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UNESCO - World Heritage
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 18:00
From 24 November to 8 December 2020, the Pendjari national park in Benin and the W national park in Niger carried out the largest regional initiative for the installation of satellite collars on a total of 25 elephants and 14 antelopes in this large cross-border complex. With a view to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, this initiative aimed to increase monitoring and ensure the protection of these species in these two national parks, which are components of the ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 16:00
Following the destruction of protected area infrastructures caused by excessive rain and the resulting flooding that occurred in May 2020, UNESCO, through the Government of China Funds for Capacity Building and Cooperation for World Heritage in Africa, and in collaboration with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, supported the preparation of architectural designs for five bridges along Central circuit and Kilembe tourist routes within the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, a World Heritage ...
Donnerstag, 25.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow and condolences at the death of Hugo Houben.
As an engineer of electronics and nuclear physics, Hugo Houben embarked on another path, more in line with his ethical commitments. At the age of 28, he responded to a request to participate in the construction of a popular village in Algeria. It was then that he discovered that earth can be a good construction material and launched into research to satisfy his immense curiosity, but above all, to understand and ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 18:00
First meeting of the open-ended working group of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention in conformity with Resolution 22 GA 10

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Montag, 8.2.2021, 06:00
Nominations are now open. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021
The Prize rewards outstanding actions to safeguard and enhance the world's outstanding cultural landscapes which contribute directly and significantly to the goals set out in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Prize winner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, receives an award of 30,000 USD.
The Prize was created in 1995 by Greece and named ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 18:00
First meeting of the open-ended working group of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention in conformity with Resolution 22 GA 10

