“Pope Francis calls for a new vision of humanity", says Director-General Irina Bokova

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UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova
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18 June 2015

Reacting to the Pope Francis’s encyclical on the environment, Director-General Irina Bokova made the following statement:

“Pope Francis calls for a new vision of humanity in relation to the planet that is our home. This is a call for courage and unity, where every woman and man has opportunities and skills to contribute, especially the most marginalized, where sustainability means much more than green laws and policies – it means new ways of thinking and behaving as global citizens, it means a new focus on the ocean and biodiversity. We need this vision and courage more than ever to reach a new climate change agreement this year in Paris.”