Resolution on Cultural Heritage, Education and Science Cooperation

APPF19/RES/07

19th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum
23-27 January 2011

Resolution on Cultural Heritage, Education and Science Cooperation

 

APPF19/RES/07

(Sponsored by Mongolia)

THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC PARLIAMENTARY FORUM:

Cultural Heritage:

Recalling the APPF Vancouver Declaration which encourages mutual understanding and confidence building among the countries;

Bearing in mind the 1970 UNESCO Convention on Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property;

Recalling the 1972 UNESCO Convention on Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage;

Recalling the terms of the 1995 UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects;

Noting the adoption of the 2003 Convention on the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage;


RESOLVES TO
:

  1. Encourage to collaborate in adopting preventive, mandatory and remedial measures to combat unlawful and criminal practices concerning theft, clandestine excavation and illicit import and export of cultural property.
  2. Enhance coordination to further improve their respective systems for export license and registration of cultural property, releasing information on stolen cultural property and supervision on import of cultural property.
  3. Encourage all member countries to promote the adoption of a regional awareness to preserve the intangible cultural heritage and cultural diversity of their people.
  4. Invite the governments of the Asia-Pacific region to develop mid- and long-term cultural programs to strengthen and support all efforts intended to preserve cultural heritage.

 

Education:

Recalling the APPF Vancouver Declaration which encourages mutual understanding and confidence building among the countries;

Considering that education is a source of knowledge and dynamic orientation for sustainable development;

Recognizing the progress of science and technology integrated with social cultural dimension;


RESOLVES TO
:

  1. Call on the Asia-Pacific countries to continuously support education exchange programs and research works focusing on different aspects in the field.
  2. Encourage APPF government institutions to recognize the importance of education quality and standards.
  3. Invite the Asia-Pacific countries to strengthen sustainable development through educational efforts.
  4. Encourage governmental and non-governmental institutions to increase a number of education exchange program scholarships.

 

Science:

Recognizing the United Nations Millennium Declaration;

Underlining the importance of science and technology;

Noting that there is a need to provide substantial support to innovative activities;


RESOLVES TO
:

  1. Recommend countries to develop legislative and financial support for the development of high technology and ICT.
  2. Promote the development of a network of innovation of industrial processes among member countries.
  3. Encourage the countries to strengthen national science and technology education systems through developing appropriate policies.
  4. Consider the importance of incubators and science and technology parks.
  5. Encourage research of innovation and exchange of young researchers.


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