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In conjunction with the 33rd session of the World Heritage Committee, sixty-eight participants, of which, thirty-nine secondary school students from 10 countries learned new skills to preserve and conserve the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Authors of thesis are encouraged to send an abstract of their work and their personal data by filling the attached form. This will allow academics and researchers to know about their domain of research and to ...

Continuing the 50th anniversary celebrations of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, the 2023 edition of the World Heritage Young Professionals Forum was implemented in Riyadh in September 2023, reiterating the ...

World HeritageVolunteers Initiative Within the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative was launched in 2008 in collaboration with the Coordinating ...

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. ...

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 ...

Patrimonito Patrimonito's World Heritage Adventures © Patrimonito means 'small heritage' in Spanish and the character represents a young heritage guardian. Patrimonito has been widely adopted ...

This competition aims to provide young people with an opportunity to use their creative and problem-solving skills to raise awareness about World Heritage sites.

The UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, initiated as a UNESCO special project in 1994, gives young people a chance to voice their concerns and to become involved in the protection of our common cultural and ...

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 ...

"Youth for Peace, Youth for Heritage!"  say the young heritage professionals in the Arab States region Thirty-two young professionals from 17 countries of the Arab States region gathered in Tunis, Tunisia from 2 ...

“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 ...

This large format full-color map features the World Heritage sites and brief explanations of the World Heritage Convention and the World Heritage conservation programmes, as well as superb photos of World Heritage ...

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the selected projects of the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2023 Campaign, under the theme of ‘World Heritage Volunteers 2023 - Working on the Future’.

Higher education is crucial to the long-term preservation of World Heritage sites. As the World Heritage List grows, there is an urgent need for qualified professionals to manage every aspect of the sites, from ...

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 ...

The handbook "Cultural heritage and local development: A Guide for African local governments", co-edited by the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement and CRATerre-ENSAG in 2006, was designed as a tool for decision ...

The Caribbean Capacity Building Programme (CCBP) is a long-term training programme focusing on cultural heritage management and aiming to create a Caribbean network of heritage experts. They, in turn, can share ...

This partnership builds on state-of-the-art digital visual and sound processing technologies for the production of short digital TV documentaries on Heritage using Hi-Vision technology as well as quality 3-D moving ...

Within the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement support was provided for the preparation of cultural heritage inventories for several African countries. A similar request was made to UNESCO by ...

Mission Statement Heritage: A Gift from the Past to the Future A Brief History The Convention and its Committee The World Heritage Fund The Nomination Process The Global Strategy List of World Heritage in ...

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. ...

Over a span of ten years, the PRÉMA (Preventive conservation in museums of Africa) programme has trained more than 400 African professionals in preventative conservation and exhibition methods. As such, the School ...

In 1994, the World Heritage Committee launched the Global Strategy for a representative, balanced and credible World Heritage List. Crucial to the Global Strategy are efforts to encourage the nomination of ...

The UNESCO Chair on Cultural Heritage Management was created in 2000 and is established at the National University of Colombia, branch located in Manizales. Its main objectives are to promote an integrated system of ...

The UNESCO Chair in Cultural Heritage Management was established in 2000 at the National University of Colombia (branch of Manizales), at the request of the Columbian State. To celebrate its inauguration, a series ...

This project aimed to ensure the training of local skilled staff in restoration and rehabilitation, through organization of education programmes in partnership with the “Friends of Tlemcen” NGO.Tlemcen, Algeria, was ...

The transfer of responsibility from private ownership to local and territorial governments poses new management problems in the centres of European countries in transition. France, which has a long tradition in this ...

The “International Conference on the Seismic Performance of Traditional Buildings” was held in Istanbul, Turkey from 16 to 18 November 2000, under the patronage of UNESCO, ICOMOS and Turkey’s Ministry of Culture. It ...

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 ...

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 ...

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are generally small in size, relatively remote, vulnerable to environmental challenges, and ...

The World Heritage Youth Project on Marine Biodiversity & Climate Change, held from 25th to 29th of January 2016 in Panama at the World Heritage site of Coiba National Park and its special zone of marine ...

Fourteen youth, with common interests in marine biodiversity and climate change, developed tourist guides for the Coiba National Park in Panama, in the framework of the World Heritage Youth Project on Marine ...

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 ...

Young People's Appeal from Dubrovnik We, the young people "Patrimonitos" (heritage protectors), as we call ourselves, are so happy to be here in the World Heritage City of Dubrovnik. During this forum we became ...

