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UNESCO has announced that its World Heritage Committee, at a meeting in late June, adopted the so-called Budapest Declaration, which marked the 30th anniversary of the 1972 World Heritage Convention and recognised its need to apply to a great diversity of 'heritage'.
UNESCO has announced that up to eleven new sites may be added to its World Heritage List on June 27.
'Human Knowledge Held Digitally May Be Lost' reports on a paper presented at a recent UNESCO meeting, which notes that an 'enormous trove of digital information covering all areas of human endeavour could be lost if specific techniques and policies are not developed to conserve it.'
The Association of the Taxation of financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens (ATTAC) explores the 'geocultural stakes' in modern global activity, based on the premise that 'cultural matters...are quite absent from contemporary strategic debates, including those about the consequences of globalization'.