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Cultural Heritage 

Extend the concept of cultural heritage to include the true cultural modes of today and yesterday. 

The term ‘cultural heritage’ has not always meant the same thing. Recent decades have seen the concept of heritage—much like that of culture— undergoing a profound change.Having at one time referred exclusively to the monumental remains of cultures, heritage as a concept has gradually come to include new categories such as the intangible, ethnographic or industrial heritage. A noteworthy effort was subsequently made to extend the conceptualization and description of the intangible heritage. This is due to the fact that closer attention is now being paid to humankind, the dramatic arts, languages and traditional music, as well as to the informational, spiritual and philosophical systems upon which creations are based.The concept of heritage in our time accordingly is an open one, reflecting living culture every bit as much as that of the past.


whS.bmp Exhibition on World Heritage Sites in Croatia
07 Oct 2004 - The Director-General opens exhibition and appoints Mr Relja Bašić as UNESCO Artist for Peace 
whcs.gif UNESCO and the United Kingdom sign Memorandum of Understanding in the Field of Heritage Conservation
15 Oct 2003 - "Today more than ever, we need to help strengthen the capacity of developing countries to respond to emergency situations , protect heritage at risk and make heritage conservation an integral part of the livelihoods of local communities.", UNESCO Director-General declared. 
WhcS.gif World Heritage Convention: 14th General Assembly
14 Oct 2003 - Addressing the representatives of 176 States Parties to the 1972 Convention, Koïchiro Matsuura, after noting with pleasure the accession of 11 new States, reviewed the achievements of the past two years. 
International Experts Meeting In Tokyo Recommend Greater Security For Iraq’s National Museum and Heritage.
19 Aug 2003 - Some 30 experts who met in Tokyo on August 1 and 2 issued recommendations aiming at coordinating international efforts to safeguard Iraq’s cultural heritage. 


Cultural events celebrate “India, Ganges and Water” at UNESCO
 UNESCO Headquarters
23 Oct 2003 - 15 Nov 2003  UNESCO is hosting a series of cultural events, including exhibitions, film screenings and live performances, on the theme “India, Ganges and Water” as part of its contribution to the International Year of Freshwater (2003). The events are organized under the patronage of the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO, UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP), and the Centre for Franco-Indian Cultural Relations (CRCFI), from October 29 to November 15 at the Organization’s Headquarters. 
belarusian_state_university_71.gif Avant-garde and Cultures: Art, Design, Cultural Environment
 Minsk, Republic of Belarus
17 May 2007 - 19 May 2007  The international conference and art-media exposition will be conducted within the framework of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and for Development (21 May). 

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