International World Heritage Youth Forum : first WHY Forum organized in Russian Federation at Velikiy Novgorod, 24-29 August 2002. The working program of the Forum included three round tables: Associated Schools ...

Dakar-Gorée, Sénégal 23-27 August 1999 Objectives The World Heritage Youth Forum and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade By mobilizing the youth from different schools all around the world, UNESCO desired, through the ...

Lima, Peru 23 February - 1 March 2001 Objectives The main objective of the Forum was to find ways to protect the areas that are threatened by tourism. The global phenomenon of the increase of tourism forces ...

Karslkrona, Sweden3-8 September 2001 Objectives The 10th World Heritage Youth Forum Theme was: " Both sides of the coin - how the dark and light sides of my World Heritage can become keys to understand the present ...

From 21 June to 10 July 2008, thirty young people met in Canada to deepen their knowledge of different aspects of World Heritage in the framework of the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee. Organizers The ...

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 ...

Aranjuez , the only Spanish site declared Cultural Landscape in the World Heritage List of UNESCO will host the 2nd World Heritage Ibero-American Youth Forum from 20 to June 30, 2010. The event comes in the wake of ...

In conjunction with the 34th World Heritage Committee meeting, forty-six young students met in order to exchange experiences and ideas on how to become involved in heritage conservation and preservation. From the ...

Networking for a better common future The First South East Europe World Heritage Youth Forum, held 21-26 May 2011 in Porec, Croatia (from May 21 to 23), in Skocjan Cave and Lipika, Slovenia (from May 24 to 26), was ...

The 3rd Iberoamerican World Heritage's Youth Forum is an international event organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain, through its national Heritage Education Program: "Patrimonio ...

The 4th World Heritage Youth Forum focusing on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention was held from 10 to 20 June 2012 in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) and Mollina, (Málaga). Forty-six young people aged ...

The Second SEE World Heritage Youth Forum for peace and sustainable development was held from 6th until 11th April 2013 in Zajecar, Eastern Serbia, where the World Heritage site Gamzigrad – Felix Romuliana / Palace ...

28 delegates 26 countries 12 days One challenge How can we rethink heritage? How can the conservation, promotion and transmission of heritage be adapted to the challenges of the ...

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 ...

Student's appeal "We, the youth of Africa, have met at the UNESCO World Heritage Forum for Africa in Zimbabwe (18-24 September 1996). During this week, we have discovered just how important it is to conserve and ...

Ifrane, Morocco 22-28 November 1999 Objectives The Forum aims to stimulate young people's interest in preserving the world's cultural and natural heritage. The Forum will give participants the opportunity to ...

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 ...

Our Pledge, Bergen, Norway Cultural and natural sites form the environment on which human beings are dependent psychologically, religiously, educationally and economically. Their destruction or even deterioration ...

During the 7th International Symposium of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) in Rhodes, Greece (23-26 September) a Youth Forum was held within the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage in Young Hands ...

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 ...

First Central European Meeting - World Heritage in Young Hands - in Bratislava, Slovakia, 24-29 June 2002.  The purpose of the meeting was to initiate innovative educational approach and develop a sense of shared ...

In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme and taking into account the positive results obtained by the World Heritage Volunteers project in 2008, UNESCO World Heritage Centre and CCIVS have ...

Patrimonito Voluntary Action 2010 In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme and taking into account the positive results obtained by the World Heritage Volunteers project in 2008 and 2009, ...

Launched within the framework of the World Heritage Education Programme, the World Heritage Volunteers projects mobilize and involve young people and youth organizations in World Heritage promotion and ...

From Armenia to Zambia, from Germany to Peru, and from Indonesia to Togo, World Heritage Volunteers worked hard at sites around the world in 2011. World Heritage and Diversity Organizing 28 projects in 17 ...

Following the Call for Project Proposals in January, 48 projects at 47 World Heritage sites in 28 countries have been selected to be part of “World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2013 – Patrimonito Voluntary Action, ...

Following an excellent response to the Call for Project Proposals in November, 54 projects at 53 World Heritage sites in 33 countries have been selected to be part of “World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2014 – Action ...

Forty-six organizations are taking part in this year’s World Heritage Volunteers Initiative to carry out 52 youth action projects from June to December 2015 in 34 countries. They are youth organizations, clubs, ...

