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Technical assistance for the preparation and establishment of a management plan for Coro and ...

With its earthen constructions unique to the Caribbean, the town of Coro, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), is the only surviving example of a ...

Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative

Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative Created in 2003 within the framework of the Global Strategy for the ...
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Basic Texts of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, Edition October 2017

Download Edition October 2017 English French Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage ...
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Category 2 Centres

Category 2 Centres under the auspices of UNESCO related to World Heritage © UNESCO In recent years, the framework for ...
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Climate Change and World Heritage

Climate Change Climate Change and World Heritage © NOAA / Andy Collins / Papahānaumokuākea World Heritage properties are ...
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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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Educational Resource Kit ‘World Heritage in Young Hands’

Educational Resource Kit ‘World Heritage in Young Hands’ To know, cherish and act Education is the key to personal fulfilment, ...
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Human Evolution: Adaptations, Dispersals and Social Developments (HEADS)

Human Evolution related properties represent a process of evolutionary accretion that took place over a vast period of time, offering vital ...
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Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest

Heritage of Religious Interest UNESCO Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest © OUR PLACE / Amos Chapple / Samarkand - Crossroad ...
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Modern Heritage Programme

At the start of 2001 the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and DOCOMOMO (Working Party for the ...
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Natural World Heritage in the Congo Basin

UNESCO has been taking action in the Congo Basin since 2000 in order to improve the conservation and the management of natural World Heritage ...
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Reducing Disasters Risks at World Heritage Properties

Reducing Disaster Risk at World Heritage Properties World Heritage properties and heritage sites in general are exposed to the impacts of ...
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Small Island Developing States Programme

Small Island Developing States Programme SIDS © Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea and ...
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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 and Indigenous Peoples

World Heritage and Indigenous Peoples © OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection / Chris Morton / Ngorongoro Conservation Area ...
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World Heritage and Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development World Heritage and Sustainable Development © Hani Terraces Administration of Honghe Prefecture/ Li Kun / ...
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World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme

Sustainable Tourism UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme © The photo archives of the Governing Body of ...
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World Heritage Centre’s Natural Heritage Strategy

In October 2006 the World Heritage Centre published the UNESCO World Heritage Centre's Natural Heritage Strategy, which was endorsed by the World ...
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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 Education Programme

The UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, initiated as a UNESCO special project in 1994, gives young people a chance to voice their ...
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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 Map

This large format full-color map features the World Heritage sites and brief explanations of the World Heritage Convention and the World ...
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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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Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape

On 10 November 2011 UNESCO’s General Conference adopted the new Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape by acclamation, the first such ...
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World Heritage Volunteers Initiative

Within the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative was launched in 2008 in ...
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Managing Natural World Heritage

The goal of this Resource Manual is to help State Parties to manage natural values within World Heritage properties. As such it is aimed at ...
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“Humanize Bangkok” project, Thailand

Bangkok, in Thailand, is one of the most populated cities in the world, a symbol of uncontrolled urban growth, marked by heavy pollution and huge ...

“Public works and heritage”. International seminar in Paris, (France) on bridges

Connecting river banks and cultures, bridge are a work which has, today, acquired great symbolic value, whether as historical testimony or ...

#MyAfricanHeritage

#MyAfricanHeritage Instagram Video ContestOpen to 18 - 32 years old Post your video about an African World Heritage site using ...

#MyOceanPledge

#MyOceanPledge I pledge to protect the ocean for future generations Please do not email me Newsletter Sign the ...

#OurLakeOhrid Photo & Story Contest

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

#OurLakeOhrid Photo & Story Contest 2017

#OurLakeOhrid Photo & Story Contest25 July - 25 September 2017 Image: Winners of the #OurLakeOhrid Photo & Story Contest 2016 ...

#OurWorldHeritage

#OurWorldHeritage Share your World Heritage story with the rest of the World! ©UNESCO #OurWorldHeritage is a social media ...

1976-1995 UNDP/UNESCO Latin American Regional Project Archives

During the years 1976 – 1995 Unesco in collaboration with UNDP and the World Heritage Centre assisted Latin American governments in the ...

2010 International Year of Biodiversity

The United Nations has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB). The term biodiversity describes the variety of all life and ...

30th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention Virtual Congress

World Heritage in the Digital Age. Conferences, workshops and special events (China, Egypt, France, Mexico, Senegal) On the occasion of the 30th ...

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 ...

Afghanistan’s cultural heritage: Safeguarding Campaign

The focus of this Campaign is the safeguarding of all aspects of Afghan cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, including museums, ...

Africa Nature

Africa Nature Africa nature: a capacity building program for natural World Heritage in Africa Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Côte ...

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 ...

Archaeology in the Caribbean - Martinique 2004

From the 20 to the 23 September 2004, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre organised an international seminar involving official representatives and ...

Assistance to the project for the creation of a global network of World Heritage forests. ...

The objective of this project was to establish a global network of World Heritage forests to assist the World Heritage Forest Programme.In 1998, ...

Atelier "Paysages urbains historiques ". Bordeaux, 7-8 juin 2009.

Dans le contexte du travail mené par l'UNESCO sur l'élaboration d'une nouvelle Recommandation internationale sur la question ...

Biennial Report 2008-2009

Extrabudgetary Support for UNESCO’S World Heritage Convention The opportunities for the application of the World Heritage Convention regarding ...

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 ...

Booklet, 10th Anniversary of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement

In 2009, on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, a booklet describing the heritage safeguarding and ...

Building a Global Sustainable Network of World Heritage Site Managers

Building a Sustainable Global Network of World Heritage Site Managers The overarching vision of this World Heritage project ...

Building the capacity of local communities and stakeholders for a dialogue towards sustainable ...

Objectives Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing ...

Business Skills for Natural World Heritage Site Managers programme

The Business Skills for Natural World Heritage Site Managers programme is a collaboration between international environmental charity Earthwatch, ...

Cairns Decision

The World Heritage Committee decision now referred to as the "Cairns Decision" was a suite of decisions adopted by the 24th session of the ...

Call for case studies “Historic Cities in Development: Keys for Understanding and Action”. A ...

Call for case studies About the project This project is headed by the OWHC - Organization of World Heritage Cities and it is coordinated by the ...

Capacity-building for the representatives of religious communities

Capacity-building Capacity-building for the representatives of religious communities © UNESCO / Francis Tack / M'Zab Valley A ...

Caribbean Capacity Building Programme (CCBP)

Caribbean Capacity Building Programme (CCBP) © copyright / author / description The Caribbean Capacity Building Programme ...

Caribbean Fortifications

The Heritage Office of the Instituto Colombiano de Cultura, COLCULTURA, organized the Caribbean Fortification Experts Meeting, financed by the ...

Caribbean Rock Art and the World Heritage Convention, Guadeloupe May 2006

Following the successful meeting held in Martinique on the subject of Rock Art in the Caribbean and the World Heritage Convention, it was noticed ...

Case Studies on the Conservation and Management of Historic Cities

Since 2008, the World Heritage Centre, within the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, supported and participated in 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 ...

Case study: Galapagos

Situated in the Pacific Ocean some 1,000 km from the South American continent, these islands and the surrounding marine reserve have been called ...

Case study: Sian Ka'an

Located on the east coast of the Yucatán peninsula, this biosphere reserve contains tropical forests, mangroves and marshes, as well as a large ...

Case study: Tongariro

In 1993 Tongariro became the first property to be inscribed on the World Heritage List under the revised criteria describing cultural landscapes. ...

Case study: Tubbataha

The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers 96.828 ha, including the North and South Reefs. It is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high ...

Case study: Ujung Kulon

This national park, located in the extreme south-western tip of Java on the Sunda shelf, includes the Ujung Kulon peninsula and several offshore ...

Category 2 Centres (LAC)

The Category 2 Centres for World Heritage were created in order to assist and support the States Parties of the three LAC sub-regions to ...

Central Africa World Heritage Forest Initiative (CAWHFI)

Central Africa World Heritage Forest InitiativeCAWHFI Tri-national de la Sangha © Ralf Fisher Vision “A transborder network of ...

Cities of Asia

Heritage for the Future If the future of humanity is irrevocably linked to the city, then this future - political, economic and cultural - will ...

Commemoration of ten years of international co-operation at Angkor, Cambodia

Situated in the current province of Siem Reap in the northwest of Cambodia, Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer Kings and the group of ...

Conservation and enhancement of the historic city of Bejaïa, Algeria

Carried out under the aegis of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, this project aimed to strengthen local capacity and sustain actions ...

Conservation and preservation of the city of Constantine, Algeria

The project in Constantine is part of the cross-sector project “Poverty Reduction through Sustainable World Heritage Management”, launched in ...

Control and Eradication of Invasives Species:A Necessary Condition for Conserving Endemic ...

