The World Heritage Centre has concluded this year's map outreach campaign with its mailing of the 2007/2008 World Heritage Wall Map featuring 851 World Heritage sites produced in collaboration with National Geographic and Hewlett Packard. We had an overwhelming response for maps - attaining our target of 9000 requests within just nine weeks - and would like to thank everyone who took time to register on the website to request a free map.
The largest number of requests came from Europe and North America, followed by the Asia Pacific region.
UNESCO regional offices have distributed nearly 13,000 maps through their global network, and nearly 20,000 have been circulated by the National Commissions for UNESCO of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention. World Heritage Centre's major partners - such as the UN Foundation, the Nordic World Heritage Foundation and the World Heritage Advisory Bodies - have distributed more than 5,000 maps.
The mailing operation has now ended but the map can still be downloaded from the website as a high-resolution, full colour PDF. Distribution will continue at exhibitions, events and conferences which are either organized by the World Heritage Centre or related to World Heritage themes.
Wide distribution of the map helps to raise awareness of the World Heritage Convention, particularly in schools and educational institutions.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite all supporters of World Heritage who received a free map to consider taking out a subscription to our quarterly magazine, World Heritage, to keep up to date with the latest developments at World Heritage sites and the World Heritage Committee through in-depth articles on themes related to World Heritage. Please contact email@example.com for more information on subscriptions.