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Activities

The World Heritage Centre is at the forefront of the international community’s efforts to protect and preserve.
From emergency assistance to safeguard properties in danger, to long term conservation, management planning, technical assistance, professional training, public and youth education, and awareness-building, the World Heritage Centre and its partners have developed a series of initiatives and have been actively involved in the implementation of projects, participatory workshops, seminars and training courses.
World Heritage Cities Programme

World Heritage Cities  Programme © UNESCO / Van Oers / Bukchon Hanok Village, Republic of Korea The World Heritage Cities ...

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Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative

Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative Created in 2003 within the framework of the Global Strategy for the ...

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Category 2 Centres

Category 2 Centres under the auspices of UNESCO related to World Heritage © UNESCO In recent years, the framework for ...

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Climate Change and World Heritage

Climate Change Climate Change and World Heritage © NOAA / Andy Collins / Papahānaumokuākea Consultation An online ...

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Cultural Landscapes

There exist a great variety of Landscapes that are representative of the different regions of the world. Combined works of nature and humankind, ...

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Human Evolution: Adaptations, Dispersals and Social Developments (HEADS)

Human Evolution related properties represent a process of evolutionary accretion that took place over a vast period of time, offering vital ...

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Initiative on Heritage of Astronomy, Science and Technology

Initiative on Heritage of Astronomy, Science and Technology ©  World Heritage: Science and Technology One type of scientific ...

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Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest

Heritage of Religious Interest UNESCO Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest © OUR PLACE / Amos Chapple / Samarkand - Crossroad ...

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Modern Heritage Programme

At the start of 2001 the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and DOCOMOMO (Working Party for the ...

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Natural World Heritage

Natural World Heritage  Nature’s most precious gifts to humanity © The World Heritage Convention is one of the most ...

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Natural World Heritage in the Congo Basin

UNESCO has been taking action in the Congo Basin since 2000 in order to improve the conservation and the management of natural World Heritage ...

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Reducing Disasters Risks at World Heritage Properties

Reducing Disaster Risk at World Heritage Properties World Heritage properties and heritage sites in general are exposed to the impacts of ...

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Small Island Developing States Programme

Small Island Developing States Programme SIDS © Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea and ...

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World Heritage and Indigenous Peoples

World Heritage and Indigenous Peoples © OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection / Chris Morton / Ngorongoro Conservation Area ...

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World Heritage and Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development World Heritage and Sustainable Development © Hani Terraces Administration of Honghe Prefecture/ Li Kun / ...

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World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme

Sustainable Tourism UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme © The photo archives of the Governing Body of ...

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World Heritage Centre’s Natural Heritage Strategy

In October 2006 the World Heritage Centre published the UNESCO World Heritage Centre's Natural Heritage Strategy, which was endorsed by the World ...

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World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP)

Earthen architecture is one of the most original and powerful expressions of our ability to create a built environment with readily available ...

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World Heritage Education Programme

The UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, initiated as a UNESCO special project in 1994, gives young people a chance to voice their ...

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World Heritage Marine Programme

World HeritageMarine Programme 50 flagship marine protected areas of Outstanding Universal Value:Beacons of Hope In a Changing ...

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Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape

On 10 November 2011 UNESCO’s General Conference adopted the new Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape by acclamation, the first such ...

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World Heritage Volunteers Initiative

Within the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative was launched in 2008 in ...

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