Friday, 29 January 2010
Belize Conservation NGO Receives Rapid Response Facility Grant in Support of the Belize Barrier Reef System
The latest World Heritage site to benefit from the Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is the Belize Barrier Reef System (BBRS). Recognized in large ...
Thursday, 28 January 2010
Torrential rains cause death and damage at Peruvian World Heritage sites
Torrential rains which have occurred in Peru over the last five days have caused the death of a tourist and a tour guide, and have impacted two World ...
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Heritage in Haiti
While saving lives and providing humanitarian relief remain the absolute priority of the international community in helping Haiti deal with the ...
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Belgium reinforces its engagement for World Heritage Sites in Danger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Belgian government has recently given its financial support to the 3rd phase of the project "Biodiversity Conservation in Regions of Armed ...
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Beijing Appeal for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change at World Heritage properties in the Asia and the Pacific region
National Government Officials and World Heritage site managers, essentially from 24 countries in the Asia and the Pacific Region, but also from other ...
Friday, 18 December 2009
Germany gives 3.2 million dollars for the safeguarding of Ivorian parcs and reserves
Germany has just offered the Côte d'Ivoire's Park and Reserves Foundation 1,5 billion CFA Francs (US$ 3.2 millions). According to Mr Stephen ...
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Director General presents UNESCO climate change initiative at Copenhagen Conference
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, yesterday presented UNESCO's climate change initiative at a press briefing held during the 15th Conference ...
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Restoration works continue despite violent storms at the Great Mosque of Djenné
Restoration works begun on the site the Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali in January 2009, financed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, continue with ...
Monday, 14 December 2009
Enhancing our Heritage Toolkit now available in Spanish
The publication 'World Heritage Paper Series n°23 - Enhancing our Heritage Toolkit, Assessing management effectiveness of natural World ...
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
UNESCO saddened by loss of Goodwill Ambassador Professor Ikuo Hirayama
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, expressed her deep sadness at the death of Professor Ikuo Hirayama, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, on 2 ...
Thursday, 3 December 2009
Google and UNESCO announce alliance to provide virtual visits of several World Heritage sites
Sites of outstanding universal value inscribed on the World Heritage List - the Palace of Versailles in France, the historic centre of Prague in the ...
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Natural Science courses open at the new Jurassic Studies Centre in Lyme Regis
On the occasion of the launch of the new Jurassic Studies Centre, situated at the centre of the natural World Heritage Site of Dorset and Devon's ...
Monday, 30 November 2009
Ifugao Province, Philippines and Italy's Cinque Terre Park sign Twinning Program
On 25 November 2009, the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Ifugao Rice Terraces in the Philippines and Cinque Terre in Italy signed the Twinning ...
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Exhibition of Aksum Obelisk Re-installation opens in Rome
On 25 November 2009, the exhibition 'Aksum Rediscovered: the Re-installation of the Obelisk' was opened in Rome, Italy at the Headquarters of the Food ...
Friday, 13 November 2009
Business Skills training sessions begin for World Heritage sites
The Business Skills for World Heritage Programme, a collaboration between international environmental charity Earthwatch, global energy company Shell ...
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
'Patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO : les sites marocains' is published
The book 'Patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO : les sites marocains' ('UNESCO World Heritage: the Moroccan sites') is a voyage to an exceptional part ...
Thursday, 29 October 2009
General Assembly elects 12 new members to World Heritage Committee and sets priorities for future of Heritage Convention
The General Assembly of States Parties to the 1972 World Heritage Convention replaced more than half the 21 members of the World Heritage Committee ...
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Poland is the Denkmal national partner 2010
Denkmal, European Trade Fair for Conservation, Restoration and Old Building Renovation 18 - 20 November 2010 After Italy (2004), France (2006) and ...
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Twelve members elected to World Heritage Committee
Twelve new members were elected to the World Heritage Committee during the 17th General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, ...
Friday, 23 October 2009
UNESCO and online travel giant TripAdvisor launch World Heritage partnership
TripAdvisor, the world's largest on-line community of travellers, and UNESCO launched a partnership on Thursday to mobilize travellers' support to ...