(Adopted by the General Conference at its seventeenth session, Paris, 16 November 1972) The General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization meeting in Paris from 17 October to 21 November 1972, at its seventeenth session. Nothing that the cultural heritage and the natural heritage are increasingly threatened with destruction not only by the traditional causes of decay, buts also by changing social and economic conditions which aggravate the situation with even more formidable phenomena of damage or destruction, Considering that protection of this heritage at the national level often remains incomplete because of the scale of the resources which it requires and of the insufficient economic, scientific and technical resources of the country where the property to be protected is situated, Recalling that the Constitution of the Organization provides that it will maintain, increase and diffuse knowledge, by assuring the conservation and … [Read more...] about Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage, 1972
Planning listed buildings and conservation areas
Heritage, Tourism And Conservation By Trung Chau In the wake of the reopening to visitors of the Royal Citadel in Hanoi, the Weekly looks at the partnership between the preservation of Vietnam’s heritage sites and cultural tourism UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on July 31 this year recognized Vietnam’s Thang Long Royal Citadel as a world cultural heritage site. The site won the recognition thanks to its three outstanding characteristics, its age, the continuity of the citadel as a power center and the variety of relics it contains. This is the newest member of Vietnam’s 10 natural, cultural and intangible cultural world heritage sites. It is now on the list of cultural experiences that tourists will look at when they are deciding how they will spend their time and money on their Vietnam holiday. However, according to travel companies, authorities need to improve tourism services and information around the heritage sites. Grueling heritage tours Nguyen Van … [Read more...] about Heritage, Tourism And Conservation
I. Introduction Countries undertaking economic reform measures to transform their economies from centrally directed command economies to market-oriented systems came to be referred as transitional economies. The rationale and inspiration for economic reform movements is provided not only by the failure of formerly centrally planned economies (CPEs) to generate growth and sustain development, but also by the success of market-oriented East Asian countries--the newly industrializing economies (NIEs) of Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan--as well as the next-tier miracles of East and Southeast Asia --Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. … [Read more...] about Transitional economy of Myanmar: present status, developmental divide, and future prospects
The 4th Summit of Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) was held at the National Conference Centre in Hanoi on November 6. Present at the event were the Prime Ministers of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, the Deputy General Secretary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) and senior officials of the four countries. Participants in the summit expressed their pleasure at the remarkable progress recorded in the implementation of CLMV cooperation programmes over recent years in the spirit of the 2004 Vientiane declarationon enhancing economic cooperation and integration among the four countries, as well as the CLMV action plan concerning trade-investment, agriculture, industry-energy, transportation, information and communications technology, tourism and human resource development. However, they pointed out challenges posed by the global financial crisis and climate change and stressed that CLMV should strengthen cooperation in narrowing the development gap among … [Read more...] about Fourth Summit of Cambodia-Laos-Myanmar and Vietnam in Hanoi
Local newspapers have recently written many articles about the Dong Nai 6 and 6A hydro-power projects, invested by the Duc Long Gia Lai Group. Readers comment that some newspapers protested the construction of hydro-power plants inside the Cat Tien National Park, and some others supported. What is the truth? Dong Nai 6 and Dong Nai 6A raise waves on Dong Nai River Formalism exists in assessing environmental impacts Dam projects in Dong Nai river require stricter assessments Behind the true lieSix hydropower plant projects round up Cat Tien National ParkFor the people's interest or investor's interest? Cat Tien National Park. That is the question raised by Lam Dinh Uy, an expert on environmental sciences from the Center for Biodiversity and Development, about the two hydro-power projects that are located in the Cat Tien National Park, which is based in Dong Nai, Lam Dong, Binh Phuoc and Dak Nong provinces. According to Mr. Uy, it is extremely important to make a survey over the … [Read more...] about Dong Nai 6 and 6A hydro-power projects: Where is the truth?