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, ...
Friday, April 10, 2009
7th Meeting of the Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-related Conventions held
The Liaison Group of the Biodiversity-related Conventions (BLG) is a coordinating mechanism among Conventions for joint activities and shared tools in ...
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Public Lecture: World Heritage - Urban Areas and Historic Cities (The University of Queensland)
This lecture presents a brief history of attitudes to conservation in the 20th Century - the key concepts underpinning the Venice Charter (1964) ...
Friday, April 3, 2009
World Heritage Rainforests in Madagascar threatened by illegal logging and trafficking of precious wood
UNESCO was recently informed of two serious threats at the Marojejy and Masoala national parks in the north of Madagascar, which ...
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
50th anniversary of Nubia Campaign
UNESCO, Egypt and Sudan have started commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Nubia Campaign, a defining example of international solidarity when ...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Director-General celebrates inscription of the Madâin Sâlih site on the World Heritage List during official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (16-19 March 2009)
From 16 to 19 March 2009, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, paid his third official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He was ...
Friday, March 20, 2009
Tubbataha Reef Marine Park in the Philippines receives £13,540 from an auction organized by Jaeger-LeCoultre
The World Heritage site of the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park in the Philippines will benefit from the total amount of £13,540 collected through an ...
Friday, March 20, 2009
Greenland Students visit UNESCO to learn about World Heritage, the Arctic and Climate Change
18 students from Greenland visited the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on 16 March 2009 to learn more about World Heritage, the Arctic and climate ...