United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Protecting Heritage Sitess in Conflict Zones

All heritage sites in every country are treasures; a gift from our ancestors to be protected. Despite their value, many heritage sites are currently under threat because of ongoing conflicts in the area. Reflecting from Aleppo and Palmyra in Syria, we could see how war and armed conflicts are affecting the sustainability of these sites. It has been the duty of the country and also the international community to protect the heritage sites. Now, the world arewaiting for responses from international community to form even more thorough action to perform their duty regarding our ancestors’ heritage.