Sites State Parties Title Description Category Date updated
Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Avebury Residents’ Pack: bringing together diverse stakeholders in Avebury (United Kingdom) The Avebury Residents' Pack, developed between 2006 and 2008 by the local world heritage management office, aimed to reconnect the local communities with the archaeological sites in the village, bringing together ... Inclusion & Participation 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Historic Town of Grand-Bassam Côte d'Ivoire Balancing development and conservation in Grand-Bassam (Côte d’Ivoire) The inscription of the Historic Town of Grand-Bassam on the World Heritage List has provided new opportunities to promote sustainable development in the city. From the creation of a local World Heritage management ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-05-18 15:41:59.0
City of Cuzco Peru Bolstering community identity through cultural programmes in Cusco (Peru) A variety of projects aim to protect Cusco’s cultural heritage, promote social development through crafts and strengthen traditional knowledge for sustainable development. Inclusion & Participation
Knowledge & Skills
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16 13:18:11.0
Stone Town of Zanzibar United Republic of Tanzania Bridging a spatial and social divide through inclusive planning in Zanzibar Town (United Republic of Tanzania) The multi-level, heritage-based development and spatial plan aims to link the World Heritage site and buffer zone with the wider city context by using town planning as a tool to bridge spatial and social divides. Environment & Resilience
Knowledge & Skills
2023-02-16 13:22:52.0
Historic Town of Zabid
Old City of Sana'a
Old Walled City of Shibam
Yemen Cash for work: promoting local employment through heritage conservation in historic cities (Yemen) In the context of long-standing conflict, a cash-for-work scheme provides young people with employment opportunities while contributing to the conservation of urban heritage in four historic cities. Gender Equality
Peace & Security
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16 12:57:25.0
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca Malaysia Celebrating community and heritage through the George Town Heritage Celebrations (Malaysia) The annual celebration features an interactive and educational programme that includes workshops and performances in the streets of the historic city of George Town. Through the Celebrations, the local communities ... Gender Equality
Inclusion & Participation
2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Medina of Tunis Tunisia Challenges and opportunities of historic urban centres: case study of the Medina of Tunis (Tunisia) To protect this historic site at the centre of a bustling metropolis and promote its sustainable development, several actions are addressing the preservation and promotion of its cultural heritage.   Environment & Resilience 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Historic Cairo Egypt Community-centred revitalisation of Souq al-Silah in Cairo (Egypt) A long-standing project has been working to revitalise a commercial street in the historic district of Darb al-Ahmar and reconnect the local community with their cultural heritage. The project, developed with help ... Gender Equality
Inclusion & Participation
Knowledge & Skills
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16 12:55:25.0
Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments Russian Federation Connecting young people with their cultural heritage in Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation) The community event encourages young people to deepen their knowledge about cultural heritage and propose ideas for its conservation through workshops, cultural visits, educational activities and an ideas ... Inclusion & Participation 2023-02-16 13:24:45.0
Ancient City of Ping Yao China Conservation and revitalisation programme of Ancient City of Ping Yao (China) Through innovative management and financing models and a combination of conservation actions aimed at both tangible and intangible heritage, the programme aims to make a contribution to the long-term sustainability ... Environment & Resilience
Inclusion & Participation
2023-02-16 13:29:43.0
Historic City of Vigan Philippines Conservation as a driver for development: the case of Vigan (Philippines) Along with the nomination process of the Historic City of Vigan as a World Heritage site in 1999, the local government developed an ambitious conservation and management plan for the site. By implementing this ... Prosperity & Livelihood 2023-02-16 13:34:47.0
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens Australia Consulting with community to understand heritage values during the COVID-19 pandemic in Melbourne (Australia) In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Heritage site “Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens” began a process to review its World Heritage Management Plan. The review process began with a community ... Inclusion & Participation 2023-02-16 13:26:39.0
Borobudur Temple Compounds
Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy
Prambanan Temple Compounds
Indonesia Creative youth at Indonesian heritage sites A programme by UNESCO Jakarta and Citi Foundation aims to promote youth entrepreneurship and raise awareness about cultural and natural heritage by linking local communities’ livelihoods with the heritage sites. Prosperity & Livelihood 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande Cabo Verde Cultural entrepreneurship in Cidade Velha, Ribeira Grande (Cabo Verde) A wide-ranging programme aims to build capacity amongst local residents to understand the potentials offered by cultural heritage, by supporting and enhancing local cultural entrepreneurship. The initiative includes ... Gender Equality
