The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir is to celebrate on Sunday night the appointment of Egyptian renowned actress Laila Eloui as the #Unite4Heritage envoy.
Eloui is the first envoy for the campaign that was launched early this year by UNESCO director Irina Bokova in Baghdad, Iraq and that was re-launched in May at the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo, Egypt.
The #Unite4Heritage campaign aims to use the power of social networks to create a global movement with young people for them to raise their voice and take action to safeguard heritage under threat and to provide a counter-narrative to sectarian propaganda in Arab countries and elsewhere.
The celebration is being organised by UNESCO's Cairo office, in collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities and the Egyptian National Commission for UNESCO.
Laila Eloui as #Unite4Heritage Envoy