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    UN Security Council adopts historic resolution for the protection of heritage


    New York, 24 March 2017 - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova addressed today’s public briefing of the United Nations Security Council on “Maintenance of international peace and security: destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict,” where the UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2347 for the protection of heritage.

    “The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, it has become a tactic of war to tear societies over the long term, in a strategy of cultural cleansing. This is why defending cultural heritage is more than a cultural issue, it is a security imperative, inseparable from that of defending human lives," Director-General Bokova told the Security Council, as she spoke in support of the resolution, with Executive Director of UNODC Youri Fedotov and Commander Fabrizio Parrulli of the Carabinieri Italiani.

    "Weapons are not enough to defeat violent extremism. Building peace requires culture also; it requires education, prevention, and the transmission of heritage. This is the message of this historic resolution," she added.

    The briefing by Director-General Bokova before the Security Council marked the first time a Director-General of UNESCO has been invited in this capacity. The briefing was held at the initiative of France and Italy and under the Presidency of the United Kingdom.

    The Director-General went on to explain that since the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2199 in 2015, which prohibits trade in cultural property from Iraq and Syria, efforts are well-underway to disrupt terrorist financing through the illicit trafficking of antiquities. “In a global movement launched by UNESCO, some 50 States have strengthened their legislation and are sharing information and data, to dismantle trafficking routes, to facilitate restitutions.

    “Together, UNESCO, INTERPOL, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, customs services, the private sector and museums are all bolstering cooperation, coordinating new action,” she said.

    Commander Fabrizio Parulli of the Carabinieri Italiani and the Unite4heritage task force shared the latest data on illicit trafficking, recalling that since 1969, 800,000 artefacts had been seized by Italian forces in the fight against the financing of criminal activities.

    Resolution 2347 is the first ever resolution adopted by the Security Council to focus exclusively on Cultural heritage. The unanimous support to the Resolution reflects a new recognition of the importance of heritage protection for peace and security. UNESCO is guardian of a wide array of legal instruments that are of vital importance in the protection of cultural heritage. These include the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property on the Event of Armed Conflict (1954) and its two Protocols, as well as the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting the Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property and the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972).

    For more information, contact: Ricardo de Guimaraes Pinto, UNESCO Liaison Office to the UN, +1 917-975-8498, r.de-guimaraes-pinto@unesco.org.


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    UNESCO calls on international community to help revive Iraq’s cultural heritage in the wake of massive destruction


    Paris, 24 February— A two-day International Coordination Conference on the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage in Liberated Areas of Iraq ended at UNESCO’s Headquarters on Friday, laying the ground for an emergency, medium and long term action plan to preserve the country’s rich, diverse millennial archaeological sites, its museums, religious heritage, and historic cities.

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    NIMRUD (December 2016)
    Situated 32 kilometres south of Mosul, the city of Nimrud (Kalakh), was founded more than 3,300 years ago. It was one of the capitals of the Assyrian Empire, and its frescoes and works are celebrated around the world, in literature and sacred texts.


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    NIMRUD (December 2016)
    Situated 32 kilometres south of Mosul, the city of Nimrud (Kalakh), was founded more than 3,300 years ago. It was one of the capitals of the Assyrian Empire, and its frescoes and works are celebrated around the world, in literature and sacred texts.


    The Iraqi government officials and some 80 heritage experts from all over the world at the meeting agreed to appoint a joint UNESCO-Iraqi Steering Committee to coordinate and advocate the many national and international initiatives to rehabilitate the cultural heritage of Iraq.

    Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, said that damage was even greater than had been feared and she described today’s meeting as the start of a long heritage rehabilitation process which is likely to require decades of work. “This is a turning point for the Iraqi people and for the world’s understanding of the role of heritage for societies in conflict situations.” Less than three months after sending emergency missions to Nineveh and Nimrud, and, more recently, a damage assessment mission to the World Heritage site of Ashur, Ms Bokova said that “UNESCO is already mobilizing on the ground to support Iraq in protecting heritage and objects most at risk, and to fence off and guard sites.”

