Opening Ceremony

30 June 2019
Time - 20:00
Heydar Aliyev Center

20:00 – 20:30 Opening speeches:

− Ms. Mehriban Aliyeva, First Vice President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

− Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO

− Mr. LEE Byong-Hyun, Chairperson of the Executive Board of UNESCO

− Mr. Abulfas Garayev, Chairperson of the 43rd Session of the World Heritage Committee, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan

20:30 – 21:30 Cultural Program

A cultural program is being designed on the occasion of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to highlight the development of the civilizations in this region and the history witnessed by the historical monuments and heritage sites of Azerbaijan. The director of the cultural program is famous Russian producer, Andrey Baltenko, Director of the First Russian Channel in 2005-2016, Director of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 and Opening Ceremony of Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. The author of the musical program is the world-famous singer Sami Yusif.

21:30 – 23:00 Official Banquet

Only registered participants with a badge and invitation will be allowed to take part in the Opening Ceremony.

Formal dress is recommended for this event.

Opening Ceremony of WHC (.pdf)