Launched in 2002 in an effort to publish a series on various World Heritage subjects, the series will include: papers related to World Heritage issues; reports from seminars, workshops and meetings; and manuals aimed at facilitating the implementation of the World Heritage Convention for its various actors. This series is targeted mainly at World Heritage experts, national and local authorities and site managers.
Engaging Local Communities in Stewardship of World Heritage
Recent policy and conceptual developments in World Heritage, and in conservation generally, set the stage for new approaches that engage indigenous and local communities in World Heritage. The inclusion of communities as one of the five Strategic ...
Human origin sites and the World Heritage Convention in Asia
Prehistoric sites are the cornerstone for research into the origins of humanity, its evolution and social development – but they are underrepresented in the UNESCO World Heritage List. We are all familiar with iconic prehistoric sites in Africa, Latin ...
Safeguarding Precious Resources for Island Communities
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are some of the most beautiful places on Earth, with atolls of white sand beaches, mountain ranges, historic ports and towns, and ...
There is an increasing concern worldwide over the threats posed by climate change to World Heritage properties, with negative consequences for human well-being. As the impacts ...
Earthen Architecture in Today’s World
This publication gives an overview of the state of conservation of World Heritage earthen architecture sites as well as outlining the various activities undertaken during the first period of the WHEAP Programme. It reflects on the challenges facing ...
Understanding World Heritage in Asia and the Pacific - The Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting 2010-2012
The World Heritage Convention aims to protect the most outstanding cultural and natural heritage places on Earth. Countries (States Parties) that have adhered to the ...
World Heritage in a Sea of Islands - Pacific 2009 Programme
The Pacific region covers about one third of total surface area of the earth and comprises over one thousand islands and atolls. This reservoir and the wealth of cultural and natural diversity and traditional knowledge is first and foremost a ...
HEADS 2: Human Origin Sites and the World Heritage Convention in Africa
In this, the first in a series of geographically themed examinations of Human Evolution sites in the context of the HEADS (Human Evolution: Adaptations, Dispersals, and Social ...
Assessing Marine World Heritage from an Ecosystem Perspective
Contrary to the traditional country-by-country approach, marine World Heritage requires reflection of marine features at larger scales meaningful from an ecosystem ...
Community development through World Heritage
Community Development through World Heritage is a direct outcome of the international student exchange programme Sharing Our Heritages, which was sponsored by the Australian Government and the European Union.The programme involved students and lecturers ...