Ukraine received a UNESCO certificate on the inclusion of borscht in the List of Intangible Heritage
The IV meeting of the Bureau of the National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO was held under the chairmanship of the head of the National Commission of Ukraine for UNESCO, the first deputy minister of foreign affairs of Ukraine, Emine Japarova.
This is stated in the message Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukrainereports Ukrinform.
In addition, in addition to the heads of sectors of the National Commission, the Bureau’s meeting was attended by the public relations coordinator of the UNESCO Bureau in Ukraine Chiara Bardesky, representatives of the expert environment, artist on behalf of UNESCO Herman Makarenko.
The participants summed up the work of the National Commission during 2022, discussed current issues on the agenda of Ukraine at UNESCO, and also outlined work plans for the near future.
Head of the National Commission Japarova informed those present about Ukraine’s achievements within the framework of the Organization. also, in the context of countering the aggression of the Russian Federation, the UNESCO Executive Board adopted the 14th decision “Monitoring the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine)” and the decision “UNESCO Action and Emergency Assistance Program in Ukraine”.
Japarova also emphasized the importance of working to limit the participation of the aggressor country within the framework of the Organization. The head of the National Commission called for the intensification of work in this direction and expressed gratitude for the painstaking joint work of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Commission, diplomats, ICIP and partner countries, which contributed to the introduction of Russia’s right to chair the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
During the meeting, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy was also solemnly handed over the original UNESCO certificate on the inclusion of the element “Culture of making Ukrainian borscht” in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Protection.
In addition, in the context of the completion of the reform of the National Commission, as well as the deepening of Ukraine’s cooperation with UNESCO, the Strategy of the National Commission for 2023-2027 and the Procedure for granting the status of the UNESCO Club in Ukraine were unanimously approved during the Bureau meeting. The strategy is a fundamentally new document that should become a road map for the National Commission’s further work. Emine Japarova called on the heads of sectors of the National Commission to pay special attention to the development of action plans with their implementation in 2023.
The participants also discussed preparations for the participation of the Ukrainian side in the 42nd session of the General Conference UNESCO (November 2023), candidacy of Ukraine to the UNESCO Executive Board for the period 2025-2029, prospects for inclusion in the List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in an extraordinary order of objects that are on the UNESCO Preliminary List (UNESCO Tentative List). Emine Japarova stated that nomination files of cultural objects located in the temporarily occupied territories and marked by the greatest capture and destruction by the aggressor should be developed as a matter of priority.
The participants of the Bureau agreed on proposals for the organization and holding of the General Conference of the National Commission in early 2023.
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