Bangkok, Thailand – Submissions are now being accepted for the 2021 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, further strengthening the cultural foundations of sustainable development in the region.
The Awards programme sets standards for transformative heritage practice for Asia and the Pacific by recognising excellence in conservation and outstanding new design in heritage contexts.
In 2020, UNESCO introduced the “Special Recognition for Sustainable Development” and an updated set of Awards criteria to acknowledge more prominently the role and contribution of cultural heritage to sustainable development within the broader framework of the 2030 Agenda.
The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards acknowledges exemplary efforts by individuals and organisations to restore or conserve structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. It encourages other property owners to undertake conservation projects within their communities, either independently or by seeking public-private partnerships.
The deadline for the receipt of materials is 31 July 2021.
For more information, visit https://bangkok.unesco.org/theme/asia-pacific-heritage-awards