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Cultural Landscapes

There exist a great variety of Landscapes that are representative of the different regions of the world. Combined works of nature and humankind, ...
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UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize For The Safeguarding And Management of ...

UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes Cultural Landscape of ...
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World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP)

Earthen architecture is one of the most original and powerful expressions of our ability to create a built environment with readily available ...
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World Heritage Forest Programme

Ranging in size from 18 hectares (Vallée de Mai, Seychelles), to 8.8 million hectares (Lake Baikal, Russian Federation), World Heritage ...
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World Heritage in Europe Today

World Heritage attracts and fascinates: media around the world publish thousands of articles about it every year and countries invest a great ...
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World Heritage Marine Programme

World HeritageMarine Programme 4 focus areas Safeguarding Our core task: ensuring the long-term conservation of World Heritage ...
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#OurLakeOhrid Photo & Story Contest

#OurLakeOhrid Photo & Story Contest ©UNESCO The Photo Contest was organized in the framework of the Project: "Towards ...

30th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. Urbino workshop (Italy) on “Partnerships for ...

The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was signed on 16 November 1972. The 30th Anniversary ...

Analytical summary of the state of conservation of World Heritage properties (2008)

At its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), the World Heritage Committee discussed at length the issues related to the state of conservation of ...

Biodiversity Conservation in Regions of Armed Conflict: Protecting World Heritage in the ...

A program aimed at preserving the integrity of World Heritage natural Sites in the Democratic Republic of the Congo The forests of the ...

Case study: Dorset

Located on the south coast of the United Kingdom, the nominated site comprises approximately 155km of undeveloped coastline and countryside. The ...

Global Strategy: Support to agro-pastoral cultural landscapes

Pastoralism is defined as a system of livestock farming which depends, for the most part, on the generally non-intensive use of ...

Management of World Heritage Sites in Armenia

Management of World Heritage Sites in Armenia UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection, preservation and ...

Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region

Towards strengthened governanceof the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region This European Union funded ...

Open-Ended Working Group for the revision of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly of ...

At its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention decided (Resolution 19 GA 4) to fully ...

Periodic Reporting 1st Cycle: Europe and North America

The First Cycle of the Periodic Reporting exercise was carried out from 2001 to 2006 for Europe and from 2001 to 2005 for North America. The ...

Periodic Reporting 2nd Cycle: Europe and North America region (2012-2015)

Periodic Reporting 2nd Cycle Europe and North America region (2012-2015) In Europe, 49 States Parties and 432 World Heritage properties (382 ...

Preparatory assistance for the nomination of the architectural work of Le Corbusier (Argentina, ...

Le Corbusier is one of the greatest architects of the 20th century, and his work both built and written have had a huge impact on the world, and ...

Private property management in historic city centres of European countries in transition

The transfer of responsibility from private ownership to local and territorial governments poses new management problems in the centres of ...

Rapid Response Facility

Rapid Response Facility © Oreades Natural World Heritage sites represent the world's pre-eminent areas of biodiversity, and ...

Reflection on the election system of the members of the World Heritage Committee (2007-2009)

At its 13th session (UNESCO, 2001), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention adopted Resolution 13 GA 9 for an ...

Seminar at the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (France) on Tourism and World Heritage Sites

An international expert meeting focusing on “Tourism and World Heritage Sites” was held from 6 to 8 March 2008 at the Royal Saltworks of ...

Seminar in Cinque Terre (Italy) on cultural landscapes

In 1992, the World Heritage Committee changed the Operational Guidelines for the inscription of cultural landscapes on the World Heritage List. ...

Seminar on raising awareness on Global Strategy in the South West islands of the Indian Ocean ...

In 1994, the World Heritage Committee launched the Global Strategy for a representative, balanced and credible World Heritage List. Crucial to ...

Support for the restoration of the Christ the Saviour Church in Prizren, Kosovo (References to ...

Following the international donors conference for the Rehabilitation of the Cultural Heritage in Kosovo* (13 May 2005), organised by UNESCO in ...

Technical assistance for the management of the Archaeological Site of Zeugma and its ...

Zeugma is an ancient city situated on the Euphrates south of Turkey. It is composed of two cities on either side of the Euphrates: Seleucia and ...

Technical assistance for the management of the Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra, ...

With a strategic geographic position on one of the few passageways between the Adriatic Sea and the Balkan Peninsula, and on the banks of the ...

Technical assistance for the restoration of Saint Basil's Basilica, Moscow, Russian Federation

The construction of the Basilica Saint. Basil the Blessed, Moscow, Russian Federation, took place between 1552 and 1561 after the capture of ...

Technical assistance for the safeguarding, management and development of the Historic Centre of ...

The Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1997 for its urban and architectural values. The city’s urban ...

Technical assistance to the Shirak Museum, Armenia

The regional Shirak Museum, Armenia, was established in 1930. During the 1970s, tens of thousands of pieces representing the material and ...

Technical support for the management, enhancement and development of the Historic Areas of ...

The Historic Areas of Istanbul, Turkey, were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1985, and as a strategic point in the Bosphorus peninsula ...

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge

The mid ocean ridge systems are the largest geological features on the planet. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) is a mostly underwater mountain range ...

Towards a Nordic-Baltic pilot region for World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism

Towards a Nordic-Baltic pilot region for World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Røros Mining Town, Norway © Nomination File The ...

UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites in Europe

World Heritage Journeys of the European Union Wachau Cultural Landscape © Stefan Rotter With the support from the European ...

World Heritage and the Arctic

World Heritage and the Arctic © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия) 4 April 2017, Monaco -- The Arctic Ocean ...

World Heritage Young Professional Forum (2017) Memory: Lost and Recovered Heritage

Memory: Lost and Recovered Heritage World Heritage Young Professional Forum (2017) © copyright / author / description ...

Conference "World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture - Managing the Historic Urban ...

During its 27th session in 2003 in Paris and following the debate on Vienna's proposed high-rise project, the WH Committee called for the ...

The KIT: World Heritage in Young Hands

Developed in 1998, the World Heritage in Young Hands Educational Resource Kit for secondary school teachers is one of the main tools of ...

World Heritage Youth Forum

World Heritage Youth Forum © UNESCO World Heritage Youth Forum is among the main activities of the World Heritage Education ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (1995)

Our Pledge, Bergen, Norway Cultural and natural sites form the environment on which human beings are dependent psychologically, religiously, ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (1996) First European

Table of Content ‘Young People's Appeal from Dubrovnik' Summary Report Participants Countries represented Organizers Collaborators and ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (2001)

Karslkrona, Sweden3-8 September 2001 Objectives The 10th World Heritage Youth Forum Theme was: " Both sides of the coin - how the dark and ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (2002) Russia

International World Heritage Youth Forum : first WHY Forum organized in Russian Federation at Velikiy Novgorod, 24-29 August 2002. The working ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (2002) Sub-regional, First Central European Meeting

First Central European Meeting - World Heritage in Young Hands - in Bratislava, Slovakia, 24-29 June 2002.  The purpose of the meeting was to ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (2003) 7th OWHC Symposium

During the 7th International Symposium of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) in Rhodes, Greece (23-26 September) a Youth Forum was ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (2009) 1st Ibero-American

In conjunction with the 33 rd session of the World Heritage Committee, sixty-eight participants, of which, thirty-nine secondary school ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (2010) 2nd Ibero-American

Aranjuez , the only Spanish site declared Cultural Landscape in the World Heritage List of UNESCO will host the 2nd World Heritage Ibero-American ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (2011) 3rd Ibero-American

The 3rd Iberoamerican World Heritage's Youth Forum is an international event organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (2011) First South East Europe (SEE)

Networking for a better common future The First South East Europe World Heritage Youth Forum, held 21-26 May 2011 in Porec, Croatia (from May 21 ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (2012) 4th Edition

The 4th World Heritage Youth Forum focusing on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention was held from 10 to 20 June 2012 in Alcalá de ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (2013) Second South East Europe (SEE) for peace and sustainable ...

The Second SEE World Heritage Youth Forum for peace and sustainable development was held from 6th until 11th April 2013 in Zajecar, Eastern ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (2016) “At the Crossroads of Multi-Layered Heritage”

At the Crossroads of Multi-Layered Heritage World Heritage Youth Forum (2016) © copyright / author / description ...

Youth Component, 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee (2008)

From 21 June to 10 July 2008, thirty young people met in Canada to deepen their knowledge of different aspects of World Heritage in the framework ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina- Operational project on the rehabilitation plan for the historic centre ...

In December 1995, the Director-General of UNESCO and the representative of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Government signed a Cooperation Memorandum ...

International Safeguarding Campaign of the City of Venice (1966, Italy)

Venice, with its surrounding lagoon, is unique. In this city on the water, where the idea of terra firma is meaningless, a thousand years has ...

