Irina Bokova signs agreements that expand the outreach of UNESCO’s cultural programmes
On Friday, 25 June 2010, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova signed two agreements that further strengthen the Organization’s actions in the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage around the world.
Irina Bokova signed a framework agreement with Mohammed Khalaf Al Mazroui, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), which aims at strengthening capacities in developing countries of Africa and the Arab States. With the signature of this agreement, the United Arab Emirates become a key financial supporter of the intangible cultural heritage programme and one of the main donors for UNESCO’s activities in this field.
The Director-General signed with Jang Ki-won, Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Korea to UNESCO, an agreement for the establishment of the ‘International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia and the Pacific region’. It is a UNESCO Category 2 centre that is to be created in the Republic of Korea and is expected to play an important role in UNESCO’s overall strategy for strengthening national capacities for safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage.
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