Monday, December 18, 2006
The Director-General signs a funds-in-trust agreement for the restoration of the historical centre of Gjirokastra in Albania
On 15 December 2006, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, and Ambassador Tatjana Gjonaj, Permanent Delegate of Albania to UNESCO, signed ...
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Re-opening of the Anna Amalia Library (World Heritage site of Classical Weimar) planned in October 2007 after the fire of 2004
The Anna Amalia Library, part of the World Heritage site of Classical Weimar which was inscribed on the UNESCO List in 1998, will reopen in October ...
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Statement of the Director-General of UNESCO: Transmitting the past without alteration or omission
"In the face of the attempts to re-write history that are currently at work, I can but recall in the most emphatic manner that it is our moral ...
Friday, December 8, 2006
Conclusions of the First HERITY International Conference
This conference was held in Rome from December 5-9. The conclusions outlined below were reached thanks to contributions from ICCROM, UNESCO-WHC, ...
Thursday, November 30, 2006
2006-2007 World Heritage Map Available
The 2006-2007 World Heritage map, the second to be produced in collaboration with National Geographic and Hewlett Packard, is now available. The goal ...
Thursday, November 23, 2006
New cooperation agreement signed between Belgian Science Policy Office and World Heritage Centre
On 21 November 2006, the Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Francesco Bandarin, signed a new cooperation agreement with Minister Marc ...
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Hippo Massacre in Virunga National Park (DRC): UNESCO Reacts
Conservation activities continue in the World Heritage sites of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), with particular attention given to Virunga ...
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Jet Tours and World Heritage Centre Implement Safeguarding Projects
In an ongoing commitment to sustainable tourism, Jet tours will support two safeguarding projects scheduled for implementation early 2007. The ...
Wednesday, November 8, 2006
New Report on World Heritage and Climate Change
Threats to cultural and natural heritage sites from the effects of climate change are further substantiated in a new report presented at the 12th ...
Sunday, November 5, 2006
Preserving Congolese Heritage in Armed Conflict
On the occasion of the United Nations' International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, the World ...
Monday, October 30, 2006
UNESCO World Heritage Desk Diary 2007 Now Available
The UNESCO World Heritage Desk Diary 2007 has just been published. Featuring a useful week-at-a-glance design, it is illustrated with 77 colour photos ...
Friday, October 6, 2006
UNESCO and Partners Demonstrate Space Technologies for Monitoring World Heritage
At the 57th International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Congress held in Valencia, Spain from 2-6 October 2006, UNESCO and the European Space ...
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Handbook on Cultural Heritage and Local Development for African Local Governments Published
The handbook "Cultural heritage and local development: A Guide for African local governments" was created in response to the request ...
Sunday, September 24, 2006
No Survivors of WWF Helicopter Crash in Nepal
WWF Nepal has confirmed there are no survivors from Saturday's helicopter crash which occurred while transporting 24 delegates to attend the ...
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Sao Tome and Principe ratifies the World Heritage Convention
On 25 July 2006, the Government of Sao Tome and Principe officially deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, its instrument ...
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes (UNESCO-Greece), Deadline approaches
Nominations for the prize have to be at UNESCO by 1 November 2006!The purpose of the Melina Mercouri International Prize (UNESCO-Greece) is to reward ...
Monday, September 18, 2006
UNESCO Mission reports on war damage to cultural heritage in Lebanon
Experts* sent to Lebanon by UNESCO to assess the state of the country's cultural heritage sites have called for urgent measures to clean up the oil ...
Monday, September 18, 2006
A 7000 Euro Grant for the Realization of a Cultural Project Concerning the Mediterranean World
Born after 31 December 1977 you will be under 30 years of age in 2007. You are a native of a Mediterranean country. You wish to develop a project ...
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
A Virtual Tour of World Heritage Sites
On the occasion of Journées Européennes du Patrimoine (European Heritage Days), and as part of the UNESCO-Vocations Patrimoine Fellowships programme ...
Monday, September 11, 2006
TourismAfrica 2006 Promotes African World Heritage
With the support of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, TourismAfrica 2006 (10-15 September, Geneva, Switzerland) is actively raising awareness of ...