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World Heritage

World Heritage is the official UNESCO publication from the World Heritage Centre. Featuring in-depth articles on cultural and natural World Heritage sites. The quarterly review is produced in English, French and Spanish.
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n°79 - April 2016
Planet at the Crossroads

From 1 to 10 September 2016, thousands of leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business and academia will gather together in Honolulu (Hawaii) to share ideas on how to improve the ...

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n°78 - February 2016
World Heritage and gender equality

It is increasingly recognized that culture has an essential role to play as a driver of sustainable development, contributing to the eradication of poverty and enhancing social ...

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n°77 - October 2015
Climate Change

The network of World Heritage properties was inter alia intended to ensure the proper preservation of the natural and cultural values of sites inscribed on the World Heritage List. Today, as the planet finds itself confronted ...

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n°76 - June 2015
World Heritage in Germany

The annual session of the World Heritage Committee is a crucial period for the Convention, and we are grateful to Germany for hosting us this year. The 39th session of the Committee is taking place as we celebrate the 70th ...

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n°76.5 - June 2015
Special Issue on Iraq

Cultural World Heritage sites are representative of the creativity and genius of humanity. While World Heritage belongs to everyone, and we share the responsibility to protect it, each site embodies the history, values, ...

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n°75 - April 2015
Culture - Nature Links

This special issue of World Heritage is about interlinkages between nature and culture. One of the defining characteristics of the World Heritage Convention is that the governance of both natural and cultural values of ...

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n°74 - January 2015
World Heritage: Fostering resilience

Table of contents In focus Fostering resilience: Towards reducing disaster risks to World Heritage, p. 4World Heritage sites are exposed to a wide variety of natural and ...

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n°73 - November 2014
World Heritage and our protected planet

The IUCN World Parks Congress meets every ten years, and its November 2014 meeting may prove to be a turning point for protected areas in offering and implementing solutions for the ...

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n°72 - June 2014
Special Issue - World Heritage in Qatar

Each year, the special issue of World Heritage coinciding with the annual World Heritage Committee session gives us the opportunity to focus on the heritage of a particular country or ...

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n°71 - April 2014
World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism

The World Heritage Convention arose from the need to identify and protect outstanding natural and cultural sites for future generations. Over time, the effectiveness of the Convention ...

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n°70 - December 2013
Synergies to Protect Sites

At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed that the conservation of biodiversity was one of the cornerstones of sustainable development. They acknowledged that the world was facing an unprecedented wave ...

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n°69 - October 2013
World Heritage agricultural landscapes

Agricultural landscapes are a testimony to humanity’s long interaction with the land, often unique examples of people and nature coexisting and influencing each other. They demonstrate ...

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Quarterly magazine published jointly in English, French and Spanish, by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France and Publishing For Development Ltd., London, United Kingdom.
Editorial Director: Mechtild Rössler (Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre) Editors: Gina Doubleday, Helen Aprile Consulting Editor:Vesna Vujicic-Lugassy Co-Publisher: Richard Forster Production Editor: Caroline Fort Copy Editors: Cathy Nolan (English), Chantal Lyard (French), Luisa Futoransky (Spanish) Editorial Board: ICCROM: Joseph King, ICOMOS: Regina Durighello, IUCN: Peter Shadie, UNESCO World Heritage Centre: Nada Al Hassan, Isabelle Anatole-Gabriel, Feng Jing, Edmond Moukala, Mauro Rosi, Petya Totcharova, UNESCO Publishing: Ian Denison Advertising: Efrén Calatrava, Fernando Ortiz, Fadela Seddini, Peter Warren