International conference of camel experts kicks off to discuss cultural legacy of camels

International conference of camel experts kicks off to discuss cultural legacy of camels
Sheikh Fahad bin Falah bin Hithlin, founder and president of the Riyadh-based  International Camel Organization. (Riyadh Newspaper)
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Updated 29 June 2021

International conference of camel experts kicks off to discuss cultural legacy of camels

International conference of camel experts kicks off to discuss cultural legacy of camels

RIYADH: An international conference considered to be the first global event on the UNESCO platform devoted to discuss the cultural legacy of camels has kicked off on Tuesday. 
Sheikh Fahad bin Falah bin Hithlin, founder and president of the Riyadh-based  International Camel Organization, chaired the opening of the conference alongside Assistant Director-General of Culture of UNESCO, Ernesto Ottone, and some international speakers.
The International Conference of Experts of Camel International and UNESCO, which will be broadcasted via the main platform of UNESCO, will discuss ways to preserve the living cultural heritage embodied in camel traditions.
It will also tackle the 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.
Sheikh Fahad said: “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 worldwide. It aims to develop and serve all camel-related legacies.