Thursday, October 14, 2004
Launch of the book Les 200 plus beaux sites du monde
A new book Les 200 plus beaux sites du monde (The 200 most beautiful sites in the World), published by Hachette-Tourism to commemorate 10 years of ...
Thursday, October 14, 2004
Michel Batisse (1923-2004)
The World Heritage Centre deeply regrets to announce the passing away, in Paris on Monday 27 September, of Michel Batisse (1923-2004), UNESCO ...
Monday, October 11, 2004
New weekly radio chronicle on World Heritage sites
Every Sunday, listeners of the French radio station France Info can learn more about UNESCO's World Heritage sites, by listening to a new chronicle ...
Thursday, October 7, 2004
A 7000 Euro Grant For The Realization Of A Cultural Project Concerning The Mediterranean World
B orn after 31 December 1975 you will be under 30 years of age in 2005. You are a native of a Mediterranean country. You wish to develop a ...
Thursday, October 7, 2004
The Director-General opens exhibition on "World Heritage Sites in Croatia" and appoints Mr Relja Bašic as UNESCO Artist for Peace
On 6 October, the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, opened an exhibition on "World Heritage Sites in Croatia" in the presence of Mr ...
Friday, September 10, 2004
"Congo - Nature and Culture in the Democratic Republic of Congo"
On Thursday 9 September, the Director-General of UNESCO together with H.R.H. Prince Philippe of Belgium, Mr Z’Ahidi Ngoma, Vice-President of the ...
Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Congo - Heritage in Danger
UNESCO is organizing, with the United Nations Foundation (UNF) the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and several conservation ...
Friday, August 27, 2004
UNESCO and Japanese Broadcasting Corporation NHK Launch Partnership for heritage images archives initiative
On Friday, 27 August 2004, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura and Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) President Katsuji Ebisawa held a public signing ...
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
The 28th Session of the Committee
The 28th session of the World Heritage Committee was held in Sushou, China, under the chairmanship of Zhang Xinsheng, Vice Minister of Education of ...
Monday, July 26, 2004
Periodic Report and Regional Programme: Arab States 2000-2003
This document was prepared by the Arab States Unit of the World Heritage Centre, following the request of the World Heritage Committee that an ...
Friday, July 16, 2004
New Chinese edition of UNESCO World Heritage Review
A new Chinese edition of UNESCO’s World Heritage Review is being launched by the publishing house World Affairs Press of the People’s Republic of ...
Wednesday, July 7, 2004
Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara in Tanzania inscribed on World Heritage in Danger List
The ruins of the great sea-ports of Kilwa Kisiwani and of Songo Mnara situated off the coast of the United Republic of Tanzania were inscribed ...
Tuesday, July 6, 2004
World Heritage Committee sounds the alarm for Cologne Cathedral
One of Europe’s masterpieces of Gothic architecture, was inscribed today on the List of World Heritage in Danger by the 21-member World Heritage ...
Sunday, July 4, 2004
Angkor Among the three Properties Removed from Unesco’s List of World Heritage in Danger
Cambodia’s celebrated temples and palaces at Angkor were removed from UNESCO's List of World Heritage in Danger today, as were the Bahla Fort ...
Saturday, July 3, 2004
Iran's Ancient City of Bam among the 34 new sites inscribed on World Heritage List
The rich archaeological remains of the Iranian city of Bam, where 26,000 lost their lives in the earthquake of December 26, 2003, was inscribed on ...
Friday, July 2, 2004
13 more properties added to World Heritage List at 2004 Committee session
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea had its first site inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List today with the addition of a complex of ...
Thursday, July 1, 2004
First wave of new properties added to World Heritage List for 2004
A glacier-fjord in Greenland, the Ilulissat Icefjord, is among the five new natural sites inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, while the ...
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
New properties to be added to World Heritage List
Forty-eight sites will be considered for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List of outstanding cultural and natural sites during the 28th session ...
Friday, June 11, 2004
World heritage to the fore in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
The Fifth International Volunteer Khami Restoration Camp (3-26 June) near Bulawayo is now in progress, to be followed by a “1972 World Heritage ...
Friday, June 11, 2004
The web site for one of the World Heritage Advisory Bodies, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), regularly updates news on IUCN's work on protected ...
Friday, June 4, 2004
Jebel Ouenat Technical Report
Tripoli-Kufra-Jebel Ouenat, 27 March - 5 April 2004Jebel Ouenat (in Arabic "Mountain of the springs") is a natural and cultural heritage site located ...
Sunday, May 30, 2004
Preparations for 28th Session of World Heritage Committee going smoothly
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Workshop on Conservation of the Kathmandu Valley (3-7 May 2004, Kathmandu, Nepal)
The workshop focused on the redefinition of the boundaries, the preparation of an Action Plan addressing conservation challenges and the discussion of ...
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Promoting and Preserving Congolese Heritage
UNESCO Conference 16-17 September at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris to evaluate the current status and future needs of the World Heritage Centre / UNF ...
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Second workshop on the use of Information Technology for World Heritage Sites in the Arab Region
The 2nd workshop obtained excellent feedback from the fifteen Arab trainees nominated by their governments. Experts were again brought in from leading ...
Monday, May 3, 2004
ITB Features First Ever Unesco World Heritage Stand
Presentations will be made everyday at 10am, 1pm and 3pm on issues such as World Heritage destinations, sustainable tourism at World Heritage sites, ...
Monday, May 3, 2004
Training Workshop: Information Technology for Natural Heritage Sites in the Arab Region, Tunis 2004
2nd training workshop to be organized in the Arab region for the application of Information Management for World Heritage Sites, fucusing on ...
Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Announcing the 28th Session of the World Heritage Committee
The World Heritage Committee consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and ...
Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Deadline for submissions of entries for UNESCO Heritage Awards
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is still accepting entries for the 2004 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage ...
Tuesday, November 11, 2003
UNESCO signs agreement with NHK Television to digitalise cultural heritage for future generations
The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Atsunori Kawarmura, Executive Producer of ...
Monday, June 16, 2003
Letter from the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee concerning Yellowstone
The letter follows the receipt of numerous individual letters and e-mails sent to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. ...
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Web Site of the 27th Session of the World Heritage Committee
Paris - The Web site of the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee, which will take place in Suzhou (China), from the 29th of June to the 5th of ...
Monday, February 17, 2003
A large fortified city under the influence of the Parthian Empire and capital of the first Arab Kingdom, Hatra withstood invasions by the Romans in ...
Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Fire Destroys Yuzhengong Palace in Hubei Province of China
On 20 January 2003, a fire broke out in the Ancient Building Complex in the Wudang Mountains in Hubei Province, China.Two-and-a-half hours later, the ...
Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Letter From the Chairperson Concerning the "Historic Centre of Sighisoara" (Romania)
Following decision from the President of Romania to halt the proposed development of the themepark "Draculaland" at the World Heritage site ...
Tuesday, November 26, 2002
Belgium Signs Joint Cooperation Agreement with UNESCO for World Heritage Conservation
Brussels - The Belgian Government and UNESCO signed an Agreement of Cooperation today, wishing to enhance their cooperation, especially between the ...
Saturday, November 16, 2002
30th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention
Thursday, September 12, 2002
1972-2002: 30th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention
Special events and activities Record of Decisions of the 26th session of the World Heritage Committee Budapest, Hungary, 24-29 June 2002 Budapest ...
Tuesday, August 20, 2002
Message on the Occasion of the Floods Affecting a Number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
From Mr Francesco Bandarin, Director of the World Heritage Centre We have noted with great concern, the news of massive floods sweeping across Europe ...
Monday, July 15, 2002
Tipasa (Algeria) Added to List of World Heritage in Danger
Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1982, Tipasa on the shores of the Mediterranean, comprises Phoenician, Roman, palaeochristian and Byzantine ...
Monday, July 15, 2002
World Heritage Committee Concludes 26th Session in Budapest, Hungary
The World Heritage Committee concluded its 26th session (24 to 29 June 2002) by adopting the Budapest Declaration on World Heritage, marking the 30th ...
Monday, July 1, 2002
World Heritage Sites, June 2002 inscriptions
This map was produced by the Cartographic Section of the World Heritage Centre. The boundaries, colors, denominations and any other information shown ...
Wednesday, June 26, 2002
World Heritage Committee Inscribes 9 New Sites on the World Heritage List
Budapest, Hungary. The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Budapest since June 24, has inscribed today 9 new sites on the World Heritage List. The ...
Monday, June 24, 2002
26th Session of the World Heritage Committee opens in Budapest, Hungary; Elects New Bureau
Budapest, Hungary - 24 June 2002. The World Heritage Committee opened its 26th annual session in Budapest, Hungary, on Monday, 24 June. The opening ...
Wednesday, June 5, 2002
Three States Join the World Heritage Convention
Three States have recently signed the World Heritage Convention. This will bring the total of States Parties to the Convention to 170. The three ...
Tuesday, April 9, 2002
New World Heritage Web Address
Important announcement for the visitors of the World Heritage Centre portal The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has established a new simpler web ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2002
Report of the 25th Session of the World Heritage Committee
The annual report of the du World Heritage Committee (Helsinki, Finland, 11 - 16 décember 2001) has been ...
Thursday, December 13, 2001
World Heritage Committee Inscribes 31 New Sites on the World Heritage List
Helsinki, Finland - 14 December 2001. The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Helsinki since December 11, has inscribed 31 new sites on the World ...
Wednesday, December 12, 2001
World Heritage Committee Inscribes Two Sites on the the List of World Heritage in Danger
Helsinki, Finland - In its annual review of the state of conservation of sites on the World Heritage List, the World Heritage Committee today decided ...
Tuesday, December 11, 2001
25th Session of the World Heritage Committee opens in Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki, Finland - The World Heritage Committee opened its 25th annual session in Helsinki, Finland, on Tuesday, 11 December. The meeting, hosted by ...
Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Summary Report of the First Day of the Thirteenth General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention
Paris. The General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention opened Tuesday, 30 October 2001 at 10 a.m. in the presence of the ...
Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Summary Report of the Second Day of the Thirteenth General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention
Paris - The 13th session of the General Assembly of the State Parties of the World Heritage Convention ended on the 31st October with the election of ...
Friday, October 26, 2001
Thirteenth General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention
Paris - The Thirteenth General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention will take place this week at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. ...
Friday, June 22, 2001
Twenty-fifth Session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee to meet, 25 - 30 june at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris
The twenty-fifth session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee will open on Monday, 25 June for its annual six-day meeting at UNESCO ...
Thursday, June 21, 2001
World Heritage Committee to hold 26th Annual Session in Budapest, Hungary, 24 - 29 june 2002
Paris - The World Heritage Committee will hold its 26th annual session from June 24 to 29 in Budapest, Hungary, during which it will inscribe new ...
Thursday, November 30, 2000
World Heritage Committee Inscribes 61 New Sites on World Heritage List
Cairns - UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, meeting since November 27 in Cairns, Australia, has inscribed 61 new cultural and natural sites on the ...
Wednesday, November 29, 2000
World Heritage Committee Adds Three Sites to the List of World Heritage in Danger
Cairns - On the third day of its 24th session, the World Heritage Committee added three sites to the List of World Heritage in Danger. The three ...
Monday, November 27, 2000
World Heritage Committee opens 24th Session in Cairns, Australia, Elects New 7 Members Bureau
Cairns, Australia - The World Heritage Committee today opened its 24th annual session in Cairns, Australia. The meeting, hosted by the Australian ...
Wednesday, November 15, 2000
World Heritage Committee to Hold 24th Annual Session in Cairns, Australia, November 27 - December 2
The World Heritage Committee will hold its 24th annual session from November 27 to December 2 in Cairns, Australia, during which it will inscribe new ...
Friday, October 20, 2000
Chairman of World Heritage Committee Named as Candidate for post of Director-General of UNESCO
Paris - UNESCO's 58-member Executive Board - whose 157th session opened on October 5 - today nominated, in the third round of voting, Koichiro ...
Tuesday, March 7, 2000
President of Mexico Announces Decision to Halt Saltworks Project at World Heritage Site, El Vizcaino Whale Sanctuary
The President of Mexico, Ernesto Zedillo, announced on 2 March 2000 that the development of the proposed saltworks at San Ignacio would not proceed. ...
Wednesday, December 8, 1999
The Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino in Mexico Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1993
The World Heritage Committee at its twenty-third session held in Marrakesh (Morocco) from 29 November to 4 December 1999, adopted the conclusions and ...
Thursday, December 2, 1999
World Heritage Committee Inscribes 48 New Sites on Heritage List
Marrakesh - UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, meeting since November 29 in Marrakesh (Morocco), has inscribed 48 new cultural and natural sites on ...
Tuesday, November 30, 1999
World Heritage Committee Adds Four Sites to the List of World Heritage in Danger
Marrakesh - UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, meeting in Marrakech (Morocco) since November 29, has today included four new sites on its List of ...
Monday, November 29, 1999
United Nations Foundation (UNF) Broadens Support for World Natural Heritage
Marrakesh - The 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee in Marrakesh, Morocco, was informed today that the United Nations Foundation (UNF) would ...
