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Thursday, November 17, 2011
Atlas provides view from space of endangered UNESCO heritage sites
Ambassador Killion presents the Atlas
From Space to Place, An Image Atlas of World Heritage Sites on the “In Danger” List of UNESCO was launched on 9 November by Director-General, Irina Bokova and U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO David Killion, at the Organization’s Paris Headquarters (10.30 a.m., Ségur Room).
The Atlas was produced by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with UNESCO. It presents detailed satellite photos of the 31 sites on the List of World Heritage in Danger.