Mounir Bouchenaki, Director of the Regional Centre

Following the discussion between the Director-General of UNESCO, Madam Irina Bokova, and the Minister of Culture, H.E. Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Mounir Bouchenaki was recruited to direct the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage.

His enrolment is an important step for the recovery of the Centre and the establishment of new partnerships with international institutions working in the field of heritage. 


Bouchenaki was Director of the Cultural Heritage Division at UNESCO (1990-2000), Director of the World Heritage Centre (1998-2000), Deputy Director-General for Culture (2000-2006), and Director-General of ICCROM (2006-2011). In January 2012, he was appointed Special Advisor to the Director-General of UNESCO and Special Advisor to the Director-General of ICCROM.

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