Uganda is set to host the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and World Heritage Committee conference due in July 2020.
The conference is aimed at providing opportunities for Uganda’s conservators and heritage practitioners, policy makers and researchers which will help them exchange ideas and also provide a platform to discuss and disseminate new concepts.
The World Heritage Committee is comprised of representatives from 21 states parties to the convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage elected by the General Assembly of state parties to the convention.
Government spokesman Ofwono Opondo says the conference will provide a platform for policy dialogue and advocacy on heritage preservation at a global national level.
The conference he adds, will be attended by over 2,500 guests from around the world.
“It will boost Uganda’s efforts in marketing the country as a meeting, incentive, convention and exhibitions tourism destination in Africa” he added.