UNESCO Declares Powtoon a “World Heritage Site”

In its most bold move yet, the un General assembly approved today UNESCO’s Request to grant the “world​ heritage​ site” to a website. ​ From this day on​ www.PowToon.com shall be eternally preserved for the good of all mankind.

The​ initiative​ came from the tiny nation​ island​ of Mambu-Atu which has the​ highest​ number of PowToon users per capita. ​ “I am an avid Powtoonist and wanted to make sure that all the Powtoons I (and my citizens) had created stay forever available for all to enjoy” said the Mambu-Atu​ president via email.

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UN general assembly hall today

After Unesco decided to recognize online presence as a form of real-estate,​ Powtoon.com​ was able to easily met the​ selection​ criteria:

  1. to represent a masterpiece of human creative genius;
  2. to exhibit an important interchange of human values;
  3. to bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization;

The Unesco vote was unanimous – a rare​ occurrence. ​ The iranian president seemed​ particularly​ thrilled with the outcome.

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Iranian President Cheers for Powtoon.com as the next world heritage site


Dr Indigo, Powtoon’s Chief​ Scientist​ published an unofficial response: “We are honored to have been selected, this is clearly a great tribute to our website and Powtoon’s mission. ​ We will continue to welcome and serve people from all over the world. ​ The timing is perfect: April 1st is already an internationally celebrated day, now there is even more reason to celebrate”.

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Jordana Pepper

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