World Heritage Day

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Every year, World Heritage Day is celebrated on April 18 in order to spread awareness about the dying cultures and natural heritage around the globe. 

  • The theme for World Heritage Day 2022 is "Heritage and Climate".

  • It is decided by the International Council on Monuments and Sites every year.

  • This year’s theme offers a platform to respond to questions of climate change and equity to protect heritage in the background of climate justice.

  • Last year’s theme for World Heritage Day 2021 was “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures.” 

  • During a seminar in Tunisia, the International Council of Mountains and Sights suggested celebrating World Heritage Day on April 18, 1982.

  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) approved it in 1983.

  • World Heritage Day was started in 1983.

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