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Common Heritage Of Mankind

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The expression Common Heritage of Mankind describes initiatives of the UN and its member states to protect cultural and natural properties of territories not under the sovereignty of nation states, and the environment in general. One of the most important steps for the protection of the common heritage of mankind was initiated by UNESCO, when it adopted the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage in November 1972 at its 17th General Conference. The decisive event that finally led to a general convention for the protection of cultural and natural heritages was the construction of the Aswan dam in Egypt. The World Heritage Committee is in charge of implementing the Conventions basic principles.

Keywords: heritage of mankind; International Law; UNESCO; World Heritage Committee



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