsky, writer (1821-1881) (joint proposal of Côte d’Ivoire, Belarus, Italy, Mexico and Russian Federation, with the support of Brazil, Bulgaria, Cuba and Switzerland)

(26)         150th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Bunin, writer (1870-1953) (Russian Federation, with the support of France, Romania and Uzbekistan)

(27)         200th anniversary of the birth of Nikolay Nekrasov, writer (1821-1878) (Russian Federation, with the support of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Serbia and Slovakia)

(28)         150th anniversary of the birth of Jovan Dučić, poet and writer (1871-1943) (Serbia, with the support of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary and Romania)

(29)         100th anniversary of the death of Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, poet (1849-1921) (Slovakia, with the support of Czechia and Poland)

(30)         750th anniversary of the death of Hacı Bektaş Veli, writer, poet, humanist, and philosopher (1209-1271) (Turkey, with the support of Azerbaijan, Islamic Republic of Iran, North Macedonia and Romania)

(31)         1300th anniversary of the construction of the Bilge Tonyukuk Monument (720) (Turkey, with the support of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia and Uzbekistan)

(32)         700th anniversary of the death of Yunus Emre, poet and Sufi philosopher (1241-1321) (Turkey, with the support of Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Uzbekistan)

(33)         150th anniversary of the birth of Lesia Ukrainka, poet (1871-1913) (Ukraine, with the support of Germany and Georgia)

Latin America and the Caribbean

(1)                 100th anniversary of Cintio Vitier, poet (1921-2009) (Cuba, with the support of Dominican Republic and Uruguay)

(2)                 200th anniversary of the birth of Rafael María de Mendive, poet (1821-1886) (Cuba, with the support of Ecuador and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela)

(3)                 100th anniversary of the birth of Guayasamin, painter (Ecuador, with the support of Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Uruguay)

 


[i] The proposals in italics and marked with “*” are considered admissible on the merits. However, in order for them to be submitted to the General Conference, the Member States concerned must present all the activity reports for the relevant celebrations organized in previous biennia.