Recently, experts from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have stated in a new report that the Italian city of Venice should be added to a list of world heritage sites in danger.
About UNESCO heritage danger list:
- The list highlights a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are threatened due to factors like armed conflict and war, earthquakes and other natural disasters, pollution, poaching, uncontrolled urbanisation and unchecked tourist development.
- UNESCO also sets certain guidelines and criteria under the 1972 World Heritage Convention, which decide, whether or not, a property is faced with specific and proven imminent danger or threat.
Key facts about UNESCO
- UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
- It is specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).
- The constitution, which entered into force in 1946, called for the promotion of international collaboration in education, science, and culture.
- The agency’s permanent headquarters are in Paris, France.
- Parent Organisation - United Nations Economic and Social Council
- Goal: The primary goals of UNESCO are to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, and culture, and to promote sustainable development and intercultural dialogue.
- UNESCO believes that these areas are crucial for building a more just, peaceful, and inclusive world.
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Climate refers to the long-term patterns and averages of weather conditions in a specific region or the Earth as a whole. It is different from weather, which refers to short-term atmospheric conditions like temperature, precipitation, humidity, and wind.