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Russia calls UNESCO to combat Russian language discrimination

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Russia calls UNESCO to combat Russian language discrimination


15.11.2019

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UNESCO should not put up with the fact that the member countries violate the Convention against Discrimination in the Educational Field, the head of the Russian Ministry of Higher Education and Science Mikhail Kotyukov said. He leads the Russian delegation at the next session of the General Conference of UNESCO, RIA Novosti reports.

According to Mikhail Kotyukov, this document is becoming increasingly important. The minister expressed the hope that the leadership of the organization would not want to put up with actions of Kiev and Riga. The authorities of these countries continued to get rid of the Russian language in the educational space, he explained.

Moscow at the same time recognizes the development of multilingualism and intercultural dialogue as very significant. The Role of Education in the Development of Intercultural Dialogue International Forum is planned for the next year in Kazan.

The Russian Minister of Education also raised the issue of the development of new technologies and the subsequent large-scale changes in the structure of society, the issues of combating the use of doping, the ethics of artificial intelligence and several others. In addition, Mikhail Kotyukov called for "intensification of efforts to restore the monuments of Syria affected by the actions of terrorists."

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