There exist a great variety of Landscapes that are representative of the different regions of the world. Combined works of nature and humankind, they express a long and intimate relationship ...
State of conservation information system
Article 4 of the World Heritage Convention refers to the conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and indicates that each “State Party to this Convention ...
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 resources. It includes a great variety of structures, ...
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 forest sites now have a total surface area of ...
World Heritage Marine Programme
Facts & Figures
46 World Heritage sites ;
Located in 35 countries ;
Covering ¼ of all marine protected areas on the planet;
Recognized for their exceptional beauty, ...
World Heritage Youth Forum
A World Heritage Youth Forum gives young people and their teachers an opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas on how to become involved in heritage conservation and presentation, to foster ...
Booklet, 10th Anniversary of the France-UNESCO Convention
Booklet to enhance 10 years of active work in the field conservation and cultural development released by the World Heritage Center, Special projects Unit.
This UNESCO booklet was prepared ...
Case Studies on the Conservation and Management of Historic Cities
The « Historic cities in development: keys for understanding and action» project, a compilation of 40 case studies on the conservation and management of historic cities, ...
Case study: Dorset
Located on the south coast of the United Kingdom, the nominated site comprises approximately 155km of undeveloped coastline and countryside. The cliff exposures along the Dorset and East Devon ...
How does World Heritage add value and/or build support for protected areas?
Six general themes of ways in which WH might assist protected areas were identified. Suggestions based on these were submitted to site managers, national or international NGOs and others closely ...
Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes (UNESCO-Greece)
Statutes of the Prize
Statutes of the Prize
The purpose of the Melina Mercouri International Prize (UNESCO-Greece) is to ...
Rapid Response Facility
Natural World Heritage sites represent the world's pre-eminent areas of biodiversity, and their identification and protection are key parts of the global community's ...
Reflection on the election system of the members of the World Heritage Committee
At its 13th session (UNESCO, 2001), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention adopted Resolution 13 GA 9 for an equitable representation within the World Heritage ...
Retrospective inventory and « boundary clarifications»
The Retrospective Inventory is a project aiming at the identification and collection of baseline data (such as boundaries, geographical coordinates, serial components, area of properties in ...
Remnants of an often hidden past, memorial sites, monuments and places linked to the slave trade and slavery bear tangible witness to that history and provide a memorial itinerary in the regions ...
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 in the Atlantic Ocean that runs from 87°N ...
France : association des biens français du patrimoine mondial.
L'« Association française des biens du patrimoine mondial » a été créée à l'occasion des cinquièmes rencontres des biens ...
Conference "World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture - Managing the Historic Urban Landscape"
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 organization of an international conference to ...
The KIT: World Heritage in Young Hands
Sharing knowledge about heritage conservation with young people in the form of a journey through the world's magnificent cultural and natural heritage...
An innovative education concept!
World Heritage Youth Forum (1995)
Participants and countries represented
Cultural and natural ...