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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 / ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

50 flagship marine protected areas of Outstanding Universal Value: Beacons of Hope In a Changing Ocean

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 ...

National Culture Profile of Hue Complex of Hué Monuments|© Bruno Doucin Sommaire Introduction Initiative Implementation Results snapshot Key ...

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 ...

“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 ...

Online Training for the Periodic Reporting Exercise in Asia and the Pacific

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 ...

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.  

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 ...

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