When :from Wednesday 23 July, 2014 14:00 to Thursday 24 July, 2014 16:55
Type of event :Специальное мероприятие
Where :Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The ceremony will be attended by the Head of the UNESCO Antenna Office in Sarajevo, the Mayor of Mostar, members of the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, representatives of international organisations and of countries around the world in celebrating this important event.
The ceremony represents a valuable opportunity to stress the role that cultural heritage has to play as an expression of identity and as an instrument of reconciliation and tolerance.
The Old Bridge of Mostar, which dates back to 1566 and for centuries acted as a physical and symbolic link between the various communities of the multi-ethnic town, was destroyed by bombing in 1993, in a deliberate attempt to erase a people’s cultural identity.