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World Heritage and Biodiversity Biological diversity underpins ecosystem functioning and the provision of ecosystem services essential for human well-being. World Heritage properties are the most outstanding places on the planet and constitute a ... Conservation of Natural Sites
UNESCO Urban Heritage Atlas: Cultural mapping for historic cities and settlements The Urban Heritage Atlas is an atlas and an archive that documents and explains, visually, narratively and with analytical maps, the diversity and uniqueness of the world’s historic cities and settlements. As such, ... 2024-02-13
World Heritage Cities Programme 18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex
Abbey of St Gall
Acropolis, Athens
Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
Ancient City of Aleppo
Ancient City of Bosra
Ancient City of Damascus
Ancient City of Nessebar
Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora
Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun
Antigua Guatemala
Aranjuez Cultural Landscape
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
Archaeological Site of Panamá Viejo and Historic District of Panamá
Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad
Arles, Roman and Romanesque Monuments
As-Salt - The Place of Tolerance and Urban Hospitality
Asmara: A Modernist African City
Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites
At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah
Bam and its Cultural Landscape
Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve
Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau
Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua
Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church
Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena
Central Zone of the Town of Angra do Heroismo in the Azores
Church and Dominican Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie with “The Last Supper” by Leonardo da Vinci
Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå
Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande
Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent
City of Bath
City of Cuzco
City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg
City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications
City of Potosí
City of Quito
City of Safranbolu
City of Valletta
City of Verona
City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas
Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Classical Weimar
Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town of Quedlinburg
Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Complex of Hué Monuments
Coro and its Port
Costiera Amalfitana
Crespi d'Adda
Droogmakerij de Beemster (Beemster Polder)
Dutch Water Defence Lines
Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae)
Episcopal City of Albi
Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica in the Historic Centre of Poreč
Ferrara, City of the Renaissance, and its Po Delta
Flemish Béguinages
Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications
Genoa: Le Strade Nuove and the system of the Palazzi dei Rolli
Gonbad-e Qābus
Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Hanseatic Town of Visby
Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town
Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town
Historic and Architectural Complex of the Kazan Kremlin
Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Curaçao
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison
Historic Cairo
Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn
Historic Centre of Agadez
Historic Centre of Avignon: Papal Palace, Episcopal Ensemble and Avignon Bridge
Historic Centre of Brugge
Historic Centre of Bukhara
Historic Centre of Camagüey
Historic Centre of Český Krumlov
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Historic Centre of Évora
Historic Centre of Florence
Historic Centre of Guimarães and Couros Zone
Historic Centre of Kraków
Historic Centre of Lima
Historic Centre of Macao
Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco
Historic Centre of Morelia
Historic Centre of Naples
Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán
Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar
Historic Centre of Prague
Historic Centre of Puebla
Historic Centre of Riga
Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
Historic Centre of San Gimignano
Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca
Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox
Historic Centre of São Luís
Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
Historic Centre of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace
Historic Centre of Siena
Historic Centre of Sighişoara
Historic Centre of Telč
Historic Centre of the City of Pienza
Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg
Historic Centre of the Town of Diamantina
Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás
Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda
Historic Centre of Urbino
Historic Centre of Vienna
Historic Centre of Warsaw
Historic Centre of Zacatecas
Historic Centres of Berat and Gjirokastra
Historic Centres of Stralsund and Wismar
Historic City of Ahmadabad
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Historic City of Meknes
Historic City of Sucre
Historic City of Toledo
Historic City of Trogir
Historic City of Vigan
Historic City of Yazd
Historic District of Old Québec
Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne
Historic Fortified Town of Campeche
Historic Inner City of Paramaribo
Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah
Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings
Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro
Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan
Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento
Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
Historic Site of Lyon
Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity
Historic Town of Grand-Bassam
Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines
Historic Town of Ouro Preto
Historic Town of St George and Related Fortifications, Bermuda
Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
Historic Town of Zabid
Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
Historical Centre of the City of Arequipa
Historical Centre of the City of Yaroslavl
Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
