Tuesday, 21 June 2016
State of Conservation of the World Heritage Property “Historic Centre of Vienna”
Over the last several weeks, the World Heritage Centre has received numerous messages from citizens and NGOs expressing their concerns regarding the ...
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
UNESCO Director-General addresses the Europe Lecture 2016 on heritage protection as a security issue
“The destruction of heritage is inseparable from the persecution of people. This is why we consider the protection of cultural heritage today as far ...
Monday, 13 June 2016
2016 State of conservation reports now available online
At its 40th session to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from 10 to 20 July 2016, the World Heritage Committee will examine the state of conservation of a ...
Saturday, 11 June 2016
UNESCO’s Director-General condemns the Destruction of Nabu Temple
UNESCO’s Director-General condemns the Destruction of Nabu Temple in Nimrud “The recent destruction of Nabu Temple is a new deliberate attack against ...
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
World Oceans Day: Healthy Oceans – Healthy Planet
We are living in a time of unprecedented change. As we celebrate our marine treasures this World Oceans Day, we at UNESCO are also reflecting on the ...
Monday, 6 June 2016
The Ngorongoro Declaration: A major breakthrough for African World Heritage and sustainable development
Experts from nearly 40 countries, including 12 outside the Africa region, gathered in Arusha (Tanzania) for the international conference "Safeguarding ...
Monday, 6 June 2016
Inclusion of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention ratification in Somalia’s National Development Plan
Policy makers and advisors from the Federal Government of Somalia and national heritage experts met on 6 June 2016 in Mogadishu to consider the ...
Sunday, 5 June 2016
Go Wild for Life!
Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the World Environment Day, 5 June 2016 Go Wild for Life! Wildlife is an ...
Saturday, 4 June 2016
Syrian and international experts agree on emergency measures to safeguard Syria’s heritage
Some 230 Syrian and international experts joined forces in a two-day meeting to assess damage to cultural heritage sites in Syria, develop ...
Thursday, 2 June 2016
Director General opens Berlin expert meeting on the safeguarding of Syria's heritage
UNESCO Director-General opened the Expert meeting on the safeguarding of syria's heritage, with Maria Böhmer, Minister of State to the Foreign ...
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
From Kabul to Rome: International experts discuss challenges for heritage and sustainability
From 25 to 27 May, an international conference entitled “Cultural Heritage and Development Initiatives: a Challenge or a Contribution to ...
Friday, 27 May 2016
UNESCO Director General and Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah celebrate the role of Cultural heritage for the future of Afghanistan
“Keeping History Alive” a UNESCO publication on safeguarding cultural heritage in post-conflict Afghanistan was launched in Kabul’s Babur Garden H.E. ...
Thursday, 26 May 2016
World Heritage and Tourism report shows sites at risk from climate change
Climate change is fast becoming one of the most significant risks for World Heritage sites, according to the report “World Heritage and Tourism in a ...
Friday, 20 May 2016
Message from the Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of 16th International Day for Biological Diversity
"The 2016 International Day for Biological Diversity is dedicated to the theme of ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity, Sustaining People and their ...
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
State of conservation of Alto Douro Wine Region (Portugal)
Over the last several months, the World Heritage Centre has received numerous messages, through the NGO Platform Save the Tua, from individuals ...
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Director-General of UNESCO deplores severe damage at Church of Saint Simeon, in northern Syria
The Director-General of UNESCO strongly condemned the severe damage caused by an air-strike to the Church of Saint Simeon, part of the UNESCO World ...
Friday, 13 May 2016
Key Libyan and international partners unite to adopt an action plan for Libya’s heritage
Key UNESCO partners joined with the Organization to approve a new action plan to address emergency and short term interventions for the safeguarding ...
Thursday, 12 May 2016
UNESCO holds consultations ahead of the International Expert Meeting in Berlin on Cultural Heritage in Syria
In preparation for the UNESCO experts’ meeting in Berlin (2-4 June 2016) on the safeguarding of cultural heritage in Syria, UNESCO Director General ...
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Message from the Director of the World Heritage Centre on World Migratory Bird Day
With the slogan “ … and when the skies fall silent?", the World Migratory Bird Day 2016 on 10 May aims to highlight the incredible numbers of ...
Monday, 9 May 2016
[in French only] Lancement d'un projet pour renforcer l'implication des communautés locales dans la conservation du Parc du W au Niger
[in French only] Une quarantaine de personnes s'est réunie le 3 mai dernier à Niamey pour le lancement du projet de « Gestion communautaire de la ...