UNESCO and Bethlehem Municipality sign a partnership agreement

Bethlehem, 17 January 2022: Head of Office and UNESCO Representative to Palestine, Ms. Noha Bawazir, signed an agreement with the Mayor of Bethlehem, H.E. Mr. Anton Salman. The agreement aims to enhance the Cultural Creative Industries in Bethlehem. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Mr. Giovanni Scepi, the Head of the Culture Unit at UNESCO Ramallah, as well as municipal council members. This project is among UNESCO’s contributions to celebrating the city of Bethlehem as the Capital of Arab Culture 2020. The signing goes in motion with the framework of the 2021 International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. UNESCO and the Municipality of Bethlehem are implementing this activity in the framework of the Re|Shaping Cultural Policies for the Promotion of Fundamental Freedoms and the Diversity of Cultural Expressions project that is being generously funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).