The 31st General Assembly of ICCROM, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, will be held in Rome, Italy on October 30-31, reports UNB.
A total of 137 countries, including Bangladesh will attend the two-day event that will focus on the most relevant issues and topics of concern on cultural heritage promotion and provide a platform to stimulate dialogue on sustainable approaches for the protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage in the world.The 31st General Assembly marks 60 years of ICCROM’s activities, according to a message received here from Rome.
ICCROM became officially operational in Rome on March 1,1959.
Over these 60 years, ICCROM has had strong relations with all of its Member States, particularly with the host country, Italy, both as a major contributor to its budget and for the institutional long-standing scientific partnerships, which contribute significantly to ICCROM projects and activities since its inception, said the organisers.
Delegations of ICCROM’s 137 Member States will meet at this two-day event to discuss and enhance the Rome-based agency’s strategic directions and work plan, and elect its new Governing Council.