UNESCO - The World Heritage List
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The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the following properties on the World Heritage List:
Damascus: Omayyad Mosque - inner court - iwan II - Ancient City of Damascus - Unesco World heritage site (photographer: John Wreford) 1979 Ancient City of Damascus Aleppo / Halab: walls of the the citadel - Unesco world heritage site (photo by G.Frysinger) 1986 Ancient City of Aleppo
Syria - Bosra: Roman theatre - Ancient City of Bosra - Unesco world heritage site  (photo by J.Kaman) 1980 Ancient City of Bosra Syria - Crac des Chevaliers: Crusaders castle - Qala'at al-Hosn - UNESCO world heritage (photo byJ.Wreford) 2066 Crac des Chevaliers and Qal’at Salah El-Din castles
looking west form the senate house(photo by J.Kaman) 1980 Site of Palmyra

The World Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.
The Convention states that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to be of outstanding universal value.
One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources are insufficient.
States Parties can request international assistance under the Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms, expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national or regional training centres.
Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.

source: www.unesco.org

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