OSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR KULTURGUTERSCHUTZ
Palais Palffy Wien I, Josefsplatz 6
Director-General Federico MAYOR
UNESCO - Paris
In connection with the escalating militaryactions in former Yugoslavia, the AUSTRIAN SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTIONOF CULTURAL PROPERTY (OGKGS) sees besides the human tragedy also a majordanger for the unique cultural properties in this region, so rich withhistory. The bombed regions are adjacent to the monasteries of STUDENICA and SOPOCANI,both being cultural world heritage.
The monastery of GRACANICA, not toodistant from Pristina, has already been damaged by the attacks. We furthermorewould like to draw your attention to the danger for the Muslim and Orthodoxbuildings and sanctuaries in Pec, Djakovica and Prizren, to name but afew. Sir, the OGKGS asks you urgently to set appropriate initiatives withthe warring factions.
AUSTRIAN SOCIETY FOR THE
PROTECTION OF CULTURAL PROPERTY