English French
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 06:00
After a closure of more than ten years, the Lopé National Park Ecomuseum reopened its doors on 5 February 2021 with an official ceremony attended by the Executive Secretary and staff of the National Parks Agency (ANPN), local authorities and the head of culture from the UNESCO office in Libreville.
This important building is of great pedagogical interest for learning about conservation through the valorization of history and the close relationship maintained by local communities with ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 06:00
After a closure of more than ten years, the Lopé National Park Ecomuseum reopened its doors on 5 February 2021 with an official ceremony attended by the Executive Secretary and staff of the National Parks Agency (ANPN), local authorities and the head of culture from the UNESCO office in Libreville.
This important building is of great pedagogical interest for learning about conservation through the valorization of history and the close relationship maintained by local communities with ...
Mittwoch, 23.12.2020, 06:00
12 December, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of "Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
To celebrate the occasion, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, organized an International Scientific and Practical Online Conference on "World ...
Montag, 22.2.2021, 06:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the UNESCO Field Offices in Africa, organized an regional workshop from 17 to 19 February 2021, where National Focal Points from the Africa region participated online.
Following the submission of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting questionnaires in July 2020 and several consultations with World Heritage site managers and African heritage experts of the Africa region and their ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
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 collect and develop recommendations to the preparation of the Regional Report and draft Action Plan ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
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 collect and develop recommendations to the preparation of the Regional Report and draft Action Plan ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 06:00
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 January--During a meeting yesterday, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, and Tirso Dos Santos, Head of the UNESCO Office in Dar es Salaam and UNESCO Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, reviewed emergency response measures following the collapse on 25 December 2020 of the Beit-al-Ajaib historic building, also known as the House of Wonders, in the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property.
The House of Wonders is an ...
Freitag, 22.1.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Coast generates more than 1000 jobs for its local community and contributes over AU$100 million to the economy of Western Australia. The economic valuation is the first major milestone toward the design of a climate change adaptation strategy at World Heritage-Listed coral reefs as part of the global Resilient Reefs Initiative.
Ningaloo Coast – a striking stretch of land- and seascape along the western coast of Australia with globally significant ...
Montag, 8.2.2021, 06:00
Nominations are now open. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021
The Prize rewards outstanding actions to safeguard and enhance the world's outstanding cultural landscapes which contribute directly and significantly to the goals set out in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Prize winner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, receives an award of 30,000 USD.
The Prize was created in 1995 by Greece and named ...
Dienstag, 12.1.2021, 01:00
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 21:00
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 world's blue carbon assets. These carbon stores were equivalent to about ...
Dienstag, 2.2.2021, 06:00
This year's theme for World Wetlands Day ‘Wetlands and Water,' highlights the importance of wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages action to restore them and stop their loss. This is especially important as we mark the UN Decades of Ocean Science and Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).
The UNESCO World Heritage Convention works continuously with other entities to protect the most important wetland systems in the world. Wetlands are currently protected under different ...
Freitag, 12.2.2021, 22:00
Following the outbreak of avian influenza currently raging in Senegal and Mauritania, UNESCO organized on February 11, 2021, a virtual information and consultation meeting with the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities in charge of the management of the Djoudj National Bird Park (PNOD), the Diawling National Park (PND) and the Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) as well as representatives of FAO, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the CMS ...
Donnerstag, 28.1.2021, 15:00
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 ongoing retrospective inventory exercise in the APA region,
Lessons learnt ...
Montag, 15.2.2021, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide.
In the film industry, it is estimated that ten million jobs will be lost in 2020 (1), while one third of art galleries are estimated to have reduced their staff by half during the crisis ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO is closely following plans for a 75-hectare amusement park under discussion near the World Heritage site of Angkor in Cambodia.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has also received numerous appeals from third parties expressing their concern.
The plenary session of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor (ICC), held virtually on 26 and 27 January, addressed this project with particular attention, and the technical opinions of experts in the fields of conservation and ...
Mittwoch, 3.3.2021, 06:00
Today is World Wildlife Day with the theme: "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet," as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forest and forest-adjacent areas. This aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 13 and 15, and their wide-ranging ...
Mittwoch, 10.2.2021, 06:00
The Programme on African Protected Areas & Conservation (IUCN-Papaco) offers a brand new series of online learning courses adapted to different profiles of professionals working in protected areas. Each course is built on 50 videos (from our MOOCs) followed by quizzes to enable protected area actors to develop the skills that are essential for their profession.
The RANGER Essential is meant for guards and field rangers working mainly on data collection, anti-poaching, guiding etc. ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 16:00
Following the destruction of protected area infrastructures caused by excessive rain and the resulting flooding that occurred in May 2020, UNESCO, through the Government of China Funds for Capacity Building and Cooperation for World Heritage in Africa, and in collaboration with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, supported the preparation of architectural designs for five bridges along Central circuit and Kilembe tourist routes within the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, a World Heritage ...
Donnerstag, 18.2.2021, 06:00
After closing the UN Decade on Biodiversity, countries are this year negotiating a new 10 year agenda to halt the accelerating loss of biodiversity. This new and overarching global biodiversity framework, dubbed the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, is to be adopted at the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), planned later in 2021 in Kunming, China.
A Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the ...
Mittwoch, 23.12.2020, 06:00
12 December, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of "Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
To celebrate the occasion, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, organized an International Scientific and Practical Online Conference on "World ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 06:00
Five youth-led projects bring together heritage and peacebuilding in the Arab States region
Following the success of the Arab World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, and continuing their sense of engagement and purpose beyond the participation in the Forum, five young professionals implemented follow-up projects in the region, making heritage accessible to all, and leveraging it as a channel for peacebuilding in the communities.
Through these projects, the participants put to ...
Donnerstag, 11.3.2021, 15:00
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 regarding the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting so far
Other inputs and feedback on the ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 17:00
This year's scholarship for the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland is now open for applications until 18 February 2021. The World Heritage site was inscribed in 2012 and consists of seven large timber farmhouses with richly decorated interior. They are part of a concentration of over a thousand surviving timber structures in the Hälsingland area of reflect a timber building tradition that originated in the Middle Ages.
Objective:
The World Heritage ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 18:00
Last week, UNESCO released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites' blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats. While these sites represent less than 1% of the world's ocean, they host at least 21% of the world's blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the world's blue carbon assets. 
Over the last decade, scientists have discovered that seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, and mangroves, ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 22:00
New guidelines developed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with UNESCO outline how tourism and culture stakeholders can work together to support the inclusive recovery of cultural tourism, as countries around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The publication, entitled UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide, Issue 2: Cultural Tourism, draws on the insights and expertise of the two UN agencies to analyse the impact of the pandemic on their respective ...
Montag, 8.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO, in partnership with World Monuments Fund (WMF), sent a team of experts from the University of Cape Town led by Prof. Heinz Rüther to the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property from 28 January to 2 February 2021. They  are undertaking 3D data collection at the historic House of Wonders building, which partially collapsed on 25 December 2020, as part of an in-depth survey and condition assessment.
The mission team has captured metrically accurate spatial data using ...
Freitag, 26.2.2021, 22:00
Integrating World Heritage in the Curricula of Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa – UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) and Chair on African Heritage at the Great Zimbabwe University join forces to promote capacity building in Africa.
On 24 February 2021, the Africa Unit of the UNESCO WHC and the Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), held an online consultation meeting dedicated to exploring areas of cooperation and the increased role of Universities in conserving and promoting ...
Donnerstag, 18.2.2021, 06:00
After closing the UN Decade on Biodiversity, countries are this year negotiating a new 10 year agenda to halt the accelerating loss of biodiversity. This new and overarching global biodiversity framework, dubbed the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, is to be adopted at the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), planned later in 2021 in Kunming, China.
A Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the ...
Montag, 15.2.2021, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Dienstag, 26.1.2021, 18:00
On 22 January 2021, the Sultanate of Oman signed an agreement with UNESCO in the amount of Euros 583,566 to provide support for capacity-building of nomination projects and promotion of World Heritage sites in five Eastern African countries: Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Somalia and United Republic of Tanzania. The three-year capacity-building programme will support the updating of the Tentative Lists of these countries, assist in the preparation of robust nomination files, and strengthen ...
Freitag, 22.1.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Coast generates more than 1000 jobs for its local community and contributes over AU$100 million to the economy of Western Australia. The economic valuation is the first major milestone toward the design of a climate change adaptation strategy at World Heritage-Listed coral reefs as part of the global Resilient Reefs Initiative.
Ningaloo Coast – a striking stretch of land- and seascape along the western coast of Australia with globally significant ...
Dienstag, 26.1.2021, 18:00
On 22 January 2021, the Sultanate of Oman signed an agreement with UNESCO in the amount of Euros 583,566 to provide support for capacity-building of nomination projects and promotion of World Heritage sites in five Eastern African countries: Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Somalia and United Republic of Tanzania. The three-year capacity-building programme will support the updating of the Tentative Lists of these countries, assist in the preparation of robust nomination files, and strengthen ...
Mittwoch, 27.1.2021, 19:00
On 19 January 2021, UNESCO and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB) launched the development of the Conservation and Management Plan for the Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions of Ghana, during a hybrid (physical and online) four-day capacity-building workshop and marked a major step in the implementation of the International Assistance, under the World Heritage Fund.
"This workshop is crucial, as the new Management Plan will introduce priority ...
Montag, 8.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO, in partnership with World Monuments Fund (WMF), sent a team of experts from the University of Cape Town led by Prof. Heinz Rüther to the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property from 28 January to 2 February 2021. They  are undertaking 3D data collection at the historic House of Wonders building, which partially collapsed on 25 December 2020, as part of an in-depth survey and condition assessment.
The mission team has captured metrically accurate spatial data using ...
Dienstag, 2.2.2021, 06:00
This year's theme for World Wetlands Day ‘Wetlands and Water,' highlights the importance of wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages action to restore them and stop their loss. This is especially important as we mark the UN Decades of Ocean Science and Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).
The UNESCO World Heritage Convention works continuously with other entities to protect the most important wetland systems in the world. Wetlands are currently protected under different ...
Dienstag, 12.1.2021, 01:00
Donnerstag, 28.1.2021, 15:00
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 ongoing retrospective inventory exercise in the APA region,
Lessons learnt ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 06:00
The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention set forth the procedures for the protection and conservation of World Heritage properties, the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, the granting of International Assistance under the World Heritage Fund, and the mobilization of national and international support in favor of the Convention.
They were revised in 2019 by the World Heritage Committee ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 18:00
From 24 November to 8 December 2020, the Pendjari national park in Benin and the W national park in Niger carried out the largest regional initiative for the installation of satellite collars on a total of 25 elephants and 14 antelopes in this large cross-border complex. With a view to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, this initiative aimed to increase monitoring and ensure the protection of these species in these two national parks, which are components of the ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 15:00
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 regarding the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting so far
Other inputs and feedback on the ...
Freitag, 12.2.2021, 22:00
Following the outbreak of avian influenza currently raging in Senegal and Mauritania, UNESCO organized on February 11, 2021, a virtual information and consultation meeting with the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities in charge of the management of the Djoudj National Bird Park (PNOD), the Diawling National Park (PND) and the Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) as well as representatives of FAO, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the CMS ...
Mittwoch, 27.1.2021, 19:00
On 19 January 2021, UNESCO and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB) launched the development of the Conservation and Management Plan for the Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions of Ghana, during a hybrid (physical and online) four-day capacity-building workshop and marked a major step in the implementation of the International Assistance, under the World Heritage Fund.
"This workshop is crucial, as the new Management Plan will introduce priority ...
Mittwoch, 10.2.2021, 06:00
The Programme on African Protected Areas & Conservation (IUCN-Papaco) offers a brand new series of online learning courses adapted to different profiles of professionals working in protected areas. Each course is built on 50 videos (from our MOOCs) followed by quizzes to enable protected area actors to develop the skills that are essential for their profession.
The RANGER Essential is meant for guards and field rangers working mainly on data collection, anti-poaching, guiding etc. ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 06:00
Five youth-led projects bring together heritage and peacebuilding in the Arab States region
Following the success of the Arab World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, and continuing their sense of engagement and purpose beyond the participation in the Forum, five young professionals implemented follow-up projects in the region, making heritage accessible to all, and leveraging it as a channel for peacebuilding in the communities.
Through these projects, the participants put to ...
Montag, 22.2.2021, 06:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the UNESCO Field Offices in Africa, organised a regional workshop, which took place from 17 to 19 February 2021, where National Focal Points from the Africa region participated online.
Following the submission of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting questionnaires in July 2020 and several consultations with World Heritage site managers and African heritage experts of the Africa region ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide.
In the film industry, it is estimated that ten million jobs will be lost in 2020 (1), while one third of art galleries are estimated to have reduced their staff by half during the crisis ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 17:00
This year's scholarship for the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland is now open for applications until 18 February 2021.
The World Heritage site was inscribed in 2012 and consists of seven large timber farmhouses with richly decorated interior. They are part of a concentration of over a thousand surviving timber structures in the Hälsingland area of reflect a timber building tradition that originated in the Middle Ages.
Objective
The World Heritage ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO is closely following plans for a 75-hectare amusement park under discussion near the World Heritage site of Angkor in Cambodia.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has also received numerous appeals from third parties expressing their concern.
The plenary session of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor (ICC), held virtually on 26 and 27 January, addressed this project with particular attention, and the technical opinions of experts in the fields of conservation and ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 06:00
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 January--During a meeting yesterday, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, and Tirso Dos Santos, Head of the UNESCO Office in Dar es Salaam and UNESCO Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, reviewed emergency response measures following the collapse on 25 December 2020 of the Beit-al-Ajaib historic building, also known as the House of Wonders, in the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property.
The House of Wonders is an ...
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Montag, 14.12.2020, 15:38
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Bronze Age grave in Croatia holds bones of warrior still wearing his bronze helmet
    (details)

  • Norwegian ice patch reveals evidence of reindeer hunting across 6000 years
    (details)

  • Prehistoric Southwestern mummies show entire communities offered help to the dying
    (details)

  • Pandemic stay-home in UK leads to gardening, with a harvest of Tudor-era coins
    (details)


Montag, 22.2.2021, 15:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Dating to First Dynasty, Egyptian beer factory is oldest ever found
    (details)

