International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development Names Dr. Zahi Hawass as New Ambassador for Cultural Heritage
Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass has been chosen by the International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development (IFPSD), an affiliate organization of the United Nations, as its official “Ambassador for Cultural Heritage.” The International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development (IFPSD) will be honoring Dr. Hawass as Ambassador for Cultural Heritage at a special ceremony on April 19, 2017.
Dr. Zahi Hawass is a world-renowned archaeologist and Egypt’s former Minister of Antiquities. He has directed excavations at some of Egypt’s most famous archaeological sites including Giza, Saqqara, Bahariya Oasis, and the Valley of the Kings. His new role as with the IFPSD is a recognition of his long and distinguished contribution to the field of archaeology, as well as his strong commitment to preserving cultural heritage. His work in protecting cultural heritage extends far beyond Egypt, in 2010 Dr. Hawass held the first meeting of the International Cooperation for the Protection and Repatriation of Cultural Heritage, where 22 attending countries worked together to share their experiences in repatriating their nations’ antiquities.
Dr. Hawass has served as an example of the importance of raising awareness for the protection of cultural heritage in Egypt and around the world. The Antiquities Coalition is honored to have Dr. Hawass bring his decades of distinguished work in the preservation of cultural heritage to join the fight against cultural racketeering as the Honorary Chairman of the Antiquities Coalition Advisory Council.
As the new Ambassador for Cultural Heritage of the IFPSD, Dr. Hawass will be honored at an event hosted by the International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development that will be held at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York. The event will be attended by ambassadors of the United Nations, along with world experts and contributors in the fields of culture, museums, and archaeology.
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