World Heritage Committee's session held in Saudi Arabia with UNESCO director
Riyadh, September 10, 2023, The World Heritage Committee's 45th extended session is being held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Audrey Azoulay, the director-general of UNESCO, and Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the minister of culture and chairman of the Saudi National Commission for Education, Culture, and Science, graced the occasion. The hosting of this session by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will take place in Riyadh from September 10 to 25, demonstrates its steadfast dedication to safeguarding culture and history for future generations. Additionally, it acts as a demonstration of the significant efforts made to achieve the objectives of the Kingdom Vision 2030, which include enhancing and preserving cultural diversity and increasing government spending in a variety of sectors to improve the Kingdom's status internationally. The 45th extended session, a prestigious worldwide event showcasing the Kingdom's capacity to organize important gatherings and conferences in the fields of culture, science, and economics, is being held in Saudi Arabia, and the country extends a warm greeting to all of its guests. Out of the 194 governments that have ratified the World Heritage Convention, 3,000 participants from the 21 World Heritage Committee member states are expected to attend this session.