The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is still accepting entries for the 2004 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

The Awards programme recognizes outstanding conservation projects of the built heritage, undertaken by private sector entities or through public-private partnerships. Now in its fifth year, the programme has honored 47 projects throughout the region for their exemplary conservation work. The top winner of the 2003 awards was the Guangyu Ancestral Hall, in Guangdong Province, China.Entries for the 2004 Awards must be submitted in the format of the official entry form with drawings, photographs and written description. Entries must be received by the UNESCO Bangkok office by 31 March 2004. Winners will be announced in September 2004.

Awards information brochures are now available in Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Urdu, Bengali, and Russian. The Japanese and Korean versions will also be available soon.

For further information, or to request a hard copy of forms or brochures, please contact:
Montira Horayangura Unakul
Office of the Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific
UNESCO Bangkok
PO Box 967 Prakanong
Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Tel: 662-391-0577 ext 511
Fax: 662-391-0866 Email: