Romania elected again in the Council of Consultant Fellows of the UNESCO

Romania was elected for a new term in the Council of Consultant Fellows of the UNESCO on the protection of the underwater cultural heritage, according to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Elections were held in Paris, votes being cast by all the states part of the 2001 Convention on the protection of the underwater cultural heritage. 

Other countries that were also elected were: France, Argentina, Mexico, Iran and Tunisia. The new mission of Romania under UNESCO is in line with the promotion of the priority political-diplomatic objectives of the country in the strategic cultural field and completes the structure of missions engaging Romania in its capacity as a member of UNESCO. 

Romania is also a member in the UNESCO's Committee for the Return of Cultural Property to its Country of Origin or its Restitution in Case of Illicit Appropriation and in the UNESCO Committee on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. 

‘Romania being a member in the specialized and management structures of UNESCO ensures the protection of its terrestrial and underwater cultural heritage as values of the world, with special implications for their protection at national level', MAE says. 

Romania had its first mission as a member in the Council of Consultant Fellows of the UNESCO over 2011-2013. Back then it was about the renewed membership of half of the Council members, some of them elected in a draw for a two year term. 

The new term obtained by Romania in the May 28 elections is for four years and is based on the expertise in the basic fields of the Convention, targeting: underwater archaeology, international law, basic sciences (geology, archeology, metallurgy), for protection the sites of the underwater cultural heritage.

Adapted from AGERPRES



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