Kostadinovska-Stojchevska: Bill the Ohrid Region management is for the preservation of the status of world natural and cultural heritage


Macedonian Minister of Culture Bisera Kostadinovska-Stojchevska said at the public hearing on the Bill on the Management of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region, which was held at the National and University Library “St. Kliment Ohridski”, that a significant legal solution is being discussed which will have contribution to the preservation of the world heritage status of the Ohrid Region.

“This Bill is being drafted in accordance with the guidelines stated in the Report of the Reactive Monitoring Mission of the UNESCO World Heritage Center,” the minister stressed and added that UNESCO’s recommendations mainly referred to the arrangement of the Commission.

“For the efficient implementation of the responsibilities, the Commission is conceived in a smaller and compact composition, with the aim of functional and integrated management of the Ohrid Region, but also prevention of activities that may have a negative impact on its exceptional universal value,” said Kostadinovska-Stojchevska and added that stakeholders, experts and representatives from civil society organizations from the areas of natural and cultural heritage will participate in the Commission.

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