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“World Heritage governance – Being prepared to manage change and continuity”Site managers of World Heritage sites from around the world are invited to this year’s World Heritage Site Managers Forum (WHSMF), held in the occasion of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting. Applicants from natural, cultural and mixed World Heritage properties are welcome to apply to the fourth ...
Cities and urban settlements are growing exponentially everywhere. According to the studies on population distribution by the United Nations, the number of people living in urban areas is expected to reach 68% of the world’s population by 2050. In particular, the Mediterranean region is among the most densely populated areas around a sea in the world, with a population that has doubled over ...
In light of the multiple challenges currently being faced by the African continent, including the impact of climate change, the various ongoing regional armed conflicts and the global COVID-19 pandemic among others, Africans must ensure that their remarkable heritage is able to adapt and thrive in today's environment and build on its strength, creativity and richness to overcome these ...
The African continent is universally recognised for its cultural and natural diversity and for the richness of its arts. Expressed through its arts, crafts, clothing, cuisine, music, and languages, the wealth of African culture serves as a catalyst for the socio-economic development of the African continent. As the sole United Nations agency with a mandate in the field of culture, UNESCO is ...
Climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time and its impact on World Heritage properties is more evident than ever. How can Earth observation data and tools support and promote actions to improve heritage protection, particularly in urban areas? The UNESCO World Heritage Centre with the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) and the  Greek GEO Office is launching the new GEO ...
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. This session is a dedicated Question & Answer Session for Section II of the questionnare with a focus on the following: Answering specific questions on chapters or questions Addressing any concerns ...
On 2 March 2021, an online press conference will be held from 3:00pm to 4:00pm Paris time to launch the first global scientific assessment of UNESCO marine World Heritage sites’ blue carbon ecosystems.  UNESCO Marine World Heritage – Custodians of the Globe’s Blue Carbon Assets, shows that marine World Heritage sites host at least 21% of the world’s blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the ...
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. This session is dedicated to Management Plans & Impact Assessments and focus on the following: Reporting on Management Plans and Impact Assessments in the Periodic Reporting ...
In the framework of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting, which started in the Africa region in September 2019, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in close collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund and UNESCO Field Offices, is organising a final regional online workshop for National Focal Points of the Africa region to present the outcomes of Periodic Reporting Exercise and to ...
Taking into account the debates held at its 22nd session (UNESCO, 2019), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention recalled the need to respect the highest standards of integrity and transparency of working methods within the process of decision-making of the Governing bodies of the Convention. Also emphasizing the collective responsibility of all stakeholders – ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. This session is dedicated to Maps & Boundaries (Section II, Chapter 5) and focus on the following: All the essentials on maps, boundaries and related processes Introduction / reminder about the ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. This session is a dedicated Question & Answer Session for Section I of the questionnare with a focus on the following: Answering specific questions on chapters or questions Addressing any concerns ...
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. This session is dedicated to Reporting on Natural Heritage and focus on the following: Recap: factors specifically affecting natural heritage and their assessment in the questionnaire Reporting on natural ...
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. This session is dedicated to Periodic Reporting in the Pacific SIDS and focus on the following: Main aspects of Periodic Reporting, Specific aspects of reporting for the Pacific SIDS, General Question ...
The 11th Seminar on World Heritage and tourism: Tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 Crisis of the UNESCO Chair “Culture, Tourism, Development” Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in collaboration with UNESCO World Heritage Centre will occur on the 14th of December 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt international travel and forces the closure of World Heritage sites around ...
IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3 Seminar
Tuesday, 8 December 2020
The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3 will be launched on 2 December and the webinar, held the following week on 8 December, will celebrate this important milestone. The webinar will facilitate questions and answers between the panellists and online participants. Keynote speakers Mechtild Rössler, Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre Kathy MacKinnon, Chair, IUCN World Commission on ...
Climate change has become the biggest threat to the conservation of the 50 marine sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. But understanding climate change impacts on a large marine protected area, some of whose ecosystems remain unmapped, can be challenging. The Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) is an innovative and rapid assessment tool that is distinct from other vulnerability assessments ...
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. This session is dedicated to Factors Affecting the Properties and focuses on the following: The Periodic Reporting Factors: background and integration with the state of conservation (SOC) review by the ...
This global award aims at promoting the aesthetic properties, the construction advantages and the environmental benefits of 40 buildings conceived and built with earth, plant fibres or both. Following on from the TERRA Award in 2016, and the FIBRA Award in 2019, this third edition sheds light on the combination of materials in contemporary architecture. This new event will allow the greater ...
ProtectingUNESCO marine World Heritagethrough scientific research Photo Exhibition Initiative organized in the framework of the forthcoming United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) Exhibition developed with the support of the Government of the Principality of Monaco In collaboration with Monaco Explorations © Olivier ...
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