December 15, 2022
The Climate Change and Heritage Forum was held at Palazzo Vecchio-Salone dei Cinquecento, Florence, Italy on December 15, 2022.
WAAS Vice President Donato Kiniger Passigli represented the HS4A campaign. Former UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and Art for the World founder Adelina von Fürstenberg also participated in the high level forum held in the prestigious Hall of the Five Hundred, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.
Here is the statement delivered by Donato Kiniger Passigli.
Human security is about protecting the people and the planet – it is also about preserving our common heritage of humanity. Heritage is about us, people, it is not about bricks and stones, it is about who we are and where we come from. It is about identities and a sense of belonging, it is about sharing and respect for diversity. It is about the past as much as about the future.Irina Bokova
Director General, UNESCO (2009-2017)
The HS4A is a multi-partner networked campaign that engages a wide range of people from around the globe with the aim to generate widespread awareness and build momentum for a transformative social movement that calls for and advances human security for all.Donato Kiniger Passigli
Vice President, World Academy of Art & Science