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Title Sites State Parties Description Category Date updated
World Heritage Cities Programme Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun
Bagan
Bam and its Cultural Landscape
Bisotun
Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Complex of Hué Monuments
Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore
Gonbad-e Qābus
Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu
Himeji-jo
Historic Centre of Bukhara
Historic Centre of Macao
Historic Centre of Shakhrisyabz
Historic City of Ahmadabad
Historic City of Ayutthaya
Historic City of Vigan
Historic City of Yazd
Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Historic Mosque City of Bagerhat
Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
Hoi An Ancient Town
Hwaseong Fortress
Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
Itchan Kala
Jaipur City, Rajasthan
Jongmyo Shrine
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages
Kathmandu Valley
Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement
Kunya-Urgench
Levuka Historical Port Town
Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Ombilin Coal Mining Heritage of Sawahlunto
Quanzhou: Emporium of the World in Song-Yuan China
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
Sacred City of Kandy
Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures
Soltaniyeh
Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
Susa
Town of Luang Prabang
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
World Heritage Marine Programme East Rennell
Great Barrier Reef
Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba Archipelago
Heard and McDonald Islands
Komodo National Park
Lord Howe Island Group
Macquarie Island
New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands
Ningaloo Coast
Ogasawara Islands
Phoenix Islands Protected Area
Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Rock Islands Southern Lagoon
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Shiretoko
Sundarbans National Park
The Sundarbans
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Ujung Kulon National Park
50 flagship marine protected areas of Outstanding Universal Value: Beacons of Hope In a Changing Ocean Conservation of Natural Sites
Marine & coastal
Natural
2024-03-04
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
Papahānaumokuākea
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
Taputapuātea
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
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
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 2024-05-27
Rapid Response Facility (RRF) Area de Conservación Guanacaste
Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System
Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Atol das Rocas Reserves
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Cerrado Protected Areas: Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Parks
Chitwan National Park
Comoé National Park
Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex
Galápagos Islands
Garamba National Park
Gough and Inaccessible Islands
Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Malpelo Fauna and Flora Sanctuary
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Manú National Park
Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest
Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve
Niokolo-Koba National Park
Okapi Wildlife Reserve
Pantanal Conservation Area
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Salonga National Park
Sangha Trinational
Selous Game Reserve
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
Taï National Park
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Tikal National Park
Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra
Virunga National Park
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
Argentina · Belize · Benin · Brazil · Cambodia · Cameroon · Chad · China · Colombia · Congo · Costa Rica · Côte d'Ivoire · Democratic Republic of the Congo · Ecuador · Egypt · Ethiopia · Guatemala · India · Indonesia · Kenya · Nepal · Panama · Peru · Romania · Rwanda · Senegal · Thailand · Uganda · United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland · United Republic of Tanzania · Viet Nam Rapid Response Facility (RRF) © Oreades The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is a fund that provides grants to protected areas in the event of a sudden crisis. We mainly finance initiatives aimed at ... Conservation of Natural Sites 2022-06-27
UNESCO/Swiss Funds in-Trust Emergency consolidation of the monuments in Jam Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam Afghanistan Following the inscription of the Minaret and archaeological remains of Jam in the 'World Heritage List' and the 'List of the World Heritage in Danger' in 2002, the Government of Switzerland has decided to generously ... Emergency action
Restoration
2022-03-02
Safeguarding of the Bamiyan Site, Phase III Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley Afghanistan Phase III of this project aims to implement activities to ensure site security; ensure the structural stability of the two standing Giant Buddha niches; ensure adequate state of conservation of archaeological ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-15
Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the Temple of Preah Vihear, Cambodia Temple of Preah Vihear Cambodia The Temple of Preah Vihear, which is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, is situated on Cambodia’s northern border with Thailand. The property consists of a series of sanctuaries which are linked by a network of paths ... Archaeology
Earthen Architecture
Site Management
2022-06-27
“Humanize Bangkok” project, Thailand 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 traffic problems. In 1998, a project entitled "Humanise Bangkok" was ... Cities
Partnerships
Urban Context
2022-06-27
30th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. Urbino workshop (Italy) on “Partnerships for World Heritage ... Historic Centre of Urbino The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was signed on 16 November 1972. The 30th Anniversary celebrations included the organization of the international conference “World ... Cities
Conservation of Cultural Sites
Conservation of Natural Sites
Cultural landscapes
Partnerships
Site Management
2022-06-27
Adapting the approach of the HUL Recommendation for Indonesian universities Indonesia The 2021 publication Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) Quick Scan Method. Handbook for Indonesian University Lecturers aims to adapt the HUL Approach to the Indonesian context and promote interdisciplinary learning in ... Knowledge & Skills 2024-04-30
Afghanistan’s cultural heritage: Safeguarding Campaign Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Afghanistan The focus of this Campaign is the safeguarding of all aspects of Afghan cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, including museums, monuments, archaeological sites, music, art, traditional crafts ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-06-27
