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18-20 May 2021
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 ...
17-18 May 2021
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 ...
5 May 2021
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 ...
5 May 2021
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 ...
26 April 2021
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 ...
24 March 2021
The conference "Integrating Urban Heritage in Urban Planning Processes" took place on 24 March 2021 in the context of the 10th anniversary of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation). The event was organised by the City of Prague in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, to share and discuss the proposal of its Metropolitan Plan. During the ...
11 March 2021
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 ...
2 March 2021
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 ...
25 February 2021
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 ...
17-19 February 2021
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 ...
16 February 2021
Taking into account the debates held at its 22nd session (UNESCO, 2019), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention recalled the need to respect the highest standards of integrity and transparency of working methods within the process of decision-making of the Governing bodies of the Convention. Also emphasizing the collective responsibility of all stakeholders – ...
28 January 2021
The World Heritage Centre is organizing 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 Maps & Boundaries (Section II, Chapter 5) and focus on the following: All the essentials on maps, boundaries and related processes Introduction / reminder about the ...
18 January 2021
In view of the increasing number of nominations submitted or under preparation related to sites associated with memories of recent conflicts, the World Heritage Committee at its 42nd session (Manama, 2018) in three of its decisions requested to undertake a comprehensive reflection and convene an Expert Meeting on sites associated with memories of recent conflicts. The comprehensive ...
14 January 2021
The World Heritage Centre is organizing 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 I of the questionnare with a focus on the following: Answering specific questions on chapters or questions Addressing any concerns ...