Spajić, Azoulay: Montenegro remains committed to promoting UNESCO values and standards

Published on: Feb 6, 2024 6:00 PM Author: Office of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Milojko Spajić met with Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay during his working visit to France.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister reaffirmed the commitment of the 44th Government to continue promoting UNESCO values and standards in the coming period.

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There was great satisfaction expressed with the collaboration, and particular pride was taken in the fact that Montenegro boasts two national inscriptions on the World Heritage List (the Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor and the Durmitor National Park), several multinational inscriptions (the Venetian Fortifications and the Stećci), as well as the Boka Navy on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

During discussions, it was emphasised that Montenegro will decisively implement recommendations regarding the conservation status of World Heritage properties within the set deadlines.

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There were also talks about the possibility of implementing joint projects through the Western Balkans Cyber Capacity Centre, which could serve as a useful platform for UNESCO policies in various areas.

Prime Minister Spajić welcomed UNESCO's activities in transforming itself in a complex geopolitical environment and the return of the United States to the organisation's membership.

Discussions also touched upon the measures UNESCO is undertaking in crisis areas, particularly in Ukraine.

The Prime Minister extended an invitation to the Director-General of UNESCO to visit Montenegro in the autumn of 2024, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the inscription of the Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor on the World Heritage List. During this visit, she would also attend the conference of ministers of culture of the South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP).

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