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Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative

Created in 2003 within the framework of the Global Strategy for the balanced, representative and credible World Heritage List, as a pilot ...
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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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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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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 ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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, ...

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