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Albania in UNESCO Executive Board, Kadare tells ATA: High reputation and reliability in international arena

Albania’s ambassador to the UNESCO Besiana Kadare considered the country’s membership in the UNESCO Executive Board an important diplomatic success.

In the interview for ATA, Kadare highlighted the importance of membership in the most important decision-making body of the UNESCO, while she also spoke on Albania’s priorities during this mandate.

According to Kadare, membership in the Executive Board of UNESCO for the period 2023-2027 shows the international appreciation for Albania’s contribution to the UNESCO and for our foreign policy in general. It implies Albania’s high reputation and reliability in international arena.

Kadare also pointed at Russia that for the first time in the history of the UNESCO, since the creation of the Organization in 1945, failed to be elected to the Executive Board.

Kadare emphasized that, “Albania will continue to be committed to the protection of our cultural and natural heritage (Convention of 1972), as well as spiritual (Convention of 2003), within the framework of the UNESCO Cultural Conventions”, said Kadare.

Kadare said that Albania will support strengthening of the role of UNESCO for a comprehensive and high-quality education.

Likewise, Kadare emphasized that the focus will be on the promotion of sustainability science to support sustainable policies and positive social transformations, given the fact that social, environmental and cultural systems are closely interconnected.

Albania’s focus, according to Kadare, will be the utilization of the benefits of artificial intelligence in all areas of UNESCO’s competences, simultaneously addressing the many ethical challenges posed by AI.

The ambassador emphasized that part of the agenda on strengthening the role of the UNESCO in the field of sciences with the aim of promoting international cooperation in sciences, promoting dialogue between scientists and policy makers and building capacities.