Ukraine requests inclusion of Odessa on UNESCO World Heritage List

OLENA ROSHCHINTUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022, 9:50 PM

Ukraine has prepared a nomination file for the inscription of Odessa on the World Heritage List and sends it to UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Source: Speech by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to the participants of the 215th session of the Executive Board of UNESCO, Office of the President

Quotation“Together with our partners, we have prepared Odessa’s application file for inscription on the World Heritage List. We are forwarding it to UNESCO.

And I ask you to initiate an extraordinary session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee to solve this problem for Odessa.

And please, this cannot be delayed, this cannot be postponed. Odessa, like all other cities in Ukraine, is the target of Russian strikes. Please support Odessa! To show at the level of UNESCO precisely that the Russian terror must end.”

Details: Zelenskyy pointed out that Odessa is a wonderful city and an important Black Sea port; it is also a source of culture for millions of people in different countries.

According to the president, the preservation of the historic center of Odessa should become one of the steps to give Russia “a clear signal that the world will not turn a blind eye” to the destruction of history, culture and culture. Ukrainian heritage.

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