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16 13:28:46.0
The Porticoes of Bologna Italy Developing a new methodology for urban regeneration: the ROCK project in Bologna (Italy) A pilot project to enhance public spaces using participatory processes helped to identify key lessons which can be later applied to other areas and cities. Knowledge & Skills 2023-02-16 13:37:51.0
Historic Centre of San Gimignano Italy Developing sustainable rural tourism in San Gimignano (Italy) In reaction to the sharp increase in incoming visitors over the last decades, San Gimignano has developed several initiatives to support jobs and local livelihoods while respecting the town’s cultural heritage, ... Prosperity & Livelihood 2023-02-16 13:28:13.0
Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg Austria Establishing a dialogue between site management and residents in the Historic Centre of Salzburg (Austria) A community engagement programme has provided key data and inputs for the sustainable development of the World Heritage site.  Inclusion & Participation 2023-02-16 13:27:35.0
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca Malaysia From port city to World Heritage site: case study of George Town (Malaysia) The multi-cultural historic city of George Town developed a strategy to build on its rich and diverse cultural heritage as a resource for local development and livelihoods after its free trade port status was ... Inclusion & Participation 2023-02-16 13:05:50.0
Historic Centre of Puebla Mexico Heritage Education Programme in Puebla (Mexico) The local government of Puebla has developed a comprehensive Heritage Education Programme to raise awareness about the city’s cultural heritage and aid its conservation. The programme includes educational events, ... Inclusion & Participation
Knowledge & Skills
2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Djémila Algeria Improving the connection between heritage and young people in archaeological sites in Djémila (Algeria) An ongoing programme in a remote Algerian town aims to connect the local community with the archaeological site through workshops and activities for young residents. Inclusion & Participation
Knowledge & Skills
2023-02-16 13:19:10.0
Historic Centre of Urbino Italy Improving the environmental, cultural and social sustainability of the Historic Centre of Urbino (Italy) Through a series of strategic actions, Urbino has sought to improve its environmental sustainability and promote climate change mitigation and adaptation. An update of the management plan is currently under way in ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16 13:04:04.0
Historic City of Trogir Croatia Participatory budgeting in Trogir (Croatia) The participatory budgeting and decision-making model enables local residents to decide on the application of part of the city’s budget and the practical initiatives to be carried out in their city.   Inclusion & Participation 2022-06-27 16:43:25.0
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy Italy Polo del '900: an inclusive, multi-functional cultural centre in downtown Turin (Italy) The model of the Polo del 900 proposes collaboration as a solution for institutional and cultural fragmentation which forms the core of a new ecology of creative cultural systems and puts community at the core of ... Environment & Resilience
Gender Equality
Inclusion & Participation
Knowledge & Skills
2023-02-16 13:20:30.0
Island of Saint-Louis Senegal Promoting local development through heritage conservation and enhancement and tourism in the Island of Saint-Louis ... After the World Heritage Committee warned in 2016 that the poor state of conservation of the property could lead to its inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger, a number of local, national and ... Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16 12:58:20.0
M'Zab Valley Algeria Promoting traditional environmental knowledge in the M’Zab Valley (Algeria) The traditional settlements of the M’Zab valley were adapted to their environment and climate. Floodable areas were occupied only by temporary structures and not by dwellings. Water infrastructure was a core ... Climate Change
Knowledge & Skills
2023-02-16 13:09:42.0
Timbuktu Mali Reconstruction of the destroyed mausoleums of Timbuktu (Mali) After armed conflict resulted in the destruction of several historical mausoleums, these were reconstructed using traditional knowledge systems as part of an international cooperation campaign. The reconstruction of ... Peace & Security 2023-05-19 15:28:59.0
Town of Bamberg Germany Reintroduction of hydropower in the mills district of the Town of Bamberg (Germany) The installation of a new water turbine at the site of the former water mills in the Town of Bamberg follows traditional water practices while respecting the Outstanding Universal Value of the property. The new ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-22 15:46:10.0
Town of Bamberg Germany Strengthening residents’ connection with their gardening heritage in Bamberg (Germany) In the city of Bamberg, traditional gardening practices are part of the city’s strategy to promote urban sustainability. The COVID-19 pandemic helped to strengthen the local community’s connection with its gardening ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16 12:59:14.0
Valongo Wharf Archaeological Site Brazil Washing of the Valongo Wharf, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) The symbolic ritual of cleaning and purification pays tribute to the spirits of the African ancestors who reached this entry port in captivity. The ritual started shortly after the discovery of the remains in 2011, ... Inclusion & Participation 2023-02-16 13:22:14.0