Permanent Delegate of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to UNESCO (March 2022)
The DirectorGeneral of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO received on Wednesday 9 March 2022 HE Mr KhamInh Khitchadeth Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in France who presented her with the letters accrediting him as Permanent Delegate of the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic to the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO
Cultural Landscape of Hawraman/Uramanat
The remote and mountainous landscape of HawramanUramanat bears testimony to the traditional culture of the Hawrami people an agropastoral Kurdish tribe that has inhabited the region since about 3000 BCE The property at the heart of the Zagros Mountains in the provinces of Kurdistan and Kermanshah along the western border of Iran encompasses two components the CentralEastern Valley Zhaverud and Takht in Kurdistan Province and the Western Valley Lahun in Kermanshah Province The mode of human habitation in these two valleys has been adapted over millennia to the rough mountainous environment Tiered steepslope planning and architecture gardening on drystone terraces livestock breeding and seasonal vertical migration are among the distinctive features of the local culture and life of the seminomadic Hawrami people who dwell in lowlands and highlands during different seasons of each year Their uninterrupted presence in the landscape which is also characterized by exceptional biodiversity and endemism is evidenced by stone tools caves and rock shelters mounds remnants of permanent and temporary settlement sites and workshops cemeteries roads villages castles and more The 12 villages included in the property illustrate the Hawrami peoples evolving responses to the scarcity of productive land in their mountainous environment through the millennia
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The TransIranian Railway connects the Caspian Sea in the northeast with the Persian Gulf in the southwest crossing two mountain ranges as well as rivers highlands forests and plains and four different climatic areas Started in 1927 and completed in 1938 the 1394kilometrelong railway was designed and executed in a successful collaboration between the Iranian government and 43 construction contractors from many countries The railway is notable for its scale and the engineering works it required to overcome steep routes and other difficulties Its construction involved extensive mountain cutting in some areas while the rugged terrain in others dictated the construction of 174 large bridges 186 small bridges and 224 tunnels including 11 spiral tunnels Unlike most early railway projects construction of the TransIranian Railway was funded by national taxes to avoid foreign investment and control
Iran (Islamic Republic of) -
The 49th International Roshd Educational Film Festival celebrates the UNESCO night at Felestin Cinema.