The Protection of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage in UNESCO Programmes


The UNESCO is the specialised international agency dedicated to the issues of cultural heritage. In this article the main strategic objects of Ukraine are posed in the context of programmes developed by the UNESCO organisation for the safeguarding of cultural and natural heritage. Special emphasis has been placed on Ukraine’s input into both the
European and the worldwide paradigm while also accentuating the uniqueness
and the special value of the most precious cultural assets of the country.

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5. However, the first entries were added five years later. 

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15. Cossack’s Songs of Dnipropetrovsk Region are inscribed in 2016 on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.