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World Heritage is the official UNESCO publication from the World Heritage Centre. Featuring in-depth articles on cultural and natural World Heritage sites. The quarterly review is produced in English, French and Spanish.

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World Heritage Review n°70 Synergies to Protect Sites

December 2013
At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed that the conservation of biodiversity was one of the cornerstones of sustainable development. They acknowledged that the world was facing an unprecedented wave of species ...

World Heritage Review n°69 World Heritage agricultural landscapes

October 2013
Agricultural landscapes are a testimony to humanity’s long interaction with the land, often unique examples of people and nature coexisting and influencing each other. ...

World Heritage Review n°68 World Heritage in Cambodia

June 2013
The 37th session of the World Heritage Committee will be held from 16 to 27 June 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This issue explores in the depth the sites of Angkor, one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia, and the Temple of Preah ...

World Heritage Review n°67 - World Heritage and Best Practices

April 2013
Table of Contents In Focus World Heritage: cooperation, communication and capacity buildingThe inscription of a site can result in specific preservation ...

World Heritage Review n°66 Small Island Developing States

February 2013
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. The UNESCO World Heritage Programme for Small Island Developing States coordinates and develops activities in these areas, ...

World Heritage Review n°65 Sustainable Development

October 2012
The issues of World Heritage published during 2012 have largely been devoted to commemorating the adoption of the World Heritage Convention forty years ago, in 1972. This has not been a self-congratulatory exercise but rather an analytical survey, which ...

World Heritage Review n°64

June 2012
We are happy to publish this special issue dedicated to the World Heritage sites of the Russian Federation on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, which the Committee will be celebrating at its meeting in Saint Petersburg ...

World Heritage Review n°63 World Heritage and outstanding natural beauty

May 2012
Table of contents Scenic natural beauty How can it be judged? The sites inscribed under criterion vii, known commonly as having the “wow” effect, are more ...

World Heritage Review n°62 World Heritage and Indigenous Peoples

February 2012
This edition of World Heritage is devoted to the enduring relationship between a number of World Heritage sites and the indigenous peoples that inhabit them. For historical, ...

World Heritage n°61 World Heritage Forests

October 2011
Forests, like mountains and oceans, play a critical role in the balance of world climate (as well as in vital carbon capture and retention) and thus in the survival of our species, hence the United Nations’ decision to designate 2011 as the ...

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Quarterly magazine published jointly in English, French and Spanish, by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France and Publishing For Development Ltd., London, United Kingdom.

Editorial Director: Kishore Rao (Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre) Managing Editor: Vesna Vujicic-Lugassy Editors: Helen Aprile, Gina Doubleday, Michael Gibson Co-Publisher: Richard Forster Production Editor: Caroline Fort Copy Editors: Caroline Lawrence (English), Brigitte Strauss (French), Luisa Futoransky (Spanish) Editorial Board: ICCROM: Joseph King, ICOMOS: Regina Durighello, IUCN: Tim Badman, UNESCO World Heritage Centre: Nada Al Hassan, Giovanni Boccardi,Guy Debonnet, Feng Jing, Karalyn Monteil, César Moreno-Triana, Mechtild Rössler, Petya Totcharova, UNESCO Publishing: Ian Denison Editorial Assistant: Barbara Blanchard Advertising Fernando Ortiz, Peter Warren