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UNESCO celebrates 50th anniversary of World Heritage Convention

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UNESCO is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the text which launched the list of World Heritage sites. Now ratified by 194 countries, the list features more than 1,100 sites, from the Machu Picchu in Peru to the Acropolis of Athens in Greece. Lazare Eloundou Assomo, director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, explains the origins of the famous list: “On 16 November 1972, this important text (Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage) was adopted – which has a very nice preamble and very precise articles and among them the …

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