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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 Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP)

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

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

World HeritageMarine Programme 5 focus areas Conservation Our core task: ensuring the long-term conservation of World Heritage ...
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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 ...

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

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

Case study: Dorset

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

Global Strategy: Support to agro-pastoral cultural landscapes

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

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, ...

Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes ...

Statutes of the Prize Submission Form Ceremonies Circular Letters Contacts Statutes of the Prize 1. Purpose The purpose of the Melina ...

Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region

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

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

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

Periodic Reporting 1st Cycle: Europe and North America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rapid Response Facility

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

Retrospective inventory and « boundary clarifications»

The Retrospective Inventory is a project aiming at the identification and collection of baseline data (such as boundaries, geographical ...

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 ...

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