19.07.2004 -

First Ministerial Conference on Cultural Heritage in South-Eastern Europe

The International Conference of Ministers of culture of South-Eastern Europe and Italy on 19 July 2004 in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) was opened by President Sulejman Tihic and co-chaired by Ministers Urbani and Halilovic.

The Mostar Declaration and Action Plan were approved by the Ministers of Culture of the recipient countries of the Stability Pact: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia (FYROM), Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia, and the Minister of Culture of Italy. The meeting was followed by a visit to the Mostar Bridge, rebuilt with the help of UNESCO in particular and which will be inaugurated on 23 July 2004.


webpage : http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=21838&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Check full dossier on Inauguration of Mostar Bridge :

Inauguration of the Mostar Bridge (Press release N°2004 - 68)
UNESCO Declaration concerning the Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage, 17 October 2003
Heritage: Mostar, a bridge to peace (The New UNESCO Courier - May 2002)
Country profile: Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Mostar Bridge: Fact File
Come hell or high water (Sources - Nov. 1999)
Crimes against Culture (UNESCO Courier - Sept. 2000)
Why we need the old bridge at Mostar by Koïchiro Matsuura. (International Herald Tribune, 6 July 2004)

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