  • Grindstone with moth remains documents an important Aboriginal food tradition
    (details)

  • Global study of successful societies highlights role of taxes and bureaucracy
    (details)

  • Stalagmite study shows Silk Road didn’t start until megadrought ended
    (details)


Montag, 28.12.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Compost islands in the Amazon
    (details)

  • Ancient washed-up weapons turn out to be made of human bone
    (details)

  • DNA trumps ceramics in correcting the history of early Caribbean
    (details)

  • Tooth plaque reveals that Levant commoners ate imported foods
    (details)


Montag, 1.2.2021, 15:49
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Researchers discover 3000-year-old royal purple dye in Israel
    (details)

  • Ancient milk proteins in Africa show long-term milk consumption
    (details)

  • Dogs likely to have accompanied people to the Americas
    (details)

  • Medieval Cambridge skeletons reveal injuries to manual laborers
    (details)


Montag, 25.1.2021, 15:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New finds in Egypt include temple, burials and part of the Book of the Dead
    (details)

  • Bronze Age caches in Europe show standardized objects, perhaps used as money
    (details)

  • Ohio’s Fort Ancient earthworks may become part of larger Hopewell monument
    (details)

  • Ancient knowledge analyzed to provide insight on current global issues
    (details)


Montag, 11.1.2021, 15:26
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New South African fossils show ever more diversity in early hominid species
    (details)

  • Indigenous-led archaeology corrects and expands on Victoria, Australia, prehistory
    (details)

  • Death threats to famed archaeologist excavating Peru’s most ancient city
    (details)

  • Treasure hunter who disturbed Yellowstone’s historic cemetery pleads guilty
    (details)


Montag, 15.2.2021, 16:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hellenistic era theater in Turkey produces scores of terracotta statuettes
    (details)

  • Oldest known Chinese cosmetic cream found in noble tomb
    (details)

  • Venetian beads found in Alaska point to possible pre-colonial trade
    (details)

  • New analysis of an ancient conch shell finds it may be oldest discovered wind instrument
    (details)


Montag, 9.11.2020, 18:40
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Teeth from Bronze Age site in Spain show that women were fiber specialists
    (details)

  • Andes burial from 9,000 years ago reveals young, female big-game hunter
    (details)

  • Greenwich Palace exploration finds the spot where everything changed for Henry VIII
    (details)

  • Search for Tulsa Massacre remains finds coffins that were buried without marker
    (details)


Montag, 16.11.2020, 19:17
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Remains of people and horses provide insight into Xiongnu civilization
    (details)

  • The true story behind the Great Fire of Rome
    (details)

  • New fossil discovery shows evolutionary changes in extinct human in small-scale
    (details)

  • The Svalbard shipwreck and where it disappeared to
    (details)


Montag, 18.1.2021, 16:07
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Temple to Aphrodite identified in Turkey
    (details)

  • Facial reconstruction reveals features of buried Siberian man and his companion
    (details)

  • Rare female statue found in Mexican citrus grove
    (details)

  • Dating confirms that Sulawesi warty pig is oldest animal cave art known
    (details)


Montag, 30.11.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Chewed-upon hallucinogenic plant remains found in cave with rock art
    (details)

  • Ancestral Puebloans used thousands of turkey feathers to make blanket
    (details)

  • Ancient city in Saudi Arabia now restored and open to the public
    (details)

  • More mask reliefs depicting traditional motifs found in ancient Turkish theater
    (details)


Montag, 7.12.2020, 23:26
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient necropolis in Tauste adds to evidence of an extended Islamic presence
    (details)

  • New research techniques reveal extensive water collection systems at Tikal
    (details)

  • Multi-national effort unravels illegal transfer and auction of looted Greek artifacts
    (details)

  • Vast collections of prehistoric rock art imagery found on remote cliffs in Colombia
    (details)


Montag, 4.1.2021, 17:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient Peruvian farmers used cyclical climate patterns as an advantage
    (details)

  • Bozeman Trail proponents seek national historic designation status
    (details)

  • New excavations reveal details of daily life in Pompeii
    (details)

  • Analysis of tree rings provides fresh evidence of climatic fluctuations
    (details)


Montag, 21.12.2020, 15:45
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hoards of counterfeit silver show how rulers propped up currency in early Middle East
    (details)

  • Climate change, not Genghis Khan, caused the end of Central Asian kingdoms
    (details)

  • More skulls found from Aztec tower of skulls in Mexico City
    (details)

  • Scottish cross from Viking-era hoard shows craftsmanship fit for a king
    (details)


Montag, 1.3.2021, 15:57
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • 5,000-year-old burial mounds at Tomaka State Park give insight into Timucua people
    (details)

  • 18th century Bray School for enslaved and free black children to be moved for conservation
    (details)

  • Researchers hope to learn more about Himalayan lake holding over 300 skeletons
    (details)

  • New analysis shows Celtic memorials commemorate saints, not warriors
    (details)


Montag, 23.11.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Late Roman watchtower found along lower Danube in Bulgaria
    (details)

  • In times of drought, early Puebloans turned to underground caves for water
    (details)

  • Edo period document details strict code of conduct for workers
    (details)

  • Race to excavate Viking longship is up against long odds
    (details)


Montag, 8.2.2021, 17:24
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • How environmental change may have created the Egypt nation-state
    (details)

  • Early Medieval graveyard found beneath student housing in Cambridge
    (details)

  • Archaeology is unlocking more details about Peru’s Cloud Warriors
    (details)

  • New analysis offers insight into Bronze Age agricultural practices
    (details)


Mittwoch, 23.12.2020, 06:00
12 December, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of "Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
To celebrate the occasion, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, organized an International Scientific and Practical Online Conference on "World ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 21:00
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 world's blue carbon assets. These carbon stores were equivalent to about ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO is closely following plans for a 75-hectare amusement park under discussion near the World Heritage site of Angkor in Cambodia.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has also received numerous appeals from third parties expressing their concern.
The plenary session of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor (ICC), held virtually on 26 and 27 January, addressed this project with particular attention, and the technical opinions of experts in the fields of conservation and ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 18:00
From 24 November to 8 December 2020, the Pendjari national park in Benin and the W national park in Niger carried out the largest regional initiative for the installation of satellite collars on a total of 25 elephants and 14 antelopes in this large cross-border complex. With a view to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, this initiative aimed to increase monitoring and ensure the protection of these species in these two national parks, which are components of the ...
Freitag, 12.2.2021, 22:00
Following the outbreak of avian influenza currently raging in Senegal and Mauritania, UNESCO organized on February 11, 2021, a virtual information and consultation meeting with the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities in charge of the management of the Djoudj National Bird Park (PNOD), the Diawling National Park (PND) and the Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) as well as representatives of FAO, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the CMS ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 06:00
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 January--During a meeting yesterday, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, and Tirso Dos Santos, Head of the UNESCO Office in Dar es Salaam and UNESCO Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, reviewed emergency response measures following the collapse on 25 December 2020 of the Beit-al-Ajaib historic building, also known as the House of Wonders, in the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property.
The House of Wonders is an ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 17:00
This year's scholarship for the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland is now open for applications until 18 February 2021. The World Heritage site was inscribed in 2012 and consists of seven large timber farmhouses with richly decorated interior. They are part of a concentration of over a thousand surviving timber structures in the Hälsingland area of reflect a timber building tradition that originated in the Middle Ages.
Objective:
The World Heritage ...
Freitag, 22.1.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Coast generates more than 1000 jobs for its local community and contributes over AU$100 million to the economy of Western Australia. The economic valuation is the first major milestone toward the design of a climate change adaptation strategy at World Heritage-Listed coral reefs as part of the global Resilient Reefs Initiative.
Ningaloo Coast – a striking stretch of land- and seascape along the western coast of Australia with globally significant ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 18:00
First meeting of the open-ended working group of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention in conformity with Resolution 22 GA 10