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    ASHUR (Qal'at Sherqat) FEBRUARY 2017 - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
    The ancient city of Ashur is located on the Tigris River in northern Mesopotamia in a specific geo-ecological zone, at the borderline between rain-fed and irrigation agriculture. The city dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. From the 14th to the 9th centuries BC it was the first capital of the Assyrian Empire, a city-state and trading platform of international importance. It also served as the religious capital of the Assyrians, associated with the god Ashur. The city was destroyed by the Babylonians, but revived during the Parthian period in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.


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    ASHUR (Qal'at Sherqat) FEBRUARY 2017 - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
    The ancient city of Ashur is located on the Tigris River in northern Mesopotamia in a specific geo-ecological zone, at the borderline between rain-fed and irrigation agriculture. The city dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. From the 14th to the 9th centuries BC it was the first capital of the Assyrian Empire, a city-state and trading platform of international importance. It also served as the religious capital of the Assyrians, associated with the god Ashur. The city was destroyed by the Babylonians, but revived during the Parthian period in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.


    According to Qais Rasheed, Iraq’s Vice-Minister of Culture for Antiquities and Tourism Affairs, violent extremists have wreaked severe damage to archaeological sites of world importance, destroying up to 70% of Nineveh and 80% of Nimrud. They systematically dug tunnels in Mosul and other heritage sites in search for antiquities to sell on the Internet and black market. Mohammad Iqbal Omar, Iraq’s Minister of Education, stressed that “we must stop the trade in Iraqi antiquities, adhere to UN Security Council Resolution 2199 [banning all cultural trade from Iraq and Syria], and dry up Daesh’s money flow.”

    “As we reclaim our country,” said Fryad Rawandouzi, Minister of Culture, “We need help from UNESCO, the UN and others to rehabilitate museums, cities and sites, and return stolen objects. We need a plan with a timeline, as well as technical and financial support.”

    The meeting also included an information session for representatives of UNESCO’s 195 Member States, crucial to raise funds for strategic safeguarding priorities identified during the meeting: archaeological sites; museums and museum collections; World Heritage sites and those on the “Tentative List” [slated to apply for World Heritage status in the future]; historical manuscripts; historical buildings and urban heritage; as well as religious heritage.

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    Mosul Museum 2008
    As the second largest museum in Iraq, the Mosul Museum is home to hundreds of artefacts of Assyrian origin, some dating back 3,000 years. In 2003, some 1,500 objects were relocated to the Iraqi Museum in Baghdad for safekeeping, while other statues - too large or too fragile - stayed.


    Many of the actions identified, were qualified as urgent, notably the need to conduct thorough damage assessment and protection measures such as the fencing off of exposed sites.

    “Daesh tried, but will never erase our culture, identity, diversity, history and the pillars of civilization. I call on the world to help us,” declared Mohammad Iqbal Omar, the Education of Iraq.

    The meeting was organized by UNESCO and the Iraqi Ministry for Culture, with financial support by the Government of Japan in the framework of the project Preventive Conservation of Iraq’s Museum Collections and Cultural Heritage at Imminent Risk, carried out by the UNESCO Iraq Office in Baghdad.

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    HATRA - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
    A large fortified city under the influence of the Parthian Empire and capital of the first Arab Kingdom, Hatra withstood invasions by the Romans in A.D. 116 and 198 thanks to its high, thick walls reinforced by towers. The remains of the city, especially the temples where Hellenistic and Roman architecture blend with Eastern decorative features, attest to the greatness of its civilization.


     UNESCO
    HATRA - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
    A large fortified city under the influence of the Parthian Empire and capital of the first Arab Kingdom, Hatra withstood invasions by the Romans in A.D. 116 and 198 thanks to its high, thick walls reinforced by towers. The remains of the city, especially the temples where Hellenistic and Roman architecture blend with Eastern decorative features, attest to the greatness of its civilization.