The project was developed in response to the threats resulting from the introduction of alien species and is laying the foundations for the ...

Cuenca Mirador, Guatemala

In November 2002 the Guatemalan authorities sent an updated tentative list of 16 sites eligible for nomination process for UNESCO World Heritage ...

Culture and Development: World Heritage in the Caribbean

The results of the Second Periodic Report on the State of World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean were presented at the 37th session of ...

Developing a Sustainable Tourism Strategy for the Silk Roads Heritage Corridors

Developing a Sustainable Tourism Strategyfor the Silk Roads Heritage Corridors Acclaimed as the ‘greatest route in the history of mankind’, ...

Developing an online tool for the World Heritage Policy Compendium

Developing an online tool for the World Heritage Policy Compendium The World Heritage Policy Compendium (2015-2019) The ...

Development of a World Heritage Information Management capacity in the Arab States

A capacity-building project to enrich World Heritage information management tools and techniques in the Arab States Region, from adequate ...

Disaster Risk Management Plan for Quebrada de Humahuaca

Disaster Risk Management Plan for Quebrada de Humahuaca (Argentina) This project aims to fund the elaboration of a Risk ...

Durban Meeting (South Africa) on transboundary properties in Africa

In Africa, natural heritage is often protected and sustained because it belongs to a shared system of belief and culture. Furthermore, many ...

Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape Project

This 3-year project by UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Conservation International, and with financing from the UN Foundation and Global ...

Education resources for World Heritage through Patrimonito’s World Heritage Adventures Cartoon ...

Education Resources for World Heritage through Patrimonito’s World Heritage Adventures Cartoon Series Patrimonito’s World ...

Emergency assistance to the Okapi Wildlife Reserve of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Okapi Wildlife Reserve has been on the World Heritage List since 1996. It occupies about one-fifth of the Ituri forest in the northeast of ...

Engaging Local Communities in the Stewardship of World Heritage (COMPACT)

The role of local communities in ensuring that World Heritage contributes to sustainable development was chosen by the World Heritage Committee ...

Engaging Youth in World Heritage: developing policy guidance and good practices for State ...

Engaging Youth in World Heritage: Developing policy guidance and good practices for State Parties and World Heritage ...

Enhancing our Heritage- Monitoring and managing for success in World Natural Heritage sites

Enhancing Our Heritage - Monitoring and Managing for Success in World Natural Heritage Sites was a seven-year UNESCO/IUCN project funded by the ...

Enhancing the credibility of the World Heritage List: Tentative List good practices

Enhancing the credibility of the World Heritage List: Tentative List good practices Tentative Lists are inventories of sites ...

Evaluation Mission of the Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves

Objectives The Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1991 and on the List of World Heritage in Danger in ...

Five years of Conflict - The State of Cultural Heritage in the Ancient City of Aleppo

The first comprehensive account of the devastation wrought on the World Heritage site of the Ancient City of Aleppo during years of ...

Follow-up of the First Cycle of the Periodic Reporting exercise in Europe and North America ...

As a result of the first cycle of the Periodic Reporting exercise and the Action Plan for Europe presented and adopted at the 30th session of the ...

Fortifications and the World Heritage Convention – Valdivia Chile 2004 and Campeche Mexico 2005

Two international experts’ meetings were held in Campeche (Mexico) on 12-15 March 2004, and subsequently in Valdivia (Chile) on 19-21 January ...

From Astronomy to Zanzibar

Since its inception in 2001, the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust (NFiT) at the World Heritage Centre has served the international heritage community ...

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 ...

Global Strategy: Workshop on the identification of archaeological sites in the Caribbean, and ...

Caribbean archaeological heritage has been the subject of enhancement initiatives at the beginning of the years 2000, to valorise ...

Handbook on Cultural Heritage and Local Development for African Local Governments

The handbook "Cultural heritage and local development: A Guide for African local governments", co-edited by the France-UNESCO Cooperation ...

Heritage and poverty alleviation (Senegal, Benin, Lao People's Democratic Republic, China, ...

Urban heritage preservation policies, when separated from development strategies, can lead to a marginalization of the poorest populations. ...

Heritage and Values: Keys of Articulation in the Framework of the World Heritage Convention, ...

International Co-operation has taken decades to accept texts including notions such as “recognition” or “perception” in relation to processes of ...

Heritage Impact Assessments at World Heritage Properties: Database and Guidance Tools

Heritage Impact Assessments  at World Heritage Properties: Database and Guidance Tools Heritage impact assessments (HIAs) ...

Heritage of Science and Technology: World Heritage Potential of Space Technology

Heritage of Science and Technology World Heritage Potential of Space Technology The issues of identification and preservation ...

High Seas

World Heritage in the High Seas An Idea Whose Time Has Come © NektonMission  Paris, 3 August- Sunken coral islands, floating ...

IMPACT publication: Cultural Tourism and Heritage Management in the world Heritage Site of the ...

This publication examines the impacts of tourism in the World heritage site of the Hoi An Ancient Town, an exceptionally well preserved example ...

IMPACT publication: Luang Prabang

The first in a series of studies examining the impact of tourism on culture and the environment in selected sites in the Asia-Pacific region, ...

IMPACT publication: Sustainable Tourism and the Preservation of the World Heritage Site of the ...

This publication focuses on the impacts of tourism on the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, an outstanding model of sustainable use of ...

Improving the Effectiveness of the World Heritage Reactive Monitoring Process

Improving the Effectiveness of the World Heritage Reactive Monitoring Process The Reactive Monitoring process established ...

Information Technology & Heritage Initiative

A broad initiative to increase the use of information technology (from computers to digital field instruments, satellites, and the internet) ...

International Conference in Istanbul (Turkey) on the resistance of historic buildings to ...

The “International Conference on the Seismic Performance of Traditional Buildings” was held in Istanbul, Turkey from 16 to 18 November 2000, ...

Interpretation of Sites of Memory

Interpretation of Sites of Memory Following the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s decision 39 COM 8B.14 and the recommendation of the ...

LAC Action Plan

Action PlansLatin America and the Caribbean As follow up of Decision 37 COM 10A adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session ...

LAC Extra-budgetary Projects

Extra-budgetary ProjectsLatin America and the Caribbean A number of specific conservation projects within the Region undertaken mostly ...

Main Andean Road - Qhapaq Ñan

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru share a common cultural heritage of outstanding value: the Qhapaq Ñan, or Main Andean ...

Management of World Heritage Sites in Armenia

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

Managing Cultural World Heritage

This manual provides guidance for States Parties and all those involved in the care of World Heritage cultural properties on how to comply with ...

Managing Disaster Risks for World Heritage

This first Manual within the series concerns the management of disaster risks for World Heritage properties. It focuses on one approach to the ...

Marine heritage: Support to the Central Pacific project and support to the World Heritage ...

The France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement provided support to the valorisation of the Pacific Marine Heritage and support to the World Heritage ...

Meetings in Paris (France) for the Directors of cultural heritage of Francophone Sub-Saharan ...

Within the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, the French Ministry of Culture and the Director General of heritage for several ...

Meroe, Republic of the Sudan – Preparatory Assistance for the nomination of ‘The Island of ...

The sites of Meroe, Naqa and Musawwarat es-Sufra, located in the Nile province of Sudan were the heartland of the Kush Kingdom from the 8th ...

Mitigating threats to Rock Art Heritage in Zimbabwe

Mitigating threats to Rock Art Heritage in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe has benefited from several initiatives in the field of Rock ...

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 ...

New life for historic cities: The historic urban landscape approach explained

This booklet calls to involve more people in preservation efforts, raise levels of awareness, and seek innovative schemes. By actively engaging ...

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 ...

Participatory Management Plan for Jesuit and Franciscan Missionary Heritage

Participatory Management Plan for Jesuit and Franciscan Missionary Heritage  in the departments of Beni, Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz and Tarija ...

Periodic Reporting 1st Cycle: Africa

Conclusions and recommendations of the synthesis Report on the state of conservation of the World Heritage in Africa, submitted in accordance ...

Periodic Reporting 1st Cycle: Arab States

Final report of the synthesis of the periodic reports for the Arab Region submitted in accordance with the strategy approved by the 23rd ...

Periodic Reporting 1st Cycle: Asia & Pacific (2003)

Between 1997 and 2003, the 39 States Parties (27 Asian & 12 Pacific) of the Asia and Pacific Region prepared National Periodic Reports, ...

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 1st Cycle: Latin America and the Caribbean (2004)

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, through the Adviser for World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean based at the UNESCO Office in ...

Periodic Reporting 2nd Cycle : Latin America and the Caribbean (2013)

The preliminary process was implemented in cooperation with some Regional Offices (Lima, Quito, Montevideo, Guatemala, Costa Rica and ...

