For The Republic Of Latvia And The United Nations Educational, Scientific And Cultural Organization (Unesco) Of The Memorandum Of Cooperation

Original Language Title: Par Latvijas Republikas un Apvienoto Nāciju Izglītības, zinātnes un kultūras organizācijas (UNESCO) sadarbības memorandu

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: For the Republic of Latvia and the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) article 1 of the cooperation memorandum. 1998. June 29, Riga, signed by the Republic of Latvia and the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) the co-operation memorandum (hereinafter referred to as the memorandum) this law is adopted and approved. 2. article. The law shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. With the law to be put in the Latvian language in the Memorandum. 3. article. The memorandum shall enter into force on the day of the Republic of Latvia shall notify all States of UNESCO about the internal procedures required for its entry into force, and of the entry into force of the memorandum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs notified the newspaper "journal". The Parliament adopted the law of 28 January. The President g. Ulmanis in Riga in 1999 on February 11, the Republic of Latvia and the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) the co-operation memorandum the Republic of Latvia and the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), given their confidence in the ideals of peace and cooperation of the nation convinced of the importance of education, science and culture, to promote the strengthening of general respect toward justice, rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms; appreciate the efforts of UNESCO in creating a culture of peace and strengthening mutual understanding among Nations, groups of people and the disabled, as well as its role in the international year for the culture of peace "; Acknowledging the Republic of Latvia as a Member State of UNESCO, active contribution to UNESCO programmes; Welcoming the results of the Republic of Latvia has made towards integration into European structures and being fully convinced that increased attention should be paid to the strengthening of cooperation with the European intergovernmental organisations, among them also the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OECD and the European Union; Stressing the importance of regional strategy of UNESCO programme activities that meet the priority needs of the Baltic countries, and underlining the importance of promoting cooperation in academic research, educational and cultural programmes, carried out by the National Commission, in cooperation with regional organizations and other partners in the Baltic Sea region; Noting the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO Coordinator role in initiating and promoting intellectual activities of public investment as well as the UNESCO in promoting the formation of new partnerships in society, especially with members of the Government, parliamentarians, etc. in view of the increasing role of civil society and the need to strengthen cooperation in particular with non-governmental organizations; Reaffirming their readiness to further strengthen common efforts in accordance with the objectives, strategies and priorities, the UNESCO medium-term strategy (1996-2001), and its inclusion in the document of the Organization's Program and budget (1998-1999) document, agree on the following: 1. Latvia EDUCATION reinforce its cooperation in the UNESCO associated schools project (ASP), and in particular the Baltic Sea project, with the aim to increase the students ' awareness of environmental problems as well as the project "youth participation in world heritage preservation and promotion of the" Latvian young people to increase awareness of the world heritage and ecological problems, all forces will be combined in the school curricula and the development of innovative training materials for the introduction of these subjects. Particular attention will be devoted to the Baltic Sea region the ASP school collaboration. UNESCO will support the inter-ethnic dialogue International Conference "promoting tolerance and human rights" organisation in Riga. 2. Technical and vocational education (UNEVOC) international project assistance to UNESCO will support the concerned national institutions in their effort to reform the technical and professional education development in Latvia in the second international technical and professional education in Congress, which will take place in Seoul in 1999, and contribute to its preparation. 3. Unesco supports Latvia, facilitating the development of preventive education on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse comprehensive health education context. 4. Latvia will contribute (with the participation of experts and professionals) World Conference on higher education, held in preparation for the UNESCO Secretariat in Paris in October 1998, delegate their experts and professionals. 5. Unesco will provide help and to TIWIN/UNESCO chairs programme, to contribute to knowledge transfer and faster Exchange using the exchange of inter-university communication mechanism. In one of the Latvian higher education institutions will be established in 1999, the UNESCO Chair for education of civil society. 6. the Parties shall cooperate in the development of international law. Particular attention will be devoted to the Joint Council of Europe and UNESCO Convention On the recognition of higher education evaluation in the European region "and" international recommendations On higher education academic staff ". 