Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thinking Ahead For The Economic And Human Development Of The Children, The Grandchildren, And The Great Grandchilden ...

"While saving lives and providing humanitarian relief remain the absolute priority of the international community in helping Haiti deal with the devastation of the earthquake, information is beginning to arrive about the state of the country's heritage: the National History Park - Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers, situated in the north of the country, and about Jacmel, in the southeast.

The National History Park, an early 19th century complex, which includes the ruins of a royal palace and the largest fortress of the western hemisphere, appears to have been largely spared by the quake. But UNESCO is still waiting for detailed information about the impact of the quake on the property which was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1982.

Reports of extensive damage are coming in from Jacmel, the colonial city the Haitian authorities placed on their "tentative list" in 2004 with a view to proposing its inscription on UNESCO's World Heritage List."

UNESCO World Heritage List.

Header credits: Citadel, Haiti. Copyright © 1992-2010 UNESCO World Heritage Centre, All Rights Reserved; and © UNESCO/G. Hyvert 2010.


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