Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) celebrates the International Day for Monuments and Sites (also called as World Heritage day), whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983.
The aim is to promote awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage of humanity, their vulnerability and the efforts required for their protection and conservation. In 2017, the theme is “Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism”, chosen in relation to the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Takeaways from above News-
- The International Day for Monuments and Sites is celebrated on 18th April
- The day is celebrated by ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
- The theme for 2017 is “Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism”
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