Saturday, October 8, 2005
15th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention
The 15th General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention will be held in Room IV on 10-11 October. During the meeting, the General ...
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Final Decisions of the 29th Session of the World Heritage Committee now available
The Decisions adopted at the 29th session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Durban, South Africa from 10 to 17 July 2005, are now available ...
Friday, September 23, 2005
Nova Scotia Provincial Government buys 17 waterfront properties in the Town of Lunenburg, Canada
In mid-August 2005 the Government of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada, finalized the purchase of seventeen properties, including 22 buildings and ...
Friday, September 16, 2005
China's Pingyao forms yoke of friendship with Provins of France
Pingyao city of north China's Shanxi Province signed an accord of friendship ties with Provins of France, as part of the on-going concluding ceremony ...
Monday, September 12, 2005
Biodiversity-Related Conventions Speak on Millennium Development Goals
BiodiversityLife Insurance for our Changing WorldThis week, in New York, leaders of the world will review progress made towards achieving the ...
Wednesday, September 7, 2005
Hurricane Katrina Causes Damage to Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park in Florida, USA, has almost entirely reopened to the public following damage from Hurricane Katrina, which passed directly ...
Monday, September 5, 2005
Melina Mercouri Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes goes to the Iranian village of Maymand
The historical village of Maymand in southern Iran will be awarded the Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of ...
Friday, July 15, 2005
Mostar, Macao and Biblical vestiges in Israel are among the 17 cultural sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
Durban (South Africa) – The World Heritage Committee, chaired by Themba Wakashe, South Africa’s Deputy Director-General for Heritage and ...
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Norwegian Fjords and Japan’s Shiretoko peninsula are among the seven natural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List
Durban (South Africa), The World Heritage Committee chaired by Themba Wakashe, South Africa’s Deputy Director-General for Heritage and National ...
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Three sites withdrawn from UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger
Improvements in the preservation of three threatened World Heritage sites have led to their withdrawal from the List of World Heritage in Danger. The ...
Thursday, June 30, 2005
New Sites to be Inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
Forty-two new sites will be proposed for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List during the 29th session of the World Heritage Committee ...
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
New findings from Peking Man site
The results of the latest geological and geophysical surveys conducted at the site of the Peking Man in Zhoukoudian (China) will be presented at the ...
Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Colleagues Honoured for 25 and 30 years at UNESCO
Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura awarded diplomas and medals to colleagues who had completed 25 and 30 years of service to UNESCO at a June 14 ...
Monday, May 30, 2005
Opening of UNESCO Intl. Symposium on “Conserving Cultural and Biological Diversity”
The Symposium, an activity of the World EXPO 2005 in Aïchi, Japan has opened today at the United Nations University, Tokyo, and will continue until 2 ...
Monday, May 9, 2005
World Heritage and contemporary architecture: Towards new conservation standards
Growing understanding that the outstanding universal value of urban heritage goes well beyond the value of the individual buildings it contains, has ...
Monday, April 25, 2005
Major archaeological discoveries in Aksum
Major archaeological vestiges have been discovered at the World Heritage site of Aksum (Ethiopia) by the experts UNESCO sent to Aksum (Ethiopia) to ...
Monday, April 25, 2005
Durmitor World Heritage site is no longer threatened
The government of Montenegro, Serbia and Montenegro, has cancelled a project to build a dam that would flood part of the Tara River Canyon in the ...
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Aksum obelisk arrives in Ethiopia
The first of three parts of the Aksum obelisk arrived in Ethiopia by airplane on April 19. The two other pieces of the obelisk, which has been in Rome ...
Friday, April 15, 2005
Space branch of Chinese Science Academy joins UNESCO’s World Heritage Preservation
China has signed an agreement to join UNESCO in the Open Initiative on the Use of Space Technology in Support of the World Heritage Convention. The ...
Thursday, April 7, 2005
World Heritage Cities in Mauritania celebrated at UNESCO April 11 to 14
The President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura and the World ...