Egypt has been elected as a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict for a four-year term.
Egypt's permanent delegate to UNESCO, Ambassador Mohamed Sameh Amr said it is the first time for Egypt to win the committee's membership since its accession in 2005.
By winning the membership, Egypt becomes the only Arab member state in the committee, added Amr.
The Committee was established by Article 24 of the Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (Paris, 1999). The Committee is composed of 12 States Parties to the Second Protocol.
The main tasks of the Committee focus primarily on monitoring the implementation of the Second Protocol and managing the system of enhanced protection.