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    Global Used Car Price Index 2017


    Global Used Car Price Index 2017

    Study by Carspring reveals the sharp difference in the value of used automobiles around the world.


  • USA most affordable country to buy used cars worldwide

  • The UK is the 2nd least expensive country to buy used cars worldwide

  • Singapore is the most expensive country to buy every model

  • Car depreciation varies significantly depending on the market



  • London, United Kingdom, 25/01/2017 - Online used car dealership Carspring conducted a study to better understand the depreciation of second-hand cars around the globe. While comparing the value of used cars between nations is known within the industry to be a challenge, Carspring have made it their mission to understand the global market and to offer transparency on the subject for the public. The Global Used Car Price Index 2017 offers an insightful overview of the value of various brands across different economic regions and car markets.

    The 40 countries researched include the majority of the largest car producing nations, plus other countries of automotive interest, whilst brands were selected based on global popularity. Where no direct model comparison was available between nations, they identified comparable global models per brand and selected models with similar mileage and engines. With these conditions defined, they researched all used cars currently available in the market for each model, plus those sold in the past 12 months from hundreds of online outlets and brick and mortar retailers in 5 of the biggest cities in each market.

    “The fluctuating value of used cars around the world has always mystified buyers and experts alike,” states Carspring's Co-founder Maximilian Vollenbroich, “But we took it upon ourselves to make the complicated simple and present a snapshot of the current global value of used cars.”

    Full list of results (click here)

    Further findings include:

  • Singapore is the most expensive country to buy a used car for every model due to the country’s extremely high taxes on automobiles.

  • India is the most affordable country to buy a used General Motors Chevrolet / Opel / Vauxhall at an average price of $4,757.

  • Denmark is the second most expensive country to buy a used General Motors Chevrolet / Opel / Vauxhall at an average price of $15,435.

  • Bulgaria is the most affordable country to buy a used Renault vehicle at an average price of $8,251.

  • Denmark is the second most expensive country to buy a used Renault vehicle at an average price of $19,806.

  • Czech Republic is the most affordable country to buy a used Hyundai vehicle at $8,812.

  • Denmark is the second most expensive country to buy a used Hyundai vehicle at an average price of $19,631.

  • Canada is the most affordable country to buy a used Ford vehicle at an average price of $6,753.

  • Norway is the second most expensive country to buy a used Ford vehicle at an average price of $17,795.

  • Croatia and Slovakia are the most affordable countries to buy a used VW vehicle, tied at an average price of $10,212.

  • Denmark is the second most expensive country to buy a used VW vehicle at an average price of $22,627.

  • USA is the most affordable country to buy a used Fiat at an average price of $6,106.

  • India is the second most expensive country to buy a used Fiat in at an average price of $19,755.

  • Bulgaria is the most affordable country to buy a used Land Rover at an average price of $29,147.

  • India is the second most expensive country to buy a used Land Rover at an average price of $58,576.

  • Mexico is the most affordable country to buy a Mercedes at an average price of $16,844.

  • Denmark is the second most expensive country to buy a Mercedes at an average price of $42,438.

  • India is the most affordable country to buy a Pickup at an average price of $5,272.

  • Hungary is the second most expensive country to buy a Pickup at an average price of $34,434.

  • Latvia is the most affordable country to buy a Hybrid vehicle at an average price of $14,528.

  • Denmark is the second most expensive country to buy a Hybrid vehicle at an average price of $43,174.


  • https://www.carspring.co.uk/global-used-car-price-index/dollar//.

    About Carspring: Carspring is an online used car dealership, launched in May 2015, on a mission to make buying a used car simple and stress-free. With Carspring, you log online, find your car and spread the cost with a monthly payment plan. The company then delivers an RAC-approved used car directly to your door, wherever you live in the UK. It’s buying used cars, without bad surprises.


