National Points of Contact

Upon ratification, Parties designate a point of contact responsible for sharing Convention-related information with relevant Ministries and public agencies. Points of contact coordinate information and data from different governmental and non-governmental sources, and assist in the drafting of the quadrennial periodic reports.

Parties must notify the Secretariat when the point of contact changes at convention2005@unesco.org.

Party Name Information

Afghanistan

Sayed Mossadeq Khalili
Sayed Mossadeq Khalili
Ministry of Information and Culture
Mohammad Jan Khan Street
Kabul
Afghanistan

Algeria

Missoum LAROUSSI
Missoum LAROUSSI
Direction du développement et de la promotion des arts, Ministère de la Culture et des Arts
Algeria

Andorra

Montserrat Planelles
Montserrat Planelles
Département de la Promotion culturelle, Ministère de la culture et des sports
Andorra

Argentina

Lucrecia Cardoso
Lucrecia Cardoso
National Ministry of Culture
Alem 339 oficina 308
C1003AAD Buenos Aires Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Argentina

Armenia

Nazene GARIBIAN
Nazene GARIBIAN
Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Armenia
Vazgen Sargsyan 3, Government House 2
0010
Yerevan
Armenia

Australia

Julia Balkwell
Julia Balkwell
Office for the Arts, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
GPO Box 2154
Camberra ACT ACT 2601
Australia

Austria

Klara KOSTAL
Klara KOSTAL
Austrian Commission for UNESCO
Universitätsstraße 5
A-1010 Vienna
Austria

Azerbaijan

Ramil Abbakirov
Ramil Abbakirov
Ministry of Culture
84 U. Hacibeyli Str.
House of Government
AZ1000 Baku
Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Md. Fahimul Islam
Md. Fahimul Islam
Ministry of Cultural Affairs
Bangladesh Secretariat
House:34, Sector: 05, Uttara, Dhaka-1230
Dhaka 1000
Bangladesh

Barbados

Donna Greene-Rusnighi
Donna Greene-Rusnighi
Cultural Policy and Research Section, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth
Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall
St. Michael
Barbados

Belarus

Viktoria Valchuk
Viktoria Valchuk
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus
pr. Pobeditelej 11
200004 Minsk
Belarus

Belgium

Liesbet Servranckx
Liesbet Servranckx
Government of Flanders - Department of Culture, Youth and Media
Arenbergstraat 9
1000 Brussel
Belgium

Belgium

Marien Faure
Marien Faure
French-speaking and German-speaking Commission for UNESCO
Place Sainctelette, 2
B-1080 Brussels
Belgium

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Dennise Galvez
Dennise Galvez
Ministry of Cultures and Tourism
Palacio Chico Calle Ayacucho esq. Potosí S/N Casilla 7846
La Paz
Bolivia

Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Roxana Moyano
Roxana Moyano
Palacio Chico Calle Ayacucho esq. Potosí S/N Casilla 7846
La Paz
Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Edin Veladzic
Edin Veladzic
Ministry of Civil Affairs
Ministarstvo civilnih poslova BiH, Trg BiH 3
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Gisele DUPIN
Gisele DUPIN
Ministère du Tourisme Secrétariat Spécial de la Culture
Esplanada do Ministério, Bloco B, 3°andar
Brazilia - AM
CEP 70068-900
Brazil

Bulgaria

Daniela Kaneva
Daniela Kaneva
Ministry of Culture
17 Staboliiski Blvd.
1040 Sofia
Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Mambourou SOMA
Mambourou SOMA
Direction Générale des Etudes et des Statistiques Sectorielles, Ministère de la Culture, des Arts et du Tourisme
03 BP 7007 Ouaga 03
Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso

Burundi

Leonard Sinzinkayo
Leonard Sinzinkayo
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
B.P. 1095
Bujumbura
Burundi

Cambodia

Vin Laychour
Vin Laychour
Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts
N° 227, Norodom
Phnom Penh 12301
Cambodia

Cameroon

Marie Thierry EDJOA AKOA
Marie Thierry EDJOA AKOA
Ministry of Arts and Culture
Yaoundé
Cameroon

Canada

Madona Radi
Madona Radi
Canadian Heritage
25, Eddy Street
Gatineau, QC K1A 0M5
Canada

