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					            UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL,
            SCIENTIFIQUE AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION
            ORGANISATION DES NATIONS UNIES
            POUR L’EDUCATION , LA SCIENCE ET LA CULTURE




                          3rd Round Table of Ministers of Culture

        « Intangible Cultural Heritage – a Mirror of Cultural Diversity »

                               Istanbul, 16-17 September 2002



                                General Information Document
Venue of the Round Table

At the generous invitation of the Government of the Republic of Turkey, the Round Table of
Ministers of Culture will take place at the

               Çirağan Palace Hotel Kempinski
               Istanbul
               Tel. +90 212 258 33 77 Fax +90 212 259 02 71
               e-mail : fkoroglu@ciraganpalace.com.tr
               web-site : http://www.ciraganpalace.com

The Turkish Secretariat will be operational at the Çirağan Palace Hotel Kempinski on 2
September 2002.

Registration of participants

The list (name, official title, full address) of the delegations participating in the meeting should
be sent to

Mrs Katérina Stenou
Director, Division of Cultural Policies and Director a.i., Division of Interculturel Dialogue
Culture Sector, UNESCO
Fax: +33 1 45 68 55 97
e-mail: k.stenou@unesco.org or s.martin-siegfried@unesco.org

with copy addressed to

Mr Halil Hepdinc
Director-General for External Affairs, Ministry of Culture
Fax: +90.312 311.37.32 - e-mail: halil.hepdinc@kultur.gov.tr

The necessary form to be filled out is available on the Turkish web-site (copy also attached).
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Upon arrival in Istanbul, the participants are kindly requested to register at the registration desk
located in the Çirağan Palace Hotel Kempinski.

Opening ceremony

The opening session will take place on Monday 16 September 2002 at 9.30 a.m.. Participants are
kindly requested to be in their places by 9.15 a.m.

Timetable (see also enclosed Annotated Agenda)

Monday, 16 September 2002                             Tuesday, 17 September 2002
9.30 a.m. – 1.00 a.m. 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.           9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Interpretation

Interpretation will be provided in the 6 official United Nations working languages (Arabic,
Chinese, French, English, Spanish and Russian).

Working and information documents (available in English and French)

There are three working documents: an Annotated Agenda, a working document on intangible
cultural heritage and a Discussion Guide which are already or will be sent to the participants and
also be available during the meeting. Information documents (on the intangible cultural heritage,
on the United NationsYear for Cultural Heritage and on the Universal UNESCO Declaration on
Cultural Diversity) will be available at the venue of the meeting.

Press and Media

Application address (no later than 12 September):

Basin-Yayin ve Enformasyon Genel Müdürlüğü
İstanbul İl Müdürlüğü
Sepetçiler Kasri Kenedy Cad. 3
Sarayburnu / İstanbul
Turkey
Tel. +90 212 512 5872 – 512 2013 Ext. 118 Fax: +90 212 512 8946

Accreditation Form available at www.bygm.gov.tr (copy also attached). Press credentials may
be collected at the Press Accreditation Desk at Çirağan Palace Hotel between 13-16 September
2002.

Ancillary services

Medical and nursing services will be available to participants at the venue of the meeting.
A paying telephone, fax and e-mail service will be at the disposal of participants at the hotel.

Hotel accommodation

Participants of the meeting are invited to make their hotel reservations as soon as possible. The
hotel reservation form (copy also attached), to be returned to the sales representative of the
preferred hotel, is available on the web-site:
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http://www.kultur.gov.tr/portal/unesco/en/index.htm).

The following hotels will offer special rates to the participants of the meeting:

Çirağan Palace Hotel Kempinski Istanbul *****
Conventions Services Manager:Mr. Fuat Koroglu
Tel: +90 212 258 33 77 Fax: +90 212 259 03 71
Web-site: http://www.ciraganpalace.com e-mail: fkoroglu@ciraganpalace.com.tr

Swissôtel Istanbul *****
Sales Representative: Ms. Begum Tan
Tel: +90 212 326 11 00 Fax: +90 212 326 81 30
Web-site: http://www.swissotel.com e-mail: begum.tan@swissotel.com

Conrad Istanbul *****
Sales Coordinator: Ms. Selale Dakkur
Tel: +90 212 227 30 00 Fax: +90 212 227 34 09
Web-site: http://www.conradhotels.com e-mail: selale_dakkur@conradistanbul.com

Ceylan Inter-Continental Istanbul *****
Deputy Sales Manager: Mr. Nural Goksu
Tel: +90 212 231 21 21 Fax: +90 212 231 21 80
Web-site: http://www.interconti.com e-mail : Nural_Goksu@interconti.com

Hotel Taksim Plaza Istanbul & Nippon Hotel ****
Sales Manager: Ms.Nurdan Osman
Tel: +90 212 254 99 00 Fax: +90 212 238 92 66
Web-site: http://www.ozbekturizm.com e-mail: ozbek@ozbekturizm.com

Dorint Park Plaza Istanbul****
Chief of Reservation: Ms. Sebla Bulut
Tel: +90 212 254 51 00 Fax: +90 212 256 92 49
Web-site: http://www.dorint.de/istanbul e-mail: reservation@parkdorint.com

Hotel Istanbul Kervansaray ****
Reservation: Ms. Deniz Barin
Tel: +90 212 235 50 00 Fax: +90 212 253 43 78
Web-site: http://www.kervansaraytr.com e-mail: kervansarayhotel@superonline.com

Aygun Plaza Hotel Istanbul ****
Sales Manager: Ms. Hulya Ebeperi
Tel: +90 212 238 90 90 Fax: +90 212 235 47 47
Web-site: http://www.aygunhotels.com e-mail: satisofisi@superonline.com

Transport Facilities

By courtesy of the Turkish authorities, the Delegations will be welcomed by the Protocol
Service of the Turkish authorities upon arrival in International Ataturk Airport State Guest
House and transport between the airport and the above indicated hotels will be provided on
arrival and departure.
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A shuttle service will be provided between the above-indicated hotels and the Çirağan Palace
Hotel.

Entry formalities

Visas can be obtained from the nearest Turkish Embassy or the Consulate General. If not
feasible, arrangements will be made at the Istanbul airport for issuing visas. More detailed
information can be obtained through the Turkish web-site: http://www.gov.tr.

Miscellaneous

The Turkish Airlines (THY) are offering discount fares to the participants – code to be
indicated when making the reservations : DD 189.

Full security measures will be taken during the meeting.


Web-sites:

http://portal.unesco.org/culture_roundtable (specific information on the Round Table)
http://unesco.org (information on UNESCO and its programmes)
http://www.kultur.gov.tr/portal/unesco/en/index.htm (specific information on the Round Table)
http://www.gov.tr (general information on Turkey)

				
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