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Ukraine- UNESCO Cooperation. Ukraine became the member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on May 12, 1954. Ukraine’s Permanent mission to UNESCO has started operating since December 1962 with its headquarters in Paris.

Strategic orientation of Ukraine as a member of this international organization is based on the country’s activities aimed at intensifying international cooperation between Ukrainian scientific, educational and cultural institutions and appropriate UNESCO bodies. With due course the cooperation will result in strenthening Ukraine’s intellectual potential and speed up its involvement into the global humanitarian processes with parallel incorporation of UNESCO potential and well-known role of the entity on the international arena.

Recent years have shown active engagement of Ukrainian institutions and experts into the work of UNESCO global projects that cover such spheres as development of information society, protection of the world information and digital heritage, democratization of the cyberspace, guaranteed sustainability of the world’s development, securing meterial and non-material cultural heritage in the era of globilazation.

A lot of Ukrainian monuments of historical and architectural importance have been enlisted as UNESCO world heritage masterpieces. Among them there are architectural assembles of Sofia Cathedral, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and Lviv historical center. Under Ukraine’s initiative several Biosphere National preserve parks have been included into the list of the world-known biosphere complexes under UNESCO’s protection. Among them there are Black Sea National Biosphere park, 1982) (Chernomorskiy National Zapovednik, Chernomorskiy Biosphere reserve), Askania-Nova reserve (1982), Carpathian Biosphere preserve park (1992), Danube National park (1998), Uzhanskiy reserve (1999) and Shatskiy National preserve area (2002). For the first time in the global history and with direct participation of the Ukrainian part the Danube Delta transborder reserve between Ukraine and Romania appeared in 1998. Next year under the same conditions tripartite National Biosphere preserve park spreading on to the territories of three countries – Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine and called Eastern Carpathians, was created.

In 2003 Ukrainian Olympic champion Sergyi Bubka got the Honorary title of UNESCO’s Sport Champion.

In 2004 the world celebrated the 100th-anniversary of the world-famous choreographer and ballet-master Serg Lyfar birthday (2 April, 2004) and 150th-anniversary of the well-known Ukrainian scientist, cultural and public figure Ivan Horbachevskyi (15 May, 2004). On 23 May, 2005 there will be celebrated the 100-anniversary of Sergyi Bsekhsvyatskyi birthday, famous Ukrainian astronomer.


The history of NATO-Ukraine cooperation dates back to January 1992 when Ukrainian representative participated for the first time in the meeting of the High Level Working Group of the North-Atlantic Cooperation Council. The first visit of the NATO’s Secretary General Manfred Worner to Kyiv occurred on February 22-23, 1992. Then, on June 8, 1992 the Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk paid official visit to the NATO’s headquarters.

strengthen the guaranties of the Ukraine’s national security, in particular, the country’s political independence, territorial integrity and inviolability of frontiers;

actively contribute to developing cooperation of Ukraine with the European and Euro-Atlantic structures as it is an important factor in creating the new architecture of security on the Euro-Atlantic space;

receive the updated information on the experience of NATO member-states and its partner-countries to use it during reform process of the national Armed Forces of Ukraine and the state military organization as a whole;

use NATO’s and its member-states’ practical experience to provide appropriate level of civil control over the military units;

contribute to the establishing and developing the compatibility with armed forces of NATO with the purpose of strengthening the capabilities and preparedness of Ukrainian Armed Forces to participate in the peacekeeping operations under the aegis of the UN, OSCE and NATO (in the limits set by the Constitution of Ukraine and its legal basis);

undertake joint efforts using NATO’s powerful potential in confronting the consequences of the civil emergency situations to protect population from the consequences of the man-caused accidents, catastrophes and the acts of God, and use NATO’s and its member-countries’ assistance therefore.

At present, the agenda of NATO-Ukraine relations includes the problems of further intensifying and upgrading the level of cooperation, stirring up mutual efforts and interaction aimed at consolidating peace and stability in Europe, improving the trust climate and strengthening European democratic and legal standards to meet the criteria of the new European community.

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NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gryshchenko

NATO Secretary General George Robertson and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gryshchenko


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