Celebrating 60 years membership of Bulgaria in UNESCO


On May 17, 2016, at Hall 6 of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, was held a gala concert for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Bulgaria as a member of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The concert was entitled “Young Bulgarian talents greet the world – 60 years of Bulgaria in UNESCO”.

The event was held under the patronage of the Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria Ms. Margarita Popova and the National Commission for UNESCO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The introduction of the concert was a performance by the orchestra of the National Music Academy “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”, with conductor prof. Angel Stankov. Mrs. Maria Donska, Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO in Bulgaria, opened the event. In her speech she stressed the great importance of Bulgaria’s membership in UNESCO and the good partnership between our country and the global Organisation for development of education, science and culture.

Ms. Maria Donska, General Secretary of the National Commission
for UNESCO in BulgariaMs. Maria Donska, General Secretary of the National Commission
for UNESCO in Bulgaria

The event continued with a virtuoso performance of Theodosii Spassov. A number of Bulgarian young singers and musicians also presented their performances to the guests.

Mr. Theodosii Spassov Some of the young talents of Bulgaria
that took part in the concert Mr. Theodosii Spassov Some of the young talents of Bulgaria
that took part in the concert


At the invitation of the National Commission for UNESCO in Bulgaria, Sozopol Foundation attended the event. Mr. Miroslav Slavov and Ms. Ivona Velinova, experts at the Foundation, were fascinated by the organization of the concert and the talent of the young Bulgarian musicians.

Sozopol Foundation, as the first Bulgarian non-governmental organization in consultative partnership with UNESCO, continues to carry out its active work, in harmony with the objectives and priorities of the global Organisation. The Foundation works to preserve natural and cultural heritage, providing an accessible environment to that heritage, preservation of the cultural diversity and promotion of commitment towards cultural preservation.