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    UNESCO Director-General receives the Mayor of Venice


    Paris, 24 January—The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, received the Mayor of Venice, Mr. Luigi Brugnaro, at UNESCO Headquarters, in the presence of representatives of the Italian government, to discuss the protection of the city of Venice and its Lagoon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

    This meeting follows the Director-General's visit to Venice on 3 and 4 November 2016, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Venice flood.

    The discussion focused on measures taken by the Italian authorities and the Municipality of Venice to ensure the long-term protection of the site. The meeting of the World Heritage Committee in July 2016 made a number of recommendations and asked that Italy report on its actions before 1 February 2017.

    The Italian authorities reaffirmed their total commitment to respond to the concerns raised by the World Heritage Committee in July 2016 regarding the preservation of the city of Venice. This commitment resulted in the adoption of a new "Pact for Venice", signed on 26 November last, planning for the investment of some 457 million Euros in preservation initiatives in the city and its lagoon over the next four years. In addition, as part of the National Strategic Plan for the Development of Tourism presented by the Ministry of Cultural Activities and Tourism on 16 December last, the objective of which is to put sustainable tourism at the center of national policies, a specific pilot action is planned to monitor and manage tourist flows in Venice.

    "Venice is a shared heritage of outstanding universal value. Working hand-in-hand, UNESCO with the Government, the Municipality, and all stakeholders, is the only way forward. This morning the mayor of Venice presented to me in detail the great number of measures taken and the concrete projects that he intends to carry out. I understand the strength of the commitment jointly led by the municipality and the Government . We will continue to move forward in this spirit.” said Irina Bokova.

    "My presence today is a sign of Venice’s trust and commitment to the international cooperation. I have presented this morning to the Director-General the progress made during the last 15 months by the city of Venice, which shows a strong commitment to the revitalization of the city and a clear trend reversal. I hope that this meeting will be the starting point of a cooperation that builds a new vision for Venice in the next 20 years, where all are committed to a better future for young people and future generations.” said Mayor Luigi Brugnaro.

    The bilateral meeting between the Director-General and the Mayor was followed by working meetings to explore various aspects of the management of the World Heritage site.

    State of Conservation of Venice and its Lagoon: http://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&pattern=venise


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    New Book Highlights the Dramatic Changes and Impacts on Children from the Refugee Crisis


    Santa Barbara based couple Robin and Robert Jones have lived part-time on the beautiful island of Lesbos, Greece for 42 years. In 2015 Lesbos became a flashpoint for the refugee crisis sweeping Europe and Asia.

    In April 2015, fewer than 150 refugees a week were landing on the island. By November, 3,000 desperate people were pouring onto their beaches every day after having made the dangerous crossing of the Aegean Sea on overcrowded rubber rafts from Turkey.

    Refugee Crisis


    Their new book, The Refugee Crisis: Through the Eyes of the Children, shares what happened when the Robin and Robert joined other volunteers to help the refugees, over half of whom were women and children.

    Refugee Crisis


    Soaked, with few to no belongings, the refugees desperately wanted to continue their journey to Northern Europe and leave Greece as soon as possible.

    Refugee Crisis


    At a rest stop set up for the refugees, Robin, an art teacher, decided to provide paper, colored pens and a plastic tablecloth she spread on the ground to give the children a place to draw.

    The kids were at first a little shy but then they began to draw. And as more and more children got involved, an amazing scene developed that drew many onlookers. The activity offered a moment of relief to the many children arriving on the beach or entering the temporary chaos of the transit camps.

    Refugee Crisis


    All of the drawings and photos were done within hours of arrival. The photos and drawings show what the children were seeing and feel fully in the moment.

    Refugee Crisis


    They sketched tanks and guns but also flowers and homes. Streaks and swirls of blue represented the water they had just crossed.

