UNESCO to consider protection of cultural heritage in Crimea

10 April 2014 11:52
(QHA) -

The UNESCO Executive Board on Thursday, 10 April, will consider the issue on monitoring the situation in Crimea, in particular, the protection of cultural heritage and the rights of national minorities, Ukrinform reports.

Director of the Information Policy Department of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Yevhen Perebyinis said this at a briefing on Wednesday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported.

"On April 10, members of the UNESCO Executive Board will consider an item of the agenda introduced by Ukraine on the need for monitoring by the UNESCO of cultural heritage protection issues, providing continuous educational process, adherence to the rights of national minorities, the safety of journalists and other issues within the competence of the Organization, which appeared in connection with the Russian military presence in Crimea," the diplomat said.

Perebyinis recalled that on April 7, the first day of the 194th Session of the UNESCO Executive Board, Ukraine's proposal to include in the agenda the item entitled "Monitoring of UNESCO of the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine)" was supported by 32 members of the UNESCO Executive Board.