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The 2019 World Cul­tural Her­itage Youth Sym­po­sium is sched­uled to be held from April 10–14 in Greece. Prepa­ra­tions are un­der­way.

The sym­po­sium’s open­ing cer­e­mony will be held in Athens on April 10 and will be broad­cast live on In­ter­net. The main venue will be at the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Acad­emy and fa­cil­i­ties will be lo­cated at the Olympia Site.

The na­tional del­e­ga­tion with the most del­e­gates (Greece, the host coun­try, ex­cluded) will re­ceive the ti­tle of “Del­e­ga­tion of Hon­our.” The del­e­ga­tion should be ac­tive in par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ac­tiv­i­ties and in­tro­duce their home coun­try and cul­tural her­itage to at­ten­dees. This year, Costa Rica’s del­e­ga­tion had the most mem­bers and will re­ceive the ti­tle dur­ing the 2019 sym­po­sium.

In early spring this year, the First World Cul­tural Her­itage Youth Sym­po­sium was held in Olympia, Greece, the birth­place of the Olympic Games. Ju­nior and se­nior stu­dents from 12 coun­tries took part in the sym­po­sium. They were from: An­dorra, Bul­garia, Ger­many, Den­mark, Greece, Italy, Costa Rica, China, Oman, Nor­way, Poland and Slove­nia. They dis­cussed the de­vel­op­ment and pro­tec­tion of world cul­tural her­itage. All par­tic­i­pants signed a res­o­lu­tion con­cern­ing world cul­tural her­itage pro­tec­tion as well. The res­o­lu­tion was is­sued by UNESCO on May 21, which is Di­a­logue and De­vel­op­ment Day. The sym­po­sium was spon­sored by the Greece Na­tional Com­mis­sion for UNESCO, Cul­tural and Sports De­part­ment and Gov­ern­ment of An­cient Olympia, and re­ceived sup­port from the United Na­tions Re­gional In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, Euro­pean Par­lia­ment Greece Of­fice and Greece Po­lit­i­cal Sci­en­tists Or­gan­i­sa­tion.

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