Take advantage of the search to browse through the World Heritage Centre information.

Marketplace
World Heritage Canopy
Projects Funded
Most recent
Alphabetical
Default

Activities

The World Heritage Centre is at the forefront of the international community’s efforts to protect and preserve.

55 Activities
CategorySite Managementclose
Title Sites State Parties Description Category Date updated
World Heritage Online Map Platform Funded by the Flanders UNESCO Trustfund (FUT), this project aims to develop an online geographic information system for World Heritage. Site Management 2024-03-15
Reducing Disasters Risks at World Heritage Properties World Heritage properties and heritage sites in general are exposed to the impacts of natural and man-triggered catastrophic events, which threaten their integrity and may compromise their value. The loss or ... Site Management 2023-06-20
World Heritage and Indigenous Peoples Many cultural and natural World Heritage sites are home to indigenous peoples. As the UNESCO policy on engaging with indigenous peoples recognizes, World Heritage sites are often located within land managed by ... Site Management 2023-05-16
World Heritage Site Managers' Forum In recent years, it has become an established practice that a forum is organised in conjunction with each World Heritage Committee session.  Since the 41st session of the Committee (Krakow, 2017), site managers from ... Site Management 2024-03-28
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 ... Site Management 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 ... Site Management 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 ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Capacity-building programme for the nomination of World Heritage sites in the Africa Region supported by Government ... Burundi · Djibouti · Equatorial Guinea · Eswatini · Guinea-Bissau · Japan · Liberia · Rwanda · Sao Tome and Principe · Sierra Leone · South Sudan 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 ... Site Management 2022-06-27
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 initiative “Developing Historic Cities: Keys for Understanding and Taking ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Conservation and preservation of the city of Constantine, Algeria Algeria The project in Constantine is part of the cross-sector project “Poverty Reduction through Sustainable World Heritage Management”, launched in 2002, on the theme of eliminating poverty and extreme poverty through the ... Site Management 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 ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Heritage and poverty alleviation (Senegal, Benin, Lao People's Democratic Republic, China, Guyana) Urban heritage preservation policies, when separated from development strategies, can lead to a marginalization of the poorest populations. Constraints caused by regulations, in the absence of assistance mechanisms, ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest There exist a great variety of religious and sacred sites that are representative of the different cultures and traditions of the world. Approximately 20 percent of the properties inscribed on the World Heritage ... Site Management 2023-10-06
Management of World Heritage Sites in Armenia Cathedral and Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin
Monastery of Geghard and the Upper Azat Valley
Armenia UNESCO seeks to encourage the identification, protection, preservation and conservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in ... Site Management 2023-10-03
Meetings in Paris (France) for the Directors of cultural heritage of Francophone Sub-Saharan countries Within the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, the French Ministry of Culture and the Director General of heritage for several African countries organized a week of meetings for directors of the ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Preparatory assistance and establishment of a management plan for the Historic Centre of Agadez, Niger Historic Centre of Agadez Niger Founded in the ninth century, the Agadez, Niger, occupies a prominent position on the crossroads of the principal commercial routes of the Sahara, which allowed it to play an important role in the region until the ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Preparatory assistance and technical support for the inscription, conservation and management of the Île de ... Island of Saint-Louis Senegal The France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, similar to the technical cooperation provided to the Town of Luang Prabang in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, has provided technical and financial support to national ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Preparatory assistance for inscription of the Royal Domain of Mbé cultural landscape, Congo 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 significant historical value, is made up of a group of areas linked to ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Preparatory assistance for the identification of heritage in Ehotilé Islands National Park, Côte d’Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 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 diverse flora and fauna. It was listed as a Ramsar Site (see the ... Site Management 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 inscription of Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba, Togo 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 tower-houses have become a symbol of Togo. In this landscape, nature is ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Preparatory assistance for the inscription of Stone Circles of Senegambia Stone Circles of Senegambia Gambia · Senegal Africa is underrepresented on the World Heritage List, particularly concerning archaeological sites. This is why it is important to assist countries in the preparation of nominations. In a territory approximately ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the Ancient Villages of Northern Syria, Syrian Arab Republic Ancient Villages of Northern Syria Syrian Arab Republic The Ancient Villages of Northern Syria constitute one of the most extraordinary archeological ensembles in the world. There are more than 700 sites from the Roman and Byzantine eras located in a vast region. They ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the property and support for the management of the Humberstone and ... Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works Chile In the 19th century, the riches of Chile aroused the greed of European and American powers, resulting in the establishment of large industrial plants, including intensive saltpetre mining companies. The production ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the Southern Oasis of Morocco Morocco At the initiative of the Permanent Delegation of Morocco and the “Agence pour la promotion et le développement économique culturel et social des provinces du Sud du Royaume du Maroc” (agency for the economic, ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Preparatory assistance for the Slave Route, Benin 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 inscription on the World Heritage List, the Benin authorities submitted a ... Site Management 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 ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Safeguarding and development of the M'Zab Valley and its five fortified ksour (El Atteuf, Bou Noura, Beni Isguen, ... M'Zab Valley Algeria This project’s objective was to provide technical assistance to set up management and conservation plans on several sites distributed across a vast territory.600 km south of Algiers, Algeria, the small M'Zab ... Site Management 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 ... Site Management 2022-06-27
