Oman to mark World Heritage Day; ONA; Times Of Oman

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To raise awareness on the importance of the mankind’s cultural heritage and redouble efforts to protect and preserve heritage the Sultanate will mark World Heritage Day (WHD) on Wednesday.

The theme of this year’s celebration is Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism, which comes in line with the United Nations International Year for Sustainable Tourism, and in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals.

The celebration of this day comes in accordance with the Convention adopted by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris in 1972.

The convention classified the human heritage into two types, cultural which includes archaeology, architectural works, urban complexes and urban sites of exceptional value. The second type is the natural and includes the natural sites of international value.

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