UNESCO registration for Saudi Heritage Preservation Society


Saudi Gazette report

— The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has registered the Saudi Heritage Preservation Society (SHPS) as an international non-governmental organization in the field of heritage.

This makes SHPS the second non-governmental organization registered with UNESCO and the first Gulf and Arab heritage.

The society will work, together with international organizations, in designing and launching joint programs in the fields of culture and heritage as well as in developing joint ventures.

SHPS seeks to be an effective and influential engine in the preservation of Saudi heritage and spreading awareness about its importance and national value and to benefit from it in accordance with its vision.

Minister of Culture and Chairman of the Society Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Bin Farhan described the UNESCO registration as one of the fruits of the utmost care given to Saudi heritage by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman.

He said in a press statement that the step is important in the march of the society in preserving heritage.

The society functions as an active and influential leader in preserving Saudi heritage by raising awareness of the value and benefit to the nation.

It’s mission includes monitoring and encouraging public and private initiatives related to the preservation of Saudi heritage, identifying undeveloped and overlooked areas of Saudi cultural legacy, and promoting public awareness about the importance of Saudi cultural heritage for present and future generations.