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Nurturing the democratic debate.  
Saving cultural heritage is one of UNESCO's best-known activities. Its spectacular rescue of the temples at Abu Simbel from the floodwaters of the Nile in the 1970s, thanks to the extraordinary solidarity of the international community, was an excellent example.
Much has been done since then, especially through the 1972 World Heritage Convention that provided a legal framework for action to preserve extraordinary cultural and natural sites. There are now 730 sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

- Why inscribe a site on the List?
- What are the advantages and obligations, and who does what?
- What are the results of the past 30 years' work as well as the problems, solutions and prospects?

The current UN Year for Cultural Heritage and the marking of the Convention's 30th birthday on November 16 at an international gathering of experts in Venice (14-16 November) will serve as a backdrop to this media workshop, where the press can meet and ask questions to Francesco Bandarin, director of the World Heritage Centre, and his team.

 


Start Date 24-10-2002 10:00 pm - 9:30
- 13:30
Event Location Room V, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris



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