Saudi Arabia takes part in UNESCO’s Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Saudi Arabia is participating in the 8th General Assembly of UNESCO’s Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which began and will last for three days, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The 8th Convention is being held under the chairmanship of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to UNESCO Princess Haifa bint Abdulaziz Al Muqrin and a working group of Saudi male and female experts in domains related to the intangible cultural heritage, in coordination with the National Committee for Education, Culture and Science.

The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is a UNESCO treaty adopted by the UNESCO General Conference on 17 October 2003.

The convention entered into force in 2006, after thirtieth instruments of ratification by UNESCO Member States.