Friday, 27 May 2016
UNESCO Director General and Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah celebrate the role of Cultural heritage for the future of Afghanistan
“Keeping History Alive” a UNESCO publication on safeguarding cultural heritage in post-conflict Afghanistan was launched in Kabul’s Babur Garden H.E. ...
Thursday, 26 May 2016
World Heritage and Tourism report shows sites at risk from climate change
Climate change is fast becoming one of the most significant risks for World Heritage sites, according to the report “World Heritage and Tourism in a ...
Friday, 20 May 2016
Message from the Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of 16th International Day for Biological Diversity
"The 2016 International Day for Biological Diversity is dedicated to the theme of ‘Mainstreaming Biodiversity, Sustaining People and their ...
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
State of conservation of Alto Douro Wine Region (Portugal)
Over the last several months, the World Heritage Centre has received numerous messages, through the NGO Platform Save the Tua, from individuals ...
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Director-General of UNESCO deplores severe damage at Church of Saint Simeon, in northern Syria
The Director-General of UNESCO strongly condemned the severe damage caused by an air-strike to the Church of Saint Simeon, part of the UNESCO World ...
Friday, 13 May 2016
Key Libyan and international partners unite to adopt an action plan for Libya’s heritage
Key UNESCO partners joined with the Organization to approve a new action plan to address emergency and short term interventions for the safeguarding ...
Thursday, 12 May 2016
UNESCO holds consultations ahead of the International Expert Meeting in Berlin on Cultural Heritage in Syria
In preparation for the UNESCO experts’ meeting in Berlin (2-4 June 2016) on the safeguarding of cultural heritage in Syria, UNESCO Director General ...
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Message from the Director of the World Heritage Centre on World Migratory Bird Day
With the slogan “ … and when the skies fall silent?", the World Migratory Bird Day 2016 on 10 May aims to highlight the incredible numbers of ...
Monday, 9 May 2016
[in French only] Lancement d'un projet pour renforcer l'implication des communautés locales dans la conservation du Parc du W au Niger
[in French only] Une quarantaine de personnes s'est réunie le 3 mai dernier à Niamey pour le lancement du projet de « Gestion communautaire de la ...
Thursday, 5 May 2016
Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of African World Heritage Day
This first African World Heritage Day is very special. This is an opportunity to celebrate the wealth of Africa’s cultural and natural heritage, ...