Minister of education to give speech on behalf of Estonia at UNESCO General Conference

  • 2021-11-09
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Minister of Education and Research Liina Kersna is to give a speech at the 41st session of the UNESCO General Conference on behalf of Estonia on Wednesday.

The UNESCO General Conference will bring together heads of state and government, ministers and representatives of international organizations. The Estonian minister will take part in a policy debate with a pre-recorded video address, which will summarize key aspects of cooperation between Estonia and UNESCO.

Kristi Vinter-Nemvalts, secretary general of the Ministry of Education and Research, will participate through a pre-recorded video address on Thursday in a side event of the general conference focusing on the Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education. The event will be organized by Norway, Tunisia and the United Kingdom.

Estonia participated in the development of said convention and was among the first states to adopt the agreement, which is designed to facilitate international academic mobility and promote the right of individuals to have their higher education qualifications recognized by a larger number of states, particularly outside Europe.

The UNESCO General Conference is held in every two years with the organization's main strands of work for the following period determined at each conference.