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Deputy Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, Lazare Eloundou Deputy Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, Lazare Eloundou Grad Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is an example of sustainable management of urban historic environments in southern Europe - UNESCO Deputy Director

By  Feb 07, 2019

The Deputy Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre has praised everything the City of Dubrovnik has undertaken to find viable and sustainable solutions as responses to all the challenges in tourism.

Recognizing the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage List and 10 years after the celebration of St. Blaise's Celebration on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in Dubrovnik on February 1, the Ministry of Culture and the City of Dubrovnik organised a conference entitled “Dubrovnik celebrates its heritage.”

In addition to numerous Croatian and international experts at the conference held at the University of Dubrovnik, the Deputy Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, Lazare Eloundou, also participated.

“This conference is a great opportunity to evaluate all the efforts that have been taken on a state and local level over the past few years in order to implement the decisions of the World Heritage Committee from Doha in 2015,” commented Eloundou.

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“What is certainly to be noted and evident from all that we have seen today is the mobilization, in particular by the City of Dubrovnik, and I would really like to praise you finding applicable and sustainable solutions to answers to all the challenges you are facing in the field of tourism, but also to define sustainable management models,” added the UNESCO representative.

The Deputy Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre concluded that Dubrovnik is already an example of sustainable management of urban historic environments in southern Europe.

 

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