World Heritage is the official UNESCO publication from the World Heritage Centre featuring in-depth articles on cultural and natural World Heritage sites. The quarterly review is produced in English, French and Spanish.
People Protecting World Heritage
The World Heritage Convention was created in 1972 – nearly half a century ago – as a legal instrument to protect our most outstanding cultural and natural sites around the world. It has ...
World Heritage and Biodiversity
We are pleased to bring you this issue on biodiversity and World Heritage sites, focusing on some of the properties most vital to the future of our planet. These articles were prepared ...
Interpretation and COVID-19
The year 2020 began with an unprecedented health crisis that has affected each one of us, and we still cannot predict its long-term effects. Not only have we been touched in our ...
New World Heritage sites 2019
The 1972 World Heritage Convention is truly unique. It is the only legal instrument conceived to protect both cultural and natural heritage, based on the principle of Outstanding ...
The Silk Roads
The Silk Roads encompass some of the most complex and fascinating systems in the history of world civilizations. A shifting network of roads and pathways for trade that evolved over centuries, it enabled the exchange of cargo ...
Special Issue - World Heritage in Azerbaijan
I am particularly pleased that the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan. We are very grateful to our generous hosts for organizing this session ...
Historic urban walls were once used for division and protection, and remain a legacy of the complex relations between people and their environment. Today, they represent a fascinating aspect of cultural heritage management. ...
World Heritage Success Stories
The World Heritage Convention is a legal tool. In adhering to it, countries commit to protect heritage within their borders and to refrain from any deliberate measures that might damage ...
World Heritage and Wetlands
Wetlands are an essential, but often overlooked, aspect of our natural environment. They are vital sources of biodiversity and take many different forms – from lakes, rivers and swamps, ...
Special Issue - World Heritage in Bahrain
This year, for its 42nd session, the World Heritage Committee is hosted by Bahrain in its capital city of Manama. Bahrain has long dedicated its support to the World Heritage ...
World Heritage and illicit trade
The illicit trafficking of cultural objects depletes cultures of their identity and contributes to lucrative unlawful trade, which helps to finance terrorism and organized crime. It is ...
Quarterly magazine published jointly in English, French and Spanish, by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France and Publishing For Development Ltd., London, United Kingdom.Editorial Director: Mechtild Rössler (Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre) Editors: Gina Doubleday, Helen Aprile
Co-Publisher: Richard Forster Production Editor: Caroline Fort Copy Editors: Cathy Nolan (English), Chantal Lyard (French), Luisa Futoransky (Spanish) Editorial Board: UNESCO World Heritage Centre: Isabelle Anatole-Gabriel, Frédérique Aubert, Guy Debonnet, Feng Jing, Muhammad Juma Muhammad, Mauro Rosi, May Shaer; UNESCO Publishing: Ian Denison
ICCROM: Joseph King; ICOMOS: Regina Durighello; IUCN: Tim BadmanAdvertising: Efrén Calatrava, Fernando Ortiz, Fadela Seddini, Peter Warren