Romania - International support for the restoration and preservation of the Probota Monastery

Probota Monastery, located in north-east Romania, has been on the World Heritage List since 1993.  The present church, built between 1528 and ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Kriva Cuprija bridge of Mostar

Beside the famous Stari Most (Old Bridge), a genuine symbol of the town destroyed in 1993, there is another ancient bridge in Mostar: the Kriva ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Preservation plan of the historical center of Mostar

By the end of the first month of work, the international team of experts headed by Professor Carlo Blasi of the University of Florence (Italy) ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Stari Most, Old bridge of Mostar

The "Old Bridge" enhanced the town's development and prosperity. It was its raison d'être. Despite reinforcement works ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina- Tabacica Mosque

This historical mosque, situated in the vicinity of the Old Bridge, in the most touristic part of Mostar, was built c. 1600. This monocameral ...

Arco del Paradiso

In the sestiere or district of Castello, at the entrance to the calle del Paradiso, so called because of the splendid illuminations on festival ...

Façade of Santa Maria del Giglio

This church was built in the second half of the seventeenth century by Giuseppe Benoni; the façade is the work of Giuseppe Sardi.Antonio Barbaro ...

Maintenance of restored Church S. Maria del Giglio

Pro Venezia, Switzerland has always been sensitive to the need for constant monitoring and prompt maintenance of restored buildings.True to this ...

Restoration of a Terraced House in Cannaregio

The first stage of Venice in Peril’s (VIP) exciting venture into the conservation of historic housing in Venice also reached completion during ...

Restoration of Cappella Sagredo, with frescoes by Tiepolo, painting of the "Holy Trinity" by ...

The Amici della Basilica dei SS. Giovanni e Paolo (with funding from the Fondazione Varzi) commissioned preliminary chemical analyses in the ...

Restoration of Lorenzo Bregno's Funeral Monument

The Comité français financed the restoration of Lorenzo Bregno's sixteenth-century funeral monument to Alvise Pasqualigo in the Church of the ...

Restoration of Santa Maria dei Miracoli

In 1470 or thereabouts, an image of a Madonna and child was enshrined in a niche overlooking the street. Gradually, a history of miracles grew up ...

Restoration of the altars of Church of San Rocco and Basilica on Torcello

Cooperating this time with the new American committee Venetian Heritage Inc., the Comitato Italiano saw work on the high altar of the Church of ...

Restoration of the ancient Artiglierie building in the Arsenale

In a joint effort, the Comitato Italiano per Venezia secured funding for the restoration of the dozens of iron window and door frames in the ...

Restoration of the Ancient Jewish Cemetery

Three and a half centuries of neglect and maltreatment were finally reversed in October 1999 with the completion of the comprehensive restoration ...

Restoration of the Cappella Badoer-Giustinian, image of the Madonna dell'Umilità and Statue of ...

Save Venice Inc. brought three projects in the Church of San Francesco della Vigna to completion during the year. The Cappella Badoer-Giustinian ...

Restoration of the Cappella Clary, Church of San Trovaso

The Comité français pour la sauvegarde de Venise often sponsors the restoration of Venetian monuments that have a French connection. This is the ...

Restoration of the Cappella Emiliani

Responding to the Superintendency’s urgent appeal for attention to the Cappella Emiliani, attached to the façade of the Church of San Michele, ...

Restoration of the frescoes in San Salvador et Gesuiti Churches

Working on its own account, Venetian Heritage launched the preliminary phases of two projects during the year in preparation for the restoration ...

Restoration of the German Synagogue, the façade of the former Scuola Grande di San Marco, a ...

During the year 1999, Save Venice Inc.passed from the planning to the execution phase of the restoration of the German Synagogue, but even after ...

Restoration of the Nativity's painting in the Basilica S. Giorgio Maggiore

The Venice branch of Zonta Club International undertook to fund the restoration of Jacopo Bassano's famous painting of the ...

Restoration of the Painted Crucifixion group in wood

Mid-sixteenth century painted Crucifixion group in wood, with the Virgin and St. John, from the Church of San Michele.Following its long and ...

Restoration of the Querini Stampalia Foundation

The Comité français pour la sauvegarde de Venise began the restoration and refurbishment of two frescoed rooms in the Querini Stampalia ...

Restoration of the Sottoportico dell' Angelo

A 13th century sculpted marble angel and the archway supporting it in Calle Magno, Castello. This was a long-awaited inauguration financed by Pro ...

The decoration of the Portego of the Querini-Stampalia Palace

The decoration, carried out at the end of the 18th century for the wedding of Alvise Querini di Zuanne and Maria Teresa di Francesco, consists of ...

Restoration of Probota Monastery

The current UNESCO project comprises three main components:Installation of an under-floor heating system as well as a new brick floor to respect ...

International Workshop on World Heritage Educational Multi-media Resource Material

Pont-du-Gard, France, 21-23 March 2005 Objectives For teachers: Provide secondary and elementary school classroom teachers with innovative, ...

International colloquium in Bruges

International colloquium on the challenges and opportunities for the conservation and management of World Heritage cities.