Friday, 29 April 2016
Cement giant vows to respect World Heritage in joint effort with IUCN and UNESCO
Building materials company CEMEX has committed to staying out of World Heritage sites and to building awareness of the need to protect them, following ...
Friday, 29 April 2016
UNESCO Director-General condemns murder of three guards at Garamba National Park (Democratic Republic of Congo)
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, expressed sadness and anger after the latest violent attack of 23rd April at Garamba National Park, a ...
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
UNESCO experts take preliminary stock of destruction in World Heritage site of Palmyra
On their return from a technical rapid assessment mission to the Palmyra yesterday, UNESCO’s experts presented their preliminary findings regarding ...
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
International Maritime Organization approves “in principle” Particularly Sensitive Sea Area Status for Tubbataha Reefs
Following years of preparation, the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park received an “in principle” approval as a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA) from ...
Monday, 25 April 2016
UNESCO rapid assessment mission to Palmyra
UNESCO has sent a Rapid Assessment Mission to the world Heritage site of Palmyra (Arab Syrian Republic), led by the Director of the World Heritage ...
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
On Buddha’s Trail, from Lumbini to Tilaraukot
From Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova commended international efforts to combine safeguarding with the ...
Monday, 18 April 2016
Message from the Director of the World Heritage Centre on International Day for Monuments and Sites
Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS celebrates the “International Day for Monuments and Sites”, whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General ...
Monday, 18 April 2016
Director-General of UNESCO condemns new destructions in the ancient city of Nineveh, Iraq (Mosul)
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, condemns the destruction of the two historic gates of Mesqa and Adad, and parts of the old ramparts of ...
Sunday, 17 April 2016
On anniversary of Nepal earthquake, a new partnership for heritage
Saying that culture bears the soul of the Nepalese people, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova launched a new project for the rehabilitation of the ...
Saturday, 16 April 2016
UNESCO Executive Board unanimous to protect Palmyra and other Syrian heritage
The 199th session of UNESCO Executive Board unanimously adopted a decision regarding UNESCO’s role in “safeguarding and preservation Palmyra and other ...
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
UNESCO reiterates call for unity and coordination to protect Syrian Cultural Heritage
In the context of the ongoing destruction and rapidly evolving situation of World Heritage sites in the Syrian Arab Republic, UNESCO held several ...
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Strengthening the role of local communities in the management and conservation of World Heritage Sites
A regional workshop for strengthening the role of local communities in the management and conservation of World Heritage sites was held from March 27 ...
Monday, 11 April 2016
Irina Bokova participates in the Smithsonian Academy discussion on Cultural Heritage under attack
The Director General of UNESCO took part in a High Level event on the protection of cultural heritage organized by the Smithsonian Institution, the ...
Thursday, 7 April 2016
Cycle of Regional Thematic Consultations on sustainable management of the World Heritage properties of religious interest
On 18 February 2016, the participants in the first Thematic Expert Consultation meeting on sustainable management of World Heritage properties of ...
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
UNESCO World Heritage Centre calls for united action to protect vulnerable sites
Mechtild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, acknowledges the great efforts of those engaged for World Heritage protection, and ...
Sunday, 27 March 2016
UNESCO Director-General and President Vladimir Putin discuss the protection of Palmyra's cultural heritage
Following the liberation of Palmyra, the Director-General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, discussed with HE Mr Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian ...
Friday, 25 March 2016
UNESCO Director-General welcomes the liberation of Palmyra
"I welcome the liberation of the Palmyra archeological site, martyr city inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which carries the memory of ...
Monday, 21 March 2016
Reactive Monitoring Mission to The Sundarbans World Heritage property (Bangladesh)
As requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session in 2015 (Bonn, Germany), a joint Reactive Monitoring Mission involving the UNESCO ...
Friday, 18 March 2016
Director of UNESCO World Heritage Centre meets with Moldovan Minister of Culture
The Minister of Culture from the Republic of Moldova, Ms Monica Babuc, visited the World Heritage Centre on 17 March 2016 to discuss with the ...
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
New partnership will shed light on impact from fisheries on World Heritage marine sites
Today, more than 30% of World Heritage marine sites struggle with unsustainable fisheries. Addressing this challenge has been a core focus of the ...