Romania presents on Thursday afternoon in premiere a project at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, a parliamentary initiative meant to consolidate the support granted to projects held under the aegis of the forum.
The initiative, materialized two months ago through the establishment of the Joint Commission of Senate and Chamber of Deputies for UNESCO, through the reorganization of friendship group with the organization, aimed to establish a permanent structure on UNESCO within the Romanian Parliament.
The President of the Commission, deputy Mihai Malaimare told in exclusivity for Rompres that Romania was the first state to establish such permanent parliamentary structure, aiming to ensure real support for the UNSCO national and international bodies, and has legislative, monitoring and guiding powers.
He expressed his conviction that the project will be adopted by the other member states and will confer Romania a privileged position in the UNESCO bodies.
Malaimare underlined that the initiative was hailed by UNESCO board and enjoys the support of UNESCO director Koichiro Matsuura, who met this week in Paris the Romanian parliamentary delegation made up of member of the Joint Commission for UNESCO.
'UNESCO administers a world dealing not only with patrimony and culture, but also with communication, research, science and education. The peace, the eradication of poverty and of illiteracy are major goals of UNESCO. The world administered by UNESCO is a world of the future we want in peace, in culture, in the spirit of dialogue, of exchange of information, of respect towards the nature, towards people. We want to offer the organization, which is a real laboratory of ideas, the chance to see its ideas supported and put into practice,' said Mihai Malaimare.
The project will be presented at UNESCO headquarters, in the presence of its board, of Romania's ambassador to UNESCO Nicolae Manolescu and of other representatives of member states.
Romania is part of UNESCO since 1956 and has included in the UNESCO list seven material properties, the Churches of Moldavia (Arbore, Humor, Moldovita, Patrauti, Probota, Sfantu Gheorghe of Suceava and Voronet), Monastery Hurezu, the fortified churches of Transylvania, the Dacian fortresses of Orastie Mountains, eight wood churches of Maramures, the historical center of Sighisoara city, the Danube Delta, and the Calusul dance, as immaterial property.
Romania submitted to the UNESCO list another 15 properties, currently waiting to be approved, namely the Neamt Monastery, the Byzantine church of Curtea de Arges, the Targu Jiu Sculptural Center, the Trei Ierarhi Church of Iasi, the Densus Church, the Retezat Mountain, the Sucevita Monastery and the Roman-Catholic Church 'Sfantul Emeric' of Ghelnita (Covasna county).