Venice and its Lagoon was declared a World Heritage site in 1987. In 2014 the UNESCO World Heritage Committee expressed concern about the way various institutions are (mis)managing the site and since then a lot of effort has been invested by UNESCO and the Venetian local administration in producing reports. The critical issues, like removing the threats from large cruise ships, and negative trends like over tourism and population decline have intensified in this time.
As we did back in 2015, we invested our energies in coordinating all the most representative associations and community groups to produce a shared appeal to the UNESCO meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan. As well as writing to the principal UNESCO officials, our network also brought us into contact with key representatives of other agencies that might have some influence at the meeting.
Read the article, La Nuova di Venezia e Mestre, 30.06.2019 (ITA)