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27.06.18 12:37

UN Human Rights Council passes statement initiated by Turkmenistan

At its 38th session in Geneva, the UN Human Rights Council passed a Joint Statement on the promotion and protection of cultural heritage along the Great Silk Road to promote universal respect for cultural rights. The document was cosponsored by 24 countries together with Turkmenistan.

In their Joint Statement, the UN member states acknowledged that protection of the cultural heritage along the Great Silk Road was an important component of the promotion and protection of human rights, including the right of everyone to take part in culture, and the ability to access cultural heritage. The document notes that the Great Silk Road, being a part of history, ensures cultural interaction between East and West and revitalizes the cultural heritage of the region.

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