World Heritage Sites mean good news for the environment and culture!

 

Developing countries appeal for increase of their World Heritage sites

 

 

English.news.cn   2010-08-03 14:13:21 Feedback Print RSS

BRASILIA, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) — The imbalance in the number of sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List is a central issue to the future of the guiding convention, officials said Monday.

This issue was analyzed in debates since the beginning of the 34th meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on July 25, taking into account that most of the sites on the list belong to countries in Europe and North America.

Brazil’s Culture Minister and President of the Committee, Juca Ferreira, recalled that in his speech at the opening ceremony he had called for discussions about the reasons for inequality.

“I emphasized the imbalance on the List, with less presence of cultural assets of Africa, Latin America and Asia, hoping that the issue would be included in future discussions,” he said.

Developing countries have a growing voice in the discussions and there are already some signs that the situation began to change, said Francesco Bandarin, director of the World Heritage Center.

“It is important to notice an improvement of the situation: this year there are three new countries – Marshall Islands, Kiribati and Tajiquistan – in the World Heritage List,” he said.

In the same vein, Tim Badman, representative of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, an advisory body of the committee, said there is a tendency to overcome this problem.

“When looking at the natural sites inscribed this year, it seems that the imbalance is greater, but indeed there is a change. The Papahanaumokuakea of the U.S. and the Reunion Island of France were inscribed in the list, but in reality they are located in Hawaii and the African continent,” he said.

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