English French
Dienstag, 2.2.2021, 06:00
This year's theme for World Wetlands Day ‘Wetlands and Water,' highlights the importance of wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages action to restore them and stop their loss. This is especially important as we mark the UN Decades of Ocean Science and Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).
The UNESCO World Heritage Convention works continuously with other entities to protect the most important wetland systems in the world. Wetlands are currently protected under different ...
Mittwoch, 10.2.2021, 06:00
The Programme on African Protected Areas & Conservation (IUCN-Papaco) offers a brand new series of online learning courses adapted to different profiles of professionals working in protected areas. Each course is built on 50 videos (from our MOOCs) followed by quizzes to enable protected area actors to develop the skills that are essential for their profession.
The RANGER Essential is meant for guards and field rangers working mainly on data collection, anti-poaching, guiding etc. ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide.
In the film industry, it is estimated that ten million jobs will be lost in 2020 (1), while one third of art galleries are estimated to have reduced their staff by half during the crisis ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 06:00
After a closure of more than ten years, the Lopé National Park Ecomuseum reopened its doors on 5 February 2021 with an official ceremony attended by the Executive Secretary and staff of the National Parks Agency (ANPN), local authorities and the head of culture from the UNESCO office in Libreville.
This important building is of great pedagogical interest for learning about conservation through the valorization of history and the close relationship maintained by local communities with ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 06:00
Five youth-led projects bring together heritage and peacebuilding in the Arab States region
Following the success of the Arab World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, and continuing their sense of engagement and purpose beyond the participation in the Forum, five young professionals implemented follow-up projects in the region, making heritage accessible to all, and leveraging it as a channel for peacebuilding in the communities.
Through these projects, the participants put to ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide.
In the film industry, it is estimated that ten million jobs will be lost in 2020 (1), while one third of art galleries are estimated to have reduced their staff by half during the crisis ...
Donnerstag, 11.3.2021, 15:00
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 regarding the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting so far
Other inputs and feedback on the ...
Mittwoch, 10.2.2021, 06:00
The Programme on African Protected Areas & Conservation (IUCN-Papaco) offers a brand new series of online learning courses adapted to different profiles of professionals working in protected areas. Each course is built on 50 videos (from our MOOCs) followed by quizzes to enable protected area actors to develop the skills that are essential for their profession.
The RANGER Essential is meant for guards and field rangers working mainly on data collection, anti-poaching, guiding etc. ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 22:00
New guidelines developed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with UNESCO outline how tourism and culture stakeholders can work together to support the inclusive recovery of cultural tourism, as countries around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The publication, entitled UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide, Issue 2: Cultural Tourism, draws on the insights and expertise of the two UN agencies to analyse the impact of the pandemic on their respective ...
Dienstag, 12.1.2021, 01:00
Montag, 8.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO, in partnership with World Monuments Fund (WMF), sent a team of experts from the University of Cape Town led by Prof. Heinz Rüther to the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property from 28 January to 2 February 2021. They  are undertaking 3D data collection at the historic House of Wonders building, which partially collapsed on 25 December 2020, as part of an in-depth survey and condition assessment.
The mission team has captured metrically accurate spatial data using ...
Mittwoch, 3.3.2021, 06:00
Today is World Wildlife Day with the theme: "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet," as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forest and forest-adjacent areas. This aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 13 and 15, and their wide-ranging ...
Dienstag, 26.1.2021, 18:00
On 22 January 2021, the Sultanate of Oman signed an agreement with UNESCO in the amount of Euros 583,566 to provide support for capacity-building of nomination projects and promotion of World Heritage sites in five Eastern African countries: Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Somalia and United Republic of Tanzania. The three-year capacity-building programme will support the updating of the Tentative Lists of these countries, assist in the preparation of robust nomination files, and strengthen ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 17:00
This year's scholarship for the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland is now open for applications until 18 February 2021.
The World Heritage site was inscribed in 2012 and consists of seven large timber farmhouses with richly decorated interior. They are part of a concentration of over a thousand surviving timber structures in the Hälsingland area of reflect a timber building tradition that originated in the Middle Ages.
Objective
The World Heritage ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 16:00
Following the destruction of protected area infrastructures caused by excessive rain and the resulting flooding that occurred in May 2020, UNESCO, through the Government of China Funds for Capacity Building and Cooperation for World Heritage in Africa, and in collaboration with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, supported the preparation of architectural designs for five bridges along Central circuit and Kilembe tourist routes within the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, a World Heritage ...
Montag, 8.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO, in partnership with World Monuments Fund (WMF), sent a team of experts from the University of Cape Town led by Prof. Heinz Rüther to the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property from 28 January to 2 February 2021. They  are undertaking 3D data collection at the historic House of Wonders building, which partially collapsed on 25 December 2020, as part of an in-depth survey and condition assessment.
The mission team has captured metrically accurate spatial data using ...
Montag, 15.2.2021, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Freitag, 12.2.2021, 22:00
Following the outbreak of avian influenza currently raging in Senegal and Mauritania, UNESCO organized on February 11, 2021, a virtual information and consultation meeting with the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities in charge of the management of the Djoudj National Bird Park (PNOD), the Diawling National Park (PND) and the Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) as well as representatives of FAO, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the CMS ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
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 collect and develop recommendations to the preparation of the Regional Report and draft Action Plan ...
Montag, 8.2.2021, 06:00
Nominations are now open. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021
The Prize rewards outstanding actions to safeguard and enhance the world's outstanding cultural landscapes which contribute directly and significantly to the goals set out in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Prize winner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, receives an award of 30,000 USD.
The Prize was created in 1995 by Greece and named ...
Freitag, 26.2.2021, 22:00
Integrating World Heritage in the Curricula of Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa – UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) and Chair on African Heritage at the Great Zimbabwe University join forces to promote capacity building in Africa.
On 24 February 2021, the Africa Unit of the UNESCO WHC and the Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), held an online consultation meeting dedicated to exploring areas of cooperation and the increased role of Universities in conserving and promoting ...
Montag, 8.2.2021, 06:00
Nominations are now open. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021
The Prize rewards outstanding actions to safeguard and enhance the world's outstanding cultural landscapes which contribute directly and significantly to the goals set out in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Prize winner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, receives an award of 30,000 USD.
The Prize was created in 1995 by Greece and named ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 16:00
Following the destruction of protected area infrastructures caused by excessive rain and the resulting flooding that occurred in May 2020, UNESCO, through the Government of China Funds for Capacity Building and Cooperation for World Heritage in Africa, and in collaboration with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, supported the preparation of architectural designs for five bridges along Central circuit and Kilembe tourist routes within the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, a World Heritage ...
Montag, 22.2.2021, 06:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the UNESCO Field Offices in Africa, organised a regional workshop, which took place from 17 to 19 February 2021, where National Focal Points from the Africa region participated online.
Following the submission of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting questionnaires in July 2020 and several consultations with World Heritage site managers and African heritage experts of the Africa region ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 06:00
After a closure of more than ten years, the Lopé National Park Ecomuseum reopened its doors on 5 February 2021 with an official ceremony attended by the Executive Secretary and staff of the National Parks Agency (ANPN), local authorities and the head of culture from the UNESCO office in Libreville.
This important building is of great pedagogical interest for learning about conservation through the valorization of history and the close relationship maintained by local communities with ...
Mittwoch, 27.1.2021, 19:00
On 19 January 2021, UNESCO and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB) launched the development of the Conservation and Management Plan for the Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions of Ghana, during a hybrid (physical and online) four-day capacity-building workshop and marked a major step in the implementation of the International Assistance, under the World Heritage Fund.
"This workshop is crucial, as the new Management Plan will introduce priority ...
Donnerstag, 18.2.2021, 06:00
After closing the UN Decade on Biodiversity, countries are this year negotiating a new 10 year agenda to halt the accelerating loss of biodiversity. This new and overarching global biodiversity framework, dubbed the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, is to be adopted at the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), planned later in 2021 in Kunming, China.
A Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the ...
Dienstag, 2.2.2021, 06:00
This year's theme for World Wetlands Day ‘Wetlands and Water,' highlights the importance of wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages action to restore them and stop their loss. This is especially important as we mark the UN Decades of Ocean Science and Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).
The UNESCO World Heritage Convention works continuously with other entities to protect the most important wetland systems in the world. Wetlands are currently protected under different ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 18:00
Last week, UNESCO released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites' blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats. While these sites represent less than 1% of the world's ocean, they host at least 21% of the world's blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the world's blue carbon assets. 
Over the last decade, scientists have discovered that seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, and mangroves, ...
Dienstag, 26.1.2021, 18:00
On 22 January 2021, the Sultanate of Oman signed an agreement with UNESCO in the amount of Euros 583,566 to provide support for capacity-building of nomination projects and promotion of World Heritage sites in five Eastern African countries: Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Somalia and United Republic of Tanzania. The three-year capacity-building programme will support the updating of the Tentative Lists of these countries, assist in the preparation of robust nomination files, and strengthen ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO is closely following plans for a 75-hectare amusement park under discussion near the World Heritage site of Angkor in Cambodia.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has also received numerous appeals from third parties expressing their concern.
The plenary session of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor (ICC), held virtually on 26 and 27 January, addressed this project with particular attention, and the technical opinions of experts in the fields of conservation and ...
Montag, 15.2.2021, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 15:00
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 regarding the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting so far
Other inputs and feedback on the ...
Montag, 22.2.2021, 06:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the UNESCO Field Offices in Africa, organized an regional workshop from 17 to 19 February 2021, where National Focal Points from the Africa region participated online.
Following the submission of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting questionnaires in July 2020 and several consultations with World Heritage site managers and African heritage experts of the Africa region and their ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 06:00
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 January--During a meeting yesterday, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, and Tirso Dos Santos, Head of the UNESCO Office in Dar es Salaam and UNESCO Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, reviewed emergency response measures following the collapse on 25 December 2020 of the Beit-al-Ajaib historic building, also known as the House of Wonders, in the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property.
The House of Wonders is an ...
Donnerstag, 18.2.2021, 06:00
After closing the UN Decade on Biodiversity, countries are this year negotiating a new 10 year agenda to halt the accelerating loss of biodiversity. This new and overarching global biodiversity framework, dubbed the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, is to be adopted at the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), planned later in 2021 in Kunming, China.
A Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the ...
Donnerstag, 28.1.2021, 15:00
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 ongoing retrospective inventory exercise in the APA region,
Lessons learnt ...
Mittwoch, 27.1.2021, 19:00
On 19 January 2021, UNESCO and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB) launched the development of the Conservation and Management Plan for the Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions of Ghana, during a hybrid (physical and online) four-day capacity-building workshop and marked a major step in the implementation of the International Assistance, under the World Heritage Fund.
"This workshop is crucial, as the new Management Plan will introduce priority ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
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 collect and develop recommendations to the preparation of the Regional Report and draft Action Plan ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 06:00
Five youth-led projects bring together heritage and peacebuilding in the Arab States region
Following the success of the Arab World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, and continuing their sense of engagement and purpose beyond the participation in the Forum, five young professionals implemented follow-up projects in the region, making heritage accessible to all, and leveraging it as a channel for peacebuilding in the communities.
Through these projects, the participants put to ...
Mittwoch, 23.12.2020, 06:00
12 December, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of "Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
To celebrate the occasion, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, organized an International Scientific and Practical Online Conference on "World ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 18:00
First meeting of the open-ended working group of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention in conformity with Resolution 22 GA 10

English French
Freitag, 22.1.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Coast generates more than 1000 jobs for its local community and contributes over AU$100 million to the economy of Western Australia. The economic valuation is the first major milestone toward the design of a climate change adaptation strategy at World Heritage-Listed coral reefs as part of the global Resilient Reefs Initiative.
Ningaloo Coast – a striking stretch of land- and seascape along the western coast of Australia with globally significant ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 18:00
From 24 November to 8 December 2020, the Pendjari national park in Benin and the W national park in Niger carried out the largest regional initiative for the installation of satellite collars on a total of 25 elephants and 14 antelopes in this large cross-border complex. With a view to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, this initiative aimed to increase monitoring and ensure the protection of these species in these two national parks, which are components of the ...
Dienstag, 12.1.2021, 01:00
Donnerstag, 25.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow and condolences at the death of Hugo Houben.
As an engineer of electronics and nuclear physics, Hugo Houben embarked on another path, more in line with his ethical commitments. At the age of 28, he responded to a request to participate in the construction of a popular village in Algeria. It was then that he discovered that earth can be a good construction material and launched into research to satisfy his immense curiosity, but above all, to understand and ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 06:00
The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention set forth the procedures for the protection and conservation of World Heritage properties, the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, the granting of International Assistance under the World Heritage Fund, and the mobilization of national and international support in favor of the Convention.
They were revised in 2019 by the World Heritage Committee ...
Donnerstag, 28.1.2021, 15:00
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 ongoing retrospective inventory exercise in the APA region,
Lessons learnt ...
Weltkulturerbe
Dienstag, 26.1.2021, 18:00
On 22 January 2021, the Sultanate of Oman signed an agreement with UNESCO in the amount of Euros 583,566 to provide support for capacity-building of nomination projects and promotion of World Heritage sites in five Eastern African countries: Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Somalia and United Republic of Tanzania. The three-year capacity-building programme will support the updating of the Tentative Lists of these countries, assist in the preparation of robust nomination files, and strengthen ...
Freitag, 26.2.2021, 22:00
Integrating World Heritage in the Curricula of Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa – UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) and Chair on African Heritage at the Great Zimbabwe University join forces to promote capacity building in Africa.
On 24 February 2021, the Africa Unit of the UNESCO WHC and the Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), held an online consultation meeting dedicated to exploring areas of cooperation and the increased role of Universities in conserving and promoting ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 18:00
First meeting of the open-ended working group of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention in conformity with Resolution 22 GA 10

