- 27 Sep 2023 11:37 AM
- Hungary Matters
Miklós Réthelyi, the UNESCO national committee’s head, in a speech recalled the milestones of the Hungarian committee’s 75-year history, and he highlighted the role of the national committee’s first secretary general, Árpád Fasang, who had done much to promote Hungarian culture.
Firmin Edouard Matoko, UNESCO’s Deputy Director General for Africa and External Relations, addressed the event in a video message, while former educational, scientific and cultural organisation’s ambassador Katalin Bogyay and Norbert Kroó, adviser to the World Science Forum, discussed the organisation’s past, present and future as part of a roundtable.
As of 2021, there are 8 World Heritage Sites in Hungary, 7 of which are cultural sites and one, the Caves of Aggtelek Karst, is a natural site, according to Wikipedia:
"The first two sites in Hungary were added to the list at the 11th Session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Paris, France in 1987.
One of these two sites was the village of Hollókő, the other was Budapest, the Banks of the Danube with the district of Buda Castle (the latter site was expanded in 2002).
The most recent site added to the list is the Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape, listed in 2002."