This year its participants focused on the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
Minister Káčer as the Chairman of the Slovak Commission for UNESCO expressed his gratitude to all those who, through their activities, have helped get the Slovak sites inscribed on the World Heritage List of Cultural and Natural Heritage.
“I´m pleased that Slovakia has eight sites inscribed on this prestigious list; it is a great honor and responsibility. Let´s be proud of our UNESCO sites, let's protect them and steer younger generations towards this path as well,” exhorted R. Káčer. He also recalled the UNESCO mission, which was founded after two world wars and which still remains relevant and up-to-date.
“Due to the Russian military aggression against Ukraine we are forced to deal with the issue of providing for peace. The ideals on which UNESCO and the entire UN system were established have been brutally trampled down on by a country that should have been a guarantor of world peace,” noted Minister Káčer calling upon all those present to further spread the ideas of tolerance and understanding.
The Partners Forum is an annual event held by the Slovak Commission for UNESCO that provides a platform for discussion on all the Commission activities as well as current topics and challenges faced by UNESCO. Next year's topic for the event will be 30 years of Slovakia in UNESCO and the presence of the UNESCO brand in Slovakia.