Paris, 18 July 2021 (TDI): Mechtild Rossler, Director of the Paris-based UNESCO World Heritage Center, said China has not only boosted the protection of its own national heritage but has also helped other countries protect their own cultural and natural treasures.
The UNESCO official shared these remarks in an interview with Xinhua on Saturday. Rossler said China really demonstrates its interest in the preservation of the environment and in the connection to other countries.
She said there are many sites under threat on the world heritage list and talked about the threat that climate change is becoming to the global heritage saying that we have a rich and so far underrepresented world heritage list and we need to do capacity building and enhance protection.
She also added that China is providing support to poor states in need and is supporting capacity-building initiatives in collaboration with UNESCO, especially in the African region.
China also announced, during the session, that it is willing to work with UNESCO to build educational platforms for world heritage and help cultivate heritage protection skills for developing countries. China will also support UNESCO in implementing the Priority Africa strategy in terms of world heritage.