Thursday, June 25, 2009
World Heritage Committee removes Baku from Danger List welcoming improvements in the ancient city´s preservation
The World Heritage Committee has welcomed the success of the authorities of Azerbaijan in preserving the Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshahs' ...
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Dresden is deleted from UNESCO’s World Heritage List
"Every time we fail to preserve a site, we share the pain of the State Party," declared María Jesús San Segundo, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate ...
Monday, June 22, 2009
Twenty-seven new sites up for inscription on UNESCO World Heritage List as Committee opens session in Seville
The 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee, chaired by María Jesús San Segundo, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Spain to ...
Friday, June 19, 2009
José Maria Abecasis Soares & José Tavares begin their journey to five World Heritage glaciers
José Maria and José, founders of the ICE CARE project, left UNESCO Headquaters in Paris this morning following a meeting with Mr Kishore ...
Thursday, June 18, 2009
1st Ibero-American World Heritage Youth Forum
Spain, host of the 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee, is organizing the first Ibero-American World Heritage Youth Forum. Participants will ...
Saturday, June 13, 2009
World Heritage Centre and Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture sign Cooperation Agreement
On 12 June 2009, the Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Francesco Bandarin and the Director-General of the Research Centre for Islamic ...
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Nahanni National Park Reserve is expanded
The Honorable Jim Prentice, Canada's Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, has introduced a bill which resulted in ...
Friday, June 5, 2009
Director-General visits four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in northern Portugal
On 21 and 22 May 2009, the Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, visited four World Heritage Sites in northern Portugal. He was ...
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Artist for Peace Missa Johnouchi visits UNESCO
On 28 May, after a visit to UNESCO's Director-General, UNESCO Artist for Peace Missa Johnouchi met with Mr Francesco Bandarin, Director of the World ...
Friday, May 29, 2009
UNESCO and Chile Launch Ecotourism Training Project on Easter Island
UNESCO's Director-General, Koïchiro Matsuura, and the President of the Republic of Chile, Michelle Bachelet Jeria, presented today in Paris a ...
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
World Heritage Committee to meet in Seville to review state of conservation of 178 sites and add new sites on List
The World Heritage Committee will consider requests for the inscription of new sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List when it meets for its 33rd ...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
In memoriam: Michel Parent
The World Heritage Centre wishes to pay tribute to Michel Parent, a leading personality of world cultural heritage, who passed away last week at the ...
Friday, May 15, 2009
Business Skills for World Heritage Training Programme Launched
The first World Heritage sites to participate in the Earthwatch "Business Skills for World Heritage" programme were selected today. A total of 9 site ...
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Registration deadline for the master's degree course "World Heritage at Work"
The master's degree course "World Heritage at Work", offered by the University of Turin and the Polytechnic of Turin and organized by the ...
Monday, April 27, 2009
World Heritage Scholarships in U.S. National Parks
As part of a commitment to sharing its expertise, the US National Park Service (NPS) is offering training opportunities to qualified candidates who ...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Director-General inaugurates exhibition celebrating re-installation of the Aksum Obelisk
On 23 April 2009, the Director-General of UNESCO, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura inaugurated an exhibition at UNESCO Headquarters celebrating the ...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Recommendation adopted by the participants of ten Asian countries of a serial Itinerant Workshop on the Conservation and Management of Persian, Timurid and Mughal Architecture
With the financial support of the World Heritage Fund, as well as national organizers of India, the final of a series of "Itinerant Workshops on the ...
Monday, April 20, 2009
World Heritage Centre expresses condolences for victims of earthquake in Italy
The World Heritage Centre has noted with great concern the news of the earthquake that struck near L'Aquila, Central Italy, on Monday, 6 April ...
Monday, April 20, 2009
UNESCO presents exhibition on reconstruction of Aksum obelisk
An exhibition - photographs and a video installation - at UNESCO will celebrate the reinstallation of the Aksum obelisk. The show will give visitors a ...
Thursday, April 16, 2009
World Heritage Centre signs agreement with INRAP for site conservation
On 2 April 2009 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris Mr Francesco Bandarin, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, signed an agreement with INRAP, ...