Short Presentation of the Republic of Korea Funds-in-Trust for Preservation of the Koguryo Tombs and mural paintings in the DPRK Junhi HAN UNESCO/World Heritage Centre Content Description of the Project Objectives of the Project
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The First ROK/UNESCO FIT project in 2000 (U$100,000)for the Yaksuri tomb:
mainly equipment provision project, however, thanks to a fact-finding mission sent to the Site, accurate information about the state of mural painting, as well as the assessment of national capacity both at the human resources level and the infrastructure level were obtained.
This served as a basis for UNESCO to establish future strategy designed exactly according to the crucial and immediate needs of the DPRK in the field of conservation and management of their cultural heritage sites including World Heritage Sites.
The DPRK has been completely isolated from outside world, as
such they have also been isolated by the latest conservation
UNESCO developed a project proposal aiming the Yaksuri tomb: :
to assist the DPRK authorities in effectively safeguarding and preserving the outstanding Koguryo cultural heritage;
to ensure the mot important issue, i.e. sustainable conservation and management of the Koguryo tombs and mural paintings through enhancement of national capacity in human resources and infrastructure.V. Second ROK/UNESCO FIT for the preservation of the Koguryo tombs and mural paintings for US$ 500,088 (2004-2006)
V-3 UNESCO’s strategy to achieve through the implementation of the second ROK/UNESCO FIT
UNESCO/ Cultural Heritage Division