14.11.2012 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Malaysia Observed UNESCO Day Saturday, 3 November 2012

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Kuala Lumpur, Saturday, 3 November 2012, Malaysia observed the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Day to celebrate its successes and active participation in the body. The celebration theme was "Education for Sustainable Development".

At the event, Mr. Hubert Gijzen gave the recognition letter of the Lenggong Valley as Unesco World Heritage Sites to the Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The recognition of the Lenggong Valley; Melaka and Georgetown; the Mulu National Park and Kinabalu National Park as Unesco world heritage sites.

The celebration is also aimed at stating Malaysia's aspiration to play a more active role in Unesco and boost public awareness on the efforts of SKUM and Unesco, he said.

Malaysia now has four World Heritage Sites recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's (Unesco) World Heritage List, the latest being the Archaelogical Heritage of the Lenggong Valley (AHLV) in Perak.

The others are the historic cities of Melaka and George Town along the Straits of Melaka, Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak and Kinabalu Park in Sabah.

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