Addressing the event, Nada Al-Nashif, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, said that instituted in 1998, the prize is awarded to those who contribute to the development of Arab culture and arts.
At the meeting, they expressed their satisfaction with the successful cooperation between Azerbaijan and UNESCO and noted the support of this organization in promotion and preservation of cultural heritage and development of educational and scientific reforms in our country. The role of Mrs. Mehriban Aliyeva, the First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the development of relations between Azerbaijan and UNESCO was highly appreciated.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, chairman of the National Commission Elmar Mammadyarov hailed relations between Azerbaijan and UNESCO as fruitful. He praised the role of Azerbaijan`s First Vice-President, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Mehriban Aliyeva in developing cooperation between the country and the organization.
Azerbaijan's First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva has met with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova on the sidelines of the Baku-hosted 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue.
The Third Meeting of the International Network for the UNESCO Silk Roads Online Platform has been held in Baku. Focal Points from 25 member states were in attendance, representing their respective countries, along with academics and experts who exchanged experiences and good practices in promoting and implementing activities related to the Silk Roads.
The Second Academic Forum of UNESCO Chairs working in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue has started in Baku on the occasion of the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue. It is organized by UNESCO in partnership with the Azerbaijani government.
On 16-17 February, 2017, a meeting for the preparation of the multinational file “Heritage of Dede Gorgud”
On December 28th, a conference under the theme “Multiculturalism and human rights, equality, cooperation, development” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the restoration of the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan and 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Ombudsman Institution was held in Baku.
Educational Complex N132-134 of Azerbaijan was presented with certificate of participation and a gift of the UNESCO/Hamdan bin Rashid al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers.
On December 8-9, 2016, 11th meeting of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict took place at UNESCO Headquarters.
On November 28- December 2, the 11 th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding pf the Intangible Cultural Heritage was held in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia.