Monday, April 7, 2008
UNESCO Director-General expresses regret over destruction by fire of historical Québec landmark
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today expressed his deep regret at the destruction of Québec’s ancient drill hall, a landmark ...
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
New European Network for Landscape launched in Florence
On 23 February 2008, 40 representatives of 26 Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) from Italy, Germany; Ireland, Spain, the United Kingdom and the ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
UNESCO and Fine Arts Department Launch New Website for Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet
Visitors to Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet will now be able to click onto a new website to get information about historic monuments, ...
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Natural heritage experts review protected areas in Congo Basin to identify those suitable for World Heritage inscription
As part of the ‘Initiative for World Heritage Forests in Central Africa' , UNESCO's World Heritage Centre organized an expert workshop on March ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Ecuador’s “Galápagos Invasive Species” Fund gets injection of US 2.19 million dollars
The Ecuadorian National Environmental Fund's "Galápagos Invasive Species" account received a major injection of US$2.19 million on March ...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
World Heritage Centre ends 2008 map mailing campaign
The World Heritage Centre has concluded this year's map outreach campaign with its mailing of the 2007/2008 World Heritage Wall Map featuring 851 ...
Friday, March 14, 2008
[in French only] Le Comite de pilotage oriente les actions CAWHFI de l'année 2008 sur deux priorités : le renforcement de la gestion des aires protégées, l'implication effective des acteurs concernés.
[in French only] Les 10 et 11 mars 2008 la troisième session du Comité de pilotage annuel de l'initiative pour le Patrimoine Mondial ...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
See World Heritage sites in 360 degree imaging at non-profit website
WHTour.org, a non profit organization sponsored by the J.M. Kaplan Fund, announces that 80 World Heritage sites shot in the Middle East and East ...
Monday, March 10, 2008
UNESCO report recommends the construction of a tunnel instead of a bridge in Dresden World Heritage site
The international mission of experts sent to review plans to build a bridge in the cultural landscape of the Dresden Elbe Valley (Germany) in early ...
Saturday, March 8, 2008
The cyclone Jokwe on 7-8 March 2008 caused considerable damage to the Fortress' coral rock base and defensive walls and there is an urgent need for ...
Thursday, January 31, 2008
International mission to review the construction of a bridge at the cultural landscape of Dresden Elbe Valley (Germany) from 4 to 5 February
In November 2007, UNESCO and the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee regretted the decision of a German court to authorize the construction of ...
Friday, January 18, 2008
UNESCO World Heritage Centre confirms opposition to building of a tower in the Historic Centre of St. Petersburg
UNESCO has confirmed the World Heritage Committee's decision of July 2007 to request the authorities of the Russian Federation to halt the planned ...
Friday, January 18, 2008
Call for Entries: 2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation
Entries are now being accepted for the 2008 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. The awards programme, in its ninth ...
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
2007-2008 World Heritage Map Available
The 2007-2008 World Heritage map, the third to be produced in collaboration with National Geographic and Hewlett Packard, is now available. The goal ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and Nature Conservancy launch online course on Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Nature Conservancy, one of the world's largest nature conservation organizations, and ...
Friday, January 4, 2008
[in French only] Newsletter n° 8 de la Convention France-UNESCO
[in French only] Actualités sur l’avancement des projets : Alger, Algérie – Zabid, Yemen : appui aux demandes du Centre ...
Friday, December 21, 2007
Best Wishes from the World Heritage Centre
A turreted castle in the icescape of Antarctica evokes not just the sublime beauty of nature but also its impermanence. Preserving this fragile ...
Thursday, December 20, 2007
United Nations 62nd General Assembly proclaimed 2009 the International Year of Astronomy
On 20 December 2007, the United Nations 62nd General Assembly proclaimed 2009 the International Year of Astronomy. UNESCO was designated as the lead ...
Friday, December 7, 2007
Sundarbans World Heritage site devastated by cyclone, according to UNESCO experts who visited the site
Bangladesh was struck by a powerful cyclone on November 15 which left more than 3,000 people dead and millions without shelter. While a major ...
Friday, December 7, 2007
Renewed fighting threatens mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park
Heavy fighting broke out again on December 3, 2007 between the DRC army and rebel forces of general Nkunda north of the city of Goma, in North Kivu. ...