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Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Its protection must be a collective effort, so that future generations enjoy the same irreplaceable places as we did. So joins us for to preserve the world’s heritage.

Fund Projects 17

Building a Global Network of World Heritage Site Managers In the framework of an effective and active implementation of the World Heritage Convention, the overarching vision of building a sustainable global network of World Heritage Site ...

Conservation · capacity building · Global

250,000 USD
Amount Requested

Developing an official UNESCO World Heritage Mobile application UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection, preservation and conservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value ...

Conservation · Global · Awareness-raising

500,000 USD
Amount Requested

Disaster Risk Management Plan for Quebrada de Humahuaca (Argentina) This project aims to fund the elaboration of a Risk Management Plan for the property Quebrada de Humahuaca by providing technical support to the State Party of Argentina and ...

Argentina · Conservation · capacity building

100,000 USD
Amount Requested

Emergency Safeguarding of the Portico of the Temple of Bel in Palmyra (Syrian Arab Republic) In summer 2016, the Temple of Bel, among other important archaeological monuments of the World Heritage Site of Palmyra, was intentionally ...

Syrian Arab Republic · Conservation · capacity building

150,000 USD
Amount Requested

Heritage Impact Assessments  at World Heritage Properties: Database and Guidance Tools Heritage impact assessments (HIAs) and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are increasingly required to analyze possible effects and consequences of ...

capacity building · Global · Knowledge Management

400,000 USD
Amount Requested

Improving the Effectiveness of the World Heritage Reactive Monitoring Process The Reactive Monitoring process established under the World Heritage Convention is one of the most comprehensive systems of monitoring ever developed under an ...

Conservation · Global · Reactive Monitoring

100,000 USD
Amount Requested

Involving communities and indigenous people in the management of the Precolumbian Chiefdom Settlements (Costa Rica) The project aims to ensure the development of participatory management mechanisms through a participative and sustainable ...

Costa Rica · Conservation · capacity building · Local Communities

100,000 USD
Amount Requested

Management of World Heritage Sites in Armenia UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection, preservation and conservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is ...

Armenia · Conservation · capacity building

50,000 USD
Amount Requested

Mitigating the threats to Rock Art Heritage in Zimbabwe Zimbabwe has benefited from several initiatives in the field of Rock Art conservation. These initiatives mainly consisted of participation in training programmes with sub-regional ...

Zimbabwe · Conservation · Africa · capacity building · Rock Art

70,000 USD
Amount Requested

PRI-SM Thematic Paper & General Guidance Properties of Religious Interest – Sustainable Management [PRI-SM] © UNESCO The issue of the protection and management of properties of religious interest is increasingly prominent in contemporary ...

Conservation · Religious · capacity building · Global

750,000 USD
Amount Requested

Rapid Response Facility (RRF) Protecting natural World Heritage sites in times of crisis Natural World Heritage sites face many challenges that threaten their existence. They represent a global heritage recognized as being of outstanding ...

Conservation · Global · emergency · Rapid Response Facilities

180,000 USD
Amount Requested

Renforcement des capacités nationales pour la réalisation des études d’impact sur le patrimoine mondial en Egypte Le but de ce projet est de financer des ateliers de formation au profit des gestionnaires du patrimoine mondial en Egypte en ...

Egypt · Conservation · capacity building

150,000 USD
Amount Requested

Revival of the Historic City of Sankhu (Nepal) Rebuild the rich cultural heritage © UNESCO Sankhu is a traditional Newar settlement located in the North East of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, and was inscribed on the tentative World Heritage ...

Nepal · Conservation · capacity building

600,000 USD
Amount Requested

SIDS Capacity Building Managing Islands Heritage © UNESCO Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) have a rich cultural and natural heritage, yet this is not currently fully reflected in the World Heritage List. Between 2011 and 2016, SIDS ...

SIDS · capacity building

500,000 USD
Amount Requested

Stratégie pour le tourisme durable dans le Parc National du Banc d’Arguin (Mauritanie) Le projet vise à aider le Parc National du Banc d’Arguin (PNBA) à développer une stratégie pour le tourisme durable dans ce bien du patrimoine mondial, en ...

Mauritania · Conservation · capacity building

60,000 USD
Amount Requested

VUE d’Afrique Application mobile : Développement de la Phase II - Mali Extension de l’application VUE d’Afrique au Mali Faire découvrir aux jeunes Maliens leur patrimoine culturel et naturel de façon ludique et interactive Permettre aux ...

Africa · Youth

25,000 USD
Amount Requested

World Heritage Volunteers Project Conservation of our common cultural and natural heritage The World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative encourages young people to undertake concrete preservation activities in action camps organised by youth ...

Education · Volunteer · Youth

95,000 USD
Amount Requested

Projects Already Funded

Building the capacity of local communities and stakeholders for a dialogue towards sustainable ...
United Republic of Tanzania ·

Objectives Established in 1959 as a multiple land use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing, Ngorongoro Conservation Area ...

Funded thanks to a contribution by:
Government of Finland
30,000 USD

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Evaluation Mission of the Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves
Niger · Evaluation Mission

Objectives The Air and Ténéré Natural Reserves were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1991 and on the List of World Heritage in Danger in 1992, in particular because of the impact of armed ...

Funded thanks to a contribution by:
Government of Italy
29,872 USD

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Partners on the MarketPlace

Many donors already partner with UNESCO in support of World Heritage preservation.
The Japanese Government

The purpose of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust is to preserve the tangible cultural heritage such as historic monuments and archaeological remains of great value.

A Preparatory Assistance for “The industrial heritage of Barbados: the Story of Sugar” (Barbados) was put on the MarketPlace in 2016. In March 2017, the Japanese Government has approved its funding for US$ 30,000 within a project for SIDS, under the Japanese Funds-in-Trust.

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Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences

The UNESCO/Netherlands Funds-in-Trust (NFiT) co-operation to support the World Heritage Centre was established in 2001 by the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences with the aim of reinforcing the implementation of the 1972 "Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage".

A Preparatory Assistance for “Deer stones monuments, the Heart of Bronze Age Culture” (Mongolia) was put on the MarketPlace in 2016. In April 2017, the Government of the Netherlands has approved its funding for US$29,050.

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Federal Foreign Office of Germany

With its offices in Berlin and Bonn and a network of around 230 missions abroad, the Federal Foreign Office maintains Germany’s relations with other countries as well as with international and supra-national organisations. Because Germany and German society are enmeshed in ever-growing international networks, the Federal Foreign Office promotes intensive interaction and exchange with the world in the fields of business, culture, science and technology, the environment, development issues and many more areas.

An International Assistance request for the development of a National Action Plan for Risk Management at World Heritage Properties in Chile was put on the MarketPlace in 2016. In June 2017, the German Foundation for World Heritage has contributed to the funding of this project for US$27,272.

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Contact us

World Heritage Centre
UNESCO, Paris, France