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 World Heritage properties. With Decision 32 COM 7B.129 (see Annex 1), it ... Convention 2022-06-27
Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”
The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Created in 2003 within the framework of the Global Strategy for the balanced, representative and credible World Heritage List, as a pilot activity for the identification of the sites connected with astronomy, the ... Science & technology 2022-06-27
Business Skills for Natural World Heritage Site Managers programme Gunung Mulu National Park
Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba Archipelago
Kinabalu Park
Lake Malawi National Park
Lake Turkana National Parks
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park
Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Rainforests of the Atsinanana
Simien National Park
Sundarbans National Park
The Sundarbans
Ujung Kulon National Park
W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
Bangladesh · China · Ethiopia · India · Indonesia · Kenya · Madagascar · Malawi · Malaysia · Niger · Philippines · Viet Nam The Business Skills for Natural World Heritage Site Managers programme is a collaboration between international environmental charity Earthwatch, global energy company Shell and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The ... Conservation of Natural Sites
Natural
Site Management
2022-06-27
Capacity-building programme for the nomination of World Heritage sites in the Africa Region supported by Government ... Japan Thanks to the support of the Government of Japan, the four-year “Capacity-building programme for the nomination of World Heritage sites in the Africa Region”, in line with UNESCO Global Priority Africa,  aims at ... Convention
Site Management
Sustainable Development
2022-06-27
Case study: Tongariro Tongariro National Park In 1993 Tongariro became the first property to be inscribed on the World Heritage List under the revised criteria describing cultural landscapes. The mountains at the heart of the park have cultural and religious ... Conservation of Cultural Sites
Conservation of Natural Sites
Cultural landscapes
2022-06-27
Case study: Tubbataha Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park 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 density of marine species; the North Islet serving as a nesting site ... Conservation of Natural Sites 2024-03-08
Case study: Ujung Kulon Ujung Kulon National Park This national park, located in the extreme south-western tip of Java on the Sunda shelf, includes the Ujung Kulon peninsula and several offshore islands and encompasses the natural reserve of Krakatoa. In addition ... Conservation of Natural Sites
Marine & coastal
2022-06-27
Celebrating community and heritage through the George Town Heritage Celebrations (Malaysia) Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca 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
Commemoration of ten years of international co-operation at Angkor, Cambodia 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 monuments constructed between the ninth and fifteenth centuries, was ... Archaeology
Cities
Cultural
Earthen Architecture
Publications
2022-06-27
Conservation and revitalisation programme of Ancient City of Ping Yao (China) 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
Conservation as a driver for development: the case of Vigan (Philippines) Historic City 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
Consulting with community to understand heritage values during the COVID-19 pandemic in Melbourne (Australia) Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens 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
Creative youth at Indonesian heritage sites Borobudur Temple Compounds
Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy
Prambanan Temple Compounds
Indonesia 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
Culture|2030 Indicators City of Baguio Urban Report Philippines City of Baguio Urban Report City results Baguio Alajuela Baguio Bogotá Cluj-Napoca Dubrovnik Elvas Essaouira Hue Leskovac Ouagadougou Skopje Vietnam ---> The Urban Report The ... Cities
Sustainable Development
2022-09-29
Culture|2030 Indicators City of Hue Urban Report Viet Nam National Culture Profile of Hue Complex of Hué Monuments|© Bruno Doucin Sommaire Introduction Initiative Implementation Results snapshot Key ... 2024-01-30
Culture|2030 Indicators National Report of the Philippines Philippines National Report of the Philippines Country results Philippines Burkina Faso Columbia Costa Rica Croatia Morocco North Macedonia Philippines Portugal Romania Serbia Viet Nam Vietnam ... Cities
Sustainable Development
2022-09-28
Culture|2030 Indicators Philippines and the city of Baguio Project Page Philippines UNESCO Philippines and the City of Baguio Project Page © Shutterstock Partners Implementation of the UNESCO Culture|2030 Indicators in the Philippines and the city of Baguio is with the ... Cities
Sustainable Development
2022-09-30
Culture|2030 Indicators Viet Nam and the city of Hue Project Page Viet Nam UNESCO Viet Nam and the City of Hue Project Page © Trang An/ Landscape Complex Partners Implementation of the UNESCO Culture|2030 Indicators in Viet Nam and the city of Hue is with the ... Cities 2022-09-30
Daily monitoring system of heritage sites in the Baekje Historic Areas (Republic of Korea) 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 inspectors by the managing authority. This monitoring system is a flexible, ... Inclusion & Participation
Knowledge & Skills
Prosperity & Livelihood
2022-06-27
Enhancing our Heritage- Monitoring and managing for success in World Natural Heritage sites Aldabra Atoll
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Canaima National Park
Chitwan National Park
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Kaziranga National Park
Keoladeo National Park
Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Sangay National Park
Serengeti National Park
Ecuador · Honduras · India · Nepal · Seychelles · South Africa · Uganda · United Republic of Tanzania · Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Enhancing Our Heritage - Monitoring and Managing for Success in World Natural Heritage Sites was a seven-year UNESCO/IUCN project funded by the United Nations Foundation. The project commenced in 2001 and operated ... Conservation of Natural Sites
Site Management
2022-06-27
Evolving together: Tongariro Tongariro National Park New Zealand The site’s values are communicated to the public through signage, publications and interpretation at visitor centres. The Maori have been involved in creating displays explaining the cultural and natural ... Conservation of Cultural Sites
Cultural
Cultural landscapes
2022-12-09