English French
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 17:00
This year's scholarship for the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland is now open for applications until 18 February 2021.
The World Heritage site was inscribed in 2012 and consists of seven large timber farmhouses with richly decorated interior. They are part of a concentration of over a thousand surviving timber structures in the Hälsingland area of reflect a timber building tradition that originated in the Middle Ages.
Objective
The World Heritage ...
Mittwoch, 3.3.2021, 06:00
Today is World Wildlife Day with the theme: "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet," as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forest and forest-adjacent areas. This aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 13 and 15, and their wide-ranging ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 16:00
Following the destruction of protected area infrastructures caused by excessive rain and the resulting flooding that occurred in May 2020, UNESCO, through the Government of China Funds for Capacity Building and Cooperation for World Heritage in Africa, and in collaboration with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, supported the preparation of architectural designs for five bridges along Central circuit and Kilembe tourist routes within the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, a World Heritage ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 18:00
From 24 November to 8 December 2020, the Pendjari national park in Benin and the W national park in Niger carried out the largest regional initiative for the installation of satellite collars on a total of 25 elephants and 14 antelopes in this large cross-border complex. With a view to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, this initiative aimed to increase monitoring and ensure the protection of these species in these two national parks, which are components of the ...
Montag, 8.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO, in partnership with World Monuments Fund (WMF), sent a team of experts from the University of Cape Town led by Prof. Heinz Rüther to the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property from 28 January to 2 February 2021. They  are undertaking 3D data collection at the historic House of Wonders building, which partially collapsed on 25 December 2020, as part of an in-depth survey and condition assessment.
The mission team has captured metrically accurate spatial data using ...
Montag, 15.2.2021, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Montag, 8.2.2021, 06:00
Nominations are now open. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021
The Prize rewards outstanding actions to safeguard and enhance the world's outstanding cultural landscapes which contribute directly and significantly to the goals set out in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Prize winner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, receives an award of 30,000 USD.
The Prize was created in 1995 by Greece and named ...
Dienstag, 2.2.2021, 06:00
This year's theme for World Wetlands Day ‘Wetlands and Water,' highlights the importance of wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages action to restore them and stop their loss. This is especially important as we mark the UN Decades of Ocean Science and Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).
The UNESCO World Heritage Convention works continuously with other entities to protect the most important wetland systems in the world. Wetlands are currently protected under different ...
Montag, 8.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO, in partnership with World Monuments Fund (WMF), sent a team of experts from the University of Cape Town led by Prof. Heinz Rüther to the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property from 28 January to 2 February 2021. They  are undertaking 3D data collection at the historic House of Wonders building, which partially collapsed on 25 December 2020, as part of an in-depth survey and condition assessment.
The mission team has captured metrically accurate spatial data using ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 22:00
New guidelines developed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with UNESCO outline how tourism and culture stakeholders can work together to support the inclusive recovery of cultural tourism, as countries around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The publication, entitled UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide, Issue 2: Cultural Tourism, draws on the insights and expertise of the two UN agencies to analyse the impact of the pandemic on their respective ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 18:00
From 24 November to 8 December 2020, the Pendjari national park in Benin and the W national park in Niger carried out the largest regional initiative for the installation of satellite collars on a total of 25 elephants and 14 antelopes in this large cross-border complex. With a view to safeguarding the Outstanding Universal Value of the property, this initiative aimed to increase monitoring and ensure the protection of these species in these two national parks, which are components of the ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 18:00
Last week, UNESCO released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites' blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats. While these sites represent less than 1% of the world's ocean, they host at least 21% of the world's blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the world's blue carbon assets. 
Over the last decade, scientists have discovered that seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, and mangroves, ...
Dienstag, 26.1.2021, 18:00
On 22 January 2021, the Sultanate of Oman signed an agreement with UNESCO in the amount of Euros 583,566 to provide support for capacity-building of nomination projects and promotion of World Heritage sites in five Eastern African countries: Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Somalia and United Republic of Tanzania. The three-year capacity-building programme will support the updating of the Tentative Lists of these countries, assist in the preparation of robust nomination files, and strengthen ...
Dienstag, 12.1.2021, 01:00
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
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 collect and develop recommendations to the preparation of the Regional Report and draft Action Plan ...
Montag, 22.2.2021, 06:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the UNESCO Field Offices in Africa, organised a regional workshop, which took place from 17 to 19 February 2021, where National Focal Points from the Africa region participated online.
Following the submission of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting questionnaires in July 2020 and several consultations with World Heritage site managers and African heritage experts of the Africa region ...
Dienstag, 2.2.2021, 06:00
This year's theme for World Wetlands Day ‘Wetlands and Water,' highlights the importance of wetlands as a source of freshwater and encourages action to restore them and stop their loss. This is especially important as we mark the UN Decades of Ocean Science and Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).
The UNESCO World Heritage Convention works continuously with other entities to protect the most important wetland systems in the world. Wetlands are currently protected under different ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide.
In the film industry, it is estimated that ten million jobs will be lost in 2020 (1), while one third of art galleries are estimated to have reduced their staff by half during the crisis ...
Mittwoch, 23.12.2020, 06:00
12 December, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of "Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
To celebrate the occasion, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, organized an International Scientific and Practical Online Conference on "World ...
Montag, 22.2.2021, 06:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the UNESCO Field Offices in Africa, organized an regional workshop from 17 to 19 February 2021, where National Focal Points from the Africa region participated online.
Following the submission of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting questionnaires in July 2020 and several consultations with World Heritage site managers and African heritage experts of the Africa region and their ...
Donnerstag, 18.2.2021, 06:00
After closing the UN Decade on Biodiversity, countries are this year negotiating a new 10 year agenda to halt the accelerating loss of biodiversity. This new and overarching global biodiversity framework, dubbed the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, is to be adopted at the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), planned later in 2021 in Kunming, China.
A Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 06:00
After a closure of more than ten years, the Lopé National Park Ecomuseum reopened its doors on 5 February 2021 with an official ceremony attended by the Executive Secretary and staff of the National Parks Agency (ANPN), local authorities and the head of culture from the UNESCO office in Libreville.
This important building is of great pedagogical interest for learning about conservation through the valorization of history and the close relationship maintained by local communities with ...
Mittwoch, 27.1.2021, 19:00
On 19 January 2021, UNESCO and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB) launched the development of the Conservation and Management Plan for the Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions of Ghana, during a hybrid (physical and online) four-day capacity-building workshop and marked a major step in the implementation of the International Assistance, under the World Heritage Fund.
"This workshop is crucial, as the new Management Plan will introduce priority ...
Mittwoch, 10.2.2021, 06:00
The Programme on African Protected Areas & Conservation (IUCN-Papaco) offers a brand new series of online learning courses adapted to different profiles of professionals working in protected areas. Each course is built on 50 videos (from our MOOCs) followed by quizzes to enable protected area actors to develop the skills that are essential for their profession.
The RANGER Essential is meant for guards and field rangers working mainly on data collection, anti-poaching, guiding etc. ...
Montag, 8.2.2021, 06:00
Nominations are now open. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021
The Prize rewards outstanding actions to safeguard and enhance the world's outstanding cultural landscapes which contribute directly and significantly to the goals set out in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Prize winner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, receives an award of 30,000 USD.
The Prize was created in 1995 by Greece and named ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 06:00
Five youth-led projects bring together heritage and peacebuilding in the Arab States region
Following the success of the Arab World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, and continuing their sense of engagement and purpose beyond the participation in the Forum, five young professionals implemented follow-up projects in the region, making heritage accessible to all, and leveraging it as a channel for peacebuilding in the communities.
Through these projects, the participants put to ...
Donnerstag, 18.2.2021, 06:00
After closing the UN Decade on Biodiversity, countries are this year negotiating a new 10 year agenda to halt the accelerating loss of biodiversity. This new and overarching global biodiversity framework, dubbed the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, is to be adopted at the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), planned later in 2021 in Kunming, China.
A Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO is closely following plans for a 75-hectare amusement park under discussion near the World Heritage site of Angkor in Cambodia.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has also received numerous appeals from third parties expressing their concern.
The plenary session of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor (ICC), held virtually on 26 and 27 January, addressed this project with particular attention, and the technical opinions of experts in the fields of conservation and ...
Mittwoch, 27.1.2021, 19:00
On 19 January 2021, UNESCO and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB) launched the development of the Conservation and Management Plan for the Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions of Ghana, during a hybrid (physical and online) four-day capacity-building workshop and marked a major step in the implementation of the International Assistance, under the World Heritage Fund.
"This workshop is crucial, as the new Management Plan will introduce priority ...
Mittwoch, 23.12.2020, 06:00
12 December, 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the inscription of "Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” on UNESCO's World Heritage List. 
To celebrate the occasion, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and the National Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Preserve, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, organized an International Scientific and Practical Online Conference on "World ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
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 collect and develop recommendations to the preparation of the Regional Report and draft Action Plan ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 17:00
This year's scholarship for the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland is now open for applications until 18 February 2021. The World Heritage site was inscribed in 2012 and consists of seven large timber farmhouses with richly decorated interior. They are part of a concentration of over a thousand surviving timber structures in the Hälsingland area of reflect a timber building tradition that originated in the Middle Ages.
Objective:
The World Heritage ...
Donnerstag, 25.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow and condolences at the death of Hugo Houben.
As an engineer of electronics and nuclear physics, Hugo Houben embarked on another path, more in line with his ethical commitments. At the age of 28, he responded to a request to participate in the construction of a popular village in Algeria. It was then that he discovered that earth can be a good construction material and launched into research to satisfy his immense curiosity, but above all, to understand and ...
Mittwoch, 20.1.2021, 16:00
Following the destruction of protected area infrastructures caused by excessive rain and the resulting flooding that occurred in May 2020, UNESCO, through the Government of China Funds for Capacity Building and Cooperation for World Heritage in Africa, and in collaboration with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, supported the preparation of architectural designs for five bridges along Central circuit and Kilembe tourist routes within the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, a World Heritage ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 06:00
The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention set forth the procedures for the protection and conservation of World Heritage properties, the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, the granting of International Assistance under the World Heritage Fund, and the mobilization of national and international support in favor of the Convention.
They were revised in 2019 by the World Heritage Committee ...
Donnerstag, 28.1.2021, 15:00
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 ongoing retrospective inventory exercise in the APA region,
Lessons learnt ...
Donnerstag, 11.3.2021, 15:00
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 regarding the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting so far
Other inputs and feedback on the ...
Dienstag, 22.12.2020, 06:00
UNESCO has assessed the measures taken by governments to respond to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on culture professionals and on the sector as a whole, an impact which appears to be more severe than previously assumed, according to data collected by the Organization and contained in a new policy guide.
In the film industry, it is estimated that ten million jobs will be lost in 2020 (1), while one third of art galleries are estimated to have reduced their staff by half during the crisis ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 06:00
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 January--During a meeting yesterday, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, and Tirso Dos Santos, Head of the UNESCO Office in Dar es Salaam and UNESCO Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, reviewed emergency response measures following the collapse on 25 December 2020 of the Beit-al-Ajaib historic building, also known as the House of Wonders, in the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property.
The House of Wonders is an ...
Donnerstag, 28.1.2021, 15:00
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 ongoing retrospective inventory exercise in the APA region,
Lessons learnt ...
Freitag, 22.1.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Coast generates more than 1000 jobs for its local community and contributes over AU$100 million to the economy of Western Australia. The economic valuation is the first major milestone toward the design of a climate change adaptation strategy at World Heritage-Listed coral reefs as part of the global Resilient Reefs Initiative.
Ningaloo Coast – a striking stretch of land- and seascape along the western coast of Australia with globally significant ...
Freitag, 22.1.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Listed Ningaloo Coast generates more than 1000 jobs for its local community and contributes over AU$100 million to the economy of Western Australia. The economic valuation is the first major milestone toward the design of a climate change adaptation strategy at World Heritage-Listed coral reefs as part of the global Resilient Reefs Initiative.
Ningaloo Coast – a striking stretch of land- and seascape along the western coast of Australia with globally significant ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO is closely following plans for a 75-hectare amusement park under discussion near the World Heritage site of Angkor in Cambodia.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has also received numerous appeals from third parties expressing their concern.
The plenary session of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor (ICC), held virtually on 26 and 27 January, addressed this project with particular attention, and the technical opinions of experts in the fields of conservation and ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 06:00
After a closure of more than ten years, the Lopé National Park Ecomuseum reopened its doors on 5 February 2021 with an official ceremony attended by the Executive Secretary and staff of the National Parks Agency (ANPN), local authorities and the head of culture from the UNESCO office in Libreville.
This important building is of great pedagogical interest for learning about conservation through the valorization of history and the close relationship maintained by local communities with ...
Freitag, 12.2.2021, 22:00
Following the outbreak of avian influenza currently raging in Senegal and Mauritania, UNESCO organized on February 11, 2021, a virtual information and consultation meeting with the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities in charge of the management of the Djoudj National Bird Park (PNOD), the Diawling National Park (PND) and the Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) as well as representatives of FAO, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the CMS ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 21:00
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 world's blue carbon assets. These carbon stores were equivalent to about ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 06:00
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, 13 January--During a meeting yesterday, Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, President of Zanzibar, and Tirso Dos Santos, Head of the UNESCO Office in Dar es Salaam and UNESCO Representative to the United Republic of Tanzania, reviewed emergency response measures following the collapse on 25 December 2020 of the Beit-al-Ajaib historic building, also known as the House of Wonders, in the Stone Town of Zanzibar World Heritage property.
The House of Wonders is an ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 18:00
First meeting of the open-ended working group of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention in conformity with Resolution 22 GA 10

