UNESCO calls for the protection of Afghanistan’s cultural heritage

The Minaret of Jam, Afghanistan. Image: David C. Thomas via Wikimedia CC BY-SA 2.5
The Minaret of Jam, Afghanistan. Image: David C. Thomas via Wikimedia CC BY-SA 2.5

Amid the rapidly unfolding events, and twenty years after the deliberate destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas, a World Heritage site, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay calls for “the preservation of Afghanistan’s cultural heritage in its diversity, in full respect of international law, and for taking all necessary precautions to spare and protect cultural heritage from damage and looting”. 

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