Historical Monuments of Mtskheta
Hoi An Ancient Town
Hwaseong Fortress
Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
Island of Gorée
Island of Mozambique
Island of Saint-Louis
Itchan Kala
Ivrea, industrial city of the 20th century
Jaipur City, Rajasthan
Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč
Jongmyo Shrine
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
Kasbah of Algiers
Kathmandu Valley
Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement
Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre with the Church of St Barbara and the Cathedral of Our Lady at Sedlec
Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra
L'viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre
La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle, Watchmaking Town Planning
La Grand-Place, Brussels
Lamu Old Town
Late Baroque Towns of the Val di Noto (South-Eastern Sicily)
Le Havre, the City Rebuilt by Auguste Perret
Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments
Levuka Historical Port Town
Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
M'Zab Valley
Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
Mantua and Sabbioneta
Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt
Medieval City of Rhodes
Medieval Town of Toruń
Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
Medina of Fez
Medina of Marrakesh
Medina of Sousse
Medina of Tétouan (formerly known as Titawin)
Medina of Tunis
Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System
Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon
Monastic Island of Reichenau
Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
Museumsinsel (Museum Island), Berlin
Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region
Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor
Naval Port of Karlskrona
New Lanark
Nice, Winter Resort Town of the Riviera
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar
Old City of Acre
Old City of Berne
Old City of Dubrovnik
Old City of Salamanca
Old City of Sana'a
Old City of Zamość
Old Havana and its Fortification System
Old Rauma
Old Town Lunenburg
Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-Muros Churches
Old Town of Cáceres
Old Town of Corfu
Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Old Town of Ghadamès
Old town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof
Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
Old Towns of Djenné
Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings
Old Walled City of Shibam
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto
Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church
Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
Paleochristian and Byzantine Monuments of Thessalonika
Pampulha Modern Ensemble
Paris, Banks of the Seine
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro, a landscape of Arts and Sciences
Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
Place Stanislas, Place de la Carrière and Place d'Alliance in Nancy
Plantin-Moretus House-Workshops-Museum Complex
Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
Portuguese City of Mazagan (El Jadida)
Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco
Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs
Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis
Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China
Rabat, Modern Capital and Historic City: a Shared Heritage
Rachid Karami International Fair-Tripoli
Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza
Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea
Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier
Roman Theatre and its Surroundings and the "Triumphal Arch" of Orange
Roman Walls of Lugo
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
Røros Mining Town and the Circumference
Sacred City of Kandy
Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures
San Cristóbal de La Laguna
San Marino Historic Centre and Mount Titano
Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
São Francisco Square in the Town of São Cristóvão
Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus
St Mary's Cathedral and St Michael's Church at Hildesheim
Stone Town of Zanzibar
Strasbourg, Grande-Île and Neustadt
Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica
Taos Pueblo
The Trulli of Alberobello
The Great Spa Towns of Europe
The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos
The Historic Centre of Odesa
The Porticoes of Bologna
The works of Jože Plečnik in Ljubljana – Human Centred Urban Design
Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture
Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen
Town of Bamberg
Town of Luang Prabang
Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
University and Historic Precinct of Alcalá de Henares
Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos
Vatican City
Venice and its Lagoon
Vilnius Historic Centre
Völklingen Ironworks
Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Water Management System of Augsburg
White City of Tel-Aviv – the Modern Movement
White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
Works of Antoni Gaudí
Würzburg Residence with the Court Gardens and Residence Square
The World Heritage Cities Programme is one of six thematic programmes formally approved and monitored by the World Heritage Committee. The programme concerns the development of a theoretical framework for urban ... Cities 2024-01-09
Capacity Building Understanding, managing and conserving World Heritage properties requires up-to-date knowledge and well-honed skills. To help build the capacity of all stakeholders in World Heritage – whether they are ... 2024-02-16
Culture|2030 Indicators The UNESCO Thematic Indicators for Culture in the 2030 Agenda (Culture|2030 Indicators) is a framework of thematic indicators whose purpose is to measure and monitor the progress of culture’s enabling contribution ... Climate Change
Sustainable Development
Urban Context
World Heritage Marine Programme Aldabra Atoll
Archipiélago de Revillagigedo
Area de Conservación Guanacaste
Banc d'Arguin National Park
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
Cocos Island National Park
Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection
East Rennell
Everglades National Park
French Austral Lands and Seas
Galápagos Islands
Gough and Inaccessible Islands
Great Barrier Reef
Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve
Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba Archipelago
Heard and McDonald Islands
High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California
Kluane / Wrangell-St. Elias / Glacier Bay / Tatshenshini-Alsek
Komodo National Park
Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems
Lord Howe Island Group
Macquarie Island
Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
Ningaloo Coast
Ogasawara Islands
Península Valdés
Phoenix Islands Protected Area
Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay – Mukkawar Island Marine National Park
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Sian Ka'an
Socotra Archipelago
St Kilda
Sundarbans National Park
The Sundarbans
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Ujung Kulon National Park
Wadden Sea
West Norwegian Fjords – Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
50 flagship marine protected areas of Outstanding Universal Value: Beacons of Hope In a Changing Ocean Conservation of Natural Sites
Marine & coastal
Corporate sector and the World Heritage ‘no-go’ commitment Across the extractives, finance, insurance and hydropower sectors, among others, major public and private companies and industry associations have committed to protect UNESCO World Heritage sites. They have often ... Conservation of Natural Sites
Dive into Heritage Dive into Heritage is creating an innovative online platform that leverages digital technologies to safeguard and promote World Heritage sites and its related intangible heritage, and transmit it to future ... Science & technology 2024-02-15
World Heritage Online Map Platform Funded by the Flanders UNESCO Trustfund (FUT), this project aims to develop an online geographic information system for World Heritage. Science & technology
Site Management
Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape The Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) is an additional tool to integrate policies and practices of conservation of the built environment into the wider goals of urban development in ... Cities 2023-12-13
Central Africa World Heritage Forest Initiative (CAWHFI) Dja Faunal Reserve
Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda
Ivindo National Park
Sangha Trinational
Cameroon · Central African Republic · Congo · Gabon Covering an area estimated at 1.62 million km2, the forests of Central Africa are home to vital biodiversity for the planet and play a central role in climate regulation and carbon sequestration. Conservation of Natural Sites
50 Minds for the Next 50. Dialogue Series UNESCO launches “50 Minds for The Next 50” to convene fifty leading, innovative, bold, respected thinkers of our times from diverse disciplines for the most interdisciplinary discussion on World Heritage ever to be ... 2023-02-20
Category 2 Centres In recent years, the framework for training and research in the field of World Heritage has changed significantly. Among the factors that have contributed to these rapid changes, is the emerging of many new ... Convention 2024-02-15
Climate Change and World Heritage World Heritage properties are affected by the impacts of climate change at present and in the future. Their continued preservation requires understanding these impacts to their Outstanding Universal Value and ... Climate Change 2023-12-11
Cultural Landscapes Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
Aasivissuit – Nipisat. Inuit Hunting Ground between Ice and Sea
Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila
Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland
Al-Ahsa Oasis, an Evolving Cultural Landscape
Alto Douro Wine Region
Ancient City of Tauric Chersonese and its Chora
Ancient Villages of Northern Syria
Aranjuez Cultural Landscape
Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba
Bam and its Cultural Landscape
Bassari Country: Bassari, Fula and Bedik Cultural Landscapes
Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars
Chief Roi Mata’s Domain
Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park with the Archeological Sites of Paestum and Velia, and the Certosa di Padula
Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia
Colonies of Benevolence
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
Costiera Amalfitana
Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy
Cultural Landscape of Hawraman/Uramanat
Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces
Cultural Landscape of Maymand
Cultural Landscape of Sintra
Cultural Landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana
Curonian Spit
Diyarbakır Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape
Dutch Water Defence Lines
Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda
Ennedi Massif: Natural and Cultural Landscape
Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Region
Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape
Fray Bentos Industrial Landscape
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape
Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta
Incense Route - Desert Cities in the Negev
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine and its Cultural Landscape
Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park
Kernavė Archaeological Site (Cultural Reserve of Kernavė)
Konso Cultural Landscape
Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba
Krzemionki Prehistoric Striped Flint Mining Region
Kujataa Greenland: Norse and Inuit Farming at the Edge of the Ice Cap
Kuk Early Agricultural Site
Landscape for Breeding and Training of Ceremonial Carriage Horses at Kladruby nad Labem
Landscape of Grand Pré
Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene
Le Morne Cultural Landscape
Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
Lushan National Park
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape
Matobo Hills
Medici Villas and Gardens in Tuscany
Mount Wutai
Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski
Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab)
Palestine: Land of Olives and Vines – Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir
Pampulha Modern Ensemble
Paraty and Ilha Grande – Culture and Biodiversity
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro, a landscape of Arts and Sciences
Petroglyphs of the Archaeological Landscape of Tanbaly
Pimachiowin Aki
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
Prehistoric Caves of Yagul and Mitla in the Central Valley of Oaxaca
