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Saudi Arabia becomes the Vice-Chairman of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee

Saudi Arabia becomes the Vice-Chairman of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee

Saudi Arabia was chosen vice-chairman of the Arab group in the World Heritage Committee by the member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) during the committee’s forty-fourth session in China, for the term 2021-2023. The permanent Saudi representative to the organization, Princess Haifa bint Abdulaziz…

A CREATIVE CITY

Following a meeting of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee held in Bahrain last July, the Al-Ahsa oasis in Saudi Arabia which covers 8,544 hectares making it the largest oasis in the world, was one of nineteen sites around the world to be awarded world heritage status (see the August 2018 issue…