Obchody 2021 IYKC w Unesco
1 lipiec 2021
Poniżej przesyłamy wiadomość od Prezydenta Unii Speleologicznej dot. obchodów Roku Jaskiń i Krasu w kwaterze głównej UNESCO
Dear Partners in the International Year of Caves and Karst,
Thank you again for joining and support the International Year.
UNESCO has invited the UIS to celebrate the International Year of Caves and Karst at UNESCO Headquarters! Caves have never held such a high international position until now! The celebration will be at UNESCO in Paris on 14 September 2021. Because of the pandemic, there will be severe restrictions on the number of people who can attend. We do not know how many at this time, only that we need to include as many UNESCO ambassadors as possible so they can return to their governments and teach what they have learned about caves and karst. We know there will be virtual attendance at the meeting, but we do not yet know if it will be just for ambassadors or for everyone. We hope everyone.
We are now working on the many details for the celebration with UNESCO and I do not have more information at this time. I will send more news as it becomes available. For now, you can share this news with your local to national governments and other organizations to show the importance of caves and karst. By showing that UNESCO supports us, it proves your work with caves and karst is important. This news will help you find new partners and support. You can talk to your governments’ UNESCO offices and encourage them to be at celebration. Let them know you expect to hear back from them and for them to tell you how they will improve cave and karst research and protection in your countries.
George Veni, PhD
Executive Director, National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI)
And President, International Union of Speleology (UIS)