Sites in Norway, Germany, Israel, UK and USA inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
The World Heritage Committee this morning approved the inscription of five cultural sites on World Heritage List: Rjukan-Notodden Industrial Heritage ...
Sites in Denmark, France and Turkey inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
The World Heritage Committee this afternoon approved the inscription of five cultural sites on World Heritage List. Two Danish sites were added to the ...
Sites in China, Iran, Mongolia and Singapore inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
The World Heritage Committee this morning approved the inscription of six cultural sites on World Heritage List: Tusi Sites (China), Susa, Cultural ...
Sites in Italy, Jordan and Saudi Arabia inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
The World Heritage Committee inscribed three new cultural sites on the World Heritage List this afternoon: Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral ...
Irina Bokova condemns latest destruction of cultural property from the site of Palmyra in Syria
The Director-General of UNESCO firmly condemned the destruction of cultural property at Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, particularly damage to ...
World Heritage Committee approves extensions to two natural sites in South Africa and Viet Nam and inscribes Jamaica’s first site on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
The World Heritage Committee this morning approved the extension of two natural sites inscribed on the World Heritage List: Cape Floral Region ...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Yemen’s Old City of Sana’a and Old Walled City of Shibam added to List of World Heritage in Danger
The World Heritage Committee today inscribed two sites in Yemen on the List of World Heritage in Danger: the Old City of Sana’a and the Old Walled ...
The Iraqi site of Hatra added to the List of World Heritage in Danger
The World Heritage site of Hatra in Iraq has been inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger due to damage inflicted to the property by armed ...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
UNESCO and UNITAR-UNOSAT team up to protect cultural heritage with geo-spatial technologies
UNESCO and UNITAR (the UN Institute for Training and Research) have signed an agreement to protect cultural and natural heritage sites with the latest ...
Colombia’s Los Katíos National Park removed from List of Heritage in Danger
Significant improvements in the management of Los Katíos National Park in Colombia have allowed for the site to be removed from the List of World ...
Reconstruction of Timbuktu mausoleums nears completion
Three years after their destruction by extremists, the Timbuktu mausoleums are nearly restored through the extraordinary work carried out by local ...
Monday, June 29, 2015
Special Issue of World Heritage Review on Iraq
Iraq, a country in turmoil within a very unstable region, is fighting a cultural battle in the real sense of the word. This special issue of World ...
Monday, June 29, 2015
Chairpersons of six UNESCO Culture Conventions meet
On 29 June, during the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee in Bonn, Germany, the Chairs of the six UNESCO culture conventions* met for the ...
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Launch of global Unite for Heritage Coalition in Bonn
Bonn, 29 June—The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today launched the Global Coalition, Unite for Heritage, during the 39th session of the ...
Saturday, June 27, 2015
World Heritage Committee opens with an appeal to protect cultural heritages sites targeted for destruction
Bonn (Germany) - An appeal for the international community to counter the new threat of violent extremism and cultural cleansing was issued at the ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Managing effectively the world’s most iconic marine protected areas: A Best Practice Guide
The publication launched today, “Managing effectively the world’s most iconic Marine Protected Areas. A Best Practice Guide” lays the groundwork for a ...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Great Apes Emphasize Biosphere Importance
Chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans are essential to the visibility and viability of many biosphere reserves across Africa and Asia, according to an ...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
In memoriam: Professor Chahryar Adle
The World Heritage Centre and the History and Memory for Dialogue Section of UNESCO have learned with deep sadness of the recent passing of Professor ...
Monday, June 22, 2015
World Heritage in Germany: Game created for young people
Kulturweit, a volunteer organization of the German Commission for UNESCO and the German Federal Foreign Office, has designed a card game called “World ...
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
[in French only] Formation internationale "Construire ensemble l'avenir des sites patrimoniaux,élaborer et mettre en œuvre une gestion durable", 5ème édition, 29 juin - 10 juillet 2015
[in French only] Du 29 juin au 10 juillet 2015, 13 gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux issus de 11 pays (Burkina Faso, Colombie, Comores, Côte ...