ARC-WH Director meets UNESCO Director General and pledges support to Palmyra

In continuation of ARC-WH engagement with the international community towards increasing the support to the World Heritage site of Palmyra, Mounir Bouchnaki met UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova in Paris and discussed the upcoming experts mission to Syria, A mission of extreme importance as it will assess the damages and evaluate the steps undertaken to safeguard the site.

Bouchnaki held also a number of meetings with the Arab World Heritage Unit in UNESCO and planned the upcoming joint organized workshops and conferences with UNESCO. The Workshop held in Algeria will address the revision of Arab States tentative list and will be organized together with UNESCO and the African World Heritage Fund, ARC-WH is also partnering with UNESCO on organizing a international conference on ‘’ World Heritage sites and Museums’’ in Paris this year. 

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