The Russian Geographical Society (RGO) collaborates with the organizations working under the auspices of the United Nations; it is also planning to cooperate with UNESCO.
"Since last year, the RGO has been developing a new format for international cooperation. We have started cooperation with organizations working under the auspices of the United Nations. A number of events have been held with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations," said Shoigu.
He expressed hope that cooperation with UNESCO would help to raise awareness of the preservation issues and bring the RGO funds to the international level.
According to the RGO, there two UNESCO programs it is interested in. One of them is World Heritage, since the activities on the protection of nature and the preservation of historical and cultural heritage are among the main tasks of the RGO.
The Company is ready to initiate and further support applications for the Russian properties to be inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List.