    Refugee Crisis


    The simple act of drawing concentrated the children’s thoughts on a quieter world where they could express what they were experiencing or, for a moment, to just have a little fun.

    Refugee Crisis


    One of the most powerful of the children’s drawings shows tanks shooting at people, the boat crossing the expanse of the sea to a world of trees, birds and flowers.

    Refugee Crisis


    The frowning sun above is replaced with a smiling sun in Lesbos. Note the figures in the water that seem to suggest not everyone on his boat survived the crossing.

    Robin found a way for the children to step outside the harsh reality of their current situation. Their lives were forever changed by the refugee crisis.

    Refugee Crisis


    Robin and Robert Jones knew while this crisis was unfolding that beyond the words and photos, it was an extraordinary moment for them personally to get a chance to experience the profound gift of caring for other humans in desperate need.

    They created the book so that the shared smiles, hands touching hearts in thanks and the wet eyes will never be forgotten.

    The Jones’ say, “Our goal is to place a human face on this world event and meaning to the term “refugee.” This ongoing crisis is changing the world. We believe there is an urgent need to educate and offer an opportunity for people to connect to the human side of this tragedy.”

    Refugee Crisis


    The Refugee Crisis: Through the Eyes of Children
    Robin and Robert Jones
    List $19.95
    Paperback: 82 pages
    Publisher Blue Point Books
    ISBN-10: 1883423473 ISBN-13: 978-1883423476

    All the proceeds from the sales of Through the Eyes of the Children, over the actual costs, will be donated to IsraAID through the Avi Schaefer Fund.

    The children’s art as well as Robin’s photographs are available for viewing at www.throughtheeyesofthechildren.com

    About the Authors:
    Refugee Crisis


    Robin and Robert Jones, on a break from their separate worlds, met by chance on the Greek island of Hydra in 1974. From there they traveled by ferry to the island of Lesbos and the beautiful village of Molyvos, where they fell in love with each other and the village.

    Robert has been traveling the world since he was 18 years old. He has owned an Asian art gallery and bookstore in Toronto, Canada, is a SCUBA instructor, a poet, and was President of an international processing and distribution company.

    Robin holds a BFA and K-12 Teaching Certification from Temple University (Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia) and is passionate about family, photography, cooking, and travel (among many other things).

    Robert and Robin married in Toronto two years after their chance meeting in Greece. After years in the corporate world, in 1987 they retreated back to Molyvos with their three sons for a year’s sabbatical.

    Returning to the States, they moved to Santa Barbara (where Robert had gone to high school) and started a successful travel company that they recently sold after 28 years. During those years they frequently returned to Molyvos where, in 2007, they bought a second home. They continue to spend 3-4 months a year there.

    Robin and Robert’s lives were forever changed by the refugee crisis. They knew while this crisis was unfolding that beyond the words and photos, it was an extraordinary moment for them personally to get a chance to experience the profound gift of caring for other humans in desperate need. They have made it their mission to share their experience with others so the refugees will not be forgotten.

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    UNESCO reports on extensive damage in first emergency assessment mission to Aleppo


    Paris, 20 January - UNESCO led an emergency mission to Aleppo from 16 to 19 January to undertake a preliminary assessment of the extent of damages at the World Heritage site of the Ancient City of Aleppo, as well as the state of educational institutions in the city.

    The UNESCO team reported extensive damage at the Great Umayyad Mosque, the Citadel, mosques, churches, suqs, khans, madrassas, hammams, museums and other significant historic buildings in Aleppo. According to a preliminary assessment, some 60% of the old city of Aleppo has been severely damaged, with 30% totally destroyed. The mission noted the incredible resilience of the people of Aleppo and the efforts led by heritage professionals to undertake mitigation actions during the conflict, as well as emergency measures for the recovery phase (damage assessment, debris management...). Emergency measures were discussed during a number of working meetings with the Aleppo City Council, the DGAM and NGOs, in order to identify adequate proposals and coordinate action. During these consultations, it was proposed to declare the Ancient City of Aleppo an “emergency zone”. At the same time, UNESCO is working on an emergency initiative to coordinate international efforts.

