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UNESCO recognizes Kuwait’s Arsadhu Association as an advisory NGO

Paris: The Kuwait Arsadu Handicrafts Cooperative was recognized on Thursday as a non-governmental advisory body to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In a statement to KUNA, Honorary Chairman Arsadu Sheikh Altaf Salem Al Arial Saba praised UNESCO’s accreditation for Kuwait’s achievements. She said the accreditation would support the role of society in serving cultural heritage and promoting creative social development and national cultural identity.

Sheikh Altaf said the Al Sadu Society is the second Persian Gulf organization recognized by UNESCO within the framework of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Therefore, the Arsadhu Society has a special seat in UNESCO, can compete for posts on the Commission of the Convention, and participate in the Annual Assembly of the Government Committee of the Convention and meetings of non-governmental organizations.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Bibi Doage Al Javert Al Saber, President of the Al Sadhu Society, expressed his joy in this achievement. The accreditation will take place in December 2020 after successfully including the traditional weaving of Kuwait’s Arsadu on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List and successfully imprinting Kuwait’s traditional art on the Heritage List of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Sheka Bibi told KUNA.

https://www.kuwaittimes.com/unesco-accredits-kuwaits-al-sadu-society-as-advisory-ngo/ UNESCO recognizes Kuwait’s Arsadhu Association as an advisory NGO

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