Vestnik of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO. December 2019

The editors of the “Vestnik of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO” congratulates its readers on the upcoming New Year holidays!

The final issue of our Magazine in 2019 will tell about the results of the 40th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, when the Russian Federation was elected again to the Executive Council of the Organization, as well as to a number of Program Committees. This result is the recognition of our country’s role as one of its most active members. It will give an additional impetus to the cooperation of Russian State and Non-Governmental offices with UNESCO. It means that interesting and important topics for our Magazine will never run dry in the future.

Participants in the 20th session of the General Assembly of the World Heritage Committee elected Russia to be on the board of this important Governing Body of the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in 1972. Strict compliance with the requirements of the 1972 Convention is a task of national importance in the Russian Federation. Therefore, this decision of the WHC General Assembly is a great honor and high responsibility for us. We express our gratitude to all Member Countries that supported us during the election.

By tradition, our Magazine will tell in detail about all the significant events that took place in Russia and abroad as far as UNESCO is concerned, and will continue to acquaint the reader with the masterpieces of our country’s tangible and intangible heritage. It is gratifying that for the first time we will also talk in our Magarine about our partners — Belarus and Cuba. We are pleased to invite all national commissions for UNESCO to work together on our Magazine.

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  1. UNESCO General Conference.
    Leaders of countries along with their Governments discussed main areas of cooperation in Paris
  2. Inclusion and Mobility in Higher Education.
    As part of the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference, a meeting on inclusion and mobility in higher education was held
  3. Eurasian Humanitarian Forum in the Capital of Bashkortostan.
    The event was held under the auspices of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO
  4. Great Prospects for a Small Village.
    Meeting of the Coordinating Committee of UNESCO Chairs
  5. UNESCO Associated Schools.
    Successful practices and initiatives, development prospects and work plans were discussed
    at the meeting of the National Council of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network
  6. Astronomy and World Heritage.
    Promoting and preserving astronomical and space heritage of UNESCO
  7. UNESCO for Fair Sport.
    7th session of the Conference of the Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport
  8. Dmitri Mendeleev International Prize.
    UNESCO-Russia Prize for achievements in basic sciences was established
  9. A regular session of the General Assembly of ICCROM in Rome.
    31st session of the General Assembly of the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) was held in the Italian capital
  10. International Courses ICCROM.
    Training under the program “Preservation and restoration of monuments of wooden architecture”
  11. New grants were awarded.
    Research grants were awarded as part of the “Green Chemistry for Life” program in Paris
  12. Monuments of Arctic Sea Hunters. Vyatskoye Village.
  13. CIS Cultural Heritage as a Factor of Cooperation.
    “World Heritage of the CIS Countries” Congress
  14. Science has a Female Face.
    Awarding of L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme
  15. Our Sport is Violin.
    The next Delphic Games of our time took place in Russia
  16. To Bergamo — for Food, to Kazan — for Music.
    66 new members are added to UNESCO’s List Of Creative Cities
  17. The Ancient Craft of the Blue Seal.
    UNESCO headquarters hosted the Walking the Indigo Walk Exhibition
  18. The Grand Anniversary of the Cuban Capital
    Havana celebrates 500th anniversary
  19. Vernissage Havana 500
    An exhibition of works by Cuban artist Omar Godines Lanso was held in Moscow
  20. Secrets of the Old Castle.
    The history of the Mir Castle and Park Complex in the Republic of Belarus
  21. On Papyrus Across the Atlantic.
    50th anniversary of the Thor Heyerdahl journey on the Ra papyrus boat
  22. Cities With Multi-Century History.
  23. Life Begins with Marriage.
    Wedding traditions and customs of Udmurtia
  24. Common Goddess.
    110th anniversary of the birth of Galina Ulanova, the legendary Russian ballerina
  25. Constellation of Bright Talents.
    40th anniversary of the Moscow Virtuosi Russian State Chamber Orchestra
  26. Two Decades of Swing.
    Anniversary of the Moscow State Jazz Orchestra by Igor Butman
  27. One Day of the Soviet Country.
    History of the Mayakovskaya Metro Station
  28. New UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  29. Orosorsag and More.
    This is how Russia is called in different countries
  30. UNESCO Sites on Stamps And Coins.
    World Heritage — on coins, banknotes and postage stamps