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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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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 Programme for Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are some of the most ...

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“Humanize Bangkok” project, Thailand

Bangkok, in Thailand, is one of the most populated cities in the world, a symbol of uncontrolled urban growth, marked by heavy pollution and huge ...

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 ...

Afghanistan’s cultural heritage: Safeguarding Campaign

The focus of this Campaign is the safeguarding of all aspects of Afghan cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, including museums, ...

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 ...

Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative

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

Business Skills for Natural World Heritage Site Managers programme

The Business Skills for Natural World Heritage Site Managers programme is a collaboration between international environmental charity Earthwatch, ...

Case study: Tongariro

In 1993 Tongariro became the first property to be inscribed on the World Heritage List under the revised criteria describing cultural landscapes. ...

Case study: Tubbataha

The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers 96.828 ha, including the North and South Atolls. It is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high ...

Case study: Ujung Kulon

This national park, located in the extreme south-western tip of Java on the Sunda shelf, includes the Ujung Kulon peninsula and several offshore ...

Celebrating community and heritage through the George Town Heritage Celebrations (Malaysia)

The annual celebration is organised to commemorate the inscription of Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca on the ...

Commemoration of ten years of international co-operation at Angkor, Cambodia

Situated in the current province of Siem Reap in the northwest of Cambodia, Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer Kings and the group of ...

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 ...

Daily monitoring system of heritage sites in the Baekje Historic Areas (Republic of Korea)

The daily monitoring of the conservation status of the heritage sites is carried out by local residents, who were trained as daily heritage ...

Enhancing our Heritage- Monitoring and managing for success in World Natural Heritage sites

Enhancing Our Heritage - Monitoring and Managing for Success in World Natural Heritage Sites was a seven-year UNESCO/IUCN project funded by 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 ...

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