The sporting team game of chovgan, which is played on horseback and recognized as a version of the modern polo game, has been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.
A meeting of UNESCO's intergovernmental committee tasked with preserving intangible cultural heritage will be held on South Korea's southern resort island of Jeju next week, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said Wednesday.
The team sport of polo, which is played on horseback, together with the Iranian bowed string instrument of Kamancheh are set to be added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists by the end of the current year.
Isfahan is internationally known as the heart of Iran’s handicraft industry. Over 100 handicrafts of Isfahan have UNESCO’s Seal of Excellence. They include Malileh embroidery, Qalamkar cloth work, Termeh fabric designs and the eloquent Isfahan carpets. Officials say Isfahan’s handicrafts are sold well in international markets, presstv.com reported.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed regrets over the US administration’s decision to pull out of the UN Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) over what Washington calls its “anti-Israel bias.”
The United States announced on Thursday it was withdrawing from UNESCO, the UN’s cultural and educational agency, complaining about how it is run and about what Washington described as bias against Israel.
The United States has announced that it will withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the end of the year, accusing the UN's cultural organization of "anti-Israel bias."
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a three-day (July 25-27) workshop on biosphere reserves around the Caspian Sea with representatives from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia.