The 21st UNIMA Congress and World Puppet Festival in Chengdu – China



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The 21st UNIMA Congress was held in Chengdu – China

Many representatives from different national centers of UNIMA, from all over the world participated in the 21st UNIMA Congress in Chengdu. After all elections, Didi Pudumjee was selected as the president, Jacques Trudeau as the General Secretary, Annette Dabs as the Vice President & Commission International Festivals, Manuel Moran as the Vice President & Commission North American and Lucile Bodson as the Treasurer for the next 4 years. UNIMA-Iran (Mobarak UNIMA) as one of the centers with the maximum numbers of members had 4 councilors in this congress: Dr.Hamidreza Ardalan, Salma Mohseni Ardehali, Poupak Azimpour and Afsaneh Zamani.

In the elections for UNIMA commissions, the commission Amateurs was eliminated and two new commissions were added. The first was the commission of Strategic Development which was proposed by UNIMA Iran and Hamidreza Ardalan and he was invited to be a member of this commission as well. Ronny Albrecht was selected as the president of the commission Strategic Development. The second commission was the commission Heritage Preservation and Miguel Arreche was selected as the president of this commission.

The representation of Mobarak UNIMA was positive and fruitful in this event. Mobarak UNIMA councilors are supposed to be active in Women, Strategic Development, Research and Publication & Communication commissions.

The 21st UNIMA Congress and World Puppet Festival were held May 27 to June 3, 2012 in Chengdu, China.