Monday, 21 June 2010
Call for project proposals financed by the African World Heritage Fund
The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) strives towards the effective conservation and protection of Africa's natural and cultural heritage. AWHF is ...
Friday, 18 June 2010
Message from Francesco Bandarin, Director of the World Heritage Centre, on current conservation issues at Lake Baikal
Since the 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee (Seville, 2009), the World Heritage Centre and IUCN have received a large number of letters ...
Thursday, 3 June 2010
UNESCO welcomes backing by President of Russian Federation for the preservation of St Petersburg
The World Heritage Centre of UNESCO has welcomed the support given by the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, to the World Heritage ...
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Damage to the Archaeological Park and Ruins of Quirigua as a result of tropical storm Agatha
Severe torrential rain has resulted in flooding and mudslides across much of Guatemala, causing some communities to be entirely cut off and requiring ...
Friday, 21 May 2010
Message from Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture, on floods affecting European World Heritage sites
The news of massive flooding across Eastern Europe, and the threat that this poses to World Heritage sites in Poland has caused great concern to the ...
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Call for Papers – Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development
The new Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development (JCHMSD), is currently considering papers for inclusion in its first ...
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Jaeger-LeCoultre affirms commitment to marine conservation at Global Conference on Oceans
During the Fifth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France from 3-7 May, Mr. Yves Meylan, ...
Monday, 3 May 2010
[in French only] Newsletter N° 15 de la Convention France-UNESCO
[in French only] Actualités sur l'avancement des projets cfu : * Le projet « Niger - Loire : gouvernance et ...
Monday, 26 April 2010
Damage to Great Barrier Reef assessed; stricter shipping surveillance proposed
An inspection team has found the damage resulting from the 3 April grounding of a bulk carrier on the Great Barrier Reef (Australia), a World ...
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Jaeger-LeCoultre auction proceeds support Sundarbans National Park
After last year's groundbreaking Tides of Time campaign, luxury watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre organized a second auction on March 18, 2010. This ...
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
2nd cycle Master’s degree Course in science for the conservation-restoration of cultural heritage (SCoRe)
The conservation and preservation of cultural heritage is an interdisciplinary field requiring close cooperation between conservator-restorers, ...
Friday, 16 April 2010
Call for applications for the 3rd edition of the Master programme on "World Heritage at Work"
The call for applications for the 3rd edition of the Master programme on "World Heritage at Work", offered by the University of Turin, the Polytechnic ...
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
UNESCO recommends reconstruction of Ugandan World Heritage Site
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today expressed her relief at the news that the reconstruction of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi (Uganda) ...
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
WHC Director Francesco Bandarin appointed new UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture
Francesco Bandarin (Italy), Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre since 2000, was appointed today UNESCO’s new Assistant ...
Monday, 12 April 2010
Signature of Agreement establishing the UNESCO category 2 institute for Regional World Heritage in Zacatecas, Mexico
On 12 April 2010, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and the Governor of the Mexican state of Zacatecas, Amália García Medina, signed ...
Monday, 12 April 2010
Rapid Response Facility grant for conservation group to benefit Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) has awarded Belizean conservation group Wildtracks with a grant to assess proposed dredging and mangrove clearance ...
Monday, 22 March 2010
World Heritage Centre expressed concern to the Minister of Cultures of Bolivia on Tiwanaku
With the objective of addressing issues related to the preservation of Bolivian World Heritage properties, the Head of the Latin America and Caribbean ...
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Director-General calls for calm and offers support following fire and subsequent protests at Ugandan World Heritage site
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, today expressed her sorrow over the tragic fire that ravaged the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi, a World ...
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Jaeger-LeCoultre launches its second online auction for the preservation of World Heritage sites
After last year's groundbreaking Tides of Time campaign, Jaeger-LeCoultre's second online auction on March 18, 2010 will benefit the preservation ...
Friday, 5 March 2010
Damage to Chilean heritage sites evaluated after earthquake
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre expresses its condolences for the victims of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Chile on 27 February. ...
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
2009-2010 World Heritage map now available
The latest version of the World Heritage map, produced by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and National Geographic Maps with support from the United ...
Friday, 26 February 2010
Pilgrims killed in stampede at Djingareyber Mosque in Timbuktu
During the evening of 25 February 2010, in Timbuktu (Mali), a stampede occurred amidst a crowd gathered outside Djingareyber Mosque. Among the ...
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Successful first year entices organizers to double training capacity for business planning at World Heritage sites
At a year-end strategy discussion, Shell, Earthwatch and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre evaluated the results of the first year of work under ...
Monday, 22 February 2010
Director-General of UNESCO deplores loss of life and offers support after collapse of Meknes minaret
Following the collapse of a minaret in the World Heritage city of Meknes, Director-General Irina Bokova expressed profound sympathy Sunday and said ...
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
'World Heritage Papers Series No. 26: Cultural Landscapes' now available online
World Heritage Papers Series No. 26: Cultural Landscapes, A Handbook for Conservation and Management may be downloaded from the UNESCO World Heritage ...