Officials of UN fears for Syria’s cultural heritage

17 Mar 2014 7:14 AM | Anonymous
Officials of UN fears for Syria’s cultural heritage

By Ghana News -SpyGhana.com

12 March 2014 – The rampant destruction of Syria’s cultural heritage – including ancient cities, houses and temples – is deepening hatred in the war-torn country and must stop, United Nations and Arab League officials warned today, stressing that the protection of Syria’s ancient history is inseparable from the protection of its people.

“Destroying the inheritance of the past robs future generations of a powerful legacy, deepens hatred and despair and undermines all attempts to foster reconciliation,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director General, Irina Bokova, and UN and League of Arab States Joint Special Representative for SyriHuman representations in art are being destroyed by extremist groups intent on eradicating unique testimonies of Syria’s rich cultural diversitya, Lakhdar Brahimi.

 

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