2012 is the 40th Anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Read what Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO says of the occasion
World Heritage is a building block for peace and sustainable development. It is a source of identity and dignity for local communities, a wellspring of knowledge and strength to be shared. In 2012, as we celebrate the , this message is more relevant than ever.
To mark the occasion of this 40th anniversary, we have dedicated every Wednesday on the blog to featuring a World Heritage site.