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The Necropolis of Banditaccia was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, on the 2nd fo July, 2004

UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It was founded in London in 1945 and started operating in 1946. Italy was admitted in 1947. The headquarters is in Paris and in 1965 UNESCO was awarded the Noble Peace Prize. UNESCO is working to create the conditions for genuine dialogue based upon respect for shared values and the dignity of each civilization and culture.

This role is critical, particularly in the face of terrorism, which constitutes an attack against humanity. The world urgently requires global visions of sustainable development based upon observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which lie at the heart of UNESCO's mission and activities.

Through its strategies and activities, UNESCO is actively pursuing the Millennium Development Goals, especially those aiming to:

  • Halve the proportion of people living in extreme poverty in developing countries by 2015
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  • Achieve universal primary education in all countries by 2015
  • Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education by 2005
  • Help countries implement a national strategy for sustainable development by 2005 to reverse current trends in the loss of environmental resources by 2015.
  • UNESCO and the United Nations Millennium Goals
Every site, both cultural and naturalistic, adopted by UNESCO is internationally protected.

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