UNA Slovenia Youth Section – Case study on the role of UNESCO

UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France / UN Photo

UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France / UN Photo

UNA Slovenia celebrated the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and published a publication in collaboration with the Slovenian National Commission of UNESCO.

40 years have passed since the adoption of the Convention on the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 16 November 1972. United Nations Association of Slovenia celebrated the anniversary in collaboration with the Slovenian National Commission of UNESCO. Together they published a publication “Human rights perspective to cultural and natural heritage: Role of UNESCO” released in December 2012.

First, the publication presents goals, principles and the organization of UN. Further the concept of human rights and the generations of human rights are described, and then the concept of cultural rights and the environmental protection are explained. How the system of the UN works is presented by the functioning of UNESCO in protecting the natural and cultural heritage and the protection of the monuments of natural and cultural heritage in Slovenia.

The Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova, wrote the introductory remarks. Mrs. Adriana Aralica, Mr. Tomaž Čebela, Mr. Boštjan Jerman and Mrs. Mojca Kovač prepared the text for the publication and peer review has been conducted by Mr. Gašper Hrastelj.

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