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 inscribed on the World Heritage List and indicates that “each State ... Site Management 2022-06-27
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 expressed during the special sessions of the Africities Summits on ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Support for conservation and management of the Historic Town of Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire 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 was called, was built on a stretch of land between the Ouladine Lake to ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Support for international training in France for World Heritage site managers. Support to the Pôle international ... Managing a heritage site today involves much more than just conservation. It's also about site protection, enhancement and the arrangements for hosting and managing visitor flows, as well as commitment to developing ... 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 ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Support for the establishment of the national inventory of cultural heritage of Senegal Senegal The President of the Republic of Senegal (by Decree 2001-1065 of 20 December 2001) requested the Ministry of Culture (in particular, the Department of Cultural Heritage) conduct an inventory of historical sites and ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Support for the identification, safeguarding and protection of heritage in Comoros Comoros The Comoros islands possess a rich cultural and material heritage as well as a rich intangible heritage. The country ratified the World Heritage Convention in 2000 and identified 4 sites for inscription on the ... Site Management 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 ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Technical assistance for the management of iSimangaliso Wetland Park (South Africa) and Maloti-Drakensberg Park ... iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Maloti-Drakensberg Park
Lesotho · South Africa The rationale of this project was to provide technical assistance through an advisory mission for the development of management mechanisms and tourism management for two recently inscribed sites, one natural and one ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Technical assistance for the management of the Archaeological Site of Zeugma and its surroundings, Gaziantep, Turkey Türkiye 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 Apamea. The construction of a new dam on the Euphrates in Turkey ... 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 ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Technical Assistance for the protection and development of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco 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 Africa. It contains barns and dwellings within its defensive walls, which ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Technical assistance for the safeguarding, management and development of the Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia Historic Centre of Riga Latvia 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 morphology is a fine example of the development and evolution phases of ... 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, ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Technical assistance for urban management and rehabilitation of the Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt ... Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata Mauritania The Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata (Mauritania) were founded in the 11th and 12th centuries to serve the caravans crossing the Sahara, these trading and religious centres became rich and ... Site Management 2022-12-07
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 ... Site Management 2022-06-27
The Inventory of the historic city of Sana'a: a tool for urban conservation Old City of Sana'a Yemen This publication documents the main outcomes of the studies undertaken in 2003 - 2006, by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the General Organisation for the Preservation of the Historic Cities of Yemen (GOPHCY), in ... Site Management 2022-06-27
Urban conservation and management of historic centres. Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape Cities and urban areas are the most represented types of heritage on the World Heritage List. World Heritage Cities are also among the World Heritage Properties that appear most often in state of conservation ... Site Management 2022-06-27
World Heritage and the Arctic Ilulissat Icefjord
Laponian Area
Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve
Putorana Plateau
Rock Art of Alta
The Arctic Ocean urgently needs protection as melting sea ice is opening up previously inaccessible areas to activities such as shipping, bottom trawl fishing and oil exploration, according to a scientific report ... Site Management 2023-11-28
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 Region, in cooperation with the a regional partner (possibly the Al ... Site Management 2022-03-02
Capacity building “Cultural heritage and local development”, 18-21 November 2008, Porto Novo, Benin Benin · Burkina Faso · Togo Held on 18-21 November 2008 in Porto Novo, Benin, the first training session of the programme “Cultural heritage and local development” gathered local representatives from Benin, Togo and Burkina Faso. Held at the ... Site Management 2022-03-03
Training course on management issues for the existing staff and rangers to increase their capacity for the ... The present staff needs to have more knowledge in order to manage this complex situation. This knowledge should be given through a training, which aim should be to move one step closer to effective ... Site Management 2022-03-05
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 newsletter and web site were set up to support the program and inform the ... Site Management 2022-03-02
In Europe Tangible Heritage in Europe Site Management 2022-03-05
Tunisia - Development of an emergency plan for the safeguard of the Ichkeul National Park 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 the water resources of the Ichkeul National Park, then in monitoring ... Site Management 2022-03-02
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 ... Site Management 2022-03-02
top