Monday, 20 June 2011
'Our Place' Photo Exhibit at 35th session of World Heritage Committee
A selection of 50 photographs of World Heritage sites are on display during the 35th session of the World Heritage Committee held from 19 to 29 June ...
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Launch of InforMEA – the United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs)
The MEA Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Initiative brings together the UN, UNESCO, FAO and UNEP, and 12 global UN Multilateral ...
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
The World Heritage Paper Series N°28: "Navigating the Future of Marine World Heritage" is published
Since the early 1980s, forty-three marine sites have been inscribed on the World Heritage List, covering about 1.4 million km2 of ocean surface - ...
Friday, 3 June 2011
UNESCO and Panasonic partner to promote World Heritage conservation and environmental education
UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and Panasonic Corporation on 3 June announced a strategic partnership agreement to promote sustainable development ...
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
First South-East Europe World Heritage Youth Forum
The First South-East Europe World Heritage Youth Forum is currently underway with the theme 'World Heritage education: Networking for a ...
Friday, 20 May 2011
Parks Canada wins conservation award; celebrates 100 years
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to congratulate Parks Canada on its 100th anniversary, and for receiving the Gift to the Earth award from ...
Friday, 20 May 2011
[in French only] Formation intensive pour gestionnaires francophones de sites patrimoniaux
[in French only] « Construire ensemble l'avenir des sites patrimoniaux : élaborer et mettre en œuvre une gestion durable pour ...
Thursday, 19 May 2011
International Conference "What is the fate of Public Art?"
In celebration of the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development On the 19th and 20th May 2011, the World Heritage Centre of ...
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Anti-Poaching Patrols to continue at Niokolo Koba National Park, thanks to Rapid Response Facility emergency support
Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal was inscribed onto the List of World Heritage sites In Danger in 2007 due in large part to intensive poaching ...
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Ashgabat Agreement: representatives and experts of twelve Asian countries outline the Silk Roads Heritage Corridors approach for the future Serial and Trans-boundary World Heritage Nomination
Some fifty potential Silk Roads Heritage Corridors have been identified, with twenty corridors being considered as a medium priority, while ...
Monday, 16 May 2011
UNESCO World Heritage sites iPhone and iPad Application from HarperCollins
UNESCO and HarperCollins Publishers are pleased to announce the release of the world's first fully comprehensive World Heritage sites application ...
Friday, 13 May 2011
World Migratory Bird Day 2011 observed 14-15 May in over 50 countries
The theme for World Migratory Bird Day 2011, celebrated around the world on 14-15 May, is ' Land use changes from a bird's-eye view ' and it ...
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Dr Kenton R. Miller, nature conservation leader and former IUCN Director General, dies
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and IUCN are deeply saddened by the loss of one of nature conservation’s leading lights. Dr Kenton ...
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Human - Elephant conflict: Rapid Response Facility awards emergency grant to the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania
The UNESCO - FFI - UNF Rapid Response Facility awarded an emergency grant to the Wildlife Conservation Society of Tanzania this week in response to ...
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Forty-two sites to be considered for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in June
Remarkable natural and cultural properties from 40 countries will be considered for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the ...
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Jaeger-LeCoultre auction proceeds support Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
From 18-22 April 2011, the Swiss watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre organized its third online auction for the benefit of World Heritage marine ...
Friday, 29 April 2011
World Heritage Memory Net Launched
World Heritage Memory Net (WHMNet) is a model global digital library of cultural, historical, and moveable heritage collections related to the current ...
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Increase in One-horned Rhinoceros reported at Royal Chitwan National Park World Heritage Site (Nepal)
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has released the results of its rhinoceros census in Nepal, reporting a reported 23% increase in rhino ...
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Expert Working Group releases recommendations for Safeguarding Bamiyan
Following their meeting in UNESCO Headquarters, Paris 3-4 March 2011, a group of Afghan and international experts working on the safeguarding of ...
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Conclusions of the Second HERITY International Conference
This conference was held in Rome December 3-5, 2008. The conclusions outlined below were reached thanks to contributions from ICCROM, UNESCO-WHC, ...