The National Commission of the Republic of Tajikistan for UNESCO of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the 221st Session of the Executive board of UNESCO,on April 17, 2020 subbmited initiative to include 2500th anniversary of the ancient city of Takht-i Sangin and the joint proposal by Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran of 1050 anniversary of Abu Rayhan al-Biruni in the list of anniversaries with which UNESCO could be associated.
During the 41st session of the General Conference of UNESCO on November 11, 2021, proposal of tajik delegation headed by Minister of foreign affairs/Chairman of Tjik National Commisission for UNESCO to include 2500th anniversary of the ancient town of Takhti Sangin and the joint nomination of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Islamic Republic of Iran on the 1050th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding scholar of the East Abu Rayhan al-Biruni into the List of anniversaries celebrated in association with UNESCO in 2022-2023 was approved in accordance with the recommendations of the Executive Board of UNESCO and Decision 41 C/15 of the General Conference.
In the framework of the 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan/ Tajikistan Chairman of the National Commission for UNESCO Sirodjidin Muhriddin met with Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay, President of the Executive Board of UNESCO Agapito Mba Mokuy, Assistant Director-General Shamila Nair-Beduelle and the Director of the French National Museum of Asian Art “Guime” Sophie Macariu.
On November 11, 2021 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, Chairman of the National Commission of the Republic of Tajikistan for UNESCO Sirodjidin Muhriddin addressed important cultural and environmental issues on the 41st session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris.
The head of the Tajik delegation highlited the importance of the Conference as a useful platform for learning, sharing experience and coordinating joint efforts of UNESCO and its member states to promote goals and objectives related to the protection of national values – culture, language, historical, cultural, natural monuments, traditions and customs, the development of science and education.
The 41st session of the General Conference of UNESCO in Paris will last until 24 of November.