7. strengthen their cooperation with the UNESCO European Centre for higher education (CEPES), International Bureau of education (IBE), the International Institute for education planning (IIEP) and the UNESCO Institute for Education (UIE), in the following areas: education throughout life, continuing education of teachers staff training, higher education policy and management in higher education institutions. Science 1. the parties will develop reciprocal cooperation in the natural and social sciences field, based on the agreement on cooperation between UNESCO and the Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of Latvia, which was signed in September 1997. 2. With UNESCO support in Latvia continue to strengthen its contribution to the work of international scientific programmes, participating in international and national activities of the Committee in the following manner: (a) strengthen national and regional Latvia cooperation in interdisciplinary environmental research by participating in national and regional programmes in the "man and Biosphere" (MAB) activities and embodied the "Seville strategy" (1995). Intended to encourage reasonable natural resources and ecosystems. UNESCO will support the biosphere reserve of Ziemeļvidzem into the global network; (b) its international program (IHP), UNESCO will contribute to the development of national opportunities in water resources management and water problems of understanding the issues involved, particularly in the Baltic Sea region; (c) "social change management" (most) programme of UNESCO will help Latvia to implement projects and activities that focus on multicultural and ethnically diverse society management, urban governance and the challenges arising from the global and local issues of access. UNESCO will provide assistance to the Latvian University and sociologists for the project prepared by the possibility of the creation of the program "social change management" (most) the availability of scientific information to policy makers and the general public. 3. Latvia will actively participate in the UNESCO effort to adopt and implement the Universal Declaration "of human genes and human rights" as well as the global ethics and scientific knowledge and technologies in the work of the Commission. 4. The Latvian Academy of science and higher education institutions will work together in preparation for the World Science Conference (URplānota1999.gad AH). 5. The World Solar program (1996-2005) UNESCO will help Latvia to implement the project, the aim of which is to improve the living conditions, using renewable energy sources. 6. Unesco will support the activities of Latvia in the field of biotechnology, including the international biomedical and Biotechnology Center in Riga Treaty. 7. In cooperation with the relevant institutions and organizations in the region, UNESCO will support Latvia in its efforts to develop an interdisciplinary project for the Baltic Sea coastal zone management. In this context, the University of Latvia will be founded UNESCO Chair. 1. Latvia CULTURE attempt to implement your own kultūrpolitik and other activities in the field of culture, will be taken into account in the draft action plan for kultūrpolitik, which was highlighted in the International Conference "the development of The kultūrpolitik" in Stockholm from 30 March 1998 to 2 April. 2. Latvia will use all the forces to strengthen the 1972 Convention effectively "on the world cultural and natural heritage protection". UNESCO will help Latvia to save and revive its material and spiritual heritage, in particular the historic centre of Riga, which in 1997 was included in the World Heritage list. In this context, UNESCO will help Latvia to mobilize extra-budgetary funds, as well as organize international campaigns, with the aim to promote the Latvian cultural heritage. With the technical assistance of UNESCO Latvia will also object to the inclusion in the World Heritage list. 3. Unesco will support the Riga 800 anniversary celebration in 2001. 4. Existing environmental, cultural, social and infrastructure conditions in Latvia will be developed in projects focusing on the combined tourism development and conservation strategy. 5. the Parties shall cooperate in the field of legislation concerning the protection of the rights of artists. 6. to develop cultural exchanges, UNESCO will continue to support the participation of Latvian artists training seminars, workshops and international conferences. Baltic Sea region cultural centre within the network of Latvia will participate in the UNESCO supported the Baltic writers ' and translators ' Centre activities At was. Communication, information, informatics 1. the parties will cooperate to free flow of information and independent and pluralist mass media development. Latvia will participate in international communication and information networks. 2. Unesco will provide advisory services to support the Latvian legislation and the training of professionals in the mass media, communication and information. To the Latvian TV program makers ensure training and professional exchange opportunities, UNESCO will continue to support the participation of Eastern European workshop on input. 3. the UNESCO General information programme (PGI) parties will cooperate within the library and Archives services network development and programs "world memory". 4. Participation Programme UNESCO supported international conference "freedom of speech, censorship, libraries", held in Riga in 1998. UNESCO will work closely with the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO, in order to implement the abovementioned activities and projects. Memorandum specifies the provisional application on signature. The memorandum shall enter into force on the day of the Republic of Latvia shall notify all States of UNESCO about the internal procedures required for its entry into force. Signed in Riga on 29 June 1998, in two original copies in Latvian and English, both texts being equally authentic.
On behalf of the Republic of Latvia to the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on behalf of Guntis Ulmanis, Federico Major, President Director-General

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