From port city to World Heritage site: case study of George Town (Malaysia) Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca 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 2024-03-18
Global Strategy: Support to agro-pastoral cultural landscapes The Causses and the Cévennes, Mediterranean agro-pastoral Cultural Landscape Pastoralism is defined as a system of livestock farming which depends, for the most part, on the generally non-intensive use of naturally-occurring plant materials for grazing, either on a farm or as part of a ... 2022-06-27
Guide 1 – Case Study: Historic Town Of Vigan (Philippines) Historic City of Vigan Philippines Vigan is an exceptionally intact and well-preserved example of a European trading town in East and South-East Asia. The architecture of the city reflects its historic roots and rich culture in both materials and ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27
Guide 2 – Case Study: Angkor and The Tourism Development Strategic Plan 2012–2020 Angkor Cambodia Guide 2 Case Study: Angkor and The Tourism Development Strategic Plan 2012–2020 © Toolkit About the Sustainable Tourism Toolkit How to use this guide? Our Objective Resource ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27
Guide 3 – Case Study: Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca (Malaysia) Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca Malaysia George Town and Melaka were jointly inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2008 due to their shared rich multi-cultural trading heritage. However, they have also been subject to criticism and a feeling of ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27
Guide 4 – Case study: Great Barrier Reef (Australia) Great Barrier Reef Australia Coral reefs around the world are threatened both by natural and anthropogenic factors, with tourism having an important role in the latter. Direct impacts in coral reefs are related with badly managed tourism ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-02-27
Helping local homestay hosts to be more sustainable businesses in Indonesia Indonesia Helping local homestay hosts to be more sustainable in Indonesia © Tourism constitutes one of Indonesia's priority government investment areas to boost national GDP. A programme of tourism ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-03-31
Heritage-based urban planning for Sustainable Development in Gwalior and Orchha (India) India A new initiative aims to implement the approach of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in the Indian cities of Gwalior and Orchha. The project is born out of a collaboration between the ... Environment & Resilience
Knowledge & Skills
2022-06-27
IMPACT publication: Cultural Tourism and Heritage Management in the world Heritage Site of the Ancient Town of Hoi ... Hoi An Ancient Town This publication examines the impacts of tourism in the World heritage site of the Hoi An Ancient Town, an exceptionally well preserved example of a traditional Asian trading port and an outstanding material ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27
IMPACT publication: Luang Prabang Town of Luang Prabang The first in a series of studies examining the impact of tourism on culture and the environment in selected sites in the Asia-Pacific region, this IMPACT publication: Tourism and Heritage Site Management in the ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27
IMPACT publication: Sustainable Tourism and the Preservation of the World Heritage Site of the Ifugao Rice Terraces ... Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras This publication focuses on the impacts of tourism on the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras, an outstanding model of sustainable use of limited land resources, using traditional knowledge-based technology ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-06-27
Improving visitor infrastructure in Angkor, Cambodia. Cambodia Improving visitor infrastructure in Angkor, Cambodia © The Angkor World Heritage site has long attracted visitors to Cambodia, providing a major driver for the country’s economy with a steady ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-03-31
Improving water availability and sustainability by reviving traditional water systems in Bengaluru (India) India The Million wells for Bengaluru campaign is an initiative to build one million shallow wells using traditional well-digging techniques. The initiative for the revival of traditional water systems integrates ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
Knowledge & Skills
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16
Integration of Conservation, Tourism and Local Livelihood Strategies at World Heritage sites after COVID-19 pandemic Cabo Verde · Honduras · Tunisia · Viet Nam Funded by the Government of Japan through the UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust, implementation from 2022 to 2024. Four World Heritage sites from Asia, Africa, the Arab region and Latin America and the Caribbean work ... 2024-04-17
Online Training for the Periodic Reporting Exercise in Asia and the Pacific Online Training for the Periodic Reporting Exercise in Asia and the Pacific Periodic Reporting 2023-11-14
Open-Ended Working Group for the revision of the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly of States Parties to ... At its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention decided (Resolution 19 GA 4) to fully apply Article 8, paragraph 2, of the World Heritage Convention which ... Convention 2022-06-27
Periodic Reporting 1st Cycle: Asia & Pacific (2003) Between 1997 and 2003, the 39 States Parties (27 Asian & 12 Pacific) of the Asia and Pacific Region prepared National Periodic Reports, both reporting on the administrative and legal action taken at the national ... Periodic Reporting 2022-06-27
Periodic Reporting 2nd Cycle: Asia & Pacific (2012) The second cycle of Periodic Reporting for the Asia and Pacific was launched by the World Heritage Committee at its 34th session in Brasilia, Brazil in August 2010. All 41 State Parties to the Convention in Asia and ... Convention
Periodic Reporting
2022-06-27
Preparation and publication: “Historic atlas of Kyoto”, Japan Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) Japan The “Historical Atlas of Kyoto: Spatial Analysis of the Memory Systems of a City, its Architecture and Urban Landscape” (In French: « Atlas historique de Kyoto: Analyse spatiale des systèmes de mémoire d’une ville, ... Cities
Publications
2022-06-27
Preparatory assistance and feasibility study for the inscription of Varanasi, India India As part of the Indian Heritage Cities Network project, and in link with the “Rivers and heritage” initiative, a seminar was held in February 2007 in Varanasi, India. The objective was the enhancement of this ... Cities
Urban Context
2022-06-27
Preparatory assistance for the inscription and protection of the Kingdom of Wu (The Six Canal Towns of the Lower ... China The Kingdom of Wu and Six Canal Towns of the Lower Yangtze River, China, are located to the south of the Yangtze River, near Lake Tai, approximately 60 km east of Shanghai, in a landscape shaped by crisscrossing ... Cities
Partnerships
2022-06-27
Preparatory assistance for the inscription of Issyk Kul warm-water lake, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan North of the Tian Shan Mountains, 1608 m above sea level, is the Issyk Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan, a natural reservoir of warm water contained in a region famous for its natural resources. In the Soviet era, the lake was ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Preparatory assistance for the nomination of the architectural work of Le Corbusier (Argentina, Belgium, France, ... 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 demonstrate major technical and conceptual changes of the Modern ... Conservation of Cultural Sites
Earthen Architecture
Partnerships
2022-06-27
Reducing waste and improving visitor experience in Viet Nam Viet Nam Reducing waste and improving visitor experience in Viet Nam © The long closure of the sites led to reduced income, disruption of community life and reduced maintenance. Viet Nam’s international ... Sustainable Tourism 2023-03-31
Reflection on the election system of the members of the World Heritage Committee (2007-2009) At its 13th session (UNESCO, 2001), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention adopted Resolution 13 GA 9 for an equitable representation within the World Heritage Committee. This ... Convention 2022-06-27
Restauration and revitalisation of the Complex of Hué Monuments and historical town, Viet Nam Complex of Hué Monuments Viet Nam Hué, Viet Nam, is one of the last large fortified citadel cities of south-east Asia which was the imperial capital until 1945. The Complex of Hué Monuments has exceptional architectural and landscape heritage which ... Conservation of Natural Sites
Publications
Site Management
Urban Context
2022-06-27
Revival of the Historic City of Sankhu (Nepal) Nepal Sankhu is a traditional Newar settlement located in the North East of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, and was inscribed on the tentative World Heritage List in 2008. The April and May 2015 earthquakes had a ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-06-27
Satellite-Based Damage Assessment of Cultural Heritage Sites 2015 Summary Report of Iraq, Nepal, Syria & Yemen Nepal Since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between UNITAR-UNOSAT and UNESCO in June 2015, cultural heritage around the world has continued to suffer on an unprecedented scale from intentional attacks, ... Other materials 2022-06-27
Seminar at the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (France) on Tourism and World Heritage Sites From the Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, the Production of Open-pan Salt An international expert meeting focusing on “Tourism and World Heritage Sites” was held from 6 to 8 March 2008 at the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans, France. (The Saltwork is part of a property inscribed on the ... Conservation of Cultural Sites
Conservation of Natural Sites
Partnerships
Sustainable Tourism
2022-06-27
Seminar in Cinque Terre (Italy) on cultural landscapes Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto) In 1992, the World Heritage Committee changed the Operational Guidelines for the inscription of cultural landscapes on the World Heritage List. It was defined as the “combined works of nature and man” as set out in ... Conservation of Cultural Sites
Cultural landscapes
Site Management
2022-06-27
Support for the conservation and management of Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak ... Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape Lao People's Democratic Republic The property Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape, Lao People's Democratic Republic, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2001, as a cultural landscape, at the ... Cultural landscapes
Site Management
2022-06-27
Support for the conservation of the Complex of Koguryo Tombs in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Complex of Koguryo Tombs Democratic People's Republic of Korea The Koguryo Kingdom covered the majority of Democratic People's Republic of Korea and north-eastern China, from 227 BCE until 668 CE. Some of the most significant tangible remains of this civilisation include ... Conservation of Cultural Sites
Earthen Architecture
2022-06-27
Support for the creation of the Indian Heritage Cities Network (IHCN) India From 2006 to 2013, the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, with the support of the French Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been providing support to the UNESCO Regional Office in New ... Cities
Conservation of Cultural Sites
Cultural
2022-06-27
Support for the Silk Roads World Heritage Sites in Central Asia (Phase II) Kazakhstan · Kyrgyzstan · Tajikistan · Turkmenistan · Uzbekistan The UNESCO Japan Funds-in-Trust (Japan-FIT) project “Support for Documentation Standards and Procedures of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination in Central Asia (Phase I)” (Feb 2011 – ... 2023-02-20
Support to the South Asian Cultural Landscape Initiatives: A UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust Project, 2016 - 2018 Bhutan · Nepal The two years 2016-2018 UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust project “Support to the South Asian Cultural Landscape Initiatives” was officially approved by the Japanese authorities on 31 May 2016. The project aims to ... 2022-06-27
Supporting Community-Based Management and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia Cultural Landscape of Bali Province: the Subak System as a Manifestation of the Tri Hita Karana Philosophy
Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
Indonesia · Malaysia · Philippines Entitled “The Power of Culture: Supporting Community-Based Management and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage sites in South-East Asia,  the UNESCO Office in Jakarta with the technical assistance of the UNESCO ... Other materials
Publications
Sustainable Tourism
2022-06-27
Technical assistance for the conservation of the Group of Monuments at Hampi, India Group of Monuments at Hampi India Situated in an exceptionally beautiful landscape and covering a vast area of 42 km2, Hampi, in India, contains major archaeological remains of what was once the capital of the last great Hindu kingdom and one of the ... Conservation of Cultural Sites
Site Management
2022-06-27
Technical assistance for the management of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, the Mountain Railways of India Mountain Railways of India India The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) was the first of three mountain railways of India to be inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1999. The property was extended in 2005 and 2008 to include two other railroads ... Conservation of Natural Sites
