UNESCO Director-General to visit Egypt to celebrate the country’s millennial heritage and support its conservation

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, will carry out her first official visit to Egypt from 3 to 5 April to celebrate the country’s rich heritage and support its safeguarding, notably with regard to the challenges of urbanization and sustainable tourism.

The Director-General will attend a ceremony marking the transfer of mummies from the Museum of Cairo to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.

After a visit to Cairo and its landmarks, the Director-General will travel to Aswan.

Relations between UNESCO and Egypt have been particularly strong since the campaign to safeguard the Nubian monuments of Abu Simbel (1963-1968), which lay the ground for UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention of 1972. Egypt is a sound partner of the Organization in all its fields of competence: culture, science and education. It is an active participant in work to meet the challenges of the future, such as artificial intelligence, open science and Priority Africa.

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