Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Aksum obelisk arrives in Ethiopia
The first of three parts of the Aksum obelisk arrived in Ethiopia by airplane on April 19. The two other pieces of the obelisk, which has been in Rome ...
Friday, April 15, 2005
Space branch of Chinese Science Academy joins UNESCO’s World Heritage Preservation
China has signed an agreement to join UNESCO in the Open Initiative on the Use of Space Technology in Support of the World Heritage Convention. The ...
Thursday, April 7, 2005
World Heritage Cities in Mauritania celebrated at UNESCO April 11 to 14
The President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura and the World ...
Wednesday, April 6, 2005
Space technology to protect mountain gorillas
Accurate and detailed maps of inaccessible zones in Central Africa that will allow authorities to monitor the habitat of the region's threatened ...
Monday, April 4, 2005
Paper Series N°12 "The State of World Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (2003)"
The State of World Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (2003) is now available as publication number 12 in the World Heritage Paper Series. This ...
Monday, April 4, 2005
Trinidad and Tobago ratifies the World Heritage Convention
On 16 February 2005, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago officially deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, its instrument ...
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Aksum obelisk returns to Ethiopia: UNESCO to handle its reintegration into the World Heritage site
At the request of the Ethiopian and Italian governments, UNESCO will send an evaluation team to Aksum, in northern Ethiopia, to prepare the return of ...
Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Sierra Leone ratifies the World Heritage Convention
On 7 January 2005, the Government of Sierra Leone officially deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, its instrument of ...
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Agreement between UNESCO and NASA will strenghten conservation of World Heritage
Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, and Frederick D. Gregory, Deputy Administrator of the United States National Aeronautics and Space ...
Friday, February 18, 2005
UNESCO Director-General attends World Heritage inscription ceremony in Saint Lucia
The Director-General, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, paid his first official visit to St Lucia from 13 to 15 February 2005. It was the first official visit of ...
Monday, February 7, 2005
WHC participates in the UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction
The World Heritage Centre participated in the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction, held in Kobe, Japan, from the 18th to the 22nd of ...
Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention
The World Heritage Centre is pleased to inform you that the Revised Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention are ...
Tuesday, February 1, 2005
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia sentences a former Yugoslav General, among other things, for the destruction of and damage to the World Heritage site of the Old Town of Dubrovnik
On 31 January 2005, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia sentenced retired General Pavle Strugar of the ...
Tuesday, February 1, 2005
Agreement between Lithuania and the Russian Federation keeps Curonian Spit off List of World Heritage in Danger
The Curonian Spit, an elongated sand-dune peninsula straddling the border of Lithuania and the Russian Federation, will not be inscribed on UNESCO’s ...
Wednesday, January 26, 2005
First meeting of experts on the cultural heritage of the Old City of Jerusalem
UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today opened the first meeting of a Committee of Experts on the Cultural Heritage of the Old City of ...
Sunday, January 23, 2005
The decisions taken by the World Heritage Committee during its 7th Extraordinary Session can now be consulted online
The decisions taken by the World Heritage Committee during its 7th Extraordinary Session, held in Paris from 6 to 11 December 2004, can now be ...
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Further information about damage to two World Heritage sites in Indonesia
The conservation community mourns the loss of several staff members of the Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the three national parks within the ...
Wednesday, January 5, 2005
World Heritage sites in regions hit by the recent earthquake and tsunami
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, has offered UNESCO’s support to the countries devastated by the earthquake off the ...
Tuesday, January 4, 2005
Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola named UNESCO Artist for Peace
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, will name the internationally renowned painter, Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, UNESCO Artist ...
Thursday, December 30, 2004
UNESCO offers tsunami assistance to countries in South Asia
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, has offered UNESCO’s support to the countries devastated by the earthquake off the coast of Sumatra ...