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International priorities

Yakutia and UNESCO signed a communiqué

International priorities

"If our republic is known at the international level, this is the path necessary to attract investment to the region," President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Yegor Borisov commented to EastRussia.ru on the signing of a cooperation document.

President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Yegor Borisov and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova exchanged views on the participation of Yakutia in UNESCO's programs and signed the second communique.

“The first was signed between Yakutia and UNESCO in 2006, then priority areas of cooperation in the fields of culture, education, science and environmental protection, as well as in communication and information issues were outlined,” Borisov recalled.

He noted that during this time, Yakutia took part in the UNESCO 7 programs, such as Education for All, Man and the Biosphere, International Hydrological Program, Management of Social Transformations, Information for All, etc. cooperation in the field of education was actively developed. The 17 schools of Yakutia were included in the list of associated schools of an international organization, and the UNESCO Chair was opened at the North-Eastern Federal University named after MK Ammosov. Another important event in the sphere of cooperation between Yakutia and UNESCO was the inclusion of a unique corner of the Yakut nature - the natural park Lena Pillars - on the World Heritage List.

On the question of EastRussia.ru whether cooperation with UNESCO is a kind of investment in the intellectual capital of Yakutia, about which the President spoke in his recent message, E. Borisov answered in the affirmative.

"When we are talking about those projects that we implement together with UNESCO on the territory of the republic, we are doing a lot. This forms, above all, a positive image of Yakutia. If our republic is known at the international level - this is the path that is necessary to attract investment, "E. Borisov said.

He emphasized that in the spirit of the programs implemented in the republic, young people are being brought up, which should raise the role of Yakutia in the world.

"In addition, the communiqué with UNESCO creates a certain basis for the preparation and promotion of our cadres. In particular, today we received a proposal to participate directly in the activities of UNESCO, which we will certainly take, "- said the president of EastRussia.ru.

During the meeting E. Borisov suggested discussing other issues that need support. He touched upon the development of a healthy lifestyle and sports. So, on the territory of Yakutia, the international games "Children of Asia" are held, which have received the support of the President of the Russian Federation, the Olympic Committee of the Russian Federation. The national sport is tug of sticks or mas-wrestling, in which championships are held in different countries of the world. The national sports wrestling - hapsagay is also worthy of attention. These kinds of sports, according to the President, are the basis for promoting a healthy lifestyle policy.

"A unique project, which is currently being tested at the international level, is the Arctic School, where we would like to not only support children, but also to find talents. The base for this school is already being created, - E.Borisov shared. "We have an institute for the culture of the peoples of the Arctic - this is a university, on the basis of which we will create an international center for Arctic culture, this project is being worked out."

The President stressed the exclusivity of Yakutia, where there are many issues related to ecology. According to him, there are only two territories in the world that are considered untouched: north-east Asia, including Yakutia, and the Amazon river basin. The Republic of Sakha occupies 1 / 5 part of Russia, and 30% of its territory is specially protected.

"We would like the international community to pay attention to these new proposals. And I think that today, signing this second communiqué, we received the support of a reputable international organization. We hope to expand ties with UNESCO, "E.Borisov said.

REFERENCE: According to the text of the communique, the priority areas of cooperation between Yakutia and UNESCO with 2014 for 2020. Will be "Development of nomadic community schools in the northern regions of the RS (Y)" and "Teachers of the Arctic"; In the field of science and environmental protection - "Joint work on the creation of biosphere reserves in the territory of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the subsequent inclusion in the world network of UNESCO biosphere reserves and study of the impact of climate change on glaciers, permafrost, water resources"; In the field of culture - the implementation of the long-term plan for the development of the world heritage site "Natural Park" Lena Pillars "and cooperation in holding an international festival of intangible cultural heritage; In the field of communication and information - providing access to resources through the "Open Solutions" program with a focus on "Open Educational Resources" and "Open Access to Scientific Information".

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