Cultural landscapes
Modern Heritage
Site Management
2022-06-27
Technical assistance for the valorisation of the Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore, Pakistan Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore Pakistan The Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore, Pakistan, have been inscribed on the World Heritage List since 1981. The inscribed property includes two distinct royal complexes, the Lahore Fort and the Shalimar Gardens, ... Conservation of Cultural Sites
Partnerships
Site Management
Urban Context
2022-06-27
Technical cooperation for the enhancement, development and protection of the Town of Luang Prabang, Lao People's ... Town of Luang Prabang Lao People's Democratic Republic The technical cooperation for the protection, enhancement and development of the Town of Luang Prabang, Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a remarkable example of tripartite cooperation between the Lao People's ... Cities
Conservation of Cultural Sites
Site Management
Sustainable Tourism
2022-06-27
Testing the role of digital technologies in recording values of human settlements in Asia and the Pacific Australia · China · India A research project tests tools such as photogrammetry, laser scanning and community mapping, to record the interaction between tangible and intangible layers of traditional settlements in China and India.   Inclusion & Participation
Knowledge & Skills
2023-07-12
UNESCO World Heritage Forests UNESCO World Heritage Forests © David Geldhof / Yosemite National Park Forests are some of the most biodiversity-rich habitats on Earth. They play a crucial role in climate regulation by ... Climate Change
Conservation of Natural Sites
Forests
2023-02-22
UNFIP - UNESCO Agreement Kaziranga National Park
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
India Will contribute resources towards site management, capacity building, alternative livelihoods for communities, research and fundraising activities. Objectives In April 2004, the World Heritage Centre entered into ... 2022-06-27
Workshop on urban conservation, Chandigarh, India India The city of Chandigarh was the first planned city in India post-independence in 1947 and is internationally renowned for its architecture and urban design. The master plan of the city was developed by Le Corbusier, ... Cities
Partnerships
2022-06-27
World Heritage – Pacific 2009 Programme Despite its extraordinary cultural and biological diversity and richness, the Pacific is the most under-represented sub-region on the World Heritage List. To redress this imbalance, World Heritage Global Strategy ... Conservation of Cultural Sites
Conservation of Natural Sites
Cultural landscapes
Forests
Marine & coastal
Small Island Developing States
2022-06-27
World Heritage and Museums Angkor
Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Hanoi
Citadel of the Ho Dynasty
My Son Sanctuary
Temple of Preah Vihear
Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape
Cambodia · Lao People's Democratic Republic · Viet Nam The ever-growing global heritage tourism, boosted by the striking success of the UNESCO World Heritage programme, offers an ideal setting for site-related museums to act as a mediator of intercultural understanding. ... Education & Training
Museum
2022-06-27
World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP) Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
Ancient City of Damascus
Ancient City of Ping Yao
Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis
Angkor
Antigua Guatemala
Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro
Archaeological Site of Carthage
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Archaeological Zone of Paquimé, Casas Grandes
Asante Traditional Buildings
Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah
Bahla Fort
Bam and its Cultural Landscape
Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba
Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Canal du Midi
Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom
Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
Chaco Culture
Chan Chan Archaeological Zone
Changdeokgung Palace Complex
Churches and Convents of Goa
City of Cuzco
City of Potosí
City of Quito
City of Safranbolu
Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)
Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia
Complex of Koguryo Tombs
Coro and its Port
Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley
Cultural Sites of Al Ain (Hafit, Hili, Bidaa Bint Saud and Oases Areas)
Fortifications of Vauban
Frontiers of the Roman Empire
Fujian Tulou
Gyeongju Historic Areas
Haeinsa Temple Janggyeong Panjeon, the Depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana Woodblocks
Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town
Hatra
Himeji-jo
Historic Centre of Bukhara
Historic Centre of Camagüey
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Historic Centre of Évora
Historic Centre of Guimarães and Couros Zone
Historic Centre of Lima
Historic Centre of Morelia
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 Puebla
Historic Centre of Salvador de Bahia
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 the Town of Diamantina
Historic Centre of the Town of Goiás
Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda
Historic Centre of Zacatecas
Historic City of Meknes
Historic City of Sucre
Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa
Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)
Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara
Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro
Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento
Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
Historic Site of Lyon
Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines
Historic Town of Ouro Preto
Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns
Historic Town of Zabid
Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong
Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
Island of Mozambique
Itchan Kala
Itsukushima Shinto Shrine
Jongmyo Shrine
Joya de Cerén Archaeological Site
Kasbah of Algiers
Kathmandu Valley
Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Kunya-Urgench
León Cathedral
M'Zab Valley
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Medina of Fez
Medina of Marrakesh
Medina of Sousse
Medina of Tunis
Meidan Emam, Esfahan
Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
Mesa Verde National Park
Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam
Mogao Caves
Mount Wutai
National Archeological Park of Tierradentro
Old City of Sana'a
Old Havana and its Fortification System
Old Town of Cáceres
Old Town of Galle and its Fortifications
Old Town of Ghadamès
Old Town of Lijiang
Old Towns of Djenné
Old Walled City of Shibam
Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove
Parthian Fortresses of Nisa
Persepolis
Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan
Protective town of San Miguel and the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco
Proto-urban Site of Sarazm
Provins, Town of Medieval Fairs
Punic Town of Kerkuane and its Necropolis
Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun
Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
Royal Hill of Ambohimanga
Royal Palaces of Abomey
Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
Ruins of León Viejo
Ruins of Loropéni
Sacred City of Caral-Supe
Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures
Samarra Archaeological City
Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Congonhas
Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple
Shrines and Temples of Nikko
Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System
Soltaniyeh
State Historical and Cultural Park “Ancient Merv”
Sukur Cultural Landscape
Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex
Takht-e Soleyman
Taos Pueblo
Tchogha Zanbil
The Great Wall
The Persian Garden
Timbuktu
Tomb of Askia
Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi
Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
Viñales Valley
Walled City of Baku with the Shirvanshah's Palace and Maiden Tower
Yin Xu
Earthen architecture is one of the most original and powerful expressions of our ability to create a built environment with readily available resources. It includes a great variety of structures, ranging from ... Earthen Architecture 2022-06-27
World Heritage Journeys of Buddhist Heritage Sites Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi
Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha
Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
UNESCO is currently implementing a project to develop a unique Buddhist Heritage Route for Sustainable Tourism Development in South Asia with the support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). ... Cultural Routes 2022-06-27
World Heritage, Sustainable Development and Community Involvement Historical Monuments at Makli, Thatta
Ruins of the Buddhist Vihara at Paharpur
Bangladesh · Pakistan With an emphasis on sustainable development and the interaction between communities and their shared heritage, this project aims to help local communities in South Asia develop traditional crafts suitable for ... Cultural
Education & Training
Sustainable Development
2022-06-27
Activities to protect Afghanistan’s moveable cultural property Afghanistan UNESCO assists the Afghan authorities in preventing the illicit trafficking of cultural property.  UNESCO's policy on the protective safekeeping of cultural property is straightforward. Where there is a serious ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-02
Coordination Committee Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam Afghanistan The International Coordination Committee for the Safeguarding of Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage (ICC) was formed in 2002 to coordinate all international efforts for the safeguarding of cultural heritage in ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-02
Emergency consolidation and Restoration of Monuments in Herat and Jam, Phase I and II Minaret and Archaeological Remains of Jam Afghanistan The project aims at the emergency consolidation, conservation and restoration of the Minaret of Jam and The Fifth Minaret in Herat. Expected results: Consolidated and rehabilitated Minaret of Jam and Fifth ... Emergency action
Restoration
2022-03-02
My multicultural, diverse home Afghanistan Afghanistan Promotion of intercultural dialogue and tolerance attitudes among children through arts and music expression. Reintroducing arts and traditional music as well as diffusing knowledge of history and customs are ... 2022-03-02
Repairing of the protective roof over the ruins of the Mosque of Haji Pyada, Balkh Afghanistan The Mosque of Haji Pyada, built in the second half of the 9th century, is the most ancient Islamic religious structure in Afghanistan. Its form, a small square divided into nine equal sections covered with domes, ... Restoration 2022-03-02
Safeguarding of the Bamiyan site, Phase I Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley Afghanistan The aims of this project were the consolidation of the cliffs and niches, the conservation of mural paintings in the Buddhist caves, the definition of the archaeological zone through soundings, as well as the ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-02
Safeguarding of the Bamiyan Site, Phase II Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley Afghanistan The aims of this project are to substantially improve the state of preservation of the Bamiyan site, to ensure the long term consolidation of the site, to increase the national capacity in the conservation of ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-05
Workshop for the launch of the World Heritage – Pacific 2009 Programme UNESCO World Heritage Centre in collaboration with UNESCO Apia Office in Samoa and the Department of Conservation in New Zealand launched the Programme from 17 - 22 October 2004 at Tongariro National Park, New ... Education & Training 2022-03-05
Regional Workshop on Potential Themes for Serial and Transboundary Cultural World Heritage Sites in the Pacific, ... Vanuatu The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the UNESCO Apia Cluster Office in Samoa, Department of Conservation in New Zealand, and Vanuatu Cultural Centre in Vanuatu, and with financial support from the ... Education & Training 2022-03-05
SIDS Capacity Building Programme Cook Islands · Micronesia (Federated States of) · Niue · Tonga · Tuvalu On 10 August 2011 the Japanese Government approved the programme proposal "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable Development of Local Communities in Small ... Small Island Developing States 2023-10-16
Conference "World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture - Managing the Historic Urban Landscape" During its 27th session in 2003 in Paris and following the debate on Vienna's proposed high-rise project, the WH Committee called for the organization of an international conference to discuss how to properly ... Cities 2022-03-02
The KIT: World Heritage in Young Hands The KIT: World Heritage in Young Hands Developed in 1998, the World Heritage in Young Hands Educational Resource Kit for secondary school teachers is one of the main tools of the World Heritage Education Programme. ... Brochures & Info kits
Education & Training
Publications
2024-03-06
World Heritage Youth Forum The World Heritage Young Professionals Fora are among the flagship activities of the World Heritage Education Programme, designed to foster learning and exchange by bringing together young people and heritage ... Education & Training 2024-03-29
Patrimonito Storyboard Competition 2008 Great Barrier Reef Australia Concours de storyboard Patrimonito 2008 © Patrimonito 2008, gagnant du concourt de storyboard Le concours de storyboard de Patrimonito 2008 est organisé par le Centre du patrimoine mondial en ... Education & Training 2022-04-26
