Mr Lazare Eloundou Assomo, from Cameroon, has been appointed as the Director of the World Heritage Centre, the first African to occupy this position since the Centre was created in 1992. The Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, appointed Mr Lazare Eloundou Assomo who is an architect by profession and has acquired extensive experience in the field,
including 21 years at the World Heritage Centre, in various capacities. He will take office in 2022.
The Minister of External Relations, H.E. Mbella Mbella, is at the helm of the Cameroonian Delegation to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), holding in Glasgow, Scotland, from 31 October to 12 November 2021.
Marking the initial phases of this crucial meeting, H.E. Mbella Mbella took part in the High-Level Segment for Heads of State and Government, together with the Minister of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development, Mr Hele Pierre, and the Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Mr Jules Doret Ndongo. Cameroon is among the countries that endorsed the Glasgow Leaders' Declaration on Forests and Land Use.