Q. Consider the following statements regarding International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
1. It acts as an advisory body of the World Heritage Committee for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.
2. It was established by UNESCO for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is correct: ICOMOS is an Advisory Body of the World Heritage Committee for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention of UNESCO. As such, it reviews the nominations of cultural world heritage and ensures the conservation status of properties. 
  • Statement 2 is incorrectICOMOS works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. It is the only global non-government organisation of this kind, which is dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology, and scientific techniques to the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage. 

Source: Indian Express