The Value of Heritage

Have you ever thought about the value of your heritage? Whether it is represented by places, objects, customs, values and creative expressions, our heritage defines us. #HeritageStory Unfortunately, for Syrians and many other populations, the loss of their heritage is a reality. Protecting culture today is essential for building peace tomorrow.

Get involved! Visit http://www.unite4heritage.org/ and http://en.unesco.org/syrian-observatory/

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Safeguarding Cultural Heritage under Threat

Take a look at some of the action that UNESCO and its partners are taking to safeguard the world’s cultural heritage wherever it may be under threat, along with some of the difficult challenges faced. From experts and international organizations to law enforcement and governments, this is a truly global problem that requires the whole world to come together to ‪#Unite4Heritage.

The History of UNESCO

An overview of the principal events that helped create UNESCO.

In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political & economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. It is in the minds of men and women that the defenses of peace & the conditions for sustainable development must be built.

UNESCO History

The c was born on 16 November 1945 UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.

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