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Corporate sector and the World Heritage ‘no-go’ commitment

Across the extractives, finance, insurance and hydropower sectors, among others, major public and private companies and industry associations have committed to protect UNESCO World Heritage sites. They have often ...

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Building the skills to care for Georgia’s Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands

Building the skills to care for Georgia’s Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands © Around 100 people are employed across the parks and protected areas that make up the Colchic Rainforests and ...

Educating visitors on how to enjoy Namibia’s World Heritage Wonders Responsibly

Educating visitors to enjoy Namibia’s World Heritage responsibly © Putting tourism on a more sustainable path has been a core priority of the Government of Namibia as visitors return to ...

Helping local homestay hosts to be more sustainable businesses in Indonesia

Helping local homestay hosts to be more sustainable in Indonesia © Tourism constitutes one of Indonesia's priority government investment areas to boost national GDP. A programme of ...

Improving visitor infrastructure in Angkor, Cambodia.

Improving visitor infrastructure in Angkor, Cambodia © The Angkor World Heritage site has long attracted visitors to Cambodia, providing a major driver for the country’s economy with a ...

Promoting sustainable tourism in response to COVID-1

Many of the world’s World Heritage sites are dependent upon tourism to maintain their economic, environmental, social and cultural well-being. However, the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic has hit World ...

Reducing waste and improving visitor experience in Viet Nam

Reducing waste and improving visitor experience in Viet Nam © The long closure of the sites led to reduced income, disruption of community life and reduced maintenance. Viet Nam’s ...

Restoring Life to the Community in Lamu Old Town, Kenya

The Lamu Old Town, a World Heritage Site on the coast of East Africa about 350 km north of Mombasa, has seen its public spaces refreshed, access improved, and pride in the city's status as the oldest and best ...

Supporting local tourism in the Old City of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Supporting local tourism in the Old City of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina © The picturesque Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar was the first World Heritage site in Bosnia and ...