Many years of work on the creation of the draft "Convention for the protection of the cultural heritage of the CIS member States" has been completed, and a resolution has been adopted to submit it to the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly for consideration. This is reported by the website of the Russian Research Institute of cultural and natural heritage. D.S. Likhacheva.
The main developer of the project was a well-known specialist in the field of cultural heritage, adviser to the Director of the Heritage Institute Sergey Zhitenev. Based on the proposals of deputies from all CIS countries who were members of the working group, he prepared the basic text of the document.
The adoption of such a Convention is due to the fact that the CIS member States intend to combine their efforts in protecting the material cultural heritage of their countries, especially during natural disasters, social disasters and armed conflicts.
The draft Convention provides for the creation of a consolidated Report on the state and use of cultural heritage in the CIS. Such a Report will be formed on the basis of information from CIS member States, high-level expert opinions and independent sources.
Measures for the scientific preservation and use of heritage sites, as well as training of professional personnel in this field, are also specially designated. It is planned to hold an annual Forum of CIS member States on the preservation and use of cultural heritage.
At the next meeting of the academic Council of the Heritage Institute, the results of work on the draft Convention on the protection of the cultural heritage of the CIS member States will be discussed.