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Three sites withdrawn from UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger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 ...
Wednesday, April 6, 2005
Space technology to protect mountain gorillas
Accurate and detailed maps of inaccessible zones in Central Africa that will allow authorities to monitor the habitat of the region's threatened ...
Monday, April 4, 2005
Paper Series N°12 "The State of World Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (2003)"
The State of World Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (2003) is now available as publication number 12 in the World Heritage Paper Series. This ...
Monday, April 4, 2005
Trinidad and Tobago ratifies the World Heritage Convention
On 16 February 2005, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago officially deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, its instrument ...
Thursday, March 17, 2005
Aksum obelisk returns to Ethiopia: UNESCO to handle its reintegration into the World Heritage site
At the request of the Ethiopian and Italian governments, UNESCO will send an evaluation team to Aksum, in northern Ethiopia, to prepare the return of ...
Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Sierra Leone ratifies the World Heritage Convention
On 7 January 2005, the Government of Sierra Leone officially deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, its instrument of ...
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Agreement between UNESCO and NASA will strenghten conservation of World Heritage
Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, and Frederick D. Gregory, Deputy Administrator of the United States National Aeronautics and Space ...
Friday, February 18, 2005
UNESCO Director-General attends World Heritage inscription ceremony in Saint Lucia
The Director-General, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, paid his first official visit to St Lucia from 13 to 15 February 2005. It was the first official visit of ...
Monday, February 7, 2005
WHC participates in the UN World Conference on Disaster Reduction
The World Heritage Centre participated in the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Reduction, held in Kobe, Japan, from the 18th to the 22nd of ...