United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Protecting Heritage Sitess in Conflict Areas

Heritage sites in every country are treasures; gifts from the preceding generations of humanity which transmit knowledge and values. However, many heritage sites are currently under threat due to development pressures, environmental deterioration, human-made and natural disasters, visitor/tourism pressures, or an outbreak or threat of armed conflict. It has been the duty of each country and also the international community to protect heritage sites. Now, the world is waiting for the international community to formulate action plans by which heritage sites can be a learning resource for humanitarianism in the honoring of civilizations, diversity, and peace.