ICOMOS is a non-governmental organization associated with UNESCO. Its mission is to promote the conservation, protection, use and enhancement of monuments, building complexes and sites. ICOMOS seeks to encourage international cooperation in these fields, and to contribute to the development of international norms and standards. It also strives to increase public awareness of the importance of conserving our cultural heritage.
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Protecting cultural heritage in modern times can be expensive and the process of preserving monuments may take months or years.
Keep tabs on the latest cultural heritage news and trends by visiting our website for international heritage preservation as often as you like.
There are over 1,500 world heritage sites in over 100 countries. These sites are important for preservation of the environment and cultural heritage. In fact, each year, they contribute $24 billion to the global economy. They also create around 1 million jobs.
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