Qatar joins Date Palm file registered in Unesco’s Intangible Heritage List – The Peninsula

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  • Date: 03-Dec-2022
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Qatar joins Date Palm file registered in Unesco’s Intangible Heritage List – The Peninsula

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Rabat: The State of Qatar has joined countries registered for the “Date palm, knowledge, skills, traditions and practices” file on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

This came during the 17th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Unesco in Rabat, which will continue until December 4, where Qatar is participating.

Qatar is represented in the session by Permanent Representative of the Qatar to Unesco, Dr. Nasser bin Hamad Al Hanzab and Head of the Heritage Department in the Heritage and Identity Department at the Ministry of Culture, Abdulaziz Al Mutawa.

Dr. Al Hanzab stressed that Qatar attaches great importance to preserving and protecting tangible and intangible cultural heritage, and has placed the protection of intangible heritage at the core of its national policies and international efforts within the scope of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

He added that the accession of Qatar to the countries registered for the Date palm file is a testament to the fact that the history and culture of the country is associated with this important element, which has a cultural, social and

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