World young people to promote and protec cultural heritage
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in a note about the week-long international youth forum that the future of our remaining heritage will depend largely on the decisions and actions of the present generation of young people who will soon become the leaders and decision-makers of tomorrow.
The event gathered around 80 men and women 18 and 30 years of age at the official opening of the forum, organized by UNESCO around the theme of "Creativity and Heritage along the Silk Road." The event took place at Yuelu Academy, which is now part of Hunan University but is believed to have been founded in 976.
Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General said that the reason behind the forum is to raise awareness among youth about the need to preserve the heritage and cultural locations, as well as to help to shape a scholarship and training program aimed at young people.
It is expected that the youth forum should travel to Quanzhou, which is also known for linking the gmaritime Silk Road h which fanned out to nearly 100 countries and regions, according to UNESCO.