The Minister of Culture of the Government of National Unity, Mabrouka Toghi, has said that Libya’s accession to the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage aimed at the protection and highlighting Libya’s cultural heritage.
She added, during her participation in the 42nd session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on Friday, that she hopes that all national efforts will be combined to highlight Libya’s cultural role and list all Libyan sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Ministry of Education for its part announced the submission of Libya’s ratification of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage to UNESCO.
The Minister of Education, Musa Al-Magariaf, submitted the ratification during his participation in the 42nd session of the UNESCO General Conference, during an official ceremony held on Friday at the organization’s headquarters.
During the ceremony, 8 other countries submitted their documents to ratify the Convention to UNESCO covering several fields, including education and cultural heritage.
The Convention was ratified by House of Representatives Resolution No. 9 of 2022, and was later approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Government of National Unity.