Patrimonito Storyboard Competition 2012 China · Republic of Korea Patrimonito Storyboard Competition 2012 Episodes 11 and 12 © Within the framework of the  40th anniversary celebrations, the Patrimonito National Storyboard Competition was launched by the two ... 40th Anniversary
Education & Training
2024-03-01
World Heritage Youth Forum (1997) Asia-Pacific (Beijing, China) Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian
Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
Temple of Heaven: an Imperial Sacrificial Altar in Beijing
The Great Wall
China Students' recommendations We, the participants of the first Asia-Pacific World Heritage Youth Forum are here to express our views on the importance of preserving World Heritage. We can appreciate and see all ... Education & Training 2022-06-27
World Heritage Youth Forum (1998) Second International Japan Osaka, Japan, 22-29 November 1998 Objectives The objective of the youth Forum was to build a "Bridge to the New Millennium" by promoting: Peace, Restoration & Preservation, Natural Environment and ... Education & Training 2022-06-27
World Heritage Youth Forum (2000) First Pacific Australia This World Heritage Youth Forum from 23-28 November 2000 in Cairns, Australia, was the first such forum to be held in the Pacific region. This enabled a unique Pacific focus with students and teachers from 14 ... Education & Training 2022-06-27
World Heritage Youth Forum (2007) Asia Pacific Tongariro National Park New Zealand Thirty students and 36 delegates throughout the Asian Pacific region met from 18 to 24 June 2007 in New Zealand to deepen their knowledge of the Maori and Pacific heritage in the framework of the 31st session of the ... Convention
Education & Training
2022-06-27
Young Professionals Forum 2021 China “World Heritage hand-in-hand with sustainable livelihoods” is the only way forward, say emerging heritage professionals “I am empowered to step up and safeguard my community's heritage, to contribute towards ... Education & Training 2023-11-15
Young Professionals Forum 2024 India As an integral part of the 46th session of the World Heritage Committee and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Ministry of Culture through the Archaeological Survey of India, will ... Education & Training 2024-04-29
Activities in Ujung Kulon National Park and Komodo National Park, Indonesia Komodo National Park
Ujung Kulon National Park
Indonesia At Ujung Kulon National Park Indonesia's Forestry Department and local NGOs are working on strategies to help poor local communities benefit from their natural resources in a more sustainable way. Ujung Kulon houses ... Conservation of Natural Sites 2022-03-05
Seeing with young Eyes” Sub-regional Southeast Asian Teacher-training Workshop on using art to teach about World ... Malaysia Penang, Malaysia, 15-21 January 2006 Event and objectives See also published report.  "Seeing with Young Eyes" workshop was meant to serve as a forum for discussion of how to relate arts vocabulary and mediums to ... 2022-03-05
Sub regional Workshop in Northeast Asia on World Heritage Education China Beijing, China, 11-13 August 2005 Event The Workshop was convened in the framework of the Associated Schools Project (ASP) with the third sub-regional meeting carrying the theme of "World Heritage ... Education & Training 2022-03-05
Sub-regional Workshop on UNESCO World Heritage Edcuation KIT for ASP Schools' Teachers in Central Asian Region Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan20-26 August 1999 Teachers' resolution Summary and Recommendations Participants Countries represented Organizers Teachers' resolution We, the participants of the Sub-regional ... Education & Training 2022-03-05
Linking Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Tourism at World Heritage Sites Komodo National Park
Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve
Sian Ka'an
Tikal National Park
Ujung Kulon National Park
Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
Guatemala · Honduras · Indonesia · Mexico The US$3,5 million aims to link the conservation of biodiversity with sustainable tourism at six World Heritage sites: El Vizcaíno (Mexico), Komodo (Indonesia), Río Plátano (Honduras), Sian Ka'an (Mexico), Tikal ... Sustainable Tourism 2022-03-05
Expert Working Group releases recommendations for Safeguarding Bamiyan Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley Following their meeting in Tokyo in December 2004, a group of Afghan and international experts working on the safeguarding of Bamiyan (Afghanistan), as well as representatives of the Afghan and Japanese governments ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-02
Safeguarding of the Bamiyan Site, Phase IV Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley Afghanistan Phase IV of this project aims to achieve the desired State of Conservation for the gradual removal of the property from the list of World Heritage in Danger; promote institutional and community capacity building in ... 2022-03-15
Pakistan - The post-campaign activities: Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro Pakistan With regard to carrying on the aforementioned long-term issues, an Action Plan for 1997-2000 was developed to ensure the sustainability of the conservation work. Preventive measures using low cost technology ... 2022-03-03
Pakistan- International Campaign for the Safeguarding of Moenjodaro Archaeological Ruins at Moenjodaro Pakistan In 1974, after an appeal from the Pakistani Government, UNESCO launched the International Safeguarding Campaign for Moenjodaro. It lasted until 1997 and mobilized around 8 million US $ from its Member States for ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-02
Philippines - Embedment Mooring System For Tubbataha World Heritage Site Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Philippines Rationale: Tubbataha is a no-take area and the only activities allowed are tourism, which generates funds for conservation, and research. Since the late 1970s, when dive tourism "discovered" Tubbataha, boat ... Conservation of Natural Sites 2022-03-02
Safeguarding Koguryo Tombs & Mural Paintings in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Complex of Koguryo Tombs Democratic People's Republic of Korea · Republic of Korea Since 2001, with the support of the UNESCO/Republic of Korea Funds-in-Trust, the World Heritage Centre coordinates conservation and capacity building activities in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to ... Conservation of Cultural Sites
Cultural
Earthen Architecture
Religious & Sacred
Restoration
Science & technology
2022-04-20
Tajikistan- Operational project for the preservation of the Buddhist Monastery of Ajina Tepe Tajikistan UNESCO, in cooperation with the Japanese Government, has launched several cultural heritage conservation projects along the Silk Roads. Two projects in China (the Longmen Grottoes and the Kumtra Thousand Caves), and ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-05
