N.Korea's Kaesong Pushes for UNESCO Heritage Status

      June 26, 2012 12:08

      North Korea has applied to get the southern border town of Kaesong listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, according to documents the UNESCO World Heritage Centre submitted to the 36th session of the World Heritage Committee in St. Petersburg, Russia on Sunday.

      The North first applied to have Kaesong listed as a World Heritage Site last year but failed due to a lack of corroborating documents.

      South Korea's Cultural Heritage Administration said the International Council on Monuments and Sites, which advises UNESCO, will conduct an on-site survey of Kaesong by October. Based on its evaluation, the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee in June next year decides whether to list the city.

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