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World Heritage Day 2019- Here is what all you need to know

Their goal is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability and the efforts required for their protection and conservation.

Anab Mehdi

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Published on 18 April 2019 8:15 AM GMT

World Heritage Day 2019- Here is what all you need to know
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Lucknow: The International Day for Monuments and Sites also known as World Heritage Day is an international observance held on 18 April each year. Its aim is to popularise various monuments by different types of activities, including visit to heritage sites, conferences, round table conferences and newspaper articles.

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The International Day for Monuments and Sites was proposed by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) on 18 April 1982 and approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983.

Their goal is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability and the efforts required for their protection and conservation.

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ICOMOS, makes a number of suggestions on how to celebrate this day. It includes:

-Visits to monuments and sites, and restoration works, possibly with free admission.

-Articles in newspapers and magazines, as well as television and radio broadcasts.

-Hanging banners in town squares or principal traffic arteries calling attention to the day and the preservation of cultural heritage.

-Inviting local and foreign experts and personalities for conferences and interviews.

-Organising discussions in cultural-centres, city halls, and other public spaces.

-Exhibitions (photos, paintings, etc).

-Publication of books, post-cards, stamps, posters.

-Awarding prizes to organisations or persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the conservation and promotion of cultural heritage or produced an excellent publication on the subject.

-Inaugurate a recently restored monument.

-Special awareness raising activities amongst school children and youth.

-Promotion of “twinning” opportunities between organizations, defining areas for co-operation; exchange of speakers; organisation of meetings and seminars, or the editing of joint publications.

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