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The Lehendakari recognises the “exemplary and voluntary” work of UNESCO Etxea

2022 October 24
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  • Iñigo Urkullu took part this afternoon in the presentation of the new phase of this organisation, which from now on will be called UN Etxea.

The Lehendakari wished to recognise the “exemplary and voluntary” work of UNESCO Etxea, which demonstrates “the solidarity of our society”. Iñigo attended the presentation of the new phase of this institution, which has been established in the Basque Country for 31 years and will now be known as UN Etxea.

The Lehendakari said that UN Etxea has been a “fundamental piece” in the Basque Country’s relations with the United Nations; relations that—according to him—are now enjoying a new opportunity thanks to the fact that the Secretariat of the United Nations Local2030 Coalition for the promotion of the SDGs around the world is being hosted in Bilbao.

“The 2030 Agenda is our proposal for a social pact, and we are counting on the complicity of UN Etxea to make it a reality in the Basque Country and to contribute to making it a reality in other territories”, he said.

As he indicated in his speech, UN Etxea is the expression of a Basque society with an international vocation, with the enthusiasm to go abroad and to show ourselves with humility.

“To go out, too, so that we can learn and come back to our own territory. To come back so that we can build forms of coexistence and sustainable development, with the shared objective of leaving no one behind”, he concluded.

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