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World Heritage Cities Programme

The World Heritage Cities Programme is one of six thematic programmes formally approved and monitored by the World Heritage Committee.

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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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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 in Europe Today

World Heritage attracts and fascinates: media around the world publish thousands of articles about it every year and countries invest a great ...

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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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Renewable Energy Transition and World Heritage

Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, and with over 30 programs in the sciences, education, culture and communication sector, ...

#OurLakeOhrid Photo & Story Contest

#OurLakeOhrid Photo & Story Contest ©UNESCO The Photo Contest was organized in the framework of the Project: "Towards ...

30th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. Urbino workshop (Italy) on “Partnerships for ...

The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was signed on 16 November 1972. The 30th Anniversary ...

Analytical summary of the state of conservation of World Heritage properties (2008)

At its 32nd session (Quebec City, 2008), the World Heritage Committee discussed at length the issues related to the state of conservation of ...

Biodiversity Conservation in Regions of Armed Conflict: Protecting World Heritage in the ...

Biodiversity Conservation in Regions of Armed Conflict: Protecting World Heritage in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Parc ...

Case study: Dorset

Located on the south coast of the United Kingdom, the nominated site comprises approximately 155km of undeveloped coastline and countryside. The ...

Forest Conversation

Forests are vitally important for sustaining life on Earth. It is estimated that around 1.6 billion people - including more than 2,000 ...

Global Strategy: Support to agro-pastoral cultural landscapes

Pastoralism is defined as a system of livestock farming which depends, for the most part, on the generally non-intensive use of ...

Management of World Heritage Sites in Armenia

Management of World Heritage Sites in Armenia UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection, preservation and ...

Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region

Towards strengthened governanceof the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region This European Union funded ...

Open-Ended Working Group for the revision of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly of ...

At its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention decided (Resolution 19 GA 4) to fully ...

Periodic Reporting 1st Cycle: Europe and North America

The First Cycle of the Periodic Reporting exercise was carried out from 2001 to 2006 for Europe and from 2001 to 2005 for North America. The ...

Periodic Reporting 2nd Cycle: Europe and North America region (2012-2015)

Periodic Reporting 2nd Cycle Europe and North America region (2012-2015) In Europe, 49 States Parties and 432 World Heritage properties (382 ...

Preparatory assistance for the nomination of the architectural work of Le Corbusier (Argentina, ...

Le Corbusier is one of the greatest architects of the 20th century, and his work both built and written have had a huge impact on the world, and ...

Private property management in historic city centres of European countries in transition

The transfer of responsibility from private ownership to local and territorial governments poses new management problems in the centres of ...

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