YEREVAN. – Armenia has been elected member to an intergovernmental committee of the 1970 Convention of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Elections for the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property (ICPRCP) to its Countries of Origin or its Restitution in case of Illicit Appropriation were conducted within the framework of the UNESCO General Conference being held at this organization’s headquarters in Paris, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
This committee is the intergovernmental body of UNESCO’s 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property
And from the Second Regional Group, which comprises Eastern European countries, Armenia was elected a member to this committee for four years.
In May 2015, Armenia was elected a member also to UNESCO’s Subsidiary Committee of the Meeting of States Parties to the 1970 Convention, and again for a four-year term.