22 November 2010, Monday, 19:11
author: news agency "Bashinform"
The official opening of the international forum of the general secretaries of the UNESCO affairs commissions and national coordinators on the project “UNESCO associated schools” of CIS and Baltic states has taken place in Kazan today, the news agency “Tatar-Inform” reports.
The UNESCO Moscow Bureau Director Dendev Barach, the executive secretary of the Russian UNESCO affairs commission Gregory Ordjonikidze, the deputy chairman of Tatarstan State Council Rimma Ratnikova, the social Advisor of the President of Tatarstan Tatiana Larionova, the national coordinator of UNESCO associated schools in Russia Tatiana Potyaeva, the rector of the Management Academy “TISBI” Nelly Pruss and the general secretaries of the UNESCO affairs commission in CIS and Baltic states have taken part in the forum.
The executive secretary of the Russian UNESCO affairs commission RF George Ordjonikidze has read out the message of welcome of the Minister of foreign affairs RF, the chairman of the Russian UNESCO affairs commission Sergey Lavrov.
“The project “UNESCO associated schools” is considered one of the most successful in UNESCO activity. For more than half a century of its functioning it has recommended itself as an efficient mechanism on cooperation between the educational institutions with the purpose of introduction and elaboration of innovational approaches and methods, the exchange with the positive experience in sphere of education” - said in the message of Sergey Lavrov.
During the plenary session of the forum several schools in Bashkiria were officially included into the staff of the UNESCO associated schools.
The forum will continue working tomorrow at the Management Academy “TISBI”, where the joint plan of actions on participation of CIS and Baltic states in preparation of UNESCO budget and program for 2012-2013 expected to be discussed. The guests of the forum will also take part in the international scientific-practical conference “Modern regional policy: home and foreign experience and prospects”.