Azerbaijan's dolma recognized as UNESCO Cultural Heritage
UNESCO has recognized Azerbaijan's dolma as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Permanent Delegate of Azerbaijan to UNESCO, Ambassador Anar Karimov said,
"After two years of hard work Dolma has been recognized as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Congratulations Azerbaijan," Karimov wrote on his Twitter page.
The element enjoys great visibility within Azerbaijani society, and its viability is ensured by the communities through numerous awareness-raising activities and events such as festivals, vocational schools that teach the tradition and the preparation of publications on the subject, UNESCO reports.
The 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is taking place on South Korea's southern resort island of Jeju on December 4-9.