UNESCO Conference calls for protected cultural zones to be established Syria and Iraq – University of Copenhagen

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04 December 2014

UNESCO Conference calls for protected cultural zones to be established Syria and Iraq

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today called for the creation of "protected cultural zones" around heritage sites in Syria and Iraq. Opening an international conference on threats to cultural heritage and diversity in these countries at UNESCO Headquarters, she suggested a start could be made with the city of Aleppo, and especially the Omeyyad Mosque, a highly iconic site located in the World Heritage Syrian city of Aleppo. “It is not too late to take action,” she said. Read the complete article on UNESCO homepage