Esteemed members of the Assembly,
Culture is what gives humanity such an unique face. We are all one and the same, yet each so different. However, not all of our cultural aspects have survived the ages. Be it a language, a landmark with cultural significance, time has consumed them. Today I propose a way to protect those elements of our cultural that face the threat of being faded away by time. Through our proposed Pacifica Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation, we can guarantee our most cherished elements from cultures around the world remain protected once and forever.
Speaker of the Assembly & Ambassador of the Kingdom of Stoinia
RES 22 (2023)
Assembly of the World Forum
21 January 2023
Section A — Purpose
The World Forum recognises lost knowledge – bet it scientific, cultural or educational – on an individual & societal level as a detrimental threat to humanity at large.
The Pacifica Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation – abbreviated PESCO – is an agency under the World Forum Committee for Education & Science tasked with the protection & contribution to a culture of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development & intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication & information.
Section B — Definitions
Lost knowledge is defined as any knowledge about any topic of significance to humanity at large that has since been lost.
Threatened knowledged is defined as any knowledge about any topic of significance to humanity at large under the threat of extinction.
A Pacifica Heritage Site is defined as a landmark or area that has cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance that are protected by PESCO that are considered cultural or natural heritage around the world of outstanding value to humanity.
Section C — Functionality
The constitution of the Pacifica Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation will be further stipulated by the World Forum Committee for Education & Science according to the Committee’s best knowledge consisting of a General Conference, Executive Board & the Secretariat headed by the Director-General.
The Pacifica Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation operates autonomously to host & organise projects preserving & developing worldwide lost & threatened knowledge part of humanity at large through both direct & indirect methods.
The status of a Pacifica Heritage Site can be granted by the Pacifica Education, Scientific & Cultural Organisation and will form a network of protected heritage sites contributing to humanity around Pacifica.