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Dienstag, 12.1.2021, 01:00
Freitag, 12.2.2021, 22:00
Following the outbreak of avian influenza currently raging in Senegal and Mauritania, UNESCO organized on February 11, 2021, a virtual information and consultation meeting with the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities in charge of the management of the Djoudj National Bird Park (PNOD), the Diawling National Park (PND) and the Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) as well as representatives of FAO, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the CMS ...
Mittwoch, 10.2.2021, 06:00
The Programme on African Protected Areas & Conservation (IUCN-Papaco) offers a brand new series of online learning courses adapted to different profiles of professionals working in protected areas. Each course is built on 50 videos (from our MOOCs) followed by quizzes to enable protected area actors to develop the skills that are essential for their profession.
The RANGER Essential is meant for guards and field rangers working mainly on data collection, anti-poaching, guiding etc. ...
Donnerstag, 14.1.2021, 15:00
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 regarding the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting so far
Other inputs and feedback on the ...
Mittwoch, 13.1.2021, 06:00
Five youth-led projects bring together heritage and peacebuilding in the Arab States region
Following the success of the Arab World Heritage Young Professionals Forum, and continuing their sense of engagement and purpose beyond the participation in the Forum, five young professionals implemented follow-up projects in the region, making heritage accessible to all, and leveraging it as a channel for peacebuilding in the communities.
Through these projects, the participants put to ...
Montag, 15.2.2021, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

Introduction to the global map on the closure of World Heritage sites due to Covid-19 and analysis.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments have taken measures to restrict movements of people and access to certain areas.
This includes the closure of natural and cultural World Heritage sites in the 167 countries they are located in. Please consider the following when reviewing the map:

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Montag, 8.2.2021, 17:24
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • How environmental change may have created the Egypt nation-state
    (details)

  • Early Medieval graveyard found beneath student housing in Cambridge
    (details)

  • Archaeology is unlocking more details about Peru’s Cloud Warriors
    (details)

  • New analysis offers insight into Bronze Age agricultural practices
    (details)


Montag, 1.2.2021, 15:49
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Researchers discover 3000-year-old royal purple dye in Israel
    (details)

  • Ancient milk proteins in Africa show long-term milk consumption
    (details)

  • Dogs likely to have accompanied people to the Americas
    (details)

  • Medieval Cambridge skeletons reveal injuries to manual laborers
    (details)


Montag, 7.12.2020, 23:26
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient necropolis in Tauste adds to evidence of an extended Islamic presence
    (details)

  • New research techniques reveal extensive water collection systems at Tikal
    (details)

  • Multi-national effort unravels illegal transfer and auction of looted Greek artifacts
    (details)

  • Vast collections of prehistoric rock art imagery found on remote cliffs in Colombia
    (details)


Montag, 18.1.2021, 16:07
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Temple to Aphrodite identified in Turkey
    (details)

  • Facial reconstruction reveals features of buried Siberian man and his companion
    (details)

  • Rare female statue found in Mexican citrus grove
    (details)

  • Dating confirms that Sulawesi warty pig is oldest animal cave art known
    (details)


Montag, 9.11.2020, 18:40
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Teeth from Bronze Age site in Spain show that women were fiber specialists
    (details)

  • Andes burial from 9,000 years ago reveals young, female big-game hunter
    (details)

  • Greenwich Palace exploration finds the spot where everything changed for Henry VIII
    (details)

  • Search for Tulsa Massacre remains finds coffins that were buried without marker
    (details)


Montag, 21.12.2020, 15:45
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hoards of counterfeit silver show how rulers propped up currency in early Middle East
    (details)

  • Climate change, not Genghis Khan, caused the end of Central Asian kingdoms
    (details)

  • More skulls found from Aztec tower of skulls in Mexico City
    (details)

  • Scottish cross from Viking-era hoard shows craftsmanship fit for a king
    (details)


Montag, 14.12.2020, 15:38
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Bronze Age grave in Croatia holds bones of warrior still wearing his bronze helmet
    (details)

  • Norwegian ice patch reveals evidence of reindeer hunting across 6000 years
    (details)

  • Prehistoric Southwestern mummies show entire communities offered help to the dying
    (details)

  • Pandemic stay-home in UK leads to gardening, with a harvest of Tudor-era coins
    (details)


Montag, 30.11.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Chewed-upon hallucinogenic plant remains found in cave with rock art
    (details)

