Reactions to UNESCO Report Continue

Despite the claims that steps are taken to overcome the remarks, UNESCO has published a 100-page preliminary report in which it notes that all relevant institutions have failed, which is why Ohrid will become part of the list of cultural heritage in danger. As it is pointed out, both national and local authorities haven’t fulfilled the 2017 obligations to reduce, that is, remove identified threats against the protected area. It is added in the text that there are even examples of continuation of the practices of action in contradiction with the warnings. The negligence when it comes to natural and cultural wealth, it’s also said, has resulted in gradual erosion because of which it received the status. Kanal 5 tried to contact on Monday with the newly-elected head of the National Commission for UNESCO, Irena Stefoska, but it was explained to the TV station that she wouldn’t currently be commenting.