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01.11.2011

Belarus outlines its priorities in UNESCO program

MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) – Belarus’ priorities in the UNESCO program include universal access to inclusive and high-quality education, Chairman of the National Commission for UNESCO Vladimir Schastny said in his statement during the main debates at the 36th session of the UNESCO General Conference. The forum is taking place in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Belarus’ Foreign Ministry told BelTA.

Head of the Belarusian delegation Vladimir Schastny also showed Belarus’ position on the UNESCO reforms. Vladimir Schastny named Belarus’ priorities in the UNESCO programme activity. Among them is universal access to inclusive and high-quality education including vocational training; expansion of scientific cooperation; encouragement of efforts to preserve cultural heritage; development of the Memory of the World and the World Digital Library programs as well as a strategy of open access to scientific information.

The 36th session of the UNESCO General Conference will stay open till 10 November. The Belarusian delegation will work in the thematic commissions of the session.