23 May 2023 16:29

UNESCO to provide another $120 mln of aid to Ukraine through 2024

MOSCOW. May 23 (Interfax) - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will provide another $120 million of assistance to Ukraine until the end of 2024, inclusive, Ukrainian First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova said.

"The UNESCO Executive Board supported the decision to extend the emergency aid to Ukraine. A total of 27 votes were for it, and two against," Ukrainian media outlets quoted Dzhaparova as saying in a statement released by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

On Monday, a report of UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay on the measures taken to implement UNESCO's Actions and Emergency Assistance Program for Ukraine was presented during a session of the UNESCO Executive Board in Paris.

The decision of this program was developed and approved in March 2022 at the request of the UNESCO member states as the organization's reaction to the crisis in Ukraine, the ministry said.

Despite the fact that UNESCO has already mobilized considerable resources to help Ukraine worth $30.5 million, in cash and in kind, the demand for the restoration and reconstruction now stands greater than the amount of help received, it said.