Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Sourcebook on national level cooperation among the biodiversity-related conventions published
UNEP has published a Sourcebook of Opportunities for Enhancing Cooperation among the Biodiversity-related Conventions at National and Regional Levels, ...
Monday, June 15, 2015
World Heritage Volunteers 2015 and #UNITE4HERITAGE
The World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Participants for the World Heritage Volunteers 2015 and #Unite4Heritage common ...
Friday, June 12, 2015
The Director General of UNESCO condemns the destruction of historic buildings in the Old City of Sana’a, Yemen
In the early hours of 12 June 2015, the Old City of Sana’a, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was hit by a bombing raid. Several houses and historic ...
Thursday, June 11, 2015
UNESCO raises safety concerns on the reopening of Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site
The devastating earthquakes of 25 April and the aftershocks that followed have heavily damaged the monuments and sites within the Kathmandu Valley ...
Thursday, June 11, 2015
State of Conservation of the Historic Centre of Vienna (Austria)
The World Heritage Centre is receiving correspondence from many NGOs and concerned citizens regarding a proposed high-rise project, and other matters, ...
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Europe
The Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise in the Europe and North America region was launched at the 36th session of the World Heritage ...
Monday, June 8, 2015
Relais & Châteaux and SeaWeb Europe celebrate Marine World Heritage on World Oceans Day by promoting sustainable seafood
As the world’s population grows, demand for fresh seafood is rising, and stocks are being stretched to the limit. Climate change impacts further ...
Friday, June 5, 2015
World Heritage Committee to meet in Bonn 28 June to 8 July
The World Heritage Committee will examine proposals to inscribe 37 properties on UNESCO’s World Heritage List when it meets at the international ...
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
UNESCO Director-General condemns airstrikes on Yemen’s cultural heritage
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has condemned the airstrikes on the ancient city of Marib in Yemen and is calling on all parties ...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
“Saving the cultural heritage of Iraq” ‒ Director-General welcomes Adoption of the UN General Assembly Resolution
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova addressed today’s Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly, which adopted unanimously a resolution on “Saving ...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
1st Management Planning Workshop in Korça, Albania, to improve transboundary management at Lake Ohrid
The 1st Management Planning Workshop to protect the transboundary Lake Ohrid region took place on 25-26 March in Korça, Albania. The workshop is part ...
Friday, May 22, 2015
Vice Premier of China Asserts Significance of UNESCO for Dialogue and Peace
The Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Ms Liu Yandong, pledged her country’s ambition to push her Government’s broad collaboration with ...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Mauritania, Philippines and Australia apply for better protection for marine World Heritage sites at International Maritime Organisation
Worldwide shipping traffic has increased 300% since 1992, and this growing industry does not leave World Heritage marine sites immune to its ...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
UNESCO Director-General calls for immediate cessation of hostilities in Palmyra
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has called for an immediate end to hostilities in Palmyra (Syria) following reports from several sources ...
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
State of conservation of Venice and its lagoon (Italy)
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is receiving messages expressing concern about the state of conservation of the World Heritage property "Venice and ...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
“We must save Palmyra" says UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today expressed her deep concern over reports of fighting near Palmyra, endangering the local population ...
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
UNESCO launches emergency response plan to safeguard Yemen cultural heritage
Amid reports of several cultural heritage sites being damaged across Yemen, UNESCO Office for the GCC and Yemen has developed a series of emergency ...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
UNESCO Director-General calls on all parties to protect Yemen’s cultural heritage
Amid alarming reports about bombing of the World Heritage Site of the Old City of Sana’a, UNESCO’s Director-General calls on all parties to protect ...
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Director-General Signs Condolences Book for Nepal
On 6 May, the Director-General expressed her sincere condolences to the Government and people of Nepal in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake ...
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
State of conservation of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is receiving petitions expressing concern about the state of conservation of the World Heritage property Monarch ...