0128 GMT June 20, 2019
Global registration of Yazd by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is the outcome of 10 years of tireless efforts, said director general of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization’s (ICHHTO) Office for Preserving Natural and Intellectual Heritages.
Farhad Nazari further said that Yazd belongs to the world and people around the world are sensitive to its fate as a cultural heritage site.
This is a breakthrough for Yazd and Iran, he said.
The urban management of this city should be in tandem with global standards, he added.
Also, director general of Yazd Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department said global registration of Yazd would reinforce the standing of Iran’s cultural heritage in the global arena.
Fatemeh Danesh-Yazdi said Yazd is an ancient city, located in the heart of Iran’s Central Plateau.
Historical textures in Yazd, which are spread over 2,200 hectares, have been registered on the National Heritage List, she added.
It is a great honor for Yazd since it symbolizes the rich Iranian culture and civilization across the world, she said.
She continued that there is peaceful co-existence among Muslims, Zoroastrians and Jews in Yazd.
UNESCO added the historical texture of Yazd in central Iran to its list of world heritage sites.
The site was inscribed on the world heritage list during the 41st session of UNSCO’s World Heritage Committee in Krakow, Poland, on July 9.