Iran to Register Heritage Files at UNESCO
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan unveiled files of intangible and tangible heritage for registration at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Mounesan unveiled files for registration in UNESCO list, including silkworm breeding and silk spinning, Turkmen embroidery, making and playing the oud musical instrument, Yalda night celebration, Iranian caravanserai, accession of Dizmar natural heritage to Hyrcanian forests, accession of Naqsh-e Rajab and Naqsh-e-Rostam rock inscriptions to Persepolis, and accession of Vank church to the set of Iranian churches.
The ceremony of unveiling Iranian files for registration in UNESCO was held in Tehran on Monday.
During the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Mohammad Hassan Talebian said Iran ranks ninth and seventh in the global tangible and intangible heritage respectively.
Talebian said that Iran has cooperated with Tajikistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan Republic, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to submit different heritage files to UNESCO.
In a relevant event in July 2019, UNESCO, inscribed Iran’s Hyrcanian forests in its World Heritage List.