Friday, March 22, 2013
World Heritage sites participate in Earth Hour 2013
Once again UNESCO will partner with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for Earth Hour, one of the world's largest and most well-known environmental ...
Friday, March 22, 2013
UNESCO launches project to develop a flood risk mitigation plan for Ayutthaya World Heritage site
UNESCO is launching a project to develop a flood risk mitigation plan for the World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya. The launch event at UNESCO ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Agreement signed for reconstruction of Kasubi Tombs, Uganda
On 1st March 2013, UNESCO signed the Plan of Operation with the Government of Uganda for the project “Technical and financial assistance for the ...
Friday, March 1, 2013
Syria: The Director-General of UNESCO Appeals to Stop Violence and to Protect the World Heritage City of Aleppo
For more than a year now, I have been expressing on behalf of UNESCO my deep concern about the dramatic humanitarian situation in Syria and the ...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
World Heritage field guide for climate change adaptation tested at Kenyan World Heritage sites
The field testing of the World Heritage Centre’s field guide for climate change adaptation in natural World Heritage sites was launched last ...
Monday, February 25, 2013
Building capacity for managing natural World Heritage sites in Africa
Managers from 10 World Heritage sites throughout Africa met at the IUCN ESARO regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya to reflect on and learn more about ...
Friday, February 22, 2013
New UNESCO website on Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha World Heritage site
The UNESCO Kathmandu Office has recently created a website on Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, World Heritage property in Nepal: ...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
International experts and decision makers gathered at UNESCO adopt Action Plan for Mali’s cultural heritage and manuscripts
An Action Plan for the Rehabilitation of Cultural Heritage and the Safeguarding of Ancient Manuscripts in Mali was adopted at an international ...
Friday, February 15, 2013
UNESCO and the Fondation Franz Weber partner for World Heritage preservation
On 10 January 2013, UNESCO and the Fondation Franz Weber of Switzerland signed a five-year agreement to reinforce support for the Rapid Response ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
UNESCO convenes international experts meeting for the safeguarding of Malian cultural heritage
The Director-General of UNESCO, together with the Government of France, is organizing an international Day of Solidarity for Mali on 18 February 2013 ...
Friday, February 8, 2013
Marine World Heritage: The Crown Jewels of the Ocean event calls for support of marine sites
On 7 February, international film stars Clive Owen and Jacques Perrin gave their support to Marine World Heritage: The Crown Jewels of the ...
Monday, February 4, 2013
UNESCO has developed cultural heritage maps and a “Heritage Passport” to help protect Mali’s cultural heritage
In response to the conflict taking place in the northern regions of Mali since April 2012, UNESCO, in collaboration with the National Directorate of ...
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Director-General visits Mali with French President François Hollande
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova made a visit to Mali on Saturday 2 February with French President François Hollande and the interim ...
Saturday, February 2, 2013
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in Mali to spearhead UNESCO’s commitment to safeguard and rebuild Mali’s extraordinary cultural heritage
The Director-General is visiting Mali today with French President François Hollande, with the goal to launch the assessment of the state of ...
Saturday, February 2, 2013
World Wetlands Day 2013
2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. It marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of ...
Friday, February 1, 2013
Project Publication on Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites of Portuguese Origin and Influence
In January 2013, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Turismo de Portugal (the Portuguese Tourism Authority) concluded their joint project on ...
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
UNESCO determined to help Mali restore and rebuild its cultural heritage
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today announced that UNESCO will do everything possible to safeguard and rebuild Mali’s extraordinary ...
Monday, January 21, 2013
World Heritage Volunteers 2013 - Patrimonito Voluntary Action - Inspiring change
Are you a youth organization and want to sensitize the young people more about the value of World Heritage sites? Or are you an NGO and wish to ...
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Director-General of UNESCO urges military forces to protect cultural sites in Mali during air raids and ground interventions
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova launched an appeal to all military forces in Mali: "I ask all armed forces to make every effort to ...
Monday, January 7, 2013
UNESCO holds the first International Colloquium on the Conservation of World Heritage Earthen Architecture
Within framework of the World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP), an international colloquium on the conservation of earthen architecture ...