Italian Government and UNESCO to support local communities in the World Heritage sites of Petra and Wadi Rum

23 August 2023, Italy

The Italian Government and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) signed today a 1.5 million Euro partnership agreement for a new initiative in Petra and Wadi Rum, to safeguard cultural heritage and support local communities in engaging more effectively in the protection of the World Heritage sites, through sustainable practices and alternative livelihood opportunities.