AQMESCİT/SIMFEROPOL (QHA) - A unique photo exhibition devoted to underwater heritage objects of the Black Sea was introduced by a delegation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris during the 4th session of member states of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage.
UKRINFORM learned this from the press service of the Crimean government.
"This is the first time we demonstrate within the UNESCO walls the examples of priceless underwater monuments that are the heritage of the world culture and science," the press service quoted Deputy Prime Minister of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Heorhiı Psariov as saying. 
The exhibition presents 32 photographs devoted to the most interesting objects of Ukraine's underwater heritage.
In addition to the exhibition, Crimea also presented at the UNESCO headquarters the first edition of the booklet Research and Discovery 2012, dedicated to the expeditions of the Black Sea Underwater Research Center, created by the Crimean government.
The UNESCO session will last until May 31. Its agenda includes issues of election of new members of the scientific and technical body of the Convention, adoption of its guidelines and accreditation of non-governmental organizations to work with the Convention.
Ukraine is represented by an official delegation, which includes Deputy Head of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Heorhii Psariov, Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine Andrii Yermolaiev, and Director of the Black Sea Underwater Research Center Serhii Voronov.