UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Demonstraing Conservation

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Cultural heritage sites in general and UNESCO inscribed World Heritage sites in particular; generate substantial revenues and employment from tourism. The same applies to intangible cultural heritage which sustain living cultural expressions and traditional know-how, as well as the performing arts. Museums and other cultural institutions also significantly contribute to economic investments and benefits. Therefore, promoting sustainable tourism as a sub-sector for investment encourages investment in infrastructure and stimulates local, sustainable development.

In the framework of the World Heritage Convention, UNESCO is working to foster green jobs in developing countries through capacity-building and training in heritage preservation. 

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