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01/05/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/05/2020 07:25

UNESCO Participates in BarilleFa: The First National Festival of Farsi Braille Writing

On 17 December 2019, the Officer in Charge of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office, Mr Cvetan Cvetkovski, addressed the closing ceremony of the 'First National Festival of Farsi Braille Writing: BrailleFa' which was organized by the National Library and Archives Organization of Iran.

The 'BrailleFa' aimed at raising awareness in the society and among the concerned entities on the importance of Farsi Braille writing, on the challenges that Farsi Braille writing has been facing in the past two decades, fostering preservation and promotion of Farsi Braille education as well as reinforcing its importance among blind and visually impaired people.

In his opening remarks, Mr Cvetan Cvetkovski talked about UNESCO's efforts in standardization of the usage of Braille writing and said: 'From the very beginning, UNESCO's vision has been the creation of knowledge societies that are inclusive, pluralistic, equitable, open and participatory for all citizens. Thus, all UNESCO's programmes in education, culture, science and communication aim to promote a culture of inclusion.'