Monday, February 2, 2015
World Heritage N° 74: Disasters and resilience
Issue 74 of World Heritage magazine World Heritage sites are exposed to a wide variety of natural and human-induced hazards, such as earthquakes, ...
Friday, January 30, 2015
Bamako conference urges emergency action to safeguard manuscripts
Storage conditions of ancient manuscripts smuggled out of Timbuktu to Bamako in 2012 must be improved rapidly to avoid decay, concluded participants ...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Experts and practitioners draft policy on World Heritage and sustainable development
From 22 to 24 January 2015, UNESCO, in cooperation with the Vietnamese authorities, hosted a workshop on World Heritage and sustainable development at ...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Belize agrees to Chart Road Map solving Critical Conservation Issues to remove Belize Barrier Reef from Danger List
Following a week-long constructive discussion with UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and IUCN, the government of Belize agreed to start talks on critical ...
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Celebrating World Wetlands Day: 2 February 2015
2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. It marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city ...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Safeguarding Mali’s ancient manuscript collections, an international conference in Bamako
Nearly two years after armed groups occupied northern Mali and destroyed cultural heritage there, an international conference will take place in the ...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Earthwatch launches its 2015 Business Skills Transfer Programme
Once again this year Earthwatch is offering funded training and mentoring in organisational and business management practices to protected areas in ...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Announcement for Internship Opportunities (South Africa and Benin)
Internship Opportunities in South Africa and Benin, from 1 April until 30 September 2015. Two internships will run in 2015, one at the African World ...
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Another Fire at the Royal Palaces of Abomey World Heritage site in Benin
On 14 January 2015, a fire has once again ravaged the Palace of the King Houégbadja in the Royal Palaces of Abomey World Heritage property in ...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) provides expertise to UNESCO in the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement
In the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement (an agreement for the protection and enhancement of monumental, urban and natural ...
Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Polynesian Voyaging Society embarks on a worldwide voyage through marine World Heritage sites
Nainoa Thompson and the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage (sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines) are embarking on a 3-year trip that will take them to 13 marine ...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Online Travel Itinerary launched about World Heritage sites in the United States
The National Park Service's newest online travel itinerary highlights the 22 World Heritage sites located in the United States. The project includes ...
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Director-General Presents World Heritage Certificates to Turkey
On 6 January, during her official visit to Turkey, the Director-General participated in a ceremony to present the World Heritage Certificates for the ...
Monday, December 22, 2014
Panasonic World Heritage 2015 Calendar in paper, online and tablet PC app formats now available
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Panasonic Corporation have released the 2015 World Heritage calendar. Featuring stunning photographs of World ...
Friday, December 19, 2014
The Government of Indonesia, UNESCO, and Panasonic Jointly Launched the LED Lighting Installment in Prambanan Temple Compounds
The Panasonic Corporation in cooperation with UNESCO Office Jakarta organised a launching ceremony of LED Lighting Installment in Prambanan ...
Friday, December 19, 2014
UNWTO and UNESCO to organize first World Conference on Tourism and Culture
The First World Conference on Tourism and Culture will bring together, for the first time, Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture from ...
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Serious concern for oil spill in the Sundarbans, Bangladesh
An oil spill occurred in The Sundarbans, Bangladesh on Tuesday, 9 December when a small coastal oil tanker sank after being rammed by another vessel ...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Panasonic hosts event for environmental education at Budapest World Heritage site
As part of the "World Heritage Eco Learning Program", Panasonic hosted, on 15 December 2015, the "Environmental activity for the next generation” at ...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Venice and its Lagoon rest in fragile balance. Findings of new study on the World Heritage site
A presentation of the “Fragile Venice” study, which touches on some of the most serious future challenges faced by the city of Venice and its Lagoon, ...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
UNESCO concludes training course on “First Aid to Cultural Built Heritage in Syria”
Twenty-two conservation architects, engineers, archaeologists, and experts from different regions across Syria, including Damascus, Maaloula, Daraa, ...