We have the pleasure to announce the launch of a common action of the UNESCO #UNITE4HERITAGE campaign in synergy with the World Heritage Volunteers 2015. The common action aims to encourage youth from Arab ...

The World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2016: Together for Heritage campaign illustrates the global success of the World Heritage Volunteers initiative, now running for the ninth consecutive year to mobilize youth to ...

The World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2017 campaign: Heritage in our hands will take stock of the progress made over the past ten years to mobilize youth to preserve and promote World Heritage by reaching out to their ...

The World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Initiative encourages young people to undertake concrete preservation activities in action camps organised by youth organisations and institutions in cooperation with multiple ...

Twelve projects have been selected as pioneers of the World Heritage Volunteers 2008 and to make use of the Patrimonito mascot, symbolizing young heritage guardian, to educate the public about World Heritage ...

The World Heritage Centre received a total of  289 storyboards from National Commissions of 43 State Parties. Three winners per theme were selected by an independent jury composed of heritage and education ...

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 ...

AMMAN, Jordan18-30 May 2004 Workshop Recommendations Enlisting an item on the Agenda of the Arab National Commissions' Meeting to be held in June, 2004, at Sana'a , Yemen on:  The Role of ASPnet in enhancing ...

This training workshop was organized from February 17 to March 4, 2004 in Cairo, Egypt and environs. It was aimed at identifying and developing human resources in the Arab Region in documenting World Heritage ...

QUITO, Ecuador13-17 March 2000 Forty-seven participants from Heritage Institutes in Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico participated in the Workshop organized by the UNESCO Quito Office. ...

SUKHOTAI, Thailand13-20 February 2000 Report Held in the World heritage Site of Sukhothai, Thailand, the workshop brought together more than 20 experts in education and heritage from 7 countries of the region. The ...

The integrated concept of archaeological and natural sciences has been worked out as an integral part of various courses taught within the Cultural Resource Management programme at Yarmouk University. The ...

A model conservation and management plan for the cultural heritage site of Abila in Northern Jordan is being developed jointly by a working group of teachers and students from BTU and Yarmouk University. This model ...

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 ...

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 ...

teaching module in cultural heritage for primary and secondary schools in Jordan is being developed. It is expected to be approved by the Jordanian Ministry of Education in the nearest future and implemented ...

A first three-day intensive training course in preventive conservation was organized at Yarmouk University on September 5th - 8th 2005 for 10 heritage professionals from the Yarmouk University Museum of Jordanian ...

The Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Master programme was established and launched at Yarmouk University in winter semester 2005/2006. Over 30 students and 10 faculty members were involved in the academic exchange ...

Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania, 14-16 March 2005 Organizers The UNESCO Dar es Salaam Office, in collaboration with the UNESCO Harare Office and under guidance of UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Event The ...

Vigan, Philippines 20-23 December 2001 Event The "World Heritage in Young Southeast Asian hands: Second Sub-regional Workshop - Introducing the Arts for Teaching on the Historic Environment". Purpose of the ...

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 ...

Tunis, Tunisia, 11-13 February 2005 Event A Regional Workshop on the Practical Manual: Introducing Young People to Heritage Site Management and Protection was held in Tunis involving teachers, from 7 countries in ...

Gammelstad, Luleaa, Sweden 27-30 May 2000. Students, teachers and World Heritage site managers met at a Nordic Conference on World Heritage Education in Gammelstad organized by the Swedish National Commission for ...

Bangui, Central African Republic, 17-19 February 2000 Objectives The National Workshop on World Heritage Education.The objective of the workshop was to familiarize teachers and educators with the World Heritage ...

Damascus, Syria 8-10 January 2002 A World Heritage Education Kit and ASPnet Workshop was organized by the Syrian National Commission. Topics of the workshop included an overview of UNESCO's goals and programs; ...

Ramallah, Palestine 8-10 April 2000 A national teacher-training Workshop was jointly organized by the Palestinian National Commission for Education, Culture and Science and the Palestinian Ministry of Education ...

Rabat, MOROCCO Autumn 2000 Objectives The teacher-training seminar for the Associated Schools Project teachers, concerning the use of the pedagogic Kit "World Heritage in Young Hands". The seminar's program ...

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 ...

A series of 30 exhibition panels available for World Heritage Exhibits. These posters can be used free of copyright restrictions for non-commercial purposes. They are available for downloading as PDF (See Documents ...

