Byzantine Monuments and World Heritage, 2001

Organization of the 1st International Conference under the auspices of UNESCO entitled “Byzantine Monuments and World Heritage” (Thessaloniki, May 2001) with participation of 16 UNESCO member countries, where Byzantine and Post-Byzantine monuments are located. President of the Organizing Committee of the Conference was prof. Nikos Zias (Thessaloniki, 26 May-1 June 2001). The main objective was the co-ordination of actions for the protection and promotion of the historical character and the enhancement of the role of Byzantine monuments in the current society. Furthermore, in the Conference was underlined the crucial role of UNESCO in the co-ordination of these actions and its contribution in the scientific collaboration of the country members.