World Heritage is the official UNESCO publication from the World Heritage Centre. Featuring in-depth articles on cultural and natural World Heritage sites. The quarterly review is produced in English, French and Spanish.
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World Heritage and gender equality
It is increasingly recognized that culture has an essential role to play as a driver of sustainable development, contributing to the eradication of poverty and enhancing social inclusion. Culture helps to define people’s identities and determines the way ...
The network of World Heritage properties was inter alia intended to ensure the proper preservation of the natural and cultural values of sites inscribed on the World Heritage List. Today, as the planet finds itself confronted with the impact of climate ...
World Heritage in Germany
The annual session of the World Heritage Committee is a crucial period for the Convention, and we are grateful to Germany for hosting us this year. The 39th session of the Committee is taking place as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of UNESCO, marking ...
Special Issue on Iraq
Cultural World Heritage sites are representative of the creativity and genius of humanity. While World Heritage belongs to everyone, and we share the responsibility to protect it, each site embodies the history, values, beliefs and skills of the people ...
Culture - Nature Links
This special issue of World Heritage is about interlinkages between nature and culture. One of the defining characteristics of the World Heritage Convention is that the governance of both natural and cultural values of Outstanding Universal Value falls ...
World Heritage: Fostering resilience
Table of contents In focus Fostering resilience: Towards reducing disaster risks to World Heritage, p. 4World Heritage sites are exposed to a wide variety of natural and human-induced hazards, such as earthquakes, cyclones or fires, which can have ...
World Heritage and our protected planet
The IUCN World Parks Congress meets every ten years, and its November 2014 meeting may prove to be a turning point for protected areas in offering and implementing solutions for the challenges faced by the planet. Taken together, the national parks, ...
Special Issue - World Heritage in Qatar
Each year, the special issue of World Heritage coinciding with the annual World Heritage Committee session gives us the opportunity to focus on the heritage of a particular country or region. This year the 38th session of the Committee is hosted by the ...
World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism
The World Heritage Convention arose from the need to identify and protect outstanding natural and cultural sites for future generations. Over time, the effectiveness of the Convention has led to an increasing number of sites inscribed on the World ...
Synergies to Protect Sites
At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed that the conservation of biodiversity was one of the cornerstones of sustainable development. They acknowledged that the world was facing an unprecedented wave of species extinction and the ...
Quarterly magazine published jointly in English, French and Spanish, by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France and Publishing For Development Ltd., London, United Kingdom.Editorial Director: Kishore Rao (Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre) Managing Editor: Vesna Vujicic-Lugassy Editors: Helen Aprile, Gina Doubleday, Michael Gibson Co-Publisher: Richard Forster Production Editor: Caroline Fort Copy Editors: Caroline Lawrence (English), Brigitte Strauss (French), Luisa Futoransky (Spanish) Editorial Board: ICCROM: Joseph King, ICOMOS: Regina Durighello, IUCN: Tim Badman, UNESCO World Heritage Centre: Nada Al Hassan, Giovanni Boccardi,Guy Debonnet, Feng Jing, Karalyn Monteil, César Moreno-Triana, Mechtild Rössler, Petya Totcharova, UNESCO Publishing: Ian Denison Editorial Assistant: Barbara Blanchard Advertising Fernando Ortiz, Peter Warren