EKATERINBURG. During the working meeting, Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev and Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Andrey Belyaninov discussed issues of cooperation and organization of new events in the Sverdlovsk region under the UN, reported the Department of Information Policy of the Sverdlovsk region.
The meeting was also attended by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, member of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO Affairs of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexandra Ochirova.
"Our region is one of the most multinational in Russia. We are doing a lot to preserve and strengthen interethnic peace and harmony in the Sverdlovsk region. We also pay great attention to cooperation with international organizations of the UN system. In this regard, the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly’s activities aimed at supporting international integration and strengthening intercultural dialogue are of particular value for us," - Yevgeny Kuyvashev said.
The Governor noted that last year the city of Sysert was awarded the status of "UNESCO Learning City". The administration of Yekaterinburg supported by the Government of the Sverdlovsk Region, has prepared an application to join the UNESCO Network of Creative Cities. There are 13 UNESCO Clubs in the region.
Andrey Belyaninov, in his turn, informed the Governor about the plans to open a Representative Office of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly in the Sverdlovsk region. The Head of the region and the Secretary General of the organization also discussed other areas of cooperation, including the organization of new international events under the UN.
Recall, exactly 20 years ago, in 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, and a year later the UN General Assembly in its resolution proclaimed May 21 as the World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.
Within the events, a meeting of the UNESCO Clubs movement of the Sverdlovsk region and youth activists of the Ural branch of the Russian Association for the Promotion of the United Nations will be held. Also the Action "Garden of Peace" will take place: the participants of the Action will plant trees in the square "Friendship of Peoples" in Yekaterinburg. They will lay the first stone for the monument to Musa Jalil and hold a poetry marathon "Poetry of the peoples of the world".
The day before, in honour of the event, the laying of the art object "Circle of Peace" took place in the village of Mramorskoye on the border of Europe and Asia.
"We hope that the “Circle of Peace” will become another point of the tourist route in Polevskaya and demonstrate our desire to live in peace and harmony. It is a joy that our municipality is taking new international contacts, which undoubtedly enrich the public life of Polevsk, attract young people to interesting activities, and expand our horizons," - said Konstantin Pospelov, Head of the Polevsk City District.