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What is Heritage?

According to The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)'s definition: "Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa's Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up our world's heritage. What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located". The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972. (source: http://whc.unesco.org/EN/about).

 

什么是文化遗产?

根据联合国教育科学及文化组织(UNESCO)的定义,文化遗产是过去人类所创造,由现代人类继承并传之后世,具有独特和普世价值的物质或非物质遗存。文化遗产及自然遗产是无可取代的生活及灵感的来源。东非塞伦盖蒂公园、埃及金字塔、澳洲大堡碉以及拉丁美洲的巴罗克式天主教堂──这些独一无二的景观构成了世界遗产的一部分。世界遗产的概念是「共同拥有」:文化遗产并不仅仅属于某个国家或某个民族,而是人类共同的财富。一九七二年联合国教科文组织通过了《保护世界文化和自然遗产公约》,鼓励各国确认、保护和保存具有独特及重要人文价值的文化及自然遗产。(http://whc.unesco.org/EN/about)

 
   
       
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