Periodic Reporting 2nd Cycle: Africa (2011)

This report presents the results of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Africa region. The exercise involved the 44 States Parties ...

Periodic Reporting 2nd Cycle: Arab States (2010)

At its 32nd session, the World Heritage Committee decided on the preparation of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting (Decision 32 COM 11E) ...

Periodic Reporting 2nd Cycle: Asia & Pacific (2012)

The second cycle of Periodic Reporting for the Asia and Pacific was launched by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in Brasilia, ...

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 ...

Preparation and publication: “Historic atlas of Kyoto”, Japan

The “Historical Atlas of Kyoto: Spatial Analysis of the Memory Systems of a City, its Architecture and Urban Landscape” (In French: « Atlas ...

Preparatory assistance and establishment of a management plan for the Historic Centre of ...

Founded in the ninth century, the Agadez, Niger, occupies a prominent position on the crossroads of the principal commercial routes of the ...

Preparatory assistance and feasibility study for the inscription of Varanasi, India

As part of the Indian Heritage Cities Network project, and in link with the “Rivers and heritage” initiative, a seminar was held in February 2007 ...

Preparatory assistance and technical support for the inscription, conservation and management ...

The France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, similar to the technical cooperation provided to the Town of Luang Prabang in the Lao People's ...

Preparatory assistance for an extension to the site of Tiya, Ethiopia

Ethiopia has numerous megalithic sites. The most important of them is Tiya, which was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1980. It has ...

Preparatory assistance for inscription of the Rainforests of the Atsinanana, Madagascar

The Rainforests of the Atsinanana are predominantly old-growth forests, and, as such, are critically important for the maintenance of ecological ...

Preparatory assistance for inscription of the Royal Domain of Mbé cultural landscape, Congo

Located 200km from Brazzaville, Congo, the Royal Domain of the Mbé was inscribed on the Tentative Lists in 2008. The property, which is also of ...

Preparatory assistance for inscription of the Royal Hill of Ambohimanga

The Royal Hill of Ambohimanga in Madagascar consists of a royal city and burial site, and an ensemble of sacred places. It is associated with ...

Preparatory assistance for the identification of heritage in Ehotilé Islands National Park, ...

The Ehotilé Islands National Park is a group of six islands situated along the eastern shoreline of the Côte d’Ivoire that shelters a complex and ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription and protection of the Kingdom of Wu (The Six Canal ...

The Kingdom of Wu and Six Canal Towns of the Lower Yangtze River, China, are located to the south of the Yangtze River, near Lake Tai, ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of Issyk Kul warm-water lake, Kyrgyzstan

North of the Tian Shan Mountains, 1608 m above sea level, is the Issyk Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan, a natural reservoir of warm water contained in a ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba, Togo

The Koutammakou landscape in north-eastern Togo, which extends into neighboring Benin, is home to the Batammariba people whose remarkable mud ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of Stone Circles of Senegambia

Africa is underrepresented on the World Heritage List, particularly concerning archaeological sites. This is why it is important to assist ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the Ancient Villages of Northern Syria, Syrian ...

The Ancient Villages of Northern Syria constitute one of the most extraordinary archeological ensembles in the world. There are more than 700 ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of The forest and the residential encampments of the ...

The Aka Pygmies are considered the very first inhabitants of the Central African Republic. They live in the Mongoumba Forest, of Lobaye. A ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the property and support for the management of ...

In the 19th century, the riches of Chile aroused the greed of European and American powers, resulting in the establishment of large industrial ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the Southern Oasis of Morocco

At the initiative of the Permanent Delegation of Morocco and the “Agence pour la promotion et le développement économique culturel et social des ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the Temple of Preah Vihear, Cambodia

The Temple of Preah Vihear, which is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, is situated on Cambodia’s northern border with Thailand. The property ...

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 ...

Preparatory assistance for the Slave Route, Benin

Wishing to submit the Slave Route (running from Djougou in the north of Benin to Ouidah, and passing through the Royal Palaces of Abomey) for ...

Preparatory assistance for the updating of the national inventory of cultural heritage of ...

In order to identify and protect its heritage, Cameroon launched a national inventory of cultural heritage in 2001. The French Embassy in ...

Preparing World Heritage Nominations

The aim of this Resource Manual (Second Edition 2011) is to help States Parties to achieve good quality World Heritage nominations. There are ...

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 ...

Promouvoir le Patrimoine Mondial à Madagascar

« Promouvoir le Patrimoine Mondial à Madagascar » est un programme du Centre du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO qui a ...

Properties of Religious Interest – Sustainable Management [PRI-SM] Thematic Paper & General ...

PRI-SM Thematic Paper & General Guidance Properties of Religious Interest – Sustainable Management [PRI-SM] © UNESCO The ...

Providing a platform for youth’s participation in World Heritage conservation

Providing a platform for youth’s participation in World Heritage conservation The World Heritage Youth Forum is a flagship ...

Rapid Response Facility (RRF) Protecting natural World Heritage sites in times of crisis

Rapid Response Facility (RRF) Protecting natural World Heritage sites in times of crisis Natural World Heritage sites face ...

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 ...

Reflection Period (2015-2017) after the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting

The Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting came to a close at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (Bonn, 2015). It has brought to light ...

Reflection year after the First Cycle of Periodic Reporting

The completion of the first Cycle of Periodic Reporting has generated important information regarding the state of implementation of the World ...

Regional Thematic Consultations

Regional Thematic Consultations © Jean-Christophe BENOIST / Vatican, Basilique St Pierre The World Heritage Committee at its ...

Renforcement des capacités nationales pour la réalisation des études d’impact sur le patrimoine ...

Renforcement des capacités nationales pour la réalisation des études d’impact sur le patrimoine mondial en Egypte Le but de ...

Restauration and revitalisation of the Complex of Hué Monuments and historical town, Viet Nam

Hué, Viet Nam, is one of the last large fortified citadel cities of south-east Asia which was the imperial capital until 1945. The Complex of Hué ...

Retrospective Inventory and "boundary clarifications"

Boundary Clarifications Retrospective Inventory and boundary clarifications The Retrospective Inventory is a project aiming ...

Revival of the Historic City of Sankhu (Nepal)

Revival of the Historic City of Sankhu (Nepal) Rebuild the rich cultural heritage © UNESCO Sankhu is a traditional Newar ...

Rivers and Heritage: Niger-Loire, Governance and Culture project. Development of heritage and ...

The ‘Niger-Loire: Governance and Culture’ project, coordinated by the World Heritage Centre within the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation ...

Rivers and Heritage

Learning from experiences of the Rivers and Heritage initiative The Rivers and Heritage initiative proposes to support the process of cultural ...

Safeguarding and development of the M'Zab Valley and its five fortified ksour (El Atteuf, Bou ...

This project’s objective was to provide technical assistance to set up management and conservation plans on several sites distributed across a ...

Safeguarding project of Hassan Fathy’s New Gourna Village

 Since summer 2011, the project has been temporary suspended New Gourna Village is located in Luxor on the West Bank of the Nile River, ...

Satellite-Based Damage Assessment of Cultural Heritage Sites 2015 Summary Report of Iraq, ...

Since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between UNITAR-UNOSAT and UNESCO in June 2015, cultural heritage around the world has ...

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 in Niamey (Niger) on Global Strategy in West Africa

Following the 4th Global Strategy Meeting for West Africa, 16 to 19 September 1998, Porto Novo, Benin, nine African States Parties to the 1972 ...

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 ...

Seminar on the cultural heritage inventories of Maghreb

Within the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement support was provided for the preparation of cultural heritage inventories for ...

SFIT funded Activities in the Pacific sub-region

May 2004 - World Heritage Workshop in Palau, South Pacific In the framework of the Pacific 2009 Action plan the Spanish Funds in Trust (SFIT) ...

Sharing best practices in World Heritage management

The World Heritage Capacity Building Strategy, adopted by the World Heritage Committee in 2011,  responds to the identified needs of a diverse ...

SIDS Capacity Building

SIDS Capacity Building Managing Islands Heritage © UNESCO Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) have a rich cultural and ...

Socio-economic impacts of World Heritage Listing

Socio-economic Impacts of World Heritage Listing © UNESCO Cultural and natural heritage is not only an irreplaceable source ...

State of conservation Information System

Conservation, at the core of the World Heritage Convention Article 4 of the World Heritage Convention refers to the conservation of properties ...

Stratégie pour le tourisme durable dans le Parc National du Banc d’Arguin

Stratégie pour le tourisme durable dans le Parc National du Banc d’Arguin (Mauritanie) Le projet vise à aider le Parc ...

Strategy for the preservation of rock art sites in Angola

Rock art is one of the most interesting types of remains for the study of ancient civilisations. It is a fragile and vulnerable form of heritage ...

Strengthening Sustainable Resource Management and Local Livelihoods in Los Katíos National Park

Strengthening Sustainable Resource Management and Local Livelihoods in Los Katíos National Park (Colombia) This project aims ...

Strengthening World Heritage properties’ resilience to face climate change

Strengthening World Heritage properties’ resilience to face climate change Updating and promoting the World Heritage and climate change ...

Sub-regional seminar in Mauritius on awareness raising and presentation of Tentative Lists for ...

In October 2001, initiated by UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, with the support of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, a workshop focused on ...

Support for African local governments in the field of heritage (EU-AIMF project)

In 2009, a programme called “Heritage and Development” was initiated under the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement to respond to the requests ...

Support for conservation and management of the Historic Town of Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

Grand-Bassam is the first capital of the former French colony of Côte d’Ivoire, from 1893 to 1900. The historic city, or “France quarter” as it ...

Support for international training in France for World Heritage site managers. Support to the ...

Managing a heritage site today involves much more than just conservation. It's also about site protection, enhancement and the arrangements for ...

Support for the annual seminar of the UNESCO Chair for "Culture, Tourism and Development"

Tourism represents an important but double-edged challenge for World Heritage Properties, which is the subject of ongoing discussion through ...

Support for the conservation and management of Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements ...

The property Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape, Lao People's Democratic Republic, was inscribed ...

Support for the conservation of the Complex of Koguryo Tombs in the Democratic People's ...

The Koguryo Kingdom covered the majority of Democratic People's Republic of Korea and north-eastern China, from 227 BCE until 668 CE. Some of the ...

Support for the creation of the Indian Heritage Cities Network (IHCN)

From 2006 to 2013, the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, with the support of the French Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign ...

Support for the establishment of an on-line State of Conservation Information System (SOC) ...

With the support of the Flemish Government, and later within the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, the World Heritage Centre ...

Support for the establishment of the national inventory of cultural heritage of Senegal

The President of the Republic of Senegal (by Decree 2001-1065 of 20 December 2001) requested the Ministry of Culture (in particular, the ...

Support for the identification, safeguarding and protection of heritage in Comoros

The Comoros islands possess a rich cultural and material heritage as well as a rich intangible heritage. The country ratified the World Heritage ...

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 ...

Support for the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting for Africa

Once every six years States Parties undertake Periodic Reporting (on a regional basis), regarding the application of the 1972 World Heritage ...

Support for the Silk Roads World Heritage Sites in Central Asia (Phase II)

The UNESCO Japan Funds-in-Trust (Japan-FIT) project “Support for Documentation Standards and Procedures of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial ...

Support for the World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP)

In 2007, the World Heritage Centre, with the support of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, launched a study and analysis of the World ...

Support research into ancient mosaics of the Ma’arat an-Noman Museum, Syrian Arab Republic

In 2014, given the impossibility since 2011 of implementing activities in Syria and continuing support activities for the management of the ...

Support to the International seminar on the Rehabilitation of Historic Centres of Latin ...

Workshop on urban conservation and restoration and creation of a four-language glossary The SIRCHAL Programme (Network for the Revitalization of ...

Support to the School of African Heritage (EPA), Porto Novo, Benin

Over a span of ten years, the PRÉMA (Preventive conservation in museums of Africa) programme has trained more than 400 African professionals in ...

Support to the South Asian Cultural Landscape Initiatives: A UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust ...

The two years 2016-2018 UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust project “Support to the South Asian Cultural Landscape Initiatives” was officially ...

Support to the thematic programme for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), support to the ...

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are generally small in ...

Support to the UNESCO Chair in management of Cultural Heritage, Manizales branch, National ...

The UNESCO Chair on Cultural Heritage Management was created in 2000 and is established at the National University of Columbia, branch located in ...

Supporting Community-Based Management and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage Sites in ...

The Power of Culture Supporting Community-Based Management and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage sites in South-East ...

Sustainable Tourism Capacity Building

Sustainable Tourism Capacity Building in 4 Africa Nature Sites Initiation workshop in Maloti-Drakensberg WH site © AWHF In the ...

Synergies to protect World Heritage

Synergies to protect Global Heritage Cooperation with other Conventions and programmes   The World Heritage Committee ...

Task Force on the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention

 The Task Force on the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention was established by the 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee in ...

Technical and preparatory assistance for the inscription of iSimangaliso Wetland Park and ...

The rationale of this project was to provide technical assistance through an advisory mission for the development of management mechanisms and ...

Technical assistance for the conservation of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, India

Situated in an exceptionally beautiful landscape and covering a vast area of 42 km2, Hampi, in India, contains major archaeological remains of ...

Technical assistance for the creation of a museum on the archaeological and mining site of the ...

At the request of Bolivian authorities, UNESCO provided technical assistance to advise on a mining museum in the City of Potosí, Bolivia ...

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 Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, the Mountain ...

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) was the first of three mountain railways of India to be inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1999. The ...

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 management of the Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site, El Salvador

Joya de Cerén is the name given to a rural settlement dating back to the period of the Mayan civilization. The site provides a unique window into ...

Technical Assistance for the protection and development of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, in Morocco, is a fortified village of adobe buildings and is an interesting example of earthen architecture in North ...

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 for the valorisation of the Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore, Pakistan

The Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore, Pakistan, have been inscribed on the World Heritage List since 1981. The inscribed property includes two ...

Technical assistance for the valorisation of the Villa Ocampo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Thanks to Victoria Ocampo (1890-1979), one of the most important Argentine cultural figures of the 20th century, Villa Ocampo (Buenos Aires, ...

Technical assistance for urban management and rehabilitation of the Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, ...

The Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata (Mauritania) were founded in the 11th and 12th centuries to serve the caravans ...

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 assistance to update the national inventory of cultural heritage of Ethiopia

Realizing the richness of Ethiopian cultural heritage, the organization in charge of cultural heritage within the Ministry of Culture, the ARCCH ...

Technical cooperation for the enhancement, development and protection of the Town of Luang ...

The technical cooperation for the protection, enhancement and development of the Town of Luang Prabang, Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a ...

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 ...

TEMATEA Project on Issue-Based Modules for coherent implementation of biodiversity related ...

The TEMATEA Project on Issue-Based Modules supports a better and more coherent national implementation of biodiversity-related conventions ...

The Chii`k Naab mural paintings: Calakmul. The conservation of mural paintings in tropical ...

Since 1993, the Calakmul Archaeological Project has made an enormous contribution to interdisciplinary research, ensuring the integral ...

The formulation of a Manual for the Rehabilitation of the Old City of Jerusalem

Further to the appeal made by the Director-General of UNESCO for the safeguard of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls in the present ...

The Invention of "World Heritage"

AFUS, the Association of Former Unesco Staff Members, takes pleasure in presenting this second Paper published by its History Club. As you may ...

The Inventory of the historic city of Sana'a: a tool for urban conservation

This publication documents the main outcomes of the studies undertaken in 2003 - 2006, by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the General ...

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 ...

The Waterfalls of Lobé, Cameroun

The Republic of Cameroun ratified the World Heritage Convention in 1982. Since this date only the Dja faunal reserve has been inscribed on the ...

The World Heritage Brochure

The World Heritage Brochure

The World Heritage Convention, twenty years later

This study, undertaken on 10 June and revised on 4 December 1992 on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, ...

The World Heritage Convention: Thinking Ahead

The World Heritage Convention:Thinking Ahead In 2012, the Director-General of UNESCO launched an initiative entitled “The World Heritage ...

Tourist Guides for Coiba National Park in Panama Developed by Youth from Caribbean SIDS and ...

Tourist Guides for Coiba National Park in Panama Developed by Youth from Caribbean SIDS and Central American Countries © ...

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 ...

Training workshops on new cultural heritage management techniques for Andean countries (Bolivia ...

The UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage Management was established in 2000 at the National University of Colombia (branch of Manizales), at 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 ...

UNESCO for Haiti

Making Culture a Motor for Reconstruction Haiti, the "land of a thousand colours" ‎ "Haiti will certainly not die, because its painters started ...

UNESCO World Heritage Desk Diary

Featuring a useful week-at-a-glance design, it is illustrated with colour photos of World Heritage sites, each accompanied with a short ...

UNESCO/NHK Videos on Heritage

This partnership builds on state-of-the-art digital visual and sound processing technologies for the production of short digital TV documentaries ...

UNFIP - UNESCO Agreement

Will contribute resources towards site management, capacity building, alternative livelihoods for communities, research and fundraising ...

Uplifting the perception of the List of World Heritage in Danger

Uplifting the perception of the List of World Heritage in Danger Article 4 of the World Heritage Convention refers to the ...

Urban conservation and management of historic centres. Recommendation on the Historic Urban ...

Cities and urban areas are the most represented types of heritage on the World Heritage List. World Heritage Cities are also among the World ...

Urban heritage and local development in Africa: participation in the Africities Summits

The France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement developed several activities centred on heritage and sustainable local development in Africa in ...

Urban Regeneration for Historic Cairo

Cairo hosts a variety of historically significant districts and monuments, ranging from the ruins of al-Fustat, the Fatimid nucleus of ...

Working Group on Equitable Representation in the World Heritage Committee

The Working Group on Equitable Representation in the World Heritage Committee was decided by the 23rd Session of the World Heritage Committee as ...

Working Group on the Representativity of the World Heritage List

The Working Group on the Representativity of the World Heritage List was decided by the 23rd Session of the World Heritage Committee as a ...

Workshop “Rivers and Heritage”, 2 November 2009, French Senate in Paris, France

A workshop on the theme “Rivers and heritage” was held on 2 November 2009 at the French Senate in Paris, France. The workshop was organised by ...

Workshop for heritage in Tlemcen, Algeria

This project aimed to ensure the training of local skilled staff in restoration and rehabilitation, through organization of education programmes ...

Workshop on urban conservation, Chandigarh, India

The city of Chandigarh was the first planned city in India post-independence in 1947 and is internationally renowned for its architecture and ...

Workshop on urban development, sustainable development and tourism investment in the North ...

In 2001, the Syrian Arab Republic’s General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM) requested technical assistance. Within the framework of ...

World Heritage – Pacific 2009 Programme

Despite its extraordinary cultural and biological diversity and richness, the Pacific is the most under-represented sub-region on the World ...

World Heritage 2002, shared legacy, common responsibility

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (adopted by the General ...

World Heritage and Biodiversity

World Heritage and Biodiversity Conservation of ecosystem integrity and biodiversity ©  Biological diversity underpins ...

World Heritage and Extractive Industries

World Heritage and Extractive Industries © Martin (necktru / Llanganuco, Parc national de Huascarán Over the years, and ...

World Heritage and Museums

The ever-growing global heritage tourism, boosted by the striking success of the UNESCO World Heritage programme, offers an ideal setting for ...

World Heritage and Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

64% of the world’s wetlands have disappeared since the beginning of the last century. In most regions across the world, wetlands continue to ...

World Heritage and Sustainable Development policy explained: A guide and a collection of good ...

World Heritage and Sustainable Development policy explained: A guide and a collection of good practices to support development of national ...

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 and Tourism in a Changing Climate

This report provides an overview of the increasing vulnerability of World Heritage sites to climate change impacts and the potential implications ...

World Heritage at the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014: the promise of Sydney

For the one-year anniversary of the IUCN World Parks Congress, UNESCO has published the proceedings of this Congress to highlight the ...

World Heritage Biodiversity Programme for India (WHBPI)

Will contribute resources towards site management, capacity building, alternative livelihoods for communities, research and fundraising ...

World Heritage Cities Programme

The World Heritage Cities Programme is one of six thematic programmes formally approved and monitored by the World Heritage Committee. It aims ...

World Heritage Convention 40th anniversary

World Heritage is a building block for peace and sustainable development. It is a source of identity and dignity for local communities, a ...

World Heritage Eco Learning Program

Panasonic conducts the unique program called the World Heritage Eco Learning Program, where students can visit and participate in an interactive ...

World Heritage Education Programme Brochure

The World Heritage Education Programme gives young people a chance to voice their concerns and to become involved in the protection of our common ...

World Heritage Fossil Sites Workshop

The meeting participants wished to bring to the attention of all relevant organisations and authorities concerned with World Heritage, fossil ...

World Heritage Fund Consultation Survey 2017

World Heritage Fund Consultation Survey 2017 Voluntary annual fee by the properties inscribed on the World Heritage List Online ...

World Heritage Information Kit

Mission Statement Heritage: A Gift from the Past to the Future A Brief History The Convention and its Committee The World Heritage ...

World Heritage Information Network (WHIN)

The World Heritage Information Network (WHIN) is the global network of World Heritage information providers.It was created in 1995 in order to ...

World Heritage Journeys of Buddhist Heritage Sites

World Heritage Journeys of Buddhist Heritage Sites © Alexandra Lande/Shutterstock UNESCO is currently implementing a project ...

World Heritage Marine Sites - Best Practice guide

Managing effectively the world’s most iconic Marine Protected Areas What is the purpose of this guide? This guide is a primer on how to ...

World Heritage Paper Series

World Heritage Paper Series launched in 2002 in an effort to publish a series on various World Heritage subjects, the series will ...

World Heritage Policy Compendium

Towards a World Heritage Policy Compendium  Policy Compendium Consultation An online consultation was carried out by the ...

World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves

Sites on the World Heritage List are cultural, natural or mixed properties recognized by the World Heritage Committee has being of ...

World Heritage sites and museums: A pact for sustainable development

World Heritage sites and museums A pact for sustainable development © Every historical site has a story to tell, and these ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2018

World Heritage Volunteers 2018 Empowering the Commitment to World Heritage. © Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2019 Campaign

World Heritage Volunteers 2019 Campaign Empowering Commitment to World Heritage WHV – Patrimonito Prambanan Project 2018 © Sigit ...

World Heritage Volunteers Projects

World Heritage Volunteers Project Conservation of our common cultural and natural heritage The World Heritage Volunteers ...

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 ...

World Heritage, Art and Economics: The World Heritage Convention in the light of Economic Theory

A paper prepared for the Clark Art Institute Conference on "Compression versus Expression : Containing and Explaining the World’s ...

World Heritage, Sustainable Development and Community Involvement

World Heritage, Sustainable Development and Community Involvement © With an emphasis on sustainable development and the ...

World Heritage: Challenges for the Millennium

This publication provides analysis of more than three decades of the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and highlights a number of ...

Youth from Caribbean SIDS and Central American give focus on Marine Biodiversity & Climate ...

Youth from Caribbean SIDS and Central American give focus on Marine Biodiversity & Climate Change © UNESCO / Coiba National Park, ...

Activities to protect Afghanistan’s moveable cultural property

UNESCO assists the Afghan authorities in preventing the illicit trafficking of cultural property.  UNESCO's policy on the protective safekeeping ...

Coordination Committee

The International Coordination Committee for the Safeguarding of Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage (ICC) was formed in 2002 to coordinate all ...

Emergency consolidation and Restoration of Monuments in Herat and Jam, Phase I and II

The project aims at the emergency consolidation, conservation and restoration of the Minaret of Jam and The Fifth Minaret in Herat. Expected ...

My multicultural, diverse home Afghanistan

Promotion of intercultural dialogue and tolerance attitudes among children through arts and music expression. Reintroducing arts and traditional ...

Repairing of the protective roof over the ruins of the Mosque of Haji Pyada, Balkh

The Mosque of Haji Pyada, built in the second half of the 9th century, is the most ancient Islamic religious structure in Afghanistan. Its form, ...

Safeguarding of the Bamiyan site, Phase I

The aims of this project were the consolidation of the cliffs and niches, the conservation of mural paintings in the Buddhist caves, the ...

Safeguarding of the Bamiyan Site, Phase II

The aims of this project are to substantially improve the state of preservation of the Bamiyan site, to ensure the long term consolidation of the ...

Successful completion of a two-year pilot project to inventory, conserve and restore ...

Financed by the US Contribution to UNESCO, the US$250,000 pilot project for the documentation and conservation of Kabul Museum’s endangered ...

UNESCO/Swiss Funds in-Trust Emergency consolidation of the monuments in Jam

Following the inscription of the Minaret and archaeological remains of Jam in the 'World Heritage List' and the 'List of the World Heritage in ...

Development of a World Heritage Information Management capacity in the Arab State

The project consists of four core activities The creation and the development of an Arabic language web site on the World Heritage in the Arab ...

Disponibilité en langue arabe des textes relatifs à la mise en œuvre de la Convention du ...

Dans le cadre de la Convention du patrimoine mondial, la clarté et la précision des informations mises à la disposition des ...

International Conference "What is the fate of Public Art?"

In celebration of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development On the 19th and 20th May 2011, the World Heritage Centre of ...

Workshop for the launch of the World Heritage – Pacific 2009 Programme

UNESCO World Heritage Centre in collaboration with UNESCO Apia Office in Samoa and the Department of Conservation in New Zealand launched the ...

Regional Workshop on Potential Themes for Serial and Transboundary Cultural World Heritage ...

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the UNESCO Apia Cluster Office in Samoa, Department of Conservation in New Zealand, and ...

Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the context of the UNESCO World Heritage ...

Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy in the context of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention Thematic Study no. ...

Capacity building “Cultural heritage and local development”, 18-21 November 2008, Porto Novo, ...

Held on 18-21 November 2008 in Porto Novo, Benin, the first training session of the programme “Cultural heritage and local development” gathered ...

Regional Meetings on Modern Heritage

The first Regional Meeting on Modern Heritage, for Latin America, took place from 11 to 13 December 2002 in Monterrey (Mexico) and was organised ...

SIDS Capacity Building Programme

On 10 August 2011 the Japanese Government approved the programme proposal "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites ...

Thesis on World Heritage issues and/or World Heritage Sites

Thesis Thesis on World Heritage issues and/or World Heritage Sites Authors of thesis are encouraged to send an abstract of their work and ...

World Heritage and Universities

Higher education is crucial to the long-term preservation of World Heritage sites. As the World Heritage List grows, there is an urgent need ...

Activity 1: Establishment of a Master degree in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) at Yarmouk ...

The Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Master programme was established and launched at Yarmouk University in winter semester 2005/2006. Over 30 ...

Activity 2: Development of training courses for heritage professionals

A first three-day intensive training course in preventive conservation was organized at Yarmouk University on September 5th - 8th 2005 for 10 ...

Activity 3: Development and implementation of a teaching module in cultural heritage for ...

 teaching module in cultural heritage for primary and secondary schools in Jordan is being developed. It is expected to be approved by the ...

Activity 4 : Preparation of a sample conservation and management plan for a selected heritage ...

A model conservation and management plan for the cultural heritage site of Abila in Northern Jordan is being developed jointly by a working group ...

Activity 5: Preparation of guidelines for an integrated concept for archaeological and natural ...

The integrated concept of archaeological and natural sciences has been worked out as an integral part of various courses taught within the ...

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 ...

Historic Urban Landscapes Workshops on the Swahili Coast of Africa

In the fall of 2009 the Flemish Government decided to support the World Heritage Cities Programme and in particular the implementation of the new ...

Conference "Architecture and Cities for the 21 Century"

Valencia, July 1998 By Minja Yang As the century approaches its end, the oracles of the day have set about prophesying doom or utopia in the ...

Other WHE Projects

Features concrete educational and participatory projects and activities that seek to encourage and enable young people to respond to the ...

Patrimonito

Patrimonito Patrimonito's World Heritage Adventures Patrimonito means 'small heritage' in Spanish and the character represents ...

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 Media/Communication Training Workshop

Media/CommunicationTraining Workshops The World Heritage Media/Communication Training Workshop aimed to promote the capacity building 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, Today and Tomorrow, With Young People

Why take an interest in world heritage? Why study and protect World Heritage? Common responsibility? Heritage: a lifelong undertaking?

Patrimonito Storyboard Competition 2007

Following the launching in December 2006 of the Patrimonito Storyboard Competition organized by the World Heritage Centre in coordination with ...

Patrimonito Storyboard Competition 2008

Concours de storyboard Patrimonito 2008 © Le concours de storyboard de Patrimonito 2008 est organisé par le Centre du ...

Patrimonito Storyboard Competition 2010 / 2011

Patrimonito Storyboard Competition 2010-2011 Episodes 9, 10 and 13 © The World Heritage Centre received a total of  289 ...

Patrimonito Storyboard Competition 2012

Patrimonito Storyboard Competition 2012 Episodes 11 and 12 © Within the framework of the  40th anniversary celebrations, the ...

Avila Municipal led PATRIMONITOS PROGRAMME undertaken within the frame of the UNESCO World ...

In 2007 the City of Ávila, initiated the "Patrimonitos Programme" in collaboration with  Excmo Heritage Council, the town council, the schools ...

International World heritage Education Workshop on “Mobilizing Young People for World Heritage” ...

In connection with the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the World Heritage Convention, the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) ...

Sub-regional Training Course

Nicaragua Sub-regional Training Courses on World Heritage Education:For the Central American countries, the training will be held in Nicaragua in ...

Third European Course in Restoration for Youth

RØROS, NorwayThe third European World Heritage Restoration Camp for Youth was held 6-1 7 August 2001 in Røros, a mining town in Norway, that is a ...

Workshop on Youth Volunteerism for Transformational change through Non-Formal Education to ...

From June 30 to July 1, 2011, in celebration of both the International Youth Year (IYY) and Tenth Anniversary of the International Year of ...

World Heritage marine Environmental Education Program for disadvantaged Youth

Belize City, Belize 15-17 August 2001 Event and Objectives Marine Environmental Education Programme, Belize Fifteen youth were chosen to ...

World heritage Skills Development Course for Eastern and Central Africa

MOUNT KENYA, Kenya, 19-23 April 2004 Event The 4-day program included, besides an official opening, thematic presentations by resource persons ...

World Heritage Skills-Development Course for Young People in the Arab Region

Petra, Jordan Event The 1st sub-Regional World Heritage Skills Development Course in the Arab Region held in Petra, Jordan (2002) ...

The First Foro Accesible de Patrimonio Joven

The First Foro Accesible de Patrimonio Joven encouraged young people to participate in heritage preservation. The Foro Accesible de Patrimonio ...

World Heritage in Young Hands Visual Arts Workshop (2005)

Durban, South Africa, 12-14 July 2005 Objectives In parallel with the 29th World Heritage Committee meeting in Durban a visual arts workshop ...

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 African Edition

Student's appeal "We, the youth of Africa, have met at the UNESCO World Heritage Forum for Africa in Zimbabwe (18-24 September 1996). During ...

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 (1997) Asia-Pacific (Beijing, China)

Students' recommendations We, the participants of the first Asia-Pacific World Heritage Youth Forum are here to express our views on the ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (1998) Second International

Osaka, Japan, 22-29 November 1998 Objectives The objective of the youth Forum was to build a "Bridge to the New Millennium" by promoting: ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (1999) and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Dakar-Gorée, Sénégal 23-27 August 1999 Objectives The World Heritage Youth Forum and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade By mobilizing the youth ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (1999) First Arab Edition

Ifrane, Morocco 22-28 November 1999 Objectives The Forum aims to stimulate young people's interest in preserving the world's cultural and ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (2000) First Pacific

This World Heritage Youth Forum from 23-28 November 2000 in Cairns, Australia, was the first such forum to be held in the Pacific region. This ...

World Heritage Youth Forum (2001) for Latin America on Sustainable Tourism

Lima, Peru 23 February - 1 March 2001 Objectives The main objective of the Forum was to find ways to protect the areas that are threatened by ...

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 (2007) Asia Pacific

Thirty students and 36 delegates throughout the Asian Pacific region met from 18 to 24 June 2007 in New Zealand to deepen their knowledge of the ...

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 (2010), Brasilia, Brazil

In conjunction with the 34th World Heritage Committee meeting, forty-six young students met in order to exchange experiences and ideas on how to ...

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 ...

Application of Information Technology in the Protection of World Heritage Sites

This training workshop was organized from February 17 to March 4, 2004 in Cairo, Egypt and environs. It was aimed at identifying and developing ...

Training course on management issues for the existing staff and rangers to increase their ...

The present staff needs to have more knowledge in order to manage this complex situation. This knowledge should be given through a training, ...

Activities in Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve

Honduras' forest administration (COHDEFOR) and local NGOs, such as MOPAWI, are seeking sustainable alternatives for the Río Plátano Biosphere ...

Activities in Sian Ka'an

At Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, reserve staff and local partners, such as Amigos de Sian Ka'an, are ...

Activities in Tikal National Park

At Tikal National Park in Guatemala, the Institute of Anthropology and History, part of the culture ministry, is working to protect one of the ...

Activities in Ujung Kulon National Park and Komodo National Park, Indonesia

At Ujung Kulon National Park Indonesia's Forestry Department and local NGOs are working on strategies to help poor local communities benefit ...

Activities in Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino

El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve in Baja California, Mexico, is focusing on developing locally based ecotourism to address threats to the coastal ...

ASPnet Teacher-training Workshop on World Heritage Education

  CONAKRY, Guinea, 20-22 November 2000ObjectivesThe first teacher-training workshop organized in Guinea in the framework of the "World ...

First National Teacher-training Workshop on the Use of the World Heritage Education Kit

Rabat, MOROCCO Autumn 2000 ObjectivesThe teacher-training seminar for the Associated Schools Project teachers, concerning the use of the ...

First National Teacher-training Workshop on WHE

RAMALLAH, Palestine 8-10 April 2000 A national teacher-training Workshop was jointly organized by the Palestinian National Commission for ...

National Teacher-training Workshop on WHE

DAMASCUS, Syria 8-10 January 2002 A World Heritage Education Kit and ASPnet Workshop was organized by the Syrian National Commission. Topics of ...

National Workshop on World Heritage Education in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic, 17-19 February 2000ObjectivesThe National Workshop on World Heritage EducationThe objective of the workshop was ...

Nordic Conference on WHE

GAMMELSTAD, LULEAA, Sweden 27-30 May 2000. Students, teachers and World Heritage site managers met at a Nordic Conference on World Heritage ...

