18th of April 2010 - International Day for Monuments and Sites
On the proposal of ICOMOS, 18 April was endorsed as The International Day for Monuments and Sites by UNESCO in 1983. This special day offers an opportunity to raise public awareness concerning the diversity of the world’s heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as to draw attention to its vulnerability. For several years now, ICOMOS suggests a topic to be highlighted on this occasion. This has allowed our members and our committees to hold activities, conferences, colloquia or other events to raise awareness on this cultural heritage among the public, the owners or the public authorities by linking a global theme to local or national realities.
Theme for 2010 – “The Heritage of Agriculture”
Celebrate the world’s heritage on 18 April 2010!
A contribution to the United Nations 2010 International Year of Biodiversity