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Celebrate twelve years of outstanding heritage conservation practice through the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards.

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation were established in 2000 to recognize the achievement of the private sector and public-private initiatives in successfully restoring structures of heritage value in the region.

Since the Awards were established in 2000, UNESCO has awarded 140 projects spanning a wide range of conservation projects from private residences to palace complexes. Many of the entries have set technical and social benchmarks for conservation in the region, while acting as catalysts for local preservation activity.  Over the years, the projects illustrate the increasing momentum and level of conservation in Asia and the Pacific.

In 2005, UNESCO launched the Heritage Awards Jury Commendation for Innovation.  The Jury Commendation recognizes newly-built structures which demonstrate outstanding standards for contemporary architectural design which are well integrated into historic contexts.