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20.09.2017 - ODG

Director-General meets Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

On 20 September 2017, on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, met with the Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Mr Rashid Alimov.

The meeting was an opportunity to review the state of cooperation between the SCO and UNESCO, including on education, youth empowerment and promoting intercultural dialogue.

Mr Alimov spoke of the "tremendous richness" of the 128 world heritage sites on the territories of SCO countries -- "this is a resource for tolerance, for dialogue and mutual understanding." He briefed on the wide range of work led to promote educational mobility and new forms of intercutlrual dialogue.

The Director-General underlined UNESCO's leading actions to support cooperation in education and culture, including through the Silk Road initiatives, to support sustainable development, social cohesion and peace. She thanked for the work of the SCO and looked to further deepen cooperation.




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