UNESCO welcomes the Charter of Florence.

09/03/2016

With a note by The Assistant-Director General for Culture, Francesco Bandarin, on behalf of the UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, to the Mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, the organization welcomed the principles and actions proposed by the Charter of Florence, a memorandum of understanding in which all the mayors and delegates of the municipalities attending the summit in 2015 agreed on supporting UNESCO campaigns focused on the defense of endangered, material and immaterial cultural Heritage.
Moreover, the Charter proposes to establish a permanent Committee of Mayors, to back a new role of the Cites in the protection of natural and cultural heritage, and to support and protect diversity in cultural and linguistic expressions to foster peace and dialogue between communities.

Moreover, the Charter aims to foster the establishment of scientific committees to back programs of international cooperation for the preservation and protection of heritage; to make available to UNESCO, its National Commissions, Governments and City Administrations a network of specialists, particularly in the field of preservation and cultural heritage management, for the cultural and natural heritage in danger because of wars and natural disasters.