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Save our common heritage
The year 1982 marked the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. This landmark treaty on the protection of the world’s cultural and natural heritage gave rise to the World Heritage List which, in 2005, included 812 sites in 137 States Parties. A poster was printed for the occasion, thanks to the voluntary contribution of Japanese photographer Banri Namikawa. The striking image is a symbol of the peril threatening our cultural heritage and attempts to attract public attention to this danger.

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