Central African Republic

Georges Davy Guiguikembi -Touckia
Georges Davy Guiguikembi -Touckia
Ministry of Arts, Culture and Tourism
B.P. 1424
Bangui
Central African Republic

Chile

Ramon Solis Munoz
Ramon Solis Munoz
Ministry of Cultures, Arts and Heritage
Ahumada No. 48, 7
Santiago
Chile

China

Ling Zhang
Ling Zhang
Ministry Of Culture
No.10 Chaoyangmen Beidajie
Bejing
Hebei Sheng 100020
China

Colombia

Tatiana María García Correa
Tatiana María García Correa
Ministry of Foreing Affairs
Calle 10 # 5 - 51
Bogotá CUN
Colombia

Comoros

Wahidat HASSANI
Wahidat HASSANI
Ministère de la Jeunesse, de l'Emploi, du travail, des sports, des Arts et de la Culture
Moroni
Comoros

Congo

Jean Omer Ntady
Jean Omer Ntady
Congo (Brazzaville)

Costa Rica

Sofía Yglesias Fischel
Sofía Yglesias Fischel
Ministry of Culture and Youth - Direction of Culture - Centro Nacional de la Cultura (CENAC)
Calles 11 y 13, Avenidas 3 y 7
San José
Costa Rica

Côte d'Ivoire

Esther Kouassi Ble
Esther Kouassi Ble
Ministry of Culture and French-speaking countries
BPV39
Abidjan
Ivory Coast

Croatia

Rut Carek
Rut Carek
Ministry of Culture
Runjaninova 2
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

Cuba

Frank Téllez Alonso
Frank Téllez Alonso
Ministry of Culture
Cuba

Cyprus

Elena Theodoulou
Elena Theodoulou
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth
Cultural Services, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth
27, Ifigenias Street
2007 Strovolos
Cyprus

Czechia (Czech Republic)

Pilip Jiri
Pilip Jiri
Ministry of culture
Maltézské náměstí 1
118 11 Prague
Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Felix Nyembo Simaundu
Felix Nyembo Simaundu
Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture and Arts
Av. des Forces armées, N°26
Commune de la Gombe
Congo (Kinshasa)

Denmark

Anne Julie Schmitt Jensen
Anne Julie Schmitt Jensen
Ministry Of Culture
Nybrogade 2
1203 Copenhagen
Denmark

Djibouti

Hassan Ahmed Doualeh
Hassan Ahmed Doualeh
Ministry of Muslim Affairs, Culture and Wakfs Goods c/o Djibouti National Commission for UNESCO
Balbala / Cité Barwaqo
BP 2102
Djibouti
Djibouti

Ecuador

José Daniel Flores
José Daniel Flores
Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Ecuador
Av. Colón E5-34 y Juan León Mera
170524 Quito
Ecuador

Egypt

Gihane Zaki
Gihane Zaki
Egyptian Academy in Rome
Via Omero, 4
197 Rome RM
Italy

El Salvador

Jose Alberto Cruz Osorio
Jose Alberto Cruz Osorio
Ministry of Culture
Edificio A-5 Plan Maestro, Centro de Gobierno
Alameda Juan Pablo II y calle Guadalupe
San Salvador San Salvador
El Salvador

Estonia

Anu-Maaja Pallok
Anu-Maaja Pallok
Ministry of Culture
Suur-Karja 2
15076 Tallinn
Estonia

Eswatini

Stanley Dlamini
Stanley Dlamini
Eswatini National Council of ARTS and Culture
PO Box 5626 Mbabane
Plot 501, Coates Valley. Jacaranda Close.
Manzini
H100
Swaziland

Ethiopia

Teferi Tekelu
Teferi Tekelu
Ministry of Culture and Tourism c/o Ethiopian National Office for UNESCO
P.O. Box 2996
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

European Union

Catherine Magnant
Catherine Magnant
European Commission
J70 02/232
Cultural Policy, Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport & Culture
Belgium

Finland

Hannu Vainonen
Hannu Vainonen
Ministry of Education and Culture
PO Box 29
FI-00023 Government
Finland

France

Balthazar LIONNARD
Balthazar LIONNARD
France

Gabon

Edwige EYANG ESSAME
Edwige EYANG ESSAME
Gabon

Georgia

Tamar Tsulukidze
Tamar Tsulukidze
Department of international affairs and strategic planning, Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth
4, Sanapiro str.
0105 Tbilisi
Georgia

