UNESCO monitors damage to heritage in northern Italy following powerful earthquake

23 May 2012 8:43 AM | Anonymous

UNESCO monitors damage to heritage in northern Italy following powerful earthquake

© Stefania Andreotti

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today extended her condolences to the inhabitants of northern Italy for the loss of human life and suffering caused by the earthquake that shook the region on May 20.

The Director-General also said that UNESCO is sending a mission to assess damage to World Heritage sites and other cultural heritage in northern Italy.

 

“While initial reports from the Italian authorities indicate that the World Heritage sites of Ferrara, as well as Mantua and Sabbioneta, have not sustained severe damage, UNESCO will continue to monitor the situation. UNESCO stands ready to work with the Italian authorities to ensure that the outstanding universal value of these sites is preserved,” she stated.

 

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/unesco_monitors_damage_to_heritage_in_northern_italy_following_powerful_earthquake/

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