Monday, July 12, 1999
In Depth Debate on Kakadu National Park in Extraordinary Session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee in an Extraordinary meeting today welcomed efforts by the Australian government to help resolve the controversy ...
Tuesday, May 25, 1999
Second letter from the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee to the Environmental Groups concerning the Whale Sanctuary of El Viscaino (Mexico)
Second letter from the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee to the Environmental Groups concerning the Whale Sanctuary of El ...
Friday, December 4, 1998
Letter from the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee Concerning the Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino (Mexico)
The letter follows the receipt of about 30,000 petitions received and numerous individual letters and e-mails sent to the UNESCO World Heritage ...
Wednesday, December 2, 1998
UNESCO World Heritage Committee Adds 30 Sites to World Heritage List
Kyoto,Japan - UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, meeting in Kyoto since November 30, has added 30 new sites and one extension to its World Heritage ...
Tuesday, December 1, 1998
World Heritage Committee Removes Old City of Dubrovnik and Wieliczka Salt Mine from its List of Endangered Sites
Kyoto, (Japan) - UNESCO's World Heritage Committee today announced it removed the Old City of Dubrovnik (Croatia) and the Wieliczka Salt Mines ...
Wednesday, November 25, 1998
World Heritage Committee to Announce New Sites on December 5 in Kyoto, Japan
Paris - UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee will hold its annual meeting from November 30 to December 5 in Kyoto (Japan) at the close of which it will ...
Monday, April 27, 1998
Disaster for Doñana - a Spanish World Heritage Site
At 3.30 AM on Saturday 25th April 1998 the south coast of Spain was host to what has been dubbed the worst environmental disaster in Europe. A ...
Sunday, December 7, 1997
World Heritage Committee Inscribes 46 New Sites on World Heritage List
The following sites have been inscribed on the World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee at its 21st session, meeting in Naples, Italy, 1-6 ...
Monday, September 22, 1997
Kakadu, Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Sites, Australia
Threats to World Heritage areas in Australia continues to claim media headlines. At the Kakadu World Heritage area the Australian Government is ...
Thursday, September 18, 1997
Publication Of The Proceedings Of The International Symposium In Hildesheim, Germany: World Cultural Heritage - A Global Challenge
The organizers of a symposium on world cultural heritage, held in Hildesheim, Germany 23 February - 1 March 1997 have announced the publication of the ...
Friday, September 12, 1997
Fire At Machu Picchu, Peru, 6-11 September
Between 6 and 11 September, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, were threatened by a large brush fire, eventually consuming over 800 hectares of mountain ...
Wednesday, September 10, 1997
New E-Mail Mailing List For International Conservation: Icons_L
We have opened the ICONS_L mailing list for discussing issues related to the International Conservation Networking System (ICONS), a relational ...
Wednesday, September 3, 1997
UNESCO Launches Appeal To Safeguard Island Of Mozambique
Paris - UNESCO'S Director-General Federico Mayor launched yesterday in Maputo an international appeal to safeguard the Island of Mozambique. He also ...
Monday, September 1, 1997
Ninth Forum Of Ministers Of Cultural Heritage Of Latin America And The Caribbean Endorses Proposed WH Nomination Of "Fortifications In The Caribbean"
The Ninth Forum of Ministers of Cultural Heritage of Latin America and the Caribbean, which took place in Cartagena, Colombia from 27 to 30 June 1997 ...
Thursday, August 14, 1997
Unesco Director-General Expresses Sadness Over Death Of Raymond Lemaire
Paris - UNESCO Director-General Federico Mayor expressed sadness over the reported death yesterday of Raymond Lemaire, his special advisor and ...
Thursday, July 24, 1997
Best Practices In Heritage Development And Cultural Tourism
The National Center for Heritage Development with conference host, the Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, announce Rally III for ...
Saturday, July 19, 1997
New Web Addresses for Advisory Bodies and World Heritage Natural Site Data Sheets
Both ICOMOS and ICCROM have recently established new addresses on the World Wide Web. In addition to its site at www.icomos.org in North America, ...
Monday, July 7, 1997
Request for Proposals: Surveys at the Monasteries of St. Paul and St. Anthony and the Ottoman fort at Quseir, Red Sea, Egypt
The Antiquities Development Project of the American Research Center in Egypt is committed to undertaking three dimensional architectural surveys at ...