The 22nd General Assembly of the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention is meeting on 27 and 28 November 2019 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, convening the 193 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention.
UNESCO’s 193 Member States and ten Associate Members will gather in Paris for UNESCO’s General Conference, which will this year become the world’s laboratory of ideas for new multilateral approaches to the gamut of pressing issues ranging from higher education to artificial intelligence.
Participants in the session will review 50 items on the agenda relating to progress in implementing the decisions and resolutions approved by the Executive Board and the General Conference at previous sessions, as well as financial, administrative and personnel matters.
"In light of the growing international disunity and the extreme challenges facing the world, such as the threat of international terrorism to our common cultural heritage, increasing inequality, including in the field of information, and the alarming rate of youth radicalisation, we need UNESCO, more than ever, to fulfil its noble mission, that is, to construct the defences of peace in the minds of men and women."
The 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference opened in Paris on November 12. The Russian delegation is led by Minister of Science and Higher Education Mikhail Kotyukov. He will speak during the general political discussion and take part in a high-level meeting on inclusion and mobility in higher education.
Remarks by the Head of the Delegation of the Russian Federation to UNESCO and Permanent Delegate of the Russian Federation to UNESCO Alexander Kuznetsov at the 207th Session of the UNESCO Executive Board
"The mandate of UNESCO, an organisation whose official goal is to strengthen the intellectual and moral solidarity of humankind, remains unprecedentedly popular. UNESCO can and should contribute to overcoming the international community’s disunity."
"The accession of the Soviet Union gave UNESCO a truly universal nature and expanded its capabilities in effectively addressing important international cultural and humanitarian issues. Today, our interaction with UNESCO remains an example of a mutually enriching partnership".