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World Heritage Marine Programme

World HeritageMarine Programme 50 flagship marine protected areas of Outstanding Universal Value:Beacons of Hope In a Changing ...

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World Heritage Cities Programme

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

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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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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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Renewable Energy Transition and World Heritage

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, and with over 30 programs in the sciences, education, culture and communication sector, ...

#OurLakeOhrid Photo & Story Contest

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

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

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

Accessible cultural tourism in the old city of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

On the 25th Anniversary of the site's inscription on the World Heritage List, new tours aim to open the World Heritage site to everyone, ...

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

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

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

Biodiversity Conservation in Regions of Armed Conflict: Protecting World Heritage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Parc ...

Case study: Dorset

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

Connecting young people with their cultural heritage in Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation)

The community event encourages young people to deepen their knowledge about cultural heritage and propose ideas for its conservation through ...

Creating a shared framework in the serial World Heritage property of Mantua and Sabbioneta ...

In order to improve the coordination between the two component cities of this serial property, the Municipalities of Mantua and Sabbioneta have ...

Establishing a dialogue between site management and residents in the Historic Centre of ...

A community engagement programme has provided key data and inputs for the sustainable development of the World Heritage site. 

Forest Conversation

Forests are vitally important for sustaining life on Earth. It is estimated that around 1.6 billion people - including more than 2,000 ...

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 ...

Literary tourism in the university town of Coimbra (Portugal)

A project to create a digital map of places associated with literature aims to promote sustainable cultural tourism, relieving tourism pressures ...

Management of World Heritage Sites in Armenia

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

Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region

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

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

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

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