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Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest

Heritage of Religious Interest UNESCO Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest © OUR PLACE / Amos Chapple / Samarkand - Crossroad ...
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Reducing Disasters Risks at World Heritage Properties

Reducing Disaster Risk at World Heritage Properties World Heritage properties and heritage sites in general are exposed to the impacts of ...
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World Heritage and Indigenous Peoples

World Heritage and Indigenous Peoples © OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection / Chris Morton / Ngorongoro Conservation Area ...
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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 ...

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 Studies on the Conservation and Management of Historic Cities

Since 2008, the World Heritage Centre, within the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, supported and participated in the ...

Conservation and preservation of the city of Constantine, Algeria

The project in Constantine is part of the cross-sector project “Poverty Reduction through Sustainable World Heritage Management”, launched in ...

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 ...

Heritage and poverty alleviation (Senegal, Benin, Lao People's Democratic Republic, China, ...

Urban heritage preservation policies, when separated from development strategies, can lead to a marginalization of the poorest populations. ...

Management of World Heritage Sites in Armenia

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

Meetings in Paris (France) for the Directors of cultural heritage of Francophone Sub-Saharan ...

Within the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, the French Ministry of Culture and the Director General of heritage for several ...

Preparatory assistance and establishment of a management plan for the Historic Centre of ...

Founded in the ninth century, the Agadez, Niger, occupies a prominent position on the crossroads of the principal commercial routes of the ...

Preparatory assistance and technical support for the inscription, conservation and management ...

The France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, similar to the technical cooperation provided to the Town of Luang Prabang in the Lao People's ...

Preparatory assistance for inscription of the Royal Domain of Mbé cultural landscape, Congo

Located 200km from Brazzaville, Congo, the Royal Domain of the Mbé was inscribed on the Tentative Lists in 2008. The property, which is also of ...

Preparatory assistance for the identification of heritage in Ehotilé Islands National Park, ...

The Ehotilé Islands National Park is a group of six islands situated along the eastern shoreline of the Côte d’Ivoire that shelters a complex and ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of Issyk Kul warm-water lake, 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 ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba, Togo

The Koutammakou landscape in north-eastern Togo, which extends into neighboring Benin, is home to the Batammariba people whose remarkable mud ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of Stone Circles of Senegambia

Africa is underrepresented on the World Heritage List, particularly concerning archaeological sites. This is why it is important to assist ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the Ancient Villages of Northern Syria, Syrian ...

The Ancient Villages of Northern Syria constitute one of the most extraordinary archeological ensembles in the world. There are more than 700 ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the property and support for the management of ...

In the 19th century, the riches of Chile aroused the greed of European and American powers, resulting in the establishment of large industrial ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the Southern Oasis of Morocco

At the initiative of the Permanent Delegation of Morocco and the “Agence pour la promotion et le développement économique culturel et social des ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the 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 ...

Preparatory assistance for the Slave Route, Benin

Wishing to submit the Slave Route (running from Djougou in the north of Benin to Ouidah, and passing through the Royal Palaces of Abomey) for ...

Restauration and revitalisation of the Complex of Hué Monuments and historical town, 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 ...

Safeguarding and development of the M'Zab Valley and its five fortified ksour (El Atteuf, Bou ...

This project’s objective was to provide technical assistance to set up management and conservation plans on several sites distributed across a ...

Seminar in Cinque Terre (Italy) on cultural landscapes

In 1992, the World Heritage Committee changed the Operational Guidelines for the inscription of cultural landscapes on the World Heritage List. ...

State of conservation Information System

Conservation, at the core of the World Heritage Convention Article 4 of the World Heritage Convention refers to the conservation of properties ...

Support for African local governments in the field of heritage (EU-AIMF project)

In 2009, a programme called “Heritage and Development” was initiated under the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement to respond to the requests ...

Support for conservation and management of the Historic Town of Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire

Grand-Bassam is the first capital of the former French colony of Côte d’Ivoire, from 1893 to 1900. The historic city, or “France quarter” as it ...

Support for international training in France for World Heritage site managers. Support to the ...

Managing a heritage site today involves much more than just conservation. It's also about site protection, enhancement and the arrangements for ...

Support for the conservation and management of Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements ...

The property Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape, Lao People's Democratic Republic, was inscribed ...

Support for the establishment of the national inventory of cultural heritage of Senegal

The President of the Republic of Senegal (by Decree 2001-1065 of 20 December 2001) requested the Ministry of Culture (in particular, the ...

Support for the identification, safeguarding and protection of heritage in Comoros

The Comoros islands possess a rich cultural and material heritage as well as a rich intangible heritage. The country ratified the World Heritage ...

Technical and preparatory assistance for the inscription of iSimangaliso Wetland Park and ...

The rationale of this project was to provide technical assistance through an advisory mission for the development of management mechanisms and ...

Technical assistance for the conservation of the 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 ...

Technical assistance for the management of the Archaeological Site of Zeugma and its ...

Zeugma is an ancient city situated on the Euphrates south of Turkey. It is composed of two cities on either side of the Euphrates: Seleucia and ...

Technical assistance for the management of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, the Mountain ...

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 ...

Technical Assistance for the protection and development of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, in Morocco, is a fortified village of adobe buildings and is an interesting example of earthen architecture in North ...

Technical assistance for the safeguarding, management and development of the Historic Centre of ...

The Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1997 for its urban and architectural values. The city’s urban ...

Technical assistance for the valorisation of the 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 ...

Technical assistance for urban management and rehabilitation of the Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, ...

The Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata (Mauritania) were founded in the 11th and 12th centuries to serve the caravans ...

Technical cooperation for the enhancement, development and protection of the Town of Luang ...

The technical cooperation for the protection, enhancement and development of the Town of Luang Prabang, Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a ...

The Inventory of the historic city of Sana'a: a tool for urban conservation

This publication documents the main outcomes of the studies undertaken in 2003 - 2006, by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the General ...

Urban conservation and management of historic centres. Recommendation on the Historic Urban ...

Cities and urban areas are the most represented types of heritage on the World Heritage List. World Heritage Cities are also among the World ...

World Heritage and the Arctic

World Heritage and the Arctic © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия) 4 April 2017, Monaco -- The Arctic Ocean ...

Development of a World Heritage Information Management capacity in the Arab State

The project consists of four core activities The creation and the development of an Arabic language web site on the World Heritage in the Arab ...

Capacity building “Cultural heritage and local development”, 18-21 November 2008, Porto Novo, ...

Held on 18-21 November 2008 in Porto Novo, Benin, the first training session of the programme “Cultural heritage and local development” gathered ...

Training course on management issues for the existing staff and rangers to increase their ...

The present staff needs to have more knowledge in order to manage this complex situation. This knowledge should be given through a training, ...

Friends of World Heritage

UNF launched a “Friends of World Heritage” partnership program in September 2003 during the World Parks Congress in Durban , South Africa . A ...

In Europe

Tangible Heritage in Europe

Tunisia - Development of an emergency plan for the safeguard of the Ichkeul National Park

The program consists first in organizing a study preparatory workshop in order to elaborate the strategy that should lead to a sustainable use of ...

Business Planning for World Heritage Site Managers - a Toolkit

This project focused on strengthening the business planning capacity of non-profit organisations (government agencies, NGOs) charged with the ...