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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.

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World Heritage Series n°36 Earthen Architecture in Today’s World

December 2013
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 ...

World Heritage Papers 35 - Understanding World Heritage in Asia and the Pacific - The Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting 2010-2012

February 2013
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 Papers 34 - World Heritage in a Sea of Islands - Pacific 2009 Programme

January 2013
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 ...

Papers n°33 HEADS 2: Human Origin Sites and the World Heritage Convention in Africa

December 2012
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 ...

World Heritage Series n°32 Assessing Marine World Heritage from an Ecosystem Perspective

July 2012
Contrary to the traditional country-by-country approach, marine World Heritage requires reflection of marine features at larger scales meaningful from an ecosystem ...

World Heritage Series n°31 Community development through World Heritage

May 2012
Community Development through World Heritage is a direct outcome of the international student exchange programme Sharing Our Heritages, which was sponsored by the Australian ...

World Heritage Series n°30 Adapting to change: the state of conservation of World Heritage forests in 2011

November 2011
Beyond providing an overview of the state of conservation of World Heritage forests in general, this publication attempts to provide some welcome thoughts on the relationship ...

World Heritage Series n°29 Human Evolution: Adaptations, Dispersals and Social Developments (HEADS)

July 2011
Human evolution-related properties represent a process of evolutionaryaccretion that took place over a vastperiod of time, offering vital insight toscientific, cultural, ...

World Heritage Series n°28 Navigating the Future of Marine World Heritage

June 2011
Since the early 1980s, forty-three marine sites have been inscribed on the World Heritage List, covering about 1.4 million km2 of ocean surface – an area about the ...

World Heritage Series n°27 Managing Historic Cities

November 2010
With over 250 properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, cities are one of the most abundant and diverse categories of heritage. This quantity and diversity add to the dynamics of urban heritage conservation, where concepts and approaches are ...

World Heritage Series n°26 Cultural Landscapes

March 2010
Cultural landscapes are those where human interaction with natural systems has, over a long period, formed a distinctive landscape. These interactions arise from, and cause, cultural values to develop. Managing these values, with their material, physical ...

World Heritage Papers n°25 World Heritage and Buffer Zones

April 2009
Buffer zones are an important tool for conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List. All along the history of implementation of the World Heritage Convention, the protection of the “surroundings” of the inscribed properties ...

World Heritage Series n°24 Rock Art in the Caribbean

June 2008
The purpose of this publication is to report the results of the meeting organized by the World Heritage Centre and the Regional Council of Guadeloupe in May 2006 on the possibility of submitting a transnational serial nomination for the UNESCO World ...

World Heritage Series n°23 Enhancing our Heritage Toolkit, Assessing management effectiveness of natural

May 2008
The Enhancing Our Heritage Toolkit is the labour of over seven years of site-based ‘learning by doing’efforts and represents an important cooperation of UNESCO ...

World Heritage Reports n°22 Climate Change and World Heritage

May 2007
The 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention is the principal instrument for identifying and protecting, for the benefit of current and future generations, the outstanding ...

World Heritage Reports n°21 World Heritage Forests

May 2007
Proceedings of the 2nd World Heritage Forest Meeting March 9-11, 2005 Held at Ecole nationale du génie rural des eaux et des forêts (ENGREF)Nancy, France At the first World Heritage Forests meeting in 1998, 72 forest and biodiversity ...

World Heritage Series n°20 Periodic Report and Action Plan, Europe 2005-2006

January 2007
The Periodic Reporting exercise carried out between 2001 and 2006 provided an opportunity to reflect on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Europe and this ...

World Heritage Series n°19 - American Fortifications and the World Heritage Convention

December 2006
American Fortifications provide a unique overall vision of a continent and, for this reason, have been recognized as useful scenarios for international cooperation. The ...

World Heritage Series n°18 - Periodic Report 2004, Latin America and the Caribbean

June 2006
The State of the World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean (Summary version, August 2004) Full version (English), May 2004 Full version (spanish), May 2004

World Heritage Series n°17 Promoting and Preserving Congolese Heritage

January 2006
Conference and workshops proceedings Promoting and Preserving Congolese (DRC) Heritage An International Donors’ Conference organized by UNESCO’s World Heritage ...

World Heritage Series n°15 Caribbean Wooden Treasures

December 2005
Table of contents Proceedings of the Thematic Expert Meeting on Wooden Urban Heritage in the Caribbean Region Foreword Francesco Bandarin, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre Introduction and Summary Report of Expert Meeting (with ...

World Heritage Series n°14 Caribbean Archaeology and World Heritage Convention (English, French, Spanish)

October 2005
Table of Contents Forward • Presentación Introduction • Introducción List of Contributors • Lista de Expertos Participants • ...

World Heritage Series n°13 Linking Universal and Local Values: Managing a Sustainable Future for World Heritage

November 2004
Preface: Francesco Bandarin Introduction: Eléonore de Merode, Rieks Smeets and Carol Westrik Welcome Addresses Background and Thematic Studies How World ...

World Heritage Series n°12 The State of World Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region 2003

November 2004
Preface by Koïchiro Matsuura Foreword by Zhang Xinsheng Introduction by Francesco Bandarin Acknowledgements Global Strategy issues in the Asia-Pacific ...

World Heritage Series n°11 Periodic Report and Regional Programme Arab States 2000-2003

June 2004
Table of Contents Preface by Francesco Bandarin Acknowledgements Introduction IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION BY THE ARAB STATES PARTIES ...

World Heritage Series n°10 Monitoring World Heritage

May 2004
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, UNESCO with the support of the Government of Italy organized, from 14 to 16 November 2002, an International Congress to reflect on some of ...

World Heritage Series n°9 Partnerships for World Heritage Cities

May 2004
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, UNESCO with the support of the Government of Italy, ...

World Heritage Series n°7 Cultural Landscapes: the Challenges of Conservation

August 2003
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, UNESCO with the support of the Government of Italy, ...

World Heritage Series n°6 World Heritage Cultural Landscapes 1992-2002

July 2003
Cultural landscapes are briefly noted in a broad historical and intellectual context. They are examined in the context of the World Heritage Convention (1972) and its ...

World Heritage Series n°5 Identification and Documentation of Modern Heritage

June 2003
Under the Global Strategy for a credible, balanced and representative World Heritage List, adopted by the World Heritage Committee in 1994, the World Heritage Centre is ...

World Heritage Series n°4 Proceedings of the World Heritage Marine Biodiversity Workshop

May 2003
The workshop organizers, UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, wish to express deep appreciation for the assistance and ...

World Heritage Series n°3 Periodic Report Africa

April 2003
Thirty years after its adoption in 1972 and ratification by 175 States Parties, the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage remains a major international legal tool which has enabled 721 sites to be inscribed on the World ...

World Heritage Series n°2 Investing in World Heritage: Past achievements, A guide to International Assistance

December 2002
International Assistance for World Heritage - credibility, conservation, and capacity-building As the World Heritage Convention celebrates its 30th Anniversary, it is more ...

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