Unesco: Morocco Elected Vice-chair of World Intangible Heritage Committee
Paris, 18 December 2021 - Morocco was elected, Saturday, to the vice-presidency of the World Intangible Heritage Committee, in the person of the Ambassador-Delegate of the Kingdom to UNESCO, Samir Addahre.
The election of Morocco to this position took place on the occasion of the 16th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, convened via videoconference from December 13 to 18.
The Committee is composed of 24 representatives elected from the 180 States Parties to the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The Convention promotes the safeguarding of knowledge and skills necessary for traditional crafts, as well as cultural practices transmitted from generation to generation, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals and festive events, and knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe.