We Deplore the Decision of the German Foreign Office
World Heritage Watch expresses its deep regret and disappointment about the decision of the German Foreign Office not to support an International NGO Forum and civil society participation in the 45th Session of the World Heritage Convention in Riyadh next month. The decision demonstrates the failure of the Foreign Office to understand the important role civil society and indigenous peoples play in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.
The following NGOs will now be unable to send representatives to Riyadh:
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The UNESCO World Heritage System is Dysfunctional
Das UNESCO-Welterbesystem ist dysfunktional
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