Ukraine’s Odesa : UNESCO’s World Heritage In Danger
The World Heritage Committee decided to add the historic centre of Ukraine’s Black Sea port city of Odesa to its list of World Heritage sites.
- This decision recognizes the extraordinary universal value of the site and the duty of all humanity to protect it.
- The Historic Centre of Odesa has also been inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
- The List of World Heritage in Danger is designed to inform the international community of conditions that threaten the very characteristics for which a property was inscribed on the World Heritage List and to encourage corrective action.
- As of 2023, the 52 properties are decided by the Committee to include on the List of World Heritage in danger.
- Odesa, a free city, a world city, a legendary port that has left its mark on cinema, literature and the arts, is thus placed under the reinforced protection of the international community,” UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said in a statement.