Scientists convene in Paris to explore World Heritage in High Seas
Christmas Eve 1968 might seem like a strange date to mark as a pivotal point in our understanding of Earth. Yet it was on that date that William ...
Proposal for wind park offshore from Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage site rejected
UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre welcomes the U.K. government's decision to reject the planning permission for the Navitus Bay Wind Park proposal ...
A 7000 Eur Grant for a Project Awarded to a young person from the Mediterranean
Call for Applications for Cultural Mediterranean Projects. The Marc de Montalembert grant - 7000 euros - helps young people from countries bordering ...
Albania supports UNESCO's efforts for the Lake Ohrid region
The Albanian government has joined the EU in supporting UNESCO’s project aimed at the sustainable development of the Lake Ohrid region, a ...
Shell’s departure ends oil threat to Arctic gem
On September 27, six weeks after it began exploratory drilling off the Northwest Coast of Alaska, Royal Dutch Shell announced that it is abandoning ...
Biodiversity Award of Prince Albert III of Monaco Foundation given to Emmanuel de Merode, Director of Virunga National Park
During the eighth Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Awards prize-giving ceremony, held in Monaco on 2 October 2015, H.S.H. Prince Albert II ...
UNESCO Director-General condemns the destruction of the Arch of Triumph in Palmyra - "Extremists are terrified of history"
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, strongly condemned the destruction of the Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, a civil monument two thousand ...
Turin to build on EXPO theme by showcasing sustainable management of UNESCO designated territories
From 13 to 16 October 2015, Turin will host the 3rd World Forum on Local Economic Development and launch the EXTO-EXPO 2015 programme. Within this ...
State of conservation of Venice and its lagoon (Italy)
In October 2015, a joint UNESCO/ICOMOS/RAMSAR reactive monitoring mission will take place to the World Heritage site "Venice and its lagoon”(Italy), ...
Joint Statement by the Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-related Conventions on the occasion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 25-27 September 2015
Biodiversity and sustainable development are inextricably linked. Biodiversity, at the level of ecosystems, species and genes, forms the foundation of ...
UNESCO to develop capacities of World Heritage site managers in Romania
Sustainable planning and management of tourism is one of the most pressing challenges facing the World Heritage Convention today and is the focus of ...
World Tourism Day, 27 September 2015: “One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities”
The UNESCO Heritage Division and its World Heritage Centre is very pleased to participate in World Tourism Day, especially given the collaboration of ...
Impunity for war crimes against cultural heritage must stop
New York, 26 September — The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today welcomed transfer of an alleged extremist to the International Criminal ...
Second Transboundary Meeting for Lake Ohrid region
The second Transboundary Platform Meeting of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of ...
Mechtild Rössler appointed Director Division for Heritage & World Heritage Centre
Mechtild Rössler has been appointed Director of the Division for Heritage and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. An expert in both cultural and ...
West Norwegian Fjords and Glacier Bay join forces to strengthen conservation in marine World Heritage
Last month, the Marine World Heritage Programme traveled to Norway to facilitate an exchange between the West Norwegian Fjords - Geirangerfjord and ...
Monday, September 21, 2015
Jaeger-LeCoultre helps Cocos Island National Park fight poaching
Illegal fishing threatens 30% of Marine World Heritage sites, and resources for monitoring and enforcement are always a challenge. Thanks to long-time ...
Thursday, September 17, 2015
UNESCO workshop “African World Heritage: challenges, opportunities and prospects” held 9-11 September 2015
Following the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee and in view of the 10th anniversary of UNESCO/African Union launching of the African World ...
Monday, September 14, 2015
1st Youth Regional Forum for World Heritage in Asia: Call for Participants
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Participants for the First Youth Regional Forum for the World Heritage in ...
Sunday, September 13, 2015
New Episode of Patrimonito’s World Heritage Adventures Available
The thirteenth Episode of the Patrimonito cartoon films on the theme of World Heritage and Biodiversity is now available. The plot is set in the ...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Corps established to strengthen security in DRC National Parks
The World Heritage Centre congratulates the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for the establishment of a Corps with the aim of securing national ...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
World Heritage Site Management Workshop in Belgium
The City of Brussels recently hosted a workshop entitled "Inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List: New perspectives for local development", ...
Monday, September 7, 2015
Bhutan 2015: Workshop and Forum on the Cultural Landscape and Sustaining its Significance
UNESCO World Heritage Centre and UNESCO New Delhi Office, in close collaboration with the Department of Culture of the Royal Government of Bhutan, ...
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Director-General Irina Bokova expresses consternation at the destruction of the Temple of Bel in Palmyra
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, expressed profound dismay as she condemned the destruction of the Temple of Bel in Palmyra, one of the ...