The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared that November 18 of each year will be an International Day of Wonderful Islamic Art, which the Director-General of the Organization, Audrey Ozoulay, described as having been formed over 14 centuries, and continues to renew and affect various Cultures of the whole world.
According to a statement issued by the United Nations – on Wednesday – that according to the decision issued last year in its 40th General Conference, it was decided to celebrate that day globally every year with a group of events. The director of the international organization stated on the first occasion of this decision that this step aims to create awareness about the artistic and civilizational aspect of Islam, and the contribution of culture to civilization.
The statement called on everyone to make contributions on the “International Day of Islamic Art”, while Uzulai said, “So let this day be an occasion for us to enjoy together this art that draws inspiration from its fertile spirituality, and which expresses a distinctive approach to seeing, feeling and understanding the world.”
And she added – in her statement – that their declaration of November 18, “International Day of Islamic Art,” comes within the framework of celebrating “the extraordinary legacy distributed over 14 centuries.”
She added, “The richness of Islamic art is also in its diversity, whether in terms of techniques and shapes or time and place, as it takes those interested in it on a journey to explore a history full of exchanges and contacts, influence and influence on the paths stretching from Europe to Africa and from the Mediterranean basin to the Indian Ocean.” And she stressed the need to learn closely about the history of Islamic art.
Uzulai’s statement considered that UNESCO would like, in light of the spread of self-isolation and destructive extremism that harm Muslims and harm them just as it hurts the rest of the world’s population, to recall its deep belief that knowing and understanding a culture, with its rich past and vibrant present, represents recognition of it and its universal value .