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Cuba attends Assembly of UNESCO Convention for Safeguarding Intangible Heritage

HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 8 (ACN) A Cuban delegation will participate in the eighth session of the General Assembly of UNESCO´s Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, to be held from September 8-10, at the organization's headquarters in Paris.

The delegation is headed by Yahima Esquivel ambassador and Permanent Representative of Cuba to UNESCO, along with Lluraldi Cabas, first Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Cuba to UNESCO, according to the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This assembly is made up of 178 countries and is the main body of the Convention that monitors the implementation of the international normative instrument for the safeguarding of intangible heritage.
Likewise, it is in charge of electing the members of the Intergovernmental Committee and Cuba participates in it as a State Party to the 2003 Convention.
During this session various topics will be addressed, with highlight to the report on the implementation of the Convention, review of the operational guidelines and a report on the measures for the protection of intangible heritage in emergency situations.
There will also be a reflection on the registration mechanisms in the Convention Lists and 12 out of the 24 members of the Intergovernmental Committee will be renewed, thus concluding the mandate that Cuba has held in this Committee since 2016.



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