Today is International Day for Monuments and Sites

The International Day for Monuments and Sites is observed globally on April 18 every year to promote culture and heritage, followed by UNESCO adoption during its 22nd General Conference.

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The International Day for Monuments and Sites is observed globally on April 18 every year to promote culture and heritage, followed by UNESCO adoption during its 22nd General Conference. Each year, on this occasion, ICOMOS proposes a theme for activities to be organized by its members, ICOMOS National and International Scientific Committees, Working Groups and partners, and anyone who wants to join in marking the Day.

It is also commonly known as the World Heritage Day.

This year, the day will be dedicated under the theme “Heritage and Climate” through open, constructive and intergenerational dialogues.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has designated a total of 1155 monuments in 167 countries as UNESCO world heritage sites.