Germany

Christine M. Merkel
Christine M. Merkel
German Commission for UNESCO
Colmantstr.15
53115 Bonn
Germany

Ghana

John Yao Agbeko
John Yao Agbeko
Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
P. O. Box GP 4386 Accra
Accra
Ghana

Greece

Eleni Andreou
Eleni Andreou
Ministry of Culture and Sports
Mpoumpoulinas 20
106 82 Athens
Greece

Grenada

Joan-Marie Countain
Joan-Marie Countain
Grenada National Commission for UNESCO
Ministerial Complex, Botanical Gardens, Tanteen
St. George's
Grenada

Guinea

Aboubacar Sidiki Conde
Aboubacar Sidiki Conde
Ministry of Sports, Culture and Historical Heritage
Palais du peuple côté Ouest
Commune de Kaloum
B.P. 4904 Conakri
Guinea

Honduras

Lina Yexsuana Pina Mancuso Rivera
Lina Yexsuana Pina Mancuso Rivera
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORATE OF CULTURE AND ARTS
Honduras

Hungary

Gabor Szekely
Gabor Szekely
Ministry of Human Capacities
SZALAY UTCA 10-14
Budapest
1054
Hungary

India

Nirupama Kotru
Nirupama Kotru
Ministry of Culture - Government of India
334-C, Shastri Bhawan
New Delhi Haryana 110001
India

Indonesia

Hilmar Farid
Hilmar Farid
Directorate General of Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman
Jakarta 10270 DKI Jakarta
Indonesia

Iraq

Israa Fouad Shakir
Israa Fouad Shakir
Cultural Diversity Department, Ministry of Culture
Iraq

Ireland

Sinéad O’Hara
Sinéad O’Hara
Culture Ireland International and Education, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
23 Kildare Street
D02 TD30
Dublin
Dublin 2
Ireland

Ireland

Julie Flanagan
Julie Flanagan
Culture Ireland International and Education, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
23 Kildare Street
D02 TD30
Dublin
Ireland

Italy

Elena Sinibaldi
Elena Sinibaldi
Secretariat General- Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and for Tourism
Via del Collegio Romano 27
00186 Rome
Italy

Jamaica

David Brown
David Brown
Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport of Jamaica
4-6 Trafalgar Rd
Kingston
Kingston
Jamaica

Jordan

Amani Abuhamore
Amani Abuhamore
Ministry of Culture, The Heritage Directorate
PO Box 6140
Amman
Jordan

Kenya

Julius M. Manzi
Julius M. Manzi
Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts, Department of Culture
P.O. Box 67374
N.S.S.F. Building, Block A, Eastern Wing, 3rd Floor
Nairobi
Kenya

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Thongbay Phothisan
Thongbay Phothisan
Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism
Setthathirath Road
Vientiane
Laos

Latvia

Sabīne Branta
Sabīne Branta
Ministry of Culture
K. Valdemara iela 11-a
Riga 1364
Latvia

Lesotho

Lineo Segoete
Lineo Segoete
Ba re e ne re Literary Arts
P O BOX 7333
Maseru 100
Lesotho

Lithuania

Milda VAKARINAITĖ
Milda VAKARINAITĖ
Ministry of Culture
Lithuania

Luxembourg

Catherine Decker
Catherine Decker
National Commission for UNESCO
4 boulevard F.-D. Roosevelt
L-2450 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Madagascar

Rivo Voahirana RASOYANJA
Rivo Voahirana RASOYANJA
Ministère de la communication et de la culture (MCC)
Ministère de la culture - Bibliothèque Anosy
101 Antananarivo
Madagascar

Malawi

Humphrey Mpondaminga
Humphrey Mpondaminga
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture
Department of Arts
Post Office Box 264
Lilongwe
Malawi

Mali

Sidi Lamine Kone
Sidi Lamine Kone
National Directorate for Cultural Heritage Ministre de la Culture
B.P. 4075
Bamako
Mali

Mauritius

Annabelle Arekion
Annabelle Arekion
Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage
7th Floor, Renganaden Seeneevassen Building
Cnr Maillard & Pope Henessy Streets
Port Louis
Mauritius