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape
Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea
Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Roșia Montană Mining Landscape
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests
Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range
Saloum Delta
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Sítio Roberto Burle Marx
St Kilda
Sukur Cultural Landscape
Sulaiman-Too Sacred Mountain
The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape
The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy
The English Lake District
The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes
The par force hunting landscape in North Zealand
The Persian Garden
The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales
Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape
Tongariro National Park
Trang An Landscape Complex
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Upper Middle Rhine Valley
Val d'Orcia
Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape
Vegaøyan – The Vega Archipelago
Viñales Valley
Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato
Wachau Cultural Landscape
West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou
Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi
Zuojiang Huashan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
Þingvellir National Park
ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape
There exist a great variety of Landscapes that are representative of the different regions of the world. Combined works of nature and humankind, they express a long and intimate relationship between peoples and ... Cultural landscapes 2022-09-27
Natural World Heritage The World Heritage Convention is one of the most successful international instruments to protect the most extraordinary natural places on the planet, characterized by their natural beauty or outstanding ... Climate Change
Conservation of Natural Sites
Disaster Risk Reduction
Marine & coastal
Peace & Security
Sustainable Development
Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Recovery Post-conflict and post-disaster reconstruction became an increasingly important issue after the destruction of cultural heritage sites in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Nepal, Syria, and Yemen. ... 2022-08-25
Reducing Disasters Risks at World Heritage Properties World Heritage properties and heritage sites in general are exposed to the impacts of natural and man-triggered catastrophic events, which threaten their integrity and may compromise their value. The loss or ... Disaster Risk Reduction
Site Management
Synergies to protect World Heritage Synergies to protect Global Heritage Cooperation with other Conventions and programmes © The World Heritage Committee recognises the benefits of closer coordination and synergies ... 2023-10-06
World Heritage and Indigenous Peoples Many cultural and natural World Heritage sites are home to indigenous peoples. As the UNESCO policy on engaging with indigenous peoples recognizes, World Heritage sites are often located within land managed by ... Convention
Site Management
World Heritage and Sustainable Development Heritage was long absent from the mainstream sustainable development debate despite its crucial importance to societies and the wide acknowledgment of its great potential to contribute to social, economic and ... Sustainable Development 2022-06-27
World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme The UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme represents a new approach based on dialogue and stakeholder cooperation where planning for tourism and heritage management is integrated at a destination ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-04-28
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 concerns and to become involved in the protection of our common cultural and ... Education & Training 2023-06-27
World Heritage Programme for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Aapravasi Ghat
Aldabra Atoll
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
Antigua Naval Dockyard and Related Archaeological Sites
Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site
Blue and John Crow Mountains
Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park
Central Suriname Nature Reserve
Chief Roi Mata’s Domain
Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande
Colonial City of Santo Domingo
Desembarco del Granma National Park
East Rennell
Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison
Historic Centre of Camagüey
Historic Inner City of Paramaribo
Jodensavanne Archaeological Site: Jodensavanne Settlement and Cassipora Creek Cemetery
Kuk Early Agricultural Site
Le Morne Cultural Landscape
Levuka Historical Port Town
Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern Micronesia
National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers
Old Havana and its Fortification System
Phoenix Islands Protected Area
Pitons Management Area
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba
Singapore Botanic Gardens
Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos
Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve
Viñales Valley
Antigua and Barbuda · Bahamas · Barbados · Belize · Cabo Verde · Comoros · Cook Islands · Cuba · Dominica · Dominican Republic · Fiji · Grenada · Guinea-Bissau · Guyana · Haiti · Jamaica · Kiribati · Maldives · Marshall Islands · Mauritius · Micronesia (Federated States of) · Niue · Palau · Papua New Guinea · Saint Kitts and Nevis · Saint Lucia · Saint Vincent and the Grenadines · Samoa · Sao Tome and Principe · Seychelles · Singapore · Solomon Islands · Suriname · Timor-Leste · Tonga · Trinidad and Tobago · Tuvalu · Vanuatu Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are some of the most beautiful places on Earth, with atolls of white sand beaches, mountain ... Small Island Developing States 2024-01-19
World Heritage Site Managers' Forum In recent years, it has become an established practice that a forum is organised in conjunction with each World Heritage Committee session.  Since the 41st session of the Committee (Krakow, 2017), site managers from ... Site Management 2023-12-05
World Heritage Volunteers Initiative World HeritageVolunteers Initiative Within the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative was launched in 2008 in collaboration with the ... Education & Training 2024-01-17