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.
Navigating the Future of Marine World Heritage
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 size of the Gulf of Mexico. Each of these forty-three sites represent ...
Managing Historic Cities
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 ...
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 and Buffer Zones
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 ...
Rock Art in the Caribbean
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 ...
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 ...
Climate Change and World Heritage
The 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention is the principal instrument for identifying and protecting, for the benefit of current and future generations, the outstanding natural and cultural heritage of the world, and encouraging international cooperation ...
World Heritage Forests
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 ...
Periodic Report and Action Plan, Europe 2005-2006
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 report reflects the situation, at the State Party and site levels, as reported ...
American Fortifications and the World Heritage Convention
American Fortifications provide a unique overall vision of a continent and, for this reason, have been recognized as useful scenarios for international cooperation. The results presented here clearly show the need for a continuous effort to enable a ...
Periodic Report 2004, Latin America and the Caribbean
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
Promoting and Preserving Congolese Heritage
Conference and workshops proceedings Promoting and Preserving Congolese (DRC) Heritage An International Donors’ Conference organized by UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and Natural Sciences Sector With the support of the United Nations ...