Preservation of National Identity as One of Unesco’s Roles Cover Image

Очување националног идентитета: једна од улога UNESCO-а
Preservation of National Identity as One of Unesco’s Roles

Author(s): Miodrag Ćujić
Subject(s): Sociology of Culture, Politics and Identity
Published by: Матица српска
Keywords: UNESCO; Constitution; Kosovo; international relations

Summary/Abstract: The cultural heritage and historical monuments are silent witnesses of social development and they deserve a special place in the world’s annals, both in material and in spiritual sense. In this regard, UNESCO has undertaken a number of measures which recognize such values. However, the current international events directly usurp cultural and historical features using international politics which in the process of globalization puts in an uncertain position the characteristics of certain national identities. The jurisdiction of this international organization is compromised by pressures of leading international subjects. By defining its strategic objectives, the position of the state sovereignty of its member states is determined. Consequently, it is necessary to induce the criteria and proposals to prevent such tendencies in order to preserve not only the cultural heritage of a nation, territory, religious population, but also its identity and its statehood.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 159-160
  • Page Range: 877-888
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Serbian