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In order to strengthen its role as an international exchange platform for heritage education, the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP) is announcing a global call for Innovative Case Studies on World Heritage. The aim is to select outstanding cases which exemplify innovative approaches to World Heritage on ...
“World Heritage governance – Being prepared to manage change and continuity” Site managers of World Heritage sites from around the world are invited to this year’s World Heritage Site Managers Forum (WHSMF), held in the occasion of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting. Applicants from natural, cultural and mixed World Heritage properties are welcome to apply to the ...
In July 2021, the UNESCO Office in Almaty, in close cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and three Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention (ICCROM, ICOMOS, IUCN), will organize a series of online capacity-building webinars for individuals and organizations responsible for the management of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage sites in Central Asia. Employees of all ...
On 1-2 July 2021, the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) https://climate.copernicus.eu/ will host a workshop with key sectoral stakeholders to discuss climate challenges for Cultural and Natural Heritage, data needs and potential solutions offered by C3S. This workshop aims to:• To understand the climate change-related challenges of the Cultural and Natural Heritagecommunity• To identify ...
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape The HUL Anniversary Event not only marks the start of the 2021 celebration but serves as a catalyst for greater adoptions of the HUL approach. Serving as a platform to share lessons learned from COVID-19 and to resume discussions on the future of urban management, topics such as public ...
An information meeting on the updating of the 2007 Policy Document on the impacts of climate change on World Heritage properties took place online on 18 June 2021, from 12.30 pm to 3.00 pm (Paris time), in order to present the draft document to all States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, as well as the process followed for its updating. Presentation English ...
The World Heritage Centre organized an Information and Orientation session on the occasion of the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee schedule online on 15 June 2021, from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm (Paris time UTC+2). During this Information meeting the Agenda as well as the methods of work to be applied to the extended 44th session have been ...
Restoring the Human-Nature bond Friday 4 and Saturday 5 June 2021 There is only one Earth, not one planet for nature and another for humans. However, it seems our planet is being treated as a back-drop in most people’s lives. The Covid-19 pandemic is a reminder that all living beings are interdependent, including humans. If one part of the system changes, it impacts on us all. We have ...
Thanks to the generous funding from the UNESCO/Netherlands Funds-in-Trust, “Masterclass on Sustainable Development & World Heritage Conservation in Bangladesh” will be organised by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France) and the UNESCO Dhaka Office, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Cultural Affairs ...
According to the latest IUCN World Heritage Outlook, 75 percent of the 50 UNESCO marine World Heritage sites are threatened by invasive alien species.  This month's online meeting with marine World Heritage managers will highlight the latest innovations in prevention and eradication of invasive alien species. Invasive alien species often result in drastic habitat changes and reduced ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is co-orgnizing the Sub-regional workshop for South Asian Silk Roads Transboundary Serial Nomination and Cultural Landscape Initiatives, 19-21 May, 2021, Kathmandu, Nepal, with the Department of Archaeology (DOA), Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal, in close cooperation with the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu, as a follow-up to the three ...
In the framework of the UNESCO/Netherlands Funds-in-Trust project “Building capacity in managing World Heritage properties, interconnection of development and heritage preservation in Uzbekistan and Central Asia” the World Heritage Centre (UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France) is organizing, in close cooperation with the UNESCO Tashkent Office, a three-day online sub-regional workshop on 18-20 ...
Cities and urban settlements are growing exponentially everywhere. According to the studies on population distribution by the United Nations, the number of people living in urban areas is expected to reach 68% of the world’s population by 2050. In particular, the Mediterranean region is among the most densely populated areas around a sea in the world, with a population that has doubled over ...
In light of the multiple challenges currently being faced by the African continent, including the impact of climate change, the various ongoing regional armed conflicts and the global COVID-19 pandemic among others, Africans must ensure that their remarkable heritage is able to adapt and thrive in today's environment and build on its strength, creativity and richness to overcome these ...
The African continent is universally recognised for its cultural and natural diversity and for the richness of its arts. Expressed through its arts, crafts, clothing, cuisine, music, and languages, the wealth of African culture serves as a catalyst for the socio-economic development of the African continent. As the sole United Nations agency with a mandate in the field of culture, UNESCO is ...
Climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time and its impact on World Heritage properties is more evident than ever. How can Earth observation data and tools support and promote actions to improve heritage protection, particularly in urban areas? The UNESCO World Heritage Centre with the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) and the  Greek GEO Office is launching the new GEO ...
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. This session is a dedicated Question & Answer Session for Section II of the questionnare with a focus on the following: Answering specific questions on chapters or questions Addressing any concerns ...
On 2 March 2021, an online press conference will be held from 3:00pm to 4:00pm Paris time to launch the first global scientific assessment of UNESCO marine World Heritage sites’ blue carbon ecosystems.  UNESCO Marine World Heritage – Custodians of the Globe’s Blue Carbon Assets, shows that marine World Heritage sites host at least 21% of the world’s blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the ...
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. This session is dedicated to Management Plans & Impact Assessments and focus on the following: Reporting on Management Plans and Impact Assessments in the Periodic Reporting ...
In the framework of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting, which started in the Africa region in September 2019, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in close collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund and UNESCO Field Offices, is organising a final regional online workshop for National Focal Points of the Africa region to present the outcomes of Periodic Reporting Exercise and to ...
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