Mexico

Pablo Raphael de la Madrid
Pablo Raphael de la Madrid
Ministry of Culture
Arenal 40
Álvaro Obregón, Mexico
Chimalistac
Mexico City DIF 01050
Mexico

Monaco

Yvette LAMBIN-BERTI
Yvette LAMBIN-BERTI
Délégation permanente de Monaco auprès de l'UNESCO
1, rue Miollis
750015 Paris
Monaco

Mongolia

Munkhzul Namchin
Munkhzul Namchin
Authority of Arts and Culture, Cultural Heritage Division
Governement Building 2, United Nations Street 5/1
Ulaanbaatar 15160
Mongolia

Montenegro

Tijana Vujović
Tijana Vujović
Njegoševa Street
Cetinje
Montenegro

Mozambique

Cândido Namburete
Cândido Namburete
International Cooperation Officer
Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Maputo
Mozambique

Netherlands

Natascha Pauw Kraan
Natascha Pauw Kraan
Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences
Rijnstraat 50
2515 XP Den Haag
Netherlands

Nicaragua

Humberto González
Humberto González
Director de Economía Creativa y Naranja de la Secretaría Privada para Políticas Nacionales de la Presidencia de la República
Nicaragua

Niger

Tahirou Ganda
Tahirou Ganda
Ministère de la Renaissance Culturelle, des Arts et de la Modernisation Sociale
BP 215
Niamey
Niger

Nigeria

Memunat Idu-Lah
Memunat Idu-Lah
Federal Ministry of Information and Culture
Blook E, Federal Secretariat Phase II, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, P.M.B 473
Abuja
Nigeria

North Macedonia

Lidija Topuzovska
Lidija Topuzovska
National Commission for UNESCO of the Republic of North Macedonia
Gjuro Gjakovik, 61
1000 Skopje
Macedonia

Norway

Haakon Vinje
Haakon Vinje
Norwegian Ministry of Culture
Pb. 8030 Dep
Oslo, Norway
N-0030 Oslo
Norway

Oman

Abdulla Mohammed Said Alharthy
Abdulla Mohammed Said Alharthy
Ministry of Culture, Sport and Youth
100 Muscat
Oman

Palestine

Manar Natour
Manar Natour
Ministry of Culture
Albeire, P.O.Box 147 Ramallah
Ramallah
Palestinian Territory

Panama

Enrique Noel
Enrique Noel
Ministerio de Cultura (Ministry of Culture)
Via Espana, PH Tula
San Felipe, Casco Antiguo, Cl 5
Panama
Panama
Panama

Peru

Sylvia AGREDA
Sylvia AGREDA
Ministerio de Cultura - Direccion General de Industrias Culturales y Artes
Javier Prado Este 2465 San Borja
LIM Lima 41
Peru

Poland

Joanna Chicha-Kuczyńska
Joanna Chicha-Kuczyńska
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
15/17 Krakowskie Przedmiescie Str.
00-071 Warsaw
Poland

Portugal

Lurdes Camacho
Lurdes Camacho
Ministry of Culture Cultural - Strategy, Planning and Assessment Bureau, International Affairs Department
Rua D. Francisco Manuel de Melo, Nº 15
1070-085 Lisboa
Portugal

Republic of Korea

Jahyun Jang
Jahyun Jang
Korean National Commission for UNESCO
26 Myungdong-gil
Jung-gu
Seoul
04536
South Korea

Republic of Moldova

Corina Rezneac
Corina Rezneac
Ministry of Education, Culture and Research
Piaţa Marii Adunări Naţionale nr. 1
2033 Chişinău
Moldova

Romania

Cristina COTENESCU
Cristina COTENESCU
Ministry of Culture
Bulevardul Unirii nr. 22
030833 Bucharest
Romania

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Dorothy L WARNER
Dorothy L WARNER
Saint Kitts and Nevis National Commission for UNESCO Ministry of Education and Foreign Affairs
Stanford Building Airport Road/Golden Rock
Saint Kitts
Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Janeil Henry
Janeil Henry
National Commission for UNESCO
Halifax Street
Kingstown
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Senegal

Ndèye Khoudia Diagne
Ndèye Khoudia Diagne
Direction des Arts, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
Cité Keur Gorgui Dakar, BP 4001 Sénégal
4001 Dakar
Senegal

