The Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Andrei Belyaninov welcomed the participants of the International Forum dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, held in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia).
In his speech, Andrei Belyaninov proposed the creation of a Eurasian UNESCO, which, first of all, would conduct an inventory of cultural and natural values.
- Objects of cultural heritage are now subjected to all kinds of attacks. When the world order is changing so rapidly and barbarously, one wants to offer some things that help preserve memory. Dear Syrian brothers, what they did to Palmyra is a tragedy for the whole Earth. Of course, it is no way to live” – said the Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly.
The international forum dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage is being held in Kazan from 1 to 9 December. Its Grand Opening took place today, on December 5th. The Forum is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, one of the most effective and widely recognized international acts developed under the auspices of UNESCO.
For half a century, within the Convention, the World Heritage List - a list of the world's most outstanding cultural and natural attractions that are of universal value and require special protection, has been formed.
The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly takes an active part in the International Forum in Kazan. A number of forum events are supported by the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.