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Participation at the session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

The representatives of the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Serbia to UNESCO participated at the 8th session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, from September 8 to 10, 2020. The session was dedicated to the consideration of a number of important issues in the domain of this Convention, including the adoption of the Declaration on support to Lebanon. The Republic of Serbia attaches great importance to this Convention and so far has inscribed three elements on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (Slava - celebration of family saint patron’s day, traditional folk dance „Kolo“ and singing to the accompaniment of the Gusle).

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Participation in a virtual meeting on support for Lebanon after the tragic explosion in Beirut


On 4th September 2020, the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Serbia to UNESCO participated in a virtual meeting organized by the Director -General of UNESCO, in cooperation with the Permanent Delegation of Lebanon to UNESCO, to present UNESCO’s activities in the context of the tragic explosion in Beirut exactly one month ago. On this occasion, the Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Serbia to UNESCO, Ambassador Tamara Rastovac Siamashvili, among other things, once again expressed condolences and solidarity with the families of the victims and the friendly people of Lebanon. She commended prompt reaction and active involvement of the Director-General and UNESCO to support the sustainable reconstruction and recovery of cultural heritage and cultural life in the Lebanese capital, including the launch of the International Action Plan for Culture and a fundraising appeal to rehabilitate schools, historic buildings, museums and creative economy.


Proclamation of "Djerdap" as the first UNESCO Global Geopark in Serbia

At its just concluded 209th session, the Executive Board of UNESCO endorsed the proclamation of "Djerdap" as a UNESCO Global Geopark, in accordance with the decision of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council from the meeting held in Lombok (Indonesia), from 31st August to 2nd September 2019. "Djerdap" is the first UNESCO Global Geopark in the Republic of Serbia. Its proclamation and acceptance to the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network is a recognition and encouragement for the protection, preservation and promotion of diverse natural and cultural heritage of this area.





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