What is UNESCO?
We are surrounded by amazing nature, wonderful places and buildings. What all these places have in common, is that they tell the story of what it is to be a human being throughout history. UNESCO claims that is is our responsibility to keep these places safe for the next generations. Read more about UNESCO here.
UNESCO's World Heritage mission is to:
Encourage countries to sign the World Heritage Convention and to ensure the protection of their natural and cultural heritage;
Encourage States Parties to the Convention to nominate sites within their national territory for inclusion on the World Heritage List;
Encourage States Parties to establish management plans and set up reporting systems on the state of conservation of their World Heritage sites;
Help States Parties safeguard World Heritage properties by providing technical assistance and professional training;
Provide emergency assistance for World Heritage sites in immediate danger;
Support States Parties' public awareness-building activities for World Heritage conservation;
Encourage participation of the local population in the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage;
Encourage international cooperation in the conservation of our world's cultural and natural heritage.
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