On 25 October 2023, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture of the Republic of Botswana, Mr Kagiso K. Kemoeng and UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture, Mr Ernesto Ottone R. signed the host country agreement between UNESCO and the Republic of Botswana for the organization of the eighteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The virtual ceremony took place in the presence of the Chairperson of the 18.COM, Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Botswana to UNESCO, H.E., Mr Mustaq Moorad.
The signature of the agreement formalizes the cooperation and respective responsibilities of the two parties for the organization of the session, which will be held from 4 to 9 December 2023 in Kasane, Botswana.
Participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible through the registration page of the session.
More information: https://ich.unesco.org/en/18com
18th session of the Intergovernmental Committee (4 December 2023 – 9 December 2023)