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The Government of Indonesia, UNESCO, Panasonic Conduct Environmental Conservation and Education for the Next Generation

The Ministry of Culture and Elementary and Secondary Education of the Republic of Indonesia, PT. Taman Wisata Candi Borobudur, Prambanan and Ratu Boko (Persero)*1, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Office in Jakarta, and Panasonic Corporation announced today that they have conducted “The Borobudur Youth Forum 2015” on June 5-8, 2015 inviting 50 youth participants from Borobudur, Prambanan and across Indonesia. The Forum aimed to increase public awareness about the importance of safeguarding efforts for the World Heritage sites as well as support to the development of sustainable tourism and creative industries for youth groups and local communities. The 4 days youth forum was also designed to share inspirations of creative youth projects and actions related with heritage conservation and sustainable tourism across Indonesia to the youth groups living in the surrounding of World Heritage Sites(Borobudur Temple Compounds and Prambanan Temple Compounds). This initiative was implemented based on the four-way Memorandum of Understanding signed on Oct 9, 2014. Please refer to the release:
http://news.panasonic.com/press/news/data/2014/12/en141217-3/en141217-3.html

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Borobudur Youth Forum 2015  (Photo: Business Wire)

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■ Additional donation of LED projectors to illuminate and safefguard Prambanan Temple Compounds World Heritage Site
5 more LED light projectors have been donated to Prambanan Temple Compounds in addition to 16 LED light projectors donated in Dec, 2014 to further boost illumination and safegurding of the World Heritage sites.

The Prambanan Temple Compounds, which consists of a group of Hindu temples with characteristically tall and small turrets, is known as one of the biggest temple complexes in Java. Built in the 9th century during the Hindu period in Indonesia, it was designed as three concentric squares. With over 500 temples, Prambanan Temple Compounds represents not only an architectural and cultural treasure, but also standing as a proof of a significant religious peaceful cohabitation.

Notes:
*1 A state-owned corporate body established by the Indonesian government to manage Prambanan Temple Compounds

About the UNESCO World Heritage Convention
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972. For more information about the Convention, the World Heritage sites and UNESCO’s efforts to preserve them, please visit the website of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre at http://whc.unesco.org.

About Panasonic
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates 468 subsidiaries and 94 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.715 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2015. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: http://www.panasonic.com/global.

[Related links]

”Panasonic × World Heritage'’ website: http://panasonic.net/promotion/worldheritage

Facebook fan page:http://www.facebook.com/worldheritage.with.panasonic

Panasonic Indonesia
http://www.panasonic.com/id

Panasonic & UNESCO Projects at the Prambanan Temple Compounds World Heritage Site
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4qTao-8xJ4

Panasonic's LEDs offer better energy performance and creative freedom to Prambanan Temple Compounds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqgIPWeR2Tc

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