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World Heritage Day: 18 April


World Heritage Day: 18 April


World Heritage Day 2020 observed globally on 18 April every year. 

This Day is celebrated to preserve the human heritage and to recognise all the efforts of relevant organizations.

The day is also celebrated as the International Day of Monuments and sites.

World Heritage Day 2020's Theme is “Shared Culture’, ‘Shared heritage’ and ‘Shared responsibility”. 

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in 1982 announced, 18 April as the World Heritage Day. It was approved by the UNESCO in 1983.

About UNESCO:

UNESCO Full Form: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNESCO formation: 4 November 1946.
UNESCO Headquarters: Paris, France.
UNESCO Director-General: Audrey Azoulay.

About ICOMOS:

ICOMOS Full Form: International Council on Monuments and Sites
Headquarters of ICOMOS: Paris, France.
ICOMOS Founded: 1965.
President of ICOMOS: Toshiyuki Kono.



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