World Heritage Day-2020

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  • In 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) announced, 18 April as the “World Heritage Day”, approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983.
  • It aims to enhance awareness of the importance of the cultural heritage of humankind, and redouble efforts to protect and conserve the human heritage.
  • A World Heritage site is classified as a natural or man-made area or a structure that is of international importance, and a space which requires special protection.
  • These sites are officially recognized by the UN and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, also known as UNESCO.
  • UNESCO believes that the sites classified as World Heritage are important for humanity, and they hold cultural and physical significance.
  • To be selected, a World Heritage Site must be an already classified landmark, unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable place having special cultural or physical significance.
  • India ranks sixth in the largest number of heritage sites in the world, there are a total of 38 heritage sites in India.
  • Ministry of Tourism celebrated the World Heritage Day-2020 through a webinar series on Mamallapuram and Humayun’s Tomb. [/showhide]

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