UNESCO to help Mali restore cultural heritage damaged during recent violence

31 Jan 2013 9:42 AM | Anonymous

UNESCO to help Mali restore cultural heritage damaged during recent violence

30 January 2013 – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today announced it will help rebuild and safeguard Mali’s cultural heritage, which has been the target of attacks during the current crisis.

“This heritage is an integral part of the dignity and identity of its people,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, “and it is our responsibility to restore it.”

http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/977/

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