Thursday, May 11, 2006
Guinea-Bissau ratifies the World Heritage Convention
On 28 January 2006, the Government of Guinea-Bissau officially deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, its instrument of ...
Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Launch of African World Heritage Fund
A fund to help the States of sub-Saharan Africa improve the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage will be launched in South Africa on 5 ...
Friday, April 28, 2006
Director-General and World Heritage Committee Chair welcome decision to alter course of pipeline near Lake Baikal
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, and the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Ina Marčiulionytė, today welcomed the decision ...
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
"Promoting and Preserving Congolese Heritage" Publication Now Available
The proceedings of the International Donors' Conference "Promoting and Preserving Congolese Heritage: Linking Biological and Cultural ...
Friday, April 14, 2006
Swaziland ratifies the World Heritage Convention
On 30 November 2005, the Government of Swaziland officially deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, its instrument of ...
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Cities Named '2010 European Capital of Culture' include World Heritage sites
The selection panel for the 2010 European Capital of Culture have recommended that the German town Essen and the Hungarian city of Pécs should share ...
Monday, April 10, 2006
Mali Launches Development of Timbuktu Management and Conservation Plan
Since January 2006, the Malian authorities have been developing a management and conservation plan for Timbuktu, a World Heritage site since ...
Sunday, April 9, 2006
World Heritage Centre Recognizes First World Migratory Bird Day
The World Heritage Centre highlights the importance of World Heritage sites for mirgratory birds on the occasion of the first World Migratory Bird Day ...
Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Opportunities for Small Islands States to Nominate Marine World Heritage Sites in the Caribbean
Representatives from 15 States Parties of the Caribbean region participated in a regional training workshop on marine World Heritage held in ...
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Nature Conservation NGOs Pledge to Support World Heritage and Biodiversity Conventions
Following the January 2006 meeting on the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA), six of the ...
Friday, March 24, 2006
World Heritage Committee Chairperson Sends Letter to President of Russian Federation concerning Lake Baikal
The Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Ina Marčiulionytė, has sent a letter to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir ...
Friday, March 24, 2006
New Centre for World Heritage Studies at University of Minnesota, USA
The College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA) at University of Minnesota, USA, has established a Center for World Heritage Studies to ...
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Experts discuss World Heritage and Climate Change; results to be submitted to World Heritage Committee in July
A two-day expert meeting on World Heritage and Climate Change successfully concluded at UNESCO Headquarters on Friday, bringing together over 50 ...
Monday, March 20, 2006
The Basic Texts of the World Heritage Convention Available in Portuguese
As part of its commitment to World Heritage in Portuguese-speaking countries, the Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO has generously supported ...
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Co-sponsored Fellowships for World Heritage Site Managers
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre has signed a partnership agreement with the French not-for-profit organization, ‘Vocations Patrimoine, ...
Tuesday, March 7, 2006
Second Spanish Edition of World Heritage in Young Hands Kit
Patrimonio Mundial en Manos de Jovenes, the second Spanish edition of the World Heritage in Young Hands educational resource kit for teachers has just ...
Monday, March 6, 2006
Information Related to the World Heritage Convention Available in Arabic
Within the framework of the World Heritage Convention, the clarity and precision of the information made available to the States Parties are two ...
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
First Steering Committee of the Central Africa World Heritage Forest Initiative
On February 13-16, 2006, the World Heritage Centre organized the Steering Committee of the Central Africa World Heritage Forest Initiative (CAWHFI) in ...
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Rapid Response Facility Launched for Natural World Heritage Sites
The World Heritage Centre, the United Nations Foundation, and Fauna and Flora International have launched a Rapid Response Facility (RRF) for natural ...
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Meeting Held to Support Implementation of Biological Diversity Convention Programme
From January 30 to February 1st, 2006, a meeting was held in Paris to consider actions in support of the implementation of the Convention on ...