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INTERNATIONAL COORDINATION COMMITTEE FOR THE SAFEGUARDING OF AFGHANISTAN'S
CULTURAL HERITAGE (ICC)
The Statutes of this important committee were approved by UNESCO's
Executive Board at its 165th meeting in October 2002.
Its mandate is to advise the Director-General - who will inform the
Afghan authorities, Member States and other partners - on measures
to improve and reinforce international cooperation for the safeguarding
of Afghanistan's cultural heritage, and more precisely on a policy
framework for immediate and long-term heritage protection and the
definition of priorities and practical standards.
SPACH is a member of this committee and participates in a constructive
way to better preserve Afghan cultural heritage.
This committee held its first session in June 2003, its conclusions
and recommendations are available at www.unesco.org.
CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORTS
This forum was created by the Afghan Ministry of Finance to serve
as a government - donor dialogue about the formulation and monitoring
of projects, part of the National Development Budget.
The UNESCO Kabul Office is the focal point to the Consultative Group
on Culture. UNESCO's role is institutional capacity-building at the
Ministry of Information and Culture in strategic programming and monitoring.
SPACH is an active member of this Consultative Group. We have assisted
the Ministry and UNESCO in drafting the project document for "The
Rehabilitation of the National Museum of Afghanistan and main museums
in the provinces".
More information about the sub-programme of Culture, Media and Sports
of the National Development Budget is available at www.af/mof
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE REHABILITATION OF
AFGHANISTAN'S CULTURAL HERITAGE
This committee was created by the Ministry of Information and Culture.
The first meeting was held in April, 2003.
Its aim is to discuss concrete issues concerning Afghan cultural heritage
among ministry officials, Afghan professionals and international cultural
agencies present in the country.
Three different sub-committees have been created: Committee for the
collection and restoration of cultural properties, committee for the
monitoring of archaeological sites and historical monuments and the
committee for publicity and public awareness.