The Director General of UNESCO is currently undertaking her first official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 3 to 6 March.
During her trip, the Director-General was received by Jordan’s King Abdullah II Ibn Al-Hussein with whom she had a fruitful discussion on strengthening cooperation between the organization and the Kingdom in the fields of education, culture, heritage, science, environment and climate change.
The Director-General commended King Abdullah II for his constructive role as custodian of the holy sites in Jerusalem, as well as for his vision in aiming to ensure that Jerusalem remains a unifying city of peace and harmony for the three monotheistic religions. UNESCO, within the scope of its mandate, will work with all concerned parties to preserve the cultural heritage of the World Heritage site of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls. This site of outstanding universal value requires safeguarding in line with relevant international standards, including UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention and World Heritage Committee decisions.