The Minister of Education Costas Kadis has assured UNESCO of Cyprus’ commitment to the realization of the goals, put forward by the organization, particularly ahead of historic challenges.
“We will continue to fully collaborate with our partners within the framework of this Organization to promote peace and solidarity among people, through education, sciences and culture” the Minister has told the 39th General Conference of UNESCO, in Paris.
According to an announcement, distributed by PIO, the Minister further noted that education is the most efficient tool for diffusing the ideas and principles of the Agenda 2030.
“Strong political will is a key factor to achieve a sustainable future for generations to come and for the benefit of all of us” he underlined.
During his address, the Minister encouraged member states to consider acceding to the Nicosia Convention on Offences related to Cultural Property.
Humanity is still witnessing worldwide violations of human rights and irreparable destruction of cultural heritage, he said and noted that the Nicosia Convention is a unique instrument in enhancing the legal framework against the illicit trafficking in cultural goods, albeit it requires universal participation, in order to be most effective.