UNESCO recognizes Iran efforts in preserving historical sites

Steps taken by Iran to preserve Isfahan's Naqsh-e Jahan Square and Shoush ancient city were recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

"The World Heritage Committee appreciated Iran's comprehensive report on protection measures taken for the two historical sites by issuing a statement in the 41st annual session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee conference," said Deputy Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization's for Cultural Heritage Affairs Mohammad-Hassan Talebian on Saturday.

"Describing the steps taken by Iran as satisfactory, the committee asked the delegation in the UNESCO conference to deliver other reports in 2018 and 2019 pertaining to the protection of the two historical sites," he added.

According to IRNA, the repair works undertaken in Naqsh-e Jahan Square, and transferring the construction project of Isfahan subway to outside of the site were among the steps that were appreciated by the international body, said the official.

"Steps to preserve the ancient city of Shoush on the basis of UNESCO instructions were also an indication of Iran's efforts," Talebian added.

He noted that UNESCO had asked Iran to present a periodical report on the preservation status of Shoush before February 2017.

The 41st session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee conference (July 2-12) is underway in Krakow, Poland.


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