Seeing with young Eyes” Sub-regional Southeast Asian Teacher-training Workshop on using art to ...

PENANG, Malaysia, 15-21 January 2006 Event and objectives See also published report.  "Seeing with Young Eyes" workshop was meant to ...

Southeast Asian Sub-regional Workshop on WHE

VIGAN, Philippines 20-23 December 2001 Event The "World Heritage in Young Southeast Asian hands: Second Sub-regional Workshop - Introducing ...

Sub regional Workshop in Northeast Asia on World Heritage Education

  BEIJING, China, 11-13 August 2005Event The Workshop was convened in the framework of the Associated Schools Project (ASP) with the third ...

Sub regional workshop on the practical Manual “Introducing Young People to Heritage site ...

  TUNIS, Tunisia, 11-13 February 2005EventA Regional Workshop on the Practical Manual: Introducing Young People to Heritage Site Management and ...

Sub-regional Teacher-training Course for the World Heritage in Young Hands Education Kit in ...

ZANZIBAR, United Republic of Tanzania, 14-16 March 2005OrganizersThe UNESCO Dar es Salaam Office, in collaboration with the UNESCO Harare Office ...

Sub-regional Teacher-training Workshop on the World Heritage Educational Resource Kit for ...

NEW DELHI, India 24-27 November 1999 Workshop reportThe sub-regional Workshop on World Heritage Education Resource Kit for Teachers was organized ...

Sub-regional Teacher-training Workshop on WHE for the Arab States

AMMAN, Jordan 9-13 October, 1999 Event and ObjectivesThe workshop brought together experts and advisors in the field of education and World ...

Sub-regional Teacher-training Workshop on WHE for the Gulf States

OMAN 20-24 November 1999 The participating countriesQatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman.OrganizersOman National ...

Sub-regional Training Course for the 2nd Arabic Version of the World Heritage Education Kit

AMMAN, Jordan18-30 May 2004 Workshop RecommendationsEnlisting an item on the Agenda of the Arab National Commissions' Meeting to be held in ...

Sub-regional Training Workshop on WHE

QUITO, Ecuador13-17 March 2000 Forty-seven participants from Heritage Institutes in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico ...

Sub-regional Workshop on the Introduction of the UNESCO WHE Kit

SUKHOTAI, Thailand13-20 February 2000 ReportHeld in the World heritage Site of Sukhothai, Thailand, the workshop brought together more than 20 ...

Sub-regional Workshop on UNESCO World Heritage Edcuation KIT for ASP Schools' Teachers in ...

TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN 20-26 August 1999 Sub-Regional Workshop on World Heritage Education Kit for ASP Schools' Teachers in Central Asian ...

Sub-regional Workshop on World Heritage Education for Africa

Malawi, 12-16-July 1999 Recommendations The Sub-regional workshop on World Heritage Education for Africa was organized in parallel with the 6th ...

Sub-Regional Workshop on Young People’s World Heritage Education Kit

Belize City, Belize, 14-16 October 1999 Outcome Both students and teachers acquired new skills to access information on World cultural and ...

Teacher-training Workshop in the Alsace region

Strasbourg, France, 29-30 January 2003 Objectives The First teacher-training course organized in France since the beginning of the project in ...

Workshop for the launch of the World Heritage Education Resource Kit for teachers in the World ...

Masvingo, Zimbabwe, 2-4 February 2000 Event and objectives A workshop for the launch of the World Heritage Education Resource Kit for teachers ...

World Heritage Teacher and Student Camp

Tanum, Sweden, 26-29 August 1999 Students from 12 to 18 years old and teachers from all Swedish schools working with the World Heritage site ...

Earthwatch International Partnership

Objectives Develop mentoring and fellowships programmes with Earthwatch to support and train local non-government organisations in site ...

Friends of World Heritage

UNF launched a “Friends of World Heritage” partnership program in September 2003 during the World Parks Congress in Durban , South Africa . A ...

Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage Sites

The US$3,5 million aims to link the conservation of biodiversity with sustainable tourism at six World Heritage sites: El Vizcaíno (Mexico), ...

In Europe

Tangible Heritage in Europe

International Coordination Committee for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Iraq

The Executive Board of UNESCO approved at its 167th session (decision 9.2) the establishment of the International Coordination Committee for the ...

Ethiopia-International Campaign to Safeguard the Principal Monuments and Sites of Ethiopia

The area of Africa that is present-day Ethiopia has a long history rich in tradition; its sites and monuments bear witness to the civilizations ...

Mozambique : Rehabilitation Project of the San Sebastian Fortress, Island of Mozambique

UNESCO and the Government of Mozambique signed an agreement in 2003 for the rehabilitation of the San Sebastian Fortress, the most emblematic ...

The restoration of King Gbehanzin Palace – Royal Palaces of Abomey

Edited by Junzo Kawada, Published by CRATerre-ENSAG and UNESCO World Heritage Centre. This publication describes the first restoration project ...

Adadi Maryam

This rock-hewn church is a 600-year-old sanctuary in the building tradition of the northern part of Ethiopia, and marks the advent of ...

Gondar - Palaces and castles

During unsettled periods between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries, Ethiopian rulers moved their royal camps frequently. King Fasil ...

Harar - The walled town

The town of Harar dates from before the thirteenth century. Its strategic location between the coastal lowlands and central highlands led to its ...

Lake Tana - Churches and Monasteries

The Lake Tana area was important in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in view of its role in maintaining the Christian faith ...

Lalibela - Rock-hewn churches

Following the decline of the Aksumite Empire, power shifted in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries to Roha in Lasta District. This was renamed ...

Tiya - Prehistoric site

The largest and most representative collection of stelae are to be found near the village of Tiya. Originally forty-six stelae were erected in ...

Tunisia - Development of an emergency plan for the safeguard of the Ichkeul National Park

The program consists first in organizing a study preparatory workshop in order to elaborate the strategy that should lead to a sustainable use of ...

Monuments of Nubia-International Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia

In 1954 the decision to build the Aswan High Dam was made. This dam would lead to the creation of a huge artificial lake covering the Upper Nile ...

The Executive Committee and the Trust Fund of the International Campaign

An Executive Committee was created in 1960 (C 11 Res. 4.4141 and 4.4142, 1960) as a control panel for the large amount of activities undertaken ...

The Rescue of Nubian Monuments and Sites

The most famous of the monuments affected by the Aswan High Dam Project was the temple complex on the island of Philae. Sacred to the goddess ...

Report on Damage Assessments in Babylon

Further to the request made to UNESCO in February 2005 by the Minister of Culture of Iraq, it was agreed to devote a working session to the ...

Expert Working Group releases recommendations for Safeguarding Bamiyan

Following their meeting in Tokyo in December 2004, a group of Afghan and international experts working on the safeguarding of Bamiyan ...

Safeguarding of the Bamiyan Site, Phase III

Phase III of this project aims to implement activities to ensure site security; ensure the structural stability of the two standing Giant Buddha ...

Safeguarding of the Bamiyan Site, Phase IV

Phase IV of this project aims to achieve the desired State of Conservation for the gradual removal of the property from the list of World ...

Pakistan - The post-campaign activities: Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro

With regard to carrying on the aforementioned long-term issues, an Action Plan for 1997-2000 was developed to ensure the sustainability of the ...

Pakistan- International Campaign for the Safeguarding of Moenjodaro

In 1974, after an appeal from the Pakistani Government, UNESCO launched the International Safeguarding Campaign for Moenjodaro. It lasted until ...

Philippines - Embedment Mooring System For Tubbataha World Heritage Site

Rationale: Tubbataha is a no-take area and the only activities allowed are tourism, which generates funds for conservation, and research. Since ...

Safeguarding Koguryo Tombs & Mural Paintings in the DPRK

Safeguarding Koguryo Tombs & Mural Paintings in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Since 2001, with the support of ...

Tajikistan- Operational project for the preservation of the Buddhist Monastery of Ajina Tepe

UNESCO, in cooperation with the Japanese Government, has launched several cultural heritage conservation projects along the Silk Roads. Two ...

Conservation and Restoration of the Royal Plaza, the Bayon and Angkor Wat

Following four preliminary survey missions fielded by the Japanese Government in response to the request of the Royal Government of Cambodia, the ...

Complex of the Celestial Lady (Thien Mu)

This complex was built on the exact spot where, according to tradition, a "celestial lady" dressed in red appeared and asked the local ...

Complex of the mausoleum of King Minh Mang

Begun in 1841 by Minh Mang it was completed in 1843. Located extra muros, the complex comprises several buildings surrounded by gardens and ...

Complex of the Palace of Audiences (Dien Can Chanh)

This complex was built in 1811, but burned down in 1947. The local authorities wanted it to be reconstructed exactly as before on the basis of ...

