In relation to the article released by the magazine "East Week" on 28th May stating that UNESCO has suspended all promotional activities on world heritage of Macau, Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) denies any refusal of UNESCO in Paris to promote Macau's world heritage.
MGTO has issued a clarification on 14th May stating that UNESCO in Paris has not refused to promote Macau's world heritage and there is no reference at all by UNESCO about any change of status of Macau Heritage Sites.
Last year MGTO acknowledged a proposal from her French Representative Office to launch an exhibition around the theme of Macau heritage in cooperation with artist Mr. Charles Chauderlot with UNESCO headquarters as a venue proposed by the artist. However, considering a relatively lengthy procedure to get the permission for any exhibition at UNESCO headquarters, MGTO Head Office instructed the French Representative Office to seek another venue for this exhibition. At present, MGTO's preparations to promote Macau's world heritage in Paris are still in progress.