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Yakutia strengthens cooperation with UNESCO

19 June Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Egor Borisov met with the Executive Secretary of the Commission for UNESCO of the Russian Federation, Grigory Ordzhonikidze, and the Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO of the Republic of Moldova, Constantin Rusnac. The meeting discussed the interaction between the republic and an international organization, the press service of the Yakut administration.

Yakutia has long-term strong ties with UNESCO. Seventeen schools of the republic are among the associated schools of the international organization. At the North-Eastern Federal University named after MK Ammosov there is an international UNESCO Chair “Adaptation of society and man in the Arctic regions in the context of climate change and globalization”.

The birth date of the Yakut writer, humanist thinker Platon Oiunsky is included in the UNESCO calendar of significant events, and in 1993, the celebration of his 100 anniversary took place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. In 2005, by the decision of UNESCO, the Yakut heroic epic Olonkho is recognized as a Masterpiece of the oral intangible cultural heritage of mankind.

To date, in total, Yakutia has taken part in seven UNESCO programs, including such programs as Education for All, Man and the Biosphere, International Hydrological Program, Management of Social Transformations, Information for everyone ”and others.

An important event was the inclusion of a unique corner of Yakut nature - the natural park "Lena Pillars" - in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

21 of April of this year in Moscow, Egor Borisov met with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, during which a solemn ceremony was held to sign the second Joint Communiqué between UNESCO and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

This document reflects the priority areas for further cooperation between UNESCO and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in the field of education, science and environmental protection, social sciences and humanities, culture, communications and information.

During the reception of 19 in June, Yegor Borisov and Grigory Ordzhonikidze, together with Konstantin Rusnak, discussed practical aspects of the implementation of the second Joint Communique signed on April 21 and developed joint positions on further cooperation.

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