Turkish student gets UNESCO award
Enes Altunok, a 17-year-old high school student, won the “Living with World Heritage” competition with his photo . DHA photoEnes Altunok, a 17-year-old high school student, won the “Living with World Heritage” competition with his photo presentation of the Turkish UNESCO World Heritage site Cappadocia.
The youth competition was arranged as part of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. Altunok is a student at Altınyıldız High School in the Nevşehir province of Central Anatolia. His pictures are from Cappadocia, a historical and unique region located mainly in Nevşehir. Altunok’s photos capture the mysterious landscape of Cappadocia, which is a result of several volcanic eruptions that took place millions of years ago.
Conference in Roros
The World Heritage Convention anniversary will be marked with a conference in Roros, Norway from May 14 to 16. The conference, titled “Living with World Heritage,” will discuss World Heritage and sustainable development and the role of local communities. The mining town of Roros, the conference venue, is one of Norway’s seven World Heritage sites, and the town has a vibrant local community. As part of the prize Altunok has been invited to attend the conference.