World Heritage Committee opens with an appeal to protect cultural heritage sites targeted for destruction

29 Jun 2015 1:26 PM | Anonymous

World Heritage Committee opens with an appeal to protect cultural heritage sites targeted for destruction

Bonn (Germany), 28 June—An appeal for the international community to counter the new threat of violent extremism and cultural cleansing was issued at the opening of the World Heritage Committee, which opened its session in Bonn, Germany, today. The Committee will remain in session until 8 July under the chair of Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office and member of the Bundestag. In a video message, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke of the importance of heritage for our understanding of cultures.

https://en.unesco.org/news/world-heritage-committee-opens-appeal-protect-cultural-heritage-sites-targeted-destruction