This Thursday, Rodulfo Humberto Pérez Hernández, Ambassador-Permanent Delegate of Venezuela to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), presented his Credentials to the General Director of that organization, Audrey Azoulay.
Upon receiving the new Venezuelan representative at the headquarters of the multilateral organization in the city of Paris, Azoulay, who has directed it since 2017, emphasized Unesco’s desire to open new and expanded perspectives for cooperation in the country.
For his part, when presenting the documents that officially accredit him as a Venezuelan representative before that UN body, Pérez Hernández conveyed the greetings of the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros. He also expressed the firm willingness of the Venezuelan Government to continue working closely with that body on issues of mutual interest.
In this sense, it expressed the total will to Venezuela to continue promoting and expanding the principles and objectives of Unesco, as well as contributing positive experiences regarding the achievements of the Bolivarian Revolution in educational, scientific and cultural matters.
«To the Director General @AAzoulay I expressed the will of the people and the Government of @NicolasMaduro to continue developing the #MDGs”, Ambassador Rodulfo Pérez published on his account on the social network Twitter.
Joint agenda Venezuela – Unesco
The Director General Azoulay, who served as Minister of Culture of France between 2016 and 2017, and the new Venezuelan Ambassador, also addressed various issues of the joint agenda.
Among these topics, they talked about the restoration and preservation works of the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas – designed by the Venezuelan architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva and inscribed on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in the year 2000 – advanced by the Bolivarian Government.
On the other hand, they exchanged on the priority given by the National Executive to the protection of the environment, as well as on the participation of Venezuela in the Program on Man and the Biosphere.
They also discussed the outstanding contributions of Venezuela to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, such as the Dancing Devils of Yare and the veneration and cult of San Juan Bautista, as well as the Cabagua Geopark, which is part of the World Geoparks of UNESCO, before delving into different areas of cultural and educational interest.
Rodulfo Pérez Hernández was appointed Permanent Delegate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to UNESCO in September of last year. He previously held various public function positions, such as: Minister and Vice Minister of Education, and Mayor of the Zamora Municipality of Aragua State, among others.
The representative before Unesco works as a university professor in different educational institutions in the country, particularly at the Bolivarian University of Venezuela (UBV). As a teacher, he specializes in Venezuelan history and Bolivarian thought, and in mass teacher training.