The World Heritage Centre is at the forefront of the international community’s efforts to protect and preserve.
From emergency assistance to safeguard properties in danger, to long term conservation, management planning, technical assistance, professional training, public and youth education, and awareness-building, the World Heritage Centre and its partners have developed a series of initiatives and have been actively involved in the implementation of projects, participatory workshops, seminars and training courses.
Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative
Created in 2003 within the framework of the Global Strategy for the ...
Category 2 Centres
under the auspices of UNESCO related to World Heritage
In recent years, the framework for ...
Climate Change and World Heritage
© NOAA / Andy Collins / Papahānaumokuākea
World Heritage properties are ...
Human Evolution related properties represent a process of evolutionary accretion that took place over a vast period of time, offering vital ...
Heritage of Religious Interest
UNESCO Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest
© OUR PLACE / Amos Chapple / Samarkand - Crossroad ...
At the start of 2001 the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and DOCOMOMO (Working Party for the ...
Reducing Disaster Risk at World Heritage Properties
World Heritage properties and heritage sites in general are exposed to the impacts of ...
The World Heritage Capacity Building Strategy, adopted by the World Heritage Committee in 2011, responds to the identified needs of a diverse ...
Small Island Developing States Programme
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea and ...
World Heritage and Sustainable Development
© Hani Terraces Administration of Honghe Prefecture/ Li Kun / ...
UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme
© The photo archives of the Governing Body of ...
In October 2006 the World Heritage Centre published the UNESCO World Heritage Centre's Natural Heritage Strategy, which was endorsed by the World ...
Earthen architecture is one of the most original and powerful expressions of our ability to create a built environment with readily available ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, initiated as a UNESCO special project in 1994, gives young people a chance to voice their ...
Ranging in size from 18 hectares (Vallée de Mai, Seychelles), to 8.8 million hectares (Lake Baikal, Russian Federation), World Heritage ...
World HeritageMarine Programme
4 focus areas
Our core task: ensuring the long-term conservation of World Heritage ...
On 10 November 2011 UNESCO’s General Conference adopted the new Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape by acclamation, the first such ...