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UNESCO ready to assist in Christchurch


UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) stands ready to assist New Zealand in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated the city of Christchurch last week says NZ National Commission for UNESCO chair, Bryan Gould.
UNESCO ready to assist in Christchurch

The organisation's Director General Irina Bokova has written to Prime Minister John Key to express distress and sadness at the news of the earthquake.
"Madame Bokova also offered any help that UNESCO may be able to provide, both in the aftermath of the earthquake and in the mammoth task of reconstruction that will follow," said Mr Gould.

"UNESCO is able to deploy specialist expertise, especially in fields like the preservation of cultural heritage and support for communities and schools."
The city of Christchurch holds special memories for UNESCO as the southern city hosted the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee in 2007 - the first time this prestigious event had been hosted in the Pacific sub-region More than 600 delegates from member states around the world attended the World Heritage meeting. World Heritage Director Francesco Bandarin has expressed his deep sadness at the unfolding tragedy but also great admiration at the strength and courage of Christchurch people.

"In 2007 Christchurch welcomed the world; four years later the world community is mobilising and ready to help" said Mr Gould.

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