Thursday, 17 March 2005
Aksum obelisk returns to Ethiopia: UNESCO to handle its reintegration into the World Heritage site
At the request of the Ethiopian and Italian governments, UNESCO will send an evaluation team to Aksum, in northern Ethiopia, to prepare the return of ...
Wednesday, 2 March 2005
Sierra Leone ratifies the World Heritage Convention
On 7 January 2005, the Government of Sierra Leone officially deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, its instrument of ...
Tuesday, 1 March 2005
Agreement between UNESCO and NASA will strenghten conservation of World Heritage
Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, and Frederick D. Gregory, Deputy Administrator of the United States National Aeronautics and Space ...
Friday, 18 February 2005
UNESCO Director-General attends World Heritage inscription ceremony in Saint Lucia
The Director-General, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, paid his first official visit to St Lucia from 13 to 15 February 2005. It was the first official visit of ...
Monday, 7 February 2005
WHC participates in the UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction
The World Heritage Centre participated in the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction, held in Kobe, Japan, from the 18th to the 22nd of ...
Wednesday, 2 February 2005
Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention
The World Heritage Centre is pleased to inform you that the Revised Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention are ...
Tuesday, 1 February 2005
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia sentences a former Yugoslav General, among other things, for the destruction of and damage to the World Heritage site of the Old Town of Dubrovnik
On 31 January 2005, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia sentenced retired General Pavle Strugar of the ...
Tuesday, 1 February 2005
Agreement between Lithuania and the Russian Federation keeps Curonian Spit off List of World Heritage in Danger
The Curonian Spit, an elongated sand-dune peninsula straddling the border of Lithuania and the Russian Federation, will not be inscribed on UNESCO’s ...
Wednesday, 26 January 2005
First meeting of experts on the cultural heritage of the Old City of Jerusalem
UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura today opened the first meeting of a Committee of Experts on the Cultural Heritage of the Old City of ...
Sunday, 23 January 2005
The decisions taken by the World Heritage Committee during its 7th Extraordinary Session can now be consulted online
The decisions taken by the World Heritage Committee during its 7th Extraordinary Session, held in Paris from 6 to 11 December 2004, can now be ...
Tuesday, 11 January 2005
Further information about damage to two World Heritage sites in Indonesia
The conservation community mourns the loss of several staff members of the Gunung Leuser National Park, one of the three national parks within the ...
Wednesday, 5 January 2005
World Heritage sites in regions hit by the recent earthquake and tsunami
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, has offered UNESCO’s support to the countries devastated by the earthquake off the ...
Tuesday, 4 January 2005
Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola named UNESCO Artist for Peace
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, will name the internationally renowned painter, Countess Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, UNESCO Artist ...