Riyadh, Sheikh Fahad bin Falah bin Hithlin, Founder and President of the International Camel Organization, chairs Tomorrow, Tuesday the International Conference of Experts of Camel International and UNESCO.
The conference, entitled “Cultural Practices on Camel Traditions to Advance Sustainable Development Goals,” is launched by Sheikh Fahad Bin Hithlin, with the presence of Assistant Director-General of Culture of UNESCO, Ernesto Ottone, and some international speakers with expertise in all areas of the camel. This conference will be broadcasted via the main platform of UNESCO.
The conference is the first global event on the UNESCO platform devoted to the discussion of the cultural legacy of camels. The topics of the conference will discuss preservation of the living cultural heritage embodied in camel traditions, sustainability of local camel-grazing practices for economic and social development, utilization of camel-based practices for the preservation of biodiversity, adaptation, and mitigation of climate change, and strengthening of evidence of the scientific and educational dimensions of the camels’ tradition.
On this occasion, Sheikh Fahad Bin Hithlin pointed out the importance of being present on an international cultural platform such as UNESCO and cooperating with it to highlight the legacy and culture of camels, through a conference where selected camel professionals speak for the first time at this international level. He stated that at the end of the conference, there would be global recommendations for the advancement of all areas of the camel sector.
Sheikh Fahad added: “I thank UNESCO for this cooperation and active partnership, as well as all the conference speakers from the entire world”.
The International Camel Organization is a non-profit organization based in Riyadh, founded by Sheikh Fahad bin Hithlin in March 2019. It currently has about 105 member states on the six continents of the world. It aims to develop and service all camel-related legacies.


Source: Saudi Press Agency

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