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11.12.2015 - ODG

Director-General in Bulgaria for International Forum on the Promotion and Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage

© UNESCO/Ania FreindorfIrina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

From 12 to 13 December, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, is undertaking a visit to Bulgaria on the occasion of the inauguration of an international forum entitled "The contribution of UNESCO Member States of South-Eastern Europe to the dissemination and implementation of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 2003", held in Sofia on the occasion of UNESCO’s 70th anniversary.

The forum is co-organized by the Regional Centre for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and the National Commission of the Republic of Bulgaria for UNESCO, and held under the auspices of UNESCO. It will bring together participants from all South-East European countries, including experts on intangible cultural heritage and representatives of state institutions and universities to explore the role of Member States of South-East Europe in supporting UNESCO’s efforts to promote and preserve the world’s intangible cultural heritage.

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