On April 22, 2016 at the headquarters of the United Nations, New York, a ceremony was held at the highest level on the occasion of signing of the Global Agreement by Paris regarding climate change. During the event, governments have finalized the Agreement that was settled during the Global conference on climate change held last December hosted by the Government of France.
At the invitation of Mr. Ban Ki-moon – UN Secretary-General, the ceremony was attended by Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and Bulgaria’s candidate for UN Secretary-General. Ms. Bokova met with representatives of several countries. She also met with the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Rosen Plevneliev. The two exchanged views on the campaign on election a new Secretary-General of the United Nations. Leaders worldwide expressed high opinion of our country and Ms. Bokova as a Director-General of UNESCO.
The event was attended by representatives of Sozopol Foundation as an official partner of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and one of the ten members of the NGO-UNESCO Liaison Committee. The international NGO is working very actively towards sustainable development while a part of the results are achieved through the implementation of measures combating climate change. Following the directives, principles and objectives of UNESCO, Sozopol Foundation fosters the power of education, culture, science and communication as engines for achieving of sustainable development. Evidence of this is the involvement of a number of NGOs, among which Sozopol Foundation also at the held in 2015 Conference on Climate Change in Paris (COP 21) and the planned this year’s climate change conference (COP 22), which should take place in Morocco. One of the main goals is governments, a number of United Nations organizations, civil society, NGO sector and other stakeholders together to present and acquaint the public worldwide with its expertise in the respective subjects in close cooperation with UNESCO and its partners.