Friday, November 14, 2014
Protected areas key to safeguarding the global environment Director-General tells Parks Congress
Sydney, 13 November - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today called for a global commitment to “restore, revitalize and safeguard one of the ...
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Emergency plan to safeguard Iraq’s cultural heritage
With the severe deterioration of the humanitarian and security situation in Iraq, UNESCO has established an Emergency Response Action Plan (ERAP) to ...
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
IUCN World Parks Congress 2014: Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions
UNESCO is gearing up for its participation in the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC), which will take place in Sydney, Australia, from 12 to 19 ...
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
UNESCO participates in 20th International Cultural Heritage Show
Thanks to the generous support of the French National Commission and Ateliers d'Art de France, UNESCO will participate in the International Cultural ...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
First Entrepreneurship Field Training held for African site managers and community representatives
Following the first African World Heritage entrepreneurship training workshops, which took place in Ghana and Senegal in May 2014, an Anglophone ...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Young leaders film World Heritage sites at Media Communication Training Workshop in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea
The Asian World Heritage Media/Communication Training Workshop for young people: "Passing the Culture Message" was held in Gyeongju, Republic of ...
Monday, October 20, 2014
Emergency appeal to combat militant elephant poaching in Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) has launched an emergency appeal for funds to tackle an upswing in poaching activity in Garamba National Park in ...
Monday, October 13, 2014
Strengthening Collaboration for the Dja Faunal Reserve
Stakeholders of the World Heritage property "Dja Faunal Reserve", (DFR) met in Yaoundé (Cameroon) from 24 to 25 September 2014 to evaluate the current ...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
A 7000 Eur Grant for a Project Awarded to a young person from the Mediterranean
You wish to undertake a project related to Mediterranean cultures or art and crafts? Are you a national from a Mediterranean country? Born after 31 ...
Monday, August 25, 2014
“Safeguarding Precious Resources for Island Communities” World Heritage Paper series on SIDS published”.
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are some of the most beautiful ...
Friday, August 15, 2014
The World Heritage Convention has entered into force for the Bahamas
On 15 May 2014, the Government of the Bahamas officially deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO its instrument of ratification of the ...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
UNESCO strengthens action to safeguard cultural heritage under attack
Recent events in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Mali have highlighted the multiple threats to cultural heritage during crisis, including deliberate attacks, ...
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Panasonic hosts event for environmental education at Ogasawara Islands World Heritage site
As part of the "World Heritage Eco Learning Program", Panasonic hosted, from June 26th to 28th, the "Environmental activity for the next generation” ...
Monday, August 4, 2014
State of conservation of Alto Douro Wine Region (Portugal)
Over the last several weeks, the World Heritage Centre as well as several Permanent Delegations of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention ...
Friday, August 1, 2014
Network of World Heritage Sites in Portugal created
On 18 July, site managers of World Heritage sites in Portugal and the Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO signed a cooperation agreement to ...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
'Culture and Development: World Heritage in the Caribbean' now published
Culture & Development No.11World Heritage in the Caribbean The results of the Second Periodic Report on the State of World Heritage in Latin ...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Emergency Response Action Plan to safeguard Iraqi heritage
UNESCO today held a consultation with Iraqi and international cultural heritage experts and agreed on an Emergency Response Action Plan to safeguard ...
Thursday, July 17, 2014
[in French only] Le braconnage s’intensifie dans le Parc National de la Garamba
[in French only] Le Centre du patrimoine mondial s’inquiète de la recrudescence du braconnage et de la multiplication des attaques ...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
African Ministers meet in Doha for Roundtable Discussion during 38th session of World Heritage Committee
On the occasion of the 38th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Doha, Qatar), the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Her Excellency ...
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Agreement for Phase II of 'Strengthening Conservation and Management of Lumbini'
Phase II of “Strengthening Conservation and Management of Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, World Heritage Property” ...