Belgium Wants U.N. Agency To Recognize Its Beer Culture The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization meets soon to discuss its list of cultural practices that need safeguarding. Belgium says its beer drinking culture is a great contribution.

Belgium Wants U.N. Agency To Recognize Its Beer Culture

Belgium Wants U.N. Agency To Recognize Its Beer Culture

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The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization meets soon to discuss its list of cultural practices that need safeguarding. Belgium says its beer drinking culture is a great contribution.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Belgium is seeking global recognition of its ability to consume beer. UNESCO, a United Nations agency, meets soon to discuss its intangible cultural heritage list. What's that? Well, the UN recognizes cultural practices in need of safeguarding, like bagpipe culture in Slovakia, the drinking of Arabic coffee, copper craftsmanship, poetry. Belgium now wants in on this act, saying that its beer-drinking culture is one of its great contributions to the world. It's MORNING EDITION.

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