AND UNESCO SIGN AGREEMENT ON CO-OPERATION IN EDUCATION FOR CHECHEN REPUBLIC
Paris, October 17 (No.2001-109) – Russian Vice-Prime Minister Valentina
Matvienko and UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura on Tuesday signed a
co-operation agreement for the rehabilitation of the educational system in the
Under the terms of the agreement, UNESCO will provide a diagnosis of the
education situation in the Chechen Republic and a strategy for educational
rehabilitation and reform in the Republic. “UNESCO’s assistance will support
the Russian Federation in its quest to ensure for all citizens the exercise of
their fundamental human rights, specifically the right to basic education,”
the agreement says.
expertise and equipment for this project will be worth close to US$300,000. The
funds for this assistance are being provided by the government of Japan.
The agreement follows on the official visit by Russian Federation
President Vladimir Putin to UNESCO on October 30, 2000. During that visit, the
Director-General offered UNESCO’s assistance in analyzing
educational needs of the Chechen Republic.