Serbia

Bojana Subasic
Bojana Subasic
Center for Study in Cultural Development
Rige OD Fere 4
11000 Belgrade
Serbia

Seychelles

Gabriel Essack
Gabriel Essack
x
x
Seychelles

Slovakia

Miroslav Kaňa
Miroslav Kaňa
Section de la coopération internationale, Ministère de la Culture
Nám. SNP
33 813 31 Bratislava
Slovakia

Slovenia

dr. Simona Bergoč
dr. Simona Bergoč
Ministry of Culture
Cultural Heritage Directorate - Sector for museums, archives and libraries
Maistrova ulica 10
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

South Africa

Cleon Noah
Cleon Noah
Department of Arts and Culture
Sechaba House
202 Madiba Street
Pretoria
0001
South Africa

South Sudan

Deng Nhial Chioh Dhoar
Deng Nhial Chioh Dhoar
Ministry of Culture, Museums and National Heritage
Ministries Complex,
Juba, Central Equatoria
South Sudan

Spain

Sergio Vidal
Sergio Vidal
Ministry of Culture and Sport
Plaza del Rey, 1
28071 Madrid Madrid
Spain

Sudan

Sayed Hamid Hureiz
Sayed Hamid Hureiz
Sudanese National Commission for Education, Science and Culture
P.O. BOX 2324
Khartoum
Sudan

Sweden

Elin Rosenström
Elin Rosenström
Swedish Arts Council
P.O 27215
102 53 Stockholm
Sweden

Switzerland

David Vitali
David Vitali
Federal Office for Culture
Hallwylerstrasse 15
3003 Berne
Switzerland

Switzerland

Nicolas Mathieu
Nicolas Mathieu
Federal Department for Foreign Affairs
Bundesgasse 28
3003 Berne
Switzerland

Syrian Arab Republic

Ahlam Alturk
Ahlam Alturk
Ministry Of Culture
Almalki Street
Showra
Damascus
Syria

Syrian Arab Republic

Moutaz Ouyoun Alnabulsi
Moutaz Ouyoun Alnabulsi
Ministry Of Culture
Almalki Street
Showra
Damascus
Syria

Timor-Leste

Francisco Urbano dos Santos
Francisco Urbano dos Santos
State Secretary for Art and Culture
Avenida de Portugal, Praia dos Coqueiros Dili Timor-Leste
Dili
Timor-Leste

Togo

Yawa Amotowu ALEMAWO
Yawa Amotowu ALEMAWO
Commission nationale pour le patrimoine culturel
Lome
Togo

Tunisia

Samira Ben Badr
Samira Ben Badr
Directorate of International Cooperation and Foreign Relations
Rue 2 Mars 1934, La Kasbah
1006 Tunis
Tunisia

Turkey

Belgin Aslan
Belgin Aslan
General Directorate for Copyright Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Yukarı Öveçler Mahallesi, Çetin Emeç Bulvarı 1290. Sokak No.4
Atatürk Bulvarı, Derman Sk. No: 29, Ulus
06050 Çankaya Ankara
Turkey

Uganda

Juliana Akoryo NAUMO
Juliana Akoryo NAUMO
Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development
Plot 2 Lumumba Avenue
P.O Box 7136
Kampala
Uganda

Ukraine

Iryna Strashnenko
Iryna Strashnenko
Ministry Of Culture
1601, I. Franka St 19
Kyiv
Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

Salma Al Darmaki
Salma Al Darmaki
National Commission for Education, Culture, and Science
P.O. Box 17
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates

United Republic of Tanzania

Boniface L. Kadili
Boniface L. Kadili
Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports
LAPF Building, 8 Floor, PO Box 25, Makole Uhindini
40481
Dodoma
Tanzania

Uruguay

Mariana Wainstein
Mariana Wainstein
National Cultural Directorate
San José 1116
11100 Montevideo Montevideo
Uruguay

Viet Nam

Phuong Hoa Nguyen
Phuong Hoa Nguyen
International Cooperation Department
51 Ngo Quyen, Hoan Kiem
Ha Noi 100000
Vietnam

Zimbabwe

Biggie SAMWANDA
Biggie SAMWANDA
Ministry of Sport, Arts and Culture
Chinengundu Mashayamombe Building
Corner Nelson Mandela Avenue & Simon Muzenda Street
Harare
Zimbabwe