The International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development has just named Egypt’s former Antiquities Minister and renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass UN Cultural Heritage Ambassador.
The International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development (IFPSD) has just selected former Minister of Antiquities and famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass to take on the new role of Cultural Heritage Ambassador to the United Nations.
Hawass’ contribution to excavation, conservation, and archaeology, along with his major discoveries in Egyptian heritage deemed him a prime candidate for the role, according to IFPSD President Sally Kader. "His major discoveries in Egypt are known all over the world," Kader says, "[Hawass was] able through his passion and TV shows to reach the households of people from all over the globe."
Hawass expressed his gratitude for receiving the title and has vowed to work with countries and train the right people in order to protect their archaeologist sites and monuments.
Perhaps Hawass won’t have to host private tours anymore where he is constantly disappointed at the lack of interest shown towards heritage sites!
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