Conservation and Restoration of the Royal Plaza, the Bayon and Angkor Wat Angkor Cambodia Following four preliminary survey missions fielded by the Japanese Government in response to the request of the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Japanese Government Team for Safeguarding Angkor (JSA) was set up in ... Conservation of Cultural Sites
Restoration
2022-03-02
Complex of the Celestial Lady (Thien Mu) Complex of Hué Monuments Viet Nam This complex was built on the exact spot where, according to tradition, a "celestial lady" dressed in red appeared and asked the local lord to build a pagoda in order to control the subterranean forces and dominate ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-05
Complex of the mausoleum of King Minh Mang Complex of Hué Monuments Viet Nam Begun in 1841 by Minh Mang it was completed in 1843. Located extra muros, the complex comprises several buildings surrounded by gardens and pools. Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-05
Complex of the Palace of Audiences (Dien Can Chanh) Complex of Hué Monuments Viet Nam This complex was built in 1811, but burned down in 1947. The local authorities wanted it to be reconstructed exactly as before on the basis of the surviving plans and documents. The western and eastern pavilions, ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-05
Complex of the Temple for the Worship of the Nguyen Emperors (Thé Mieu) Complex of Hué Monuments Viet Nam This complex, located to the south-east of the Imperial City, comprises: the temple itself (Thé Mieu) built in 1820; the Temple of the Resurrection (Hung Mieu), dedicated to the worship of the father of Emperor ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-05
Complex of the Temple for the Worship of the Nine Nguyen Lords (Thai Mieu) Complex of Hué Monuments Viet Nam This complex is located to the south-east of the Imperial City. It was built in 1805 by Gia Long. In 1956 its roof was carried away by a typhoon. The temple was restored in 1963, but in 1972 it was demolished and ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-05
Complex of the tomb of the King Tu Duc Complex of Hué Monuments Viet Nam Tu Duc's reign began in 1848 and ended in 1883. The king attached considerable importance to the construction of his final residence and the buildings and gardens around it. The many buildings it comprises blend ... Conservation of Cultural Sites 2022-03-05
Business Planning for World Heritage Site Managers - a Toolkit Aldabra Atoll
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Kinabalu Park
Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
Ujung Kulon National Park
Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve
Indonesia · Malaysia · Philippines · Seychelles · Uganda This project focused on strengthening the business planning capacity of non-profit organisations (government agencies, NGOs) charged with the responsibility for the management and protection of natural World ... Conservation of Natural Sites
Other materials
Site Management
2022-03-02
Case Studies on Climate Change and World Heritage Great Barrier Reef
Sagarmatha National Park
Originally published in 2007 in English, this publication has now been reprinted for the third time in English and translated into French, Spanish and Arabic. It presents twenty-six case studies from selected ... Climate Change
Other materials
2022-03-03
Laureate 2005 Cultural Landscape of Maymand The historical village of Maymand in southern Iran has been awarded the UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes for its 2005 edition. The prize ... 2024-05-28
Khao Yai World Heritage Workcamp (Thailand) Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex Thailand Wang Nam Keow, Thailand26 July-9 August 2008 Description The project will consist of working for two weeks in and around one of Thailand's largest national parks, the Kao Yai National Park and part of the World ... Education & Training 2022-03-02
Shirakami Mountains Workcamp: preserving the natural beauty (Japan) Shirakami-Sanchi Japan Ajigawa-town, Aomori, Shirakami, JapanDu 20 au 29 juin 2008 Description The Shirakami Mountains is one of Japanese valuable preserved natural forest consisting primarily of beech trees. Inscribed in the UNESCO ... Education & Training 2022-03-02
SJ Vietnam World Heritage Workcamp, Halong Bay (Vietnam) Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba Archipelago Viet Nam Ha Long Bay, Vietnam22 September-4 October 2008 Description SJ Vietnam in collaboration with the Youth Union in Quang Ninh will organise a workcamp in Halong bay with local youth to raise awareness of the local ... Education & Training 2022-03-02
Celebrating 40 years of the World Heritage Convention Japan Celebrating 40 years of the World Heritage Convention, the proceedings of Closing Event of the Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, has been published. This electronic publication ... 40th Anniversary
Convention
Other materials
2022-06-27
Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination in Central Asia: A UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust ... Japan The project “Support for documentation standards and procedures of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination in Central Asia”, funded with the generous support of the government of Japan ... 2022-03-02
Strengthening Conservation and Management of Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, World Heritage Property: A ... Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha Japan · Nepal The project “Strengthening Conservation and Management of Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, World Heritage Property”, funded with the generous support of the government of Japan through the UNESCO/Japanese ... 2022-06-27
Oral Archives: Sok An Cambodia The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Sok An by Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler the 18 June 2014 in Doha, Qatar. The interest of his testimony lies particularly in his vision of the aims of ... Convention 2022-03-10
Urban Heritage Atlas: Understanding attributes of historic cities and settlements| Historic City of Ahmedabad ... Historic City of Ahmadabad India Historic City of Ahmedabad (India) UNESCO Urban Heritage Atlas: Cultural mapping of historic cities and settlements Teen Darwaza, gate of the historic city walls © AnilD / ... 2024-03-21
Urban Heritage Atlas: Understanding attributes of historic cities and settlements| Samarkand - Crossroad of ... Samarkand – Crossroad of Cultures Uzbekistan Houses in the historical centre of Samarkand are rarely more than 100 years old but follow centuries-old traditions in their sitting and typological organisation, use of interior spaces and construction practices. ... 2024-03-21
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