During a meeting with representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan to UNESCO, the organization’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay proposed sending a mission to Nagorno Karabakh in order to draw up an inventory of the most significant cultural assets, for effective protection of the region’s heritage. 

The Director General recalled the statements made by the United Nations Secretary-General, who had expressed his relief and welcomed the agreement on a total ceasefire and cessation of hostilities in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.

The Director-General of UNESCO once again stressed her appeal of 9 October for the protection of heritage in this region and the absolute necessity of preventing any further damage. 

UNESCO will work with all interested partners to create the conditions for such a mission. High-level consultations have begun with the States co-chairing the Minsk Group.