UNESCO adopted Qatar’s proposal submitted by the Qatar Museums Authority for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of NMoQ
13 Nov 2023News
The proposal from Qatar, which was submitted by the Qatar Museums Authority with assistance from the National Commission for Education, Culture, and Science of Qatar, was accepted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) during its 42nd General Conference. The proposal was for celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) in 2024–2025.
With its function as a cornerstone connecting Qatar's history, present, and future, its adoption highlights the NMoQ's critical significance in maintaining the nation's identity. The founding date of NMoQ was June 23, 1975. Unesco has been active in marking the 50th or 100th anniversaries of important historical events and notable individuals that its member nations have honoured since 1956.
These festivities are intended to honour significant individuals, creations, and occasions to advance global understanding, enhance cross-cultural dialogue, and strengthen interpersonal bonds in the service of world peace.
Qatar is presently taking part in the 42nd Unesco General Conference, which runs until November 22 at the organization's headquarters in Paris. In addition to the participation of the Qatar Embassy in Paris and the Office of the Permanent Delegation of Qatar to Unesco, the delegation from Qatar comprises representatives from a number of sectors, including the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, the Ministry of Social Development and Family, and the Ministry of Culture.