    In the field of education, UNESCO reports the indescribable destruction of learning institutions. The schools visited by UNESCO in east Aleppo are either destroyed or require extensive rehabilitation. The Osam Alnadir basic school is barely recognizable. The nationally renowned Aleppo Fourth Vocational Institute, specialized in technical education, has been reduced to rubble. The very few schools still in operation are in dire situation, unsafe for learning, deprived of electricity or water, featuring broken doors and windows, as well as fragments of shrapnel.

    “The destruction of one of the greatest and most ancient cities in the world is a tragedy for all Syrians and for all humanity” said the Director-General. “This situation calls for immediate action and the highest sense of responsibility and coordination,” said the Director-General.

    The people of Aleppo and Syria know too well the importance of education and culture to foster resilience and build peace. UNESCO stands by them to accelerate the resumption of all educational institutions and the protection of heritage. Close to 20 schools have reopened since December 2016. Demand is extremely high and alternative learning spaces, such as mobile classes, must be built and made available on an urgent basis. In all of the opened schools visited, UNESCO witnessed the immense determination to get back to normality, with so many children eager to learn and teachers delivering despite the little they have. Education is a cornerstone of all recovery efforts, and there is a need to must drastically strengthen efforts towards education, knowledge and skills, as the conflict is still underway.

    “As I have urged on numerous occasions, I call on all parties to refrain from targeting cultural monuments and educational institutions, in accordance with international and humanitarian law. Culture and education should never be taken hostage of conflict - we must unite to protect them. To destroy Syria's heritage is to kill the Syrian people a second time. To forget its history is to deny the values and rights that are attached to it. War does not spare lives or stones, and that is why the search for peace implies saving lives, schools and heritage at the same time. UNESCO is determined to play its part, standing firmly together with the Syrian people, in close coordination with partners,” the Director-General concluded.


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    UNESCO Director-General condemns destruction of the Tetrapylon and severe damage to the Theatre in Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site


    UNESCO received several reports and satellite imagery released today by UNITAR-UNOSAT confirming the destruction of Palmyra’s tetrapylon and parts of the theatre’s proscenium.

    “This destruction is a new war crime and an immense loss for the Syrian people and for humanity,” said UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova. “This new blow against cultural heritage, just a few hours after UNESCO received reports about mass executions in the theatre, shows that cultural cleansing led by violent extremists is seeking to destroy both human lives and historical monuments in order to deprive the Syrian people of its past and its future. This is why the protection of heritage is inseparable from the protection of human lives, and we must all unite to put this at the center of all efforts to build peace,” Ms. Bokova added.

    The tetrapylon was a monument marking a major road intersection along the colonnaded street of Palmyra. It was a testimony to the grandeur of the era around 270 AD, during which Queen Zenobia had reached the height of her power.

    “The tetrapylon was an architectural symbol of the spirit of the encounter and openness of Palmyra – and this is also one of the reasons why it has been destroyed. Its position and shape are unique in ancient architecture and testified to the specificity of Palmyrene identity, as a source of pride and dignity for all Syrians today,” declared the Director-General.

    Palmyra’s theatre, dating from the 2nd century AD, is built in the center of a semicircular colonnaded piazza located to the southwest of the main colonnaded street. Satellite images show damage at its formerly well-preserved proscenium wall, decorated with ten curved and nine rectangular niches placed alternately.

    UNESCO reiterates its calls on the international community to stand united against cultural cleansing.

    An oasis in the Syrian desert, northeast of Damascus, Palmyra contains the monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Greco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences. Palmyra was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1980 and has been on the list of world heritage in Danger since 2013.

    More information on UNOSAT: http://www.unitar.org/unosat/node/44/2537

    More information on Palmyra, UNESCO World Heritage site http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/23/

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