We, the members of the UNIMA Board, are deeply shocked and anxious on the present state of affairs in Ukraine.
UNIMA, with its NGO standing, promotes the noblest human values akin to peace and mutual understanding between folks no matter origin, political or spiritual convictions and variations in tradition, in accordance with the respect for basic human rights as outlined within the United Nations Common Declaration of Human Rights of December tenth 1948.
As an NGO affiliated to UNESCO, UNIMA associates itself with UNESCO’s Nationwide Commissions for UNESCO of Europe (and past) in condemning the assault on Ukraine.
“Latest occasions mark a watershed for Ukraine, Europe and the entire world. The Nationwide Commissions for UNESCO of Europe (and past) condemn the assault on Ukraine by the Russian Federation within the strongest phrases. We specific our solidarity with the folks of Ukraine, which incorporates the journalists overlaying the battle zone, and the lecturers, educators, college students and pupils who’ve the appropriate to be educated in peace. We totally assist our companions who advocate for UNESCO’s targets and values in Ukraine and past.
On 24 February, UNESCO known as for the respect of worldwide humanitarian legislation. Particularly, it known as for the preservation of freedom of knowledge, the safety of media professionals and to respect the Hague Conference for the Safety of Cultural Property within the Occasion of Armed Battle. A complete of seven UNESCO World Heritage websites are situated in Ukraine. Following the latest escalation of violence, the UN Secretary Basic Mr. António Guterres requested the Russian President to withdraw his troops from Ukraine.”
We name for worldwide solidarity of all artists and puppeteers from around the globe in assist of the residents of Ukraine. We name on the Russian authorities to stop all aggression in direction of its neighbour and sovereign nation.