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  • The World Heritage Committee chaired by Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office and member of the Bundestag, inscribed 24 new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and approved extensions to three existing sites.


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  • The participants in the meeting on June 14th and 15th in Amman, included representatives of the ‎Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Tourism and antiquities, assigned experts of developing ‎natural and cultural management plans for the marshlands, as well as representatives of IUCN-ROWA,


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  • In the framework of supporting Arab countries that are undergoing conflicts affecting their ‎cultural heritage, ARC-WH in partnership with UNESCO office in Beirut (EU Project for ‎emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage) and ICCROM-ATHAR Regional ‎Conservation Centre in Sharjah org


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  • At the invitation of the World Monuments Fund, Mr. Mounir Bouchenaki has been invited to ‎be the keynote Speaker to Erbil on 1 and 2 June 2015 to participate in the graduation ceremony ‎of 20 Iraqi participants in the training course “Conservation and Management of Cultural ‎Heritage”.‎


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  • The Blue Shield offers its unequivocal support for the United Nations Secretary General’s statements (26 May 2015). We agree that the only durable resolution to the current crisis in Yemen is an inclusive, Yemeni-led, peaceful transition process towards a negotiated political settlement.


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  • The course "Risk preparedness and Risk Management" was launched after the welcome speech of the director of UNESCO in Beirut Dr. Haned Alhammami, the director of ICCROM Athar Dr. Zaki Aslan, the representative of DGAM in Syria Dr. Ahmad Deeb, and the representative of ARCWH Dr.


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  • H.E Sheikha Mai Al Khalifa, President of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage ‎expressed its deep concern over the negative impact of hostilities upon the ancient ‎archaeological sites in the city of Palmyra inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.


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