Uzbekistan for the first time elected to the authoritative governing body of UNESCO in the field of culture
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- The world community has once again recognized the growing role of Uzbekistan in UNESCO. Uzbekistan became a member of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage for the first time.
In the elections to UNESCO, Uzbekistan was ahead of a number of European countries.
The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage consists of representatives of 24 member countries of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Its members are elected for a term of 4 years. Half of its members are re-elected every 2 years.