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Within the framework of the 39th session of the UNESCO General Conference, a resolution was adopted according to which the date, the 150th anniversary of the birth of the narrator of Manas epic, Sagymbay Orozbakov, was included in the list of memorable dates for 2018-2019.

The calendar of memorable dates is a list in which every two years 195 member states and 10 associate members of UNESCO have the right to offer their nomination of a jubilee date associated with a historical event or person, for merits in the field of culture, education and science, to attach it global significance.

2018-2019 period also includes the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, the 200th anniversary of the birth of writer Ivan Turgenev and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.

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