World Heritage Day

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World Heritage Day is an annual event celebrated on 18 April of each year. It aims to preserve the human heritage and recognize the efforts of all relevant organizations in the field. In 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) announced, 18 April as the "World Heritage Day", approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983, with the aim of enhancing awareness of the importance of the cultural heritage of humankind, and redouble efforts to protect and conserve the human heritage.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the fourth time will mark the World Heritage Day through the 2nd Heritage and Art Forum, which will be organized by the Saudi Heritage Preservation Society (SHPS) from 17-21 April 2016, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of SCTH the founding member of the Society and in presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Adla bint Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, Chairperson of the Society. 

Saudi Arabia, had celebrated the World Heritage Day for the first time in 2013 by organizing a cultural event titled “Heritage of the Past and Present”, organized by SCTH, represented by the National Urban Heritage Center, with the participation of Dar Al Uloom University, Saudi Society of Real Estate Science and Al Turath Foundation. 


“Heritage… and the Place of Man” – Tabuk University – 2015

• Under patronization of HRH Governor of Tabuk and HRH President of SCTA

• Celebrating the World Heritage Day 2015


“Heritage, a Bowl of Civilization and Identity” – Hail University – 2014

• Event inauguration news


“Heritage of Past and Present” – Dar Al Uloom University – 2013

• World Heritage Day 2013

• National Urban Heritage Center


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