Mezinárodní divadelní ústav


Mezinárodní divadelní ústav

International Theatre Institute

L‘Institut International du Théâtre


Prohlášení UNESCO k agresi na Ukrajině a stanovisko ITI požadující mír a konstruktivní dialog

V návaznosti na přijetí rezoluce Valného shromáždění OSN o agresi proti Ukrajině a s ohledem na ničivou eskalaci násilí je UNESCO hluboce znepokojeno vývojem na Ukrajině. Rezoluce Valného shromáždění OSN znovu potvrzuje prvořadý význam Charty OSN a závazek vůči svrchovanosti, nezávislosti, jednotě a územní celistvosti Ukrajiny v rámci jejích mezinárodně uznaných hranic a požaduje, aby „Ruská federace okamžitě přestala používat sílu proti Ukrajině“.

Na Preambuli Ústavy UNESCO, která uvádí: „… poněvadž války se rodí v mysli lidí, je třeba v mysli lidí vybudovat obranu míru“, se odvolává také Mezinárodní divadelní ústav ITI jako mezinárodní nevádní organizace přidružená k UNESCO ve svém stanovisku, v němž požaduje složení zbraní, mír a svobodu.

Letter to the Members and Friends of ITI – a Statement for Peace and a Constructive Dialogue

Dear members and friends of the International Theatre Institute, dear fellow human beings

In 1948, with much of Europe and the wider world in ruins at the aftermath of World War II, it was the great cultural institutions of the time that pulled the civilization out of the mire. The ITI has been founded for using the performing arts for mutual understanding and peace.

Now, the world is upside again and the International Theatre Institute must stand again as a beacon of peace and unity for its members, the performing arts, and the world as a whole.

This letter sets forth the ITI’s stance on the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the ensuing humanitarian crisis.

First, we wish all the members and friends of ITI, and the people who suffer on both sides, are safe. We ardently hope for a speedy ceasefire, and for the guns to fall silent. We wish that governments, the artists and the people are building up a respectful dialogue to solve the situation.

The Preamble to the Constitution of UNESCO declares that “since wars begin in the minds of men, it is inthe minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.”

ITI is a global alliance of people from all ethnicities, nationalities, and religious backgrounds; the commitment to the humanitarian path must always be fostered. Our extension of friendship and cultural understanding through the performing arts is needed now, more than ever. We must double our efforts to make sure all are included in our alliance, regardless of the country they hail from.

In times of war and political upheaval, it is the people who suffer most. We must work to alleviate this. As such, ITI will never punish or exclude members based on the decisions of their government. Our purpose is to overcome divisions, and to keep the lines of communication wide open between all peoples of the world.

tenet of UNESCO,and uses education and culture to inform, inspire and engage people everywhere to

Since its inception, ITI has followed this

foster understanding and respect for each other.

Through the international exchange of knowledge and

practice in the performing arts, ITI intends to deepen mutual understanding and increase creative co-

operation between all people of the performing arts.

We stand for peace and freedom!!!

Mohamed Saif Al-Afklam

President of International Theatre Institute

Tobias Biancone

Director General of ITI

3 March 2022