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Organising a capacity-building workshop for Pakistan by the Tehran ICH Centre

“The Tehran ICH Centre organises a Capacity-Building Workshop for Pakistan on the Effective Implementation of the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage”

The Tehran ICH Centre is happy to announce a five-day capacity-building workshop for Pakistan on the effective implementation of the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. This event, commencing on June 24th and concluding on the 28th, is conducted in collaboration with Pakistan’s National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa). The workshop brings together distinguished policy-makers and ICH experts and is led by global UNESCO facilitators: Dr Janet Blake and Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal.

The opening ceremony was graced by the presence of Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Information and National Heritage, along with the Federal Secretary. Dr Atusa Momeni, Director General of the Tehran ICH Centre, addressed the participants, highlighting the Centre’s mission, objectives, and the role of living heritage as a unifying force promoting peace and solidarity among nations.

She expressed her joy that this workshop strengthens the already well-established established ties between Iran and Pakistan and conveyed the Tehran ICH Centre’s pleasure in contributing to the promotion of the 2003 UNESCO Convention, a document that wisely safeguards individual identities by empowering their owners. She added, “We are pleased to serve as a platform for networking, implementing the convention, and sharing experiences on good safeguarding practices among the countries of the region, a task we undertake in cooperation with UNESCO and the Iranian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts.”

Following the opening ceremony, the workshop’s program was outlined for the participants to consider.

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