World Heritage Day Quick Facts
|World Heritage Day ()
|08 April 1982
|United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
World Heritage Day Brief
Every year on 18 April 'World Heritage Day' or 'World Heritage Day' or 'International Day for Monuments and Antiquities' is celebrated.
World Heritage Day History
World Heritage Day began on 08 April 1982, when the organization ICOMOS organized the International Day of Monuments and Antiquities in Tunisia.
World Heritage Day Objective
The purpose of celebrating this day is to attract people's attention to the World Heritage Sites, spread awareness about them, and protect and protect them.
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Member of UNESCO World Heritage Committee:
|Republic of Korea
Which is called World Heritage?
UNESCO World Heritage Sites are designated places (such as forest areas, mountains, lakes, deserts, monuments, buildings, or cities, etc.) that are selected by the World Heritage Sites Committee; And this committee oversees these sites under the auspices of UNESCO.
The purpose of this program is to select and preserve such places of the world which are important to humanity from the point of view of world culture. Under certain circumstances, financial assistance is also given to such places by this committee. So far, about 1,121 sites have been declared as World Heritage Sites all over the world in which 869 are cultural, 39 are mixed and 213 are natural.
Every heritage site is the property of the particular country in which the site is located; But it is also in the interest of the international community to preserve them for the future generations and for the benefit of humanity. Rather, the entire world community has a responsibility to protect it.
History of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India
For the first time in the year 1983, four historical sites of India were considered by UNESCO as "World Heritage Site". These four sites were – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Today there are many World Heritage Sites all over India, which are located in different states. UNESCO has included many historical sites of India in the World Heritage List. Presently 38 sites in India are included in the World Heritage List. Out of which 30 have got place in cultural category, 07 in natural and 01 in mixed category.
Selection Criteria by UNESCO
By the end of 2004, there were 6 criteria for cultural heritage and 4 criteria for natural heritage. In 2005, this was changed to make a total of 10 criteria. Any nominated site must meet at least one criterion.
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