Tashkent, Uzbekistan20-26 August 1999 Teachers' resolution Summary and Recommendations Participants Countries represented Organizers Teachers' resolution We, the participants of the Sub-regional ...

Following the launching in December 2006 of the Patrimonito Storyboard Competition organized by the World Heritage Centre in coordination with the UNESCO Associated Schools, the contest results are now ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ile d'Aix (Region Poitou-Charentes)25 august- 15 september 2008 Description Fort Liedot forms part of the Arsenal de Rochefort et fortifications de l'estuaire de la Charente (World Heritage Tentative List as ...

Tamberma, au nord-est du Togo Description L'idée principale est de mettre en valeur le site dans le cadre de la modernisation, sans pour antant endommager son authenticité, d'orienter sa population vers des ...

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 ...

People of Africa, the Americas, the Arab to the future world, Asia, Europe and the Pacific; men, women and children, we are all the inheritors of treasures from past civilizations and natural sites of outstanding ...

In connection with the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the World Heritage Convention, the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre invited Gruppo Alcuni (Italy), a ...

Helsinki, Finland, 11-16 December 2001 Objectives Five main objectives of the Workshop Present recent WHE achievements and the results of the external World Heritage Evaluation Make proposals for the ...

Lithuania, Vilnius, 3-8 July 2006 Objectives The Baltic Youth Workshop on World Heritage was organized on the occasion of the 30th session of the World Heritage Committee in Vilnius. The general objective of the ...

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 ...

Objectives Develop mentoring and fellowships programmes with Earthwatch to support and train local non-government organisations in site monitoring and ecotourism activities. Incorporate Earthwatch's experience ...

Tanum, Sweden, 26-29 August 1999 Students from 12 to 18 years old and teachers from all Swedish schools working with the World Heritage site conservation in Sweden met at the World Heritage site of the Rock ...

Masvingo, Zimbabwe, 2-4 February 2000 Event and objectives A workshop for the launch of the World Heritage Education Resource Kit for teachers in the World Heritage Education Project  (WHEP) Pilot ...

Strasbourg, France, 29-30 January 2003 Objectives The First teacher-training course organized in France since the beginning of the project in 1994. The objective of the course was to familiarize the teachers with ...

Belize City, Belize, 14-16 October 1999 Outcome Both students and teachers acquired new skills to access information on World cultural and natural heritage as well as in other sectors of life. Students estimated ...

The First Foro Accesible de Patrimonio Joven encouraged young people to participate in heritage preservation. The Foro Accesible de Patrimonio Joven (the Accessible Forum for Heritage and Young People) was held in ...

RØROS, Norway The third European World Heritage Restoration Camp for Youth was held 6-17 August 2001 in Røros, a mining town in Norway, that is a World Heritage Site since 1981. For the third time, participants ...

In connection with the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the World Heritage Convention, the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre invited Gruppo Alcuni (Italy), a ...

Nicaragua Sub-regional Training Courses on World Heritage Education: For the Central American countries, the training will be held in Nicaragua in December 2001

Adopting a more hands-on approach At skills development training courses, young people are actively involved in the preservation of World Heritage, while acquiring new skills that contribute to a better ...

Petra, Jordan Event The 1st sub-Regional World Heritage Skills Development Course in the Arab Region held in Petra, Jordan (2002) scientifically supervised by ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the ...

Mount Kenya, Kenya, 19-23 April 2004 Event The 4-day program included, besides an official opening, thematic presentations by resource persons from the Kenya National Museums, the Kenya Wildlife Service, the ...

Belize City, Belize 15-17 August 2001 Event and Objectives Marine Environmental Education Programme, Belize Fifteen youth were chosen to participate in the 3-day World Heritage Marine Environmental Program. The ...

From June 30 to July 1, 2011, in celebration of both the International Youth Year (IYY) and Tenth Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10), 18 young people and volunteers' projects organisers met ...

In 2007 the City of Ávila, initiated the "Patrimonitos Programme" in collaboration with  Excmo Heritage Council, the town council, the schools and institutes of the town to promote the knowledge of World Heritage. ...

Malawi, 12-16-July 1999 Recommendations The Sub-regional workshop on World Heritage Education for Africa was organized in parallel with the 6th bi-annual SADCAMM (Southern Africa Development Community Association ...

Training teachers and teacher trainers is a pre-requisite to teaching WHE and to utilize the KIT well. UNESCO has organized a series of regional and national teacher training workshops to present to them the World ...

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