ICOMOS Cultural heritage in danger

The International Council on Monuments and Sites ,
01 January 2002, France

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an advisory body to UNESCO, has released its second worldwide report on cultural heritage sites which it views as 'in danger'. Compiled from more than 70 independent cultural heritage audits, the report's collated statistics are what ICOMOS describes as 'an urgent appeal to the world public to commit itself to saving our cultural heritage, more than ever before.' The document identifies key ongoing factors threatening cultural heritage as the effects of globalisation, political change and poor protective heritage legislation, as well as the displacement and forced migration of people.