|Melina Mercouri International Prize Awarded to Cultural Landscapes
The 2007 Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes is awarded to the Borodino Battlefield site in the Russian Federation, with special mention to the Grand Bassin (Ganga Talao) site in Mauritius.
The award ceremony is organized in the presence of Mr Christos Zachopoulos, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Culture of Greece and H.E. Mr Georges Anastassopoulos, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Greece to UNESCO.
The World Heritage Committee recognized at its sixteenth session in December 1992 the need to protect cultural landscapes and decided to establish the Melina Mercouri International Prize (UNESCO-Greece), which is awarded in conjunction with UNESCO's biennial General Conference.