The number of Ukrainian objects in the UNESCO list of protected cultural heritage may be increased.
The general Director of the Organization Irina Bokova, who visited Ukraine on April 20-21, stated about it. “I know that Ukrainian cultural heritage is very rich. There is a preliminary list of objects – the obligatory stage for an object to be included”, Bokova said. “I know that new legislation in the sphere of preservation of the heritage is being implemented now and I could provide with expert help and recommendations for Ukrainian Government to work at including new objects into the UNESCO Heritage List”, she said.
“There is much to demonstrate here and I`m sure that the heritage meets the criteria, and it is just necessary to work at assistance in its inclusion into the list”, Bokova summarized.
At present time the UNESCO list includes such Ukrainian objects as Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, St. Sophia`s Cathedral, Downtown Lvov and Carpathian forests.
It should be reminded that “Correspondent” journal has named the eight wooden churches of Ukraine, which became new candidates for inclusion into the UNESCO International Heritage List.