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UNESCO General Conference adopts resolution on mountain glacier protection initiated by Kyrgyzstan

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UNESCO General Conference adopts resolution on mountain glacier protection initiated by Kyrgyzstan

AKIPRESS.COM – The General Conference of UNESCO adopted the resolution on the preservation of mountain glaciers entitled “Extension of the monitoring and study of mountain glaciers” initiated by Kyrgyzstan at its 41st session on November 23, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan.

The resolution was declared by President Sadyr Japarov during the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2021.

In addition to the support of all Member States, the following Member States have become co-sponsors of the Kyrgyzstan resolution: Switzerland, Russia, Uzbekistan, Serbia, Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, Philippines, Tunisia, Spain, Madagascar, Argentina, Congo, Korea, Italy, Belarus, Kenya, Gabon, Namibia, Kazakhstan, Iceland, United Kingdom, Austria.

The main objective of the resolution is to strengthen international cooperation in the monitoring and study of mountain glaciers and permafrost through joint efforts to preserve a safe and sustainable environment for future generations, in accordance with the principles of the Program. of sustainable development by 2030.

The centuries-old glaciers, rivers and biodiversity of Kyrgyzstan’s mountain ecosystems are threatened with extinction. Melting glaciers will have far-reaching effects on priority mountain and valley ecosystems of global importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services.