Armenia re-elected to UNESCO committee for protection of cultural property in war
The 7th meeting of the UNESCO Parties to the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict kicked off in the organization’s headquarters in Paris, France on Monday.
One of the key purposes of the meeting was to elect six members of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, the Armenian Foreign Ministry reported.
Ten countries had nominated their candidacies for the six vacant positions, with the following states elected as the UNESCO committee members – Italy (48 votes), Armenia (44 votes), Cambodia (43 votes), Japan (42 votes), El Salvador (39) and Egypt (32 votes). Thus, Armenia was re-elected for 2017-2021.
Armenian was first elected as the committee member in 2013.