Complex of the Temple for the Worship of the Nguyen Emperors (Thé Mieu)

This complex, located to the south-east of the Imperial City, comprises:the temple itself (Thé Mieu) built in 1820;the Temple of the Resurrection ...

Complex of the Temple for the Worship of the Nine Nguyen Lords (Thai Mieu)

This complex is located to the south-east of the Imperial City. It was built in 1805 by Gia Long. In 1956 its roof was carried away by a typhoon. ...

Complex of the tomb of the King Tu Duc

Tu Duc's reign began in 1848 and ended in 1883. The king attached considerable importance to the construction of his final residence and the ...

Rehabilitation of the Saint Sebastian Fortress, Island of Mozambique

This colourful brochure published by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre illustrates the background, aims, results and challenges of the ...

Business Planning for World Heritage Site Managers - a Toolkit

This project focused on strengthening the business planning capacity of non-profit organisations (government agencies, NGOs) charged with the ...

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 ...

UNESCO Director General’s Statement on Climate Change and World Heritage

Message given by the Director General delivered at the Press Conference of the 12th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on ...

Case Studies on Climate Change and World Heritage

Originally published in 2007 in English, this publication has now been reprinted for the third time in English and translated into ...

Development of Policy Document on Impacts of Climate Change and World Heritage

At its 30th session in July 2006, the World Heritage Committee endorsed the report on "Predicting and managing the impacts of Climate Change on ...

Working Group Meeting to Develop the Draft Policy Paper on Impacts of Climate Change on World ...

By its decision 30 COM 7.1 the World Heritage Committee endorsed the "Strategy to assist States Parties to implement management ...

World Heritage Reports n°22 - Climate Change and World Heritage

In May 2007 the Report on predicting and managing the impacts of climate change on World Heritage and Strategy to assist States Parties to ...

World Heritage Review Focuses on Climate Change

The 42nd issue of the World Heritage Review, published in June 2006, focuses on the issues of climate change and World Heritage Sites.  A ...

CAWHFI component co-financed by the United Nation Foundation

CAWHFI’s first component focused its action on the improvement of the management of the Sangha Trinational, Gamba-Mayumba-Conkouati and ...

CAWHFI component financed by the French Global Environmental Fund (FFEM)

Early in the implementation of Central African World Heritage Initiative’s first phase, the project partners felt the need to better integrate ...

CAWHFI Component Project Financed by the European Commission

This third component, financed by the European Commission, allowed the activities of CAWHFI to continue, while strengthening initiatives in favor ...

Patrimoine mondial naturel d'Afrique centrale

Dans le cadre de l'Initiative pour le patrimoine mondial forestier d'Afrique centrale (CAWHFI), le Centre du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO a ...

World Heritage in the Congo Basin

This publication is intended for both biodiversity specialists and the general public. It provides detailed information on two important ...

Baltic Youth Workshop on World Heritage

Lithuania, Vilnius, 3-8 July 2006 Objectives The Baltic Youth Workshop on World Heritage was organized on the occasion of the 30th session of ...

International Conference on “World Heritage in Young Hands - a Dialogue among Civilizations”

ASWAN/CAIRO, Egypt, 6-12 February 2002 Event International Conference on "World Heritage in Young Hands  - a Dialogue among ...

International Workshop on World Heritage Education - Austria

Graz, Austria, 7-12 October 2000 Interregional Seminar on World Heritage and Youth The workshop consisted of 3 working groups that focused on ...

International Workshop on World Heritage Education -Chartres

Chartres, France, 24-28 February, 1999 An International Workshop to disseminate the publication World Heritage in Young Hands - Resource Kit for ...

International Workshop on World Heritage Education-Finland

Helsinki, Finland, 11-16 December 2001 Objectives Five main objectives of the Workshop Present recent WHE achievements and the results of ...

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, ...

Treviso Workshop

In connection with the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the World Heritage Convention, the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) ...

Developing World Heritage Education multi-media resource materials

Call to produce additional innovative resource material on specific WH sites The importance of preparing new multi-media educational material ...

Skills Development and Training Courses for Young People

Adopting a more hands-on approachAt skills development training courses, young people are actively involved in the preservation of World ...

Teacher Training Workshops and Seminars

Training teachers and teacher trainers is a pre-requisite to teaching WHE and to utilize the KIT well. UNESCO has organized a series of regional ...

The Great Volga River Route (GVRR) Project

Uniting the Seas (Baltic, Black and Caspian Seas) in favour of World Heritage Education for Sustainable Development with the support of ICTs The ...

The World Heritage Conservation Process

A series of 30 exhibition panels available for World Heritage Exhibits. These posters can be used free of copyright restrictions for ...

World heritage, humanity’s gift to future

People of Africa, the Americas, the Arab to the future world, Asia, Europe and the Pacific; men, women and children, we are all the inheritors of ...

Khao Yai World Heritage Workcamp (Thailand)

Wang Nam Keow, Thailand 26 July-9 August 2008 Description The project will consist of working for two weeks in and around one of Thailand's ...

Koutammakou, la promotion du pays des Batammariba (Togo)

Tamberma, au nord-est du Togo Description L'idée principale est de mettre en valeur le site dans le cadre de la modernisation, sans pour ...

Light on Fort Liedot (France)

Ile d'Aix (Region Poitou- Charentes) 25 august- 15 september 2008 Description Fort Liedot forms part of the Arsenal de Rochefort et ...

Shirakami Mountains Workcamp: preserving the natural beauty (Japan)

Ajigawa-town, Aomori, Shirakami, Japan Du 20 au 29 juin 2008   Description The Shirakami Mountains is one of Japanese valuable preserved ...

SJ Vietnam World Heritage Workcamp, Halong Bay (Vietnam)

Halong Bay, Vietnam 22 September-4 October 2008 Description SJ Vietnam in collaboration with the Youth Union in Quang Ninh will organise a ...

World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders

Published on the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, this thematic collection of case studies provides a thorough understanding of ...

Report of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre published a brochure reporting the events and activities carried out in 2012 to celebrate the 40th anniversary ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2008

Patrimonito rolls up the sleeves Twelve projects have been selected as pioneers of the World Heritage Volunteers 2008 and to make use of the ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2009

In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme and taking into account the positive results obtained by the World Heritage ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2010

Patrimonito Voluntary Action 2010 In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme and taking into account the positive results ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2011 Results

From Armenia to Zambia, from Germany to Peru, and from Indonesia to Togo, World Heritage Volunteers worked hard at sites around the world in ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2011

Launched within the framework of the World Heritage Education Programme, the World Heritage Volunteers projects mobilize and involve young people ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2012

Beyond Territories and Boundaries Living beyond territories and boundaries appears as one of mankind’s dream, and our common history abounds ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2013

Following the Call for Project Proposals in January, 48 projects at 47 World Heritage sites in 28 countries have been selected to be part of ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2014

Following an excellent response to the Call for Project Proposals in November, 54 projects at 53 World Heritage sites in 33 countries have been ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2015

Forty-six organizations are taking part in this year’s World Heritage Volunteers Initiative to carry out 52 youth action projects from June to ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2015 and #unite4heritage

We have the pleasure to announce the launch of a common action of the UNESCO #UNITE4HERITAGE campaign in synergy with the World Heritage ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2016

The World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2016: Together for Heritage campaign illustrates the global success of the World Heritage Volunteers ...

World Heritage Volunteers 2017

The World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2017 campaign: Heritage in our hands will take stock of the progress made over the past ten years to mobilize ...

Early archaeological sites and the beginning of cultural diversity

The related properties account for many innovations in culture, behavior, adaptation, and technology which shaped the future course of humanity ...

Human evolution and sites related to early human origins

Properties linked to Human Evolution have evidence for natural and cultural processes related to human lineage as part of the record of life and ...

Rock Art

Concerning Rock Art , for the purpose of the Thematic Programme, it is understood in the form of paintings and engravings as clear and ...

International Year of Biodiversity Travelling Exhibition

UNESCO, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United ...

Report on the Historic Urban Landscape Workshops and Field Activities on the Swahili coast in ...

On 10 November 2011 UNESCO’s General Conference adopted theRecommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape, six years after the General Assembly ...

Celebrating 40 years of the World Heritage Convention

Celebrating 40 years of the World Heritage Convention, the proceedings of Closing Event of the Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the World ...

International colloquium in Bruges

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

Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination in Central Asia: A ...

The project “Support for documentation standards and procedures of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination in Central ...

Strengthening Conservation and Management of Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, World ...

The project “Strengthening Conservation and Management of Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, World Heritage Property”, funded with the ...

Support for production of a documentary film on earthen architecture

The France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement supported the production of a documentary on earthen architecture. In 2004, François Le Bayon directed ...