2002 - United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage

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By its resolution 56/8, adopted on 21 November 2001, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2002 as the United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage. That resolution invited UNESCO to serve as the lead agency for the celebration. It followed a UNESCO General Conference resolution (October 2001) following the Bamiyan Bouddhas destruction (Afghanistan). The Year also marked the thirtieth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972).

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  • Publication Date: 01-03-2002
  • Content Language :English