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2014 International Year of Small Island Developing States

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are some of the most ...
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Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative

Table of contents Towards a balanced, credible and representative World Heritage List Why "Astronomy" and "World Heritage" ...
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Category 2 Centres under the auspices of UNESCO related to World Heritage

In recent years, the framework for training and research in the field of World Heritage has changed significantly. Among the factors that have ...
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Climate Change and World Heritage

The issue of the impacts of climate change on World Heritage natural and cultural properties was brought to the attention of the 29th session of ...
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Cultural Landscape

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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Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest

"As cultures encompass lifestyles, different ways of living together, value systems, traditions and beliefs, the protection and promotion of ...
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Reducing Disasters Risks at World Heritage Properties

World Heritage properties, as with all heritage properties, are exposed to natural and man-made disasters which threaten their integrity and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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World Heritage and Sustainable Development

Heritage has been absent from the mainstream sustainable development debate despite its crucial importance to societies and the wide ...
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World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme

For the past 40 years the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has conserved, protected and presented the Outstanding Universal Value of our ...
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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 ...
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World Heritage Volunteers

The World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) initiative was launched in 2008 to mobilize and involve young people and youth organizations in ...
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