  • Ancestral Puebloans used thousands of turkey feathers to make blanket
    (details)

  • Ancient city in Saudi Arabia now restored and open to the public
    (details)

  • More mask reliefs depicting traditional motifs found in ancient Turkish theater
    (details)


Montag, 16.11.2020, 19:17
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Remains of people and horses provide insight into Xiongnu civilization
    (details)

  • The true story behind the Great Fire of Rome
    (details)

  • New fossil discovery shows evolutionary changes in extinct human in small-scale
    (details)

  • The Svalbard shipwreck and where it disappeared to
    (details)


Montag, 23.11.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Late Roman watchtower found along lower Danube in Bulgaria
    (details)

  • In times of drought, early Puebloans turned to underground caves for water
    (details)

  • Edo period document details strict code of conduct for workers
    (details)

  • Race to excavate Viking longship is up against long odds
    (details)


Montag, 25.1.2021, 15:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New finds in Egypt include temple, burials and part of the Book of the Dead
    (details)

  • Bronze Age caches in Europe show standardized objects, perhaps used as money
    (details)

  • Ohio’s Fort Ancient earthworks may become part of larger Hopewell monument
    (details)

  • Ancient knowledge analyzed to provide insight on current global issues
    (details)


Montag, 28.12.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Compost islands in the Amazon
    (details)

  • Ancient washed-up weapons turn out to be made of human bone
    (details)

  • DNA trumps ceramics in correcting the history of early Caribbean
    (details)

  • Tooth plaque reveals that Levant commoners ate imported foods
    (details)


Montag, 11.1.2021, 15:26
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New South African fossils show ever more diversity in early hominid species
    (details)

  • Indigenous-led archaeology corrects and expands on Victoria, Australia, prehistory
    (details)

  • Death threats to famed archaeologist excavating Peru’s most ancient city
    (details)

  • Treasure hunter who disturbed Yellowstone’s historic cemetery pleads guilty
    (details)


Montag, 1.3.2021, 15:57
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • 5,000-year-old burial mounds at Tomaka State Park give insight into Timucua people
    (details)

  • 18th century Bray School for enslaved and free black children to be moved for conservation
    (details)

  • Researchers hope to learn more about Himalayan lake holding over 300 skeletons
    (details)

  • New analysis shows Celtic memorials commemorate saints, not warriors
    (details)


Montag, 4.1.2021, 17:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient Peruvian farmers used cyclical climate patterns as an advantage
    (details)

  • Bozeman Trail proponents seek national historic designation status
    (details)

  • New excavations reveal details of daily life in Pompeii
    (details)

  • Analysis of tree rings provides fresh evidence of climatic fluctuations
    (details)


Montag, 22.2.2021, 15:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Dating to First Dynasty, Egyptian beer factory is oldest ever found
    (details)

  • Grindstone with moth remains documents an important Aboriginal food tradition
    (details)

  • Global study of successful societies highlights role of taxes and bureaucracy
    (details)

  • Stalagmite study shows Silk Road didn’t start until megadrought ended
    (details)


Montag, 15.2.2021, 16:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hellenistic era theater in Turkey produces scores of terracotta statuettes
    (details)

  • Oldest known Chinese cosmetic cream found in noble tomb
    (details)

  • Venetian beads found in Alaska point to possible pre-colonial trade
    (details)

  • New analysis of an ancient conch shell finds it may be oldest discovered wind instrument
    (details)


Central Asia Trade
Montag, 15.2.2021, 16:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hellenistic era theater in Turkey produces scores of terracotta statuettes
    (details)

  • Oldest known Chinese cosmetic cream found in noble tomb
    (details)

  • Venetian beads found in Alaska point to possible pre-colonial trade
    (details)

  • New analysis of an ancient conch shell finds it may be oldest discovered wind instrument
    (details)


Montag, 23.11.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Late Roman watchtower found along lower Danube in Bulgaria
    (details)

  • In times of drought, early Puebloans turned to underground caves for water
    (details)

  • Edo period document details strict code of conduct for workers
    (details)

  • Race to excavate Viking longship is up against long odds
    (details)


Montag, 21.12.2020, 15:45
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hoards of counterfeit silver show how rulers propped up currency in early Middle East
    (details)

  • Climate change, not Genghis Khan, caused the end of Central Asian kingdoms
    (details)

  • More skulls found from Aztec tower of skulls in Mexico City
    (details)

  • Scottish cross from Viking-era hoard shows craftsmanship fit for a king
    (details)


Montag, 25.1.2021, 15:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New finds in Egypt include temple, burials and part of the Book of the Dead
    (details)

  • Bronze Age caches in Europe show standardized objects, perhaps used as money
    (details)

  • Ohio’s Fort Ancient earthworks may become part of larger Hopewell monument
    (details)

  • Ancient knowledge analyzed to provide insight on current global issues
    (details)


Montag, 28.12.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Compost islands in the Amazon
    (details)

  • Ancient washed-up weapons turn out to be made of human bone
    (details)

  • DNA trumps ceramics in correcting the history of early Caribbean
    (details)

  • Tooth plaque reveals that Levant commoners ate imported foods
    (details)


Montag, 9.11.2020, 18:40
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Teeth from Bronze Age site in Spain show that women were fiber specialists
    (details)

  • Andes burial from 9,000 years ago reveals young, female big-game hunter
    (details)

  • Greenwich Palace exploration finds the spot where everything changed for Henry VIII
    (details)

  • Search for Tulsa Massacre remains finds coffins that were buried without marker
    (details)


Montag, 7.12.2020, 23:26
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient necropolis in Tauste adds to evidence of an extended Islamic presence
    (details)

  • New research techniques reveal extensive water collection systems at Tikal
    (details)

  • Multi-national effort unravels illegal transfer and auction of looted Greek artifacts
    (details)

  • Vast collections of prehistoric rock art imagery found on remote cliffs in Colombia
    (details)


Montag, 4.1.2021, 17:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient Peruvian farmers used cyclical climate patterns as an advantage
    (details)

  • Bozeman Trail proponents seek national historic designation status
    (details)

  • New excavations reveal details of daily life in Pompeii
    (details)

  • Analysis of tree rings provides fresh evidence of climatic fluctuations
    (details)


Montag, 11.1.2021, 15:26
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New South African fossils show ever more diversity in early hominid species
    (details)

  • Indigenous-led archaeology corrects and expands on Victoria, Australia, prehistory
    (details)

  • Death threats to famed archaeologist excavating Peru’s most ancient city
    (details)

  • Treasure hunter who disturbed Yellowstone’s historic cemetery pleads guilty
    (details)


Montag, 18.1.2021, 16:07
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Temple to Aphrodite identified in Turkey
    (details)

  • Facial reconstruction reveals features of buried Siberian man and his companion
    (details)

  • Rare female statue found in Mexican citrus grove
    (details)

  • Dating confirms that Sulawesi warty pig is oldest animal cave art known
    (details)


Montag, 16.11.2020, 19:17
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Remains of people and horses provide insight into Xiongnu civilization
    (details)

  • The true story behind the Great Fire of Rome
    (details)

  • New fossil discovery shows evolutionary changes in extinct human in small-scale
    (details)

  • The Svalbard shipwreck and where it disappeared to
    (details)


Montag, 22.2.2021, 15:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Dating to First Dynasty, Egyptian beer factory is oldest ever found
    (details)

  • Grindstone with moth remains documents an important Aboriginal food tradition
    (details)

  • Global study of successful societies highlights role of taxes and bureaucracy
    (details)

  • Stalagmite study shows Silk Road didn’t start until megadrought ended
    (details)


Montag, 1.3.2021, 15:57
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • 5,000-year-old burial mounds at Tomaka State Park give insight into Timucua people
    (details)

  • 18th century Bray School for enslaved and free black children to be moved for conservation
    (details)

  • Researchers hope to learn more about Himalayan lake holding over 300 skeletons
    (details)

  • New analysis shows Celtic memorials commemorate saints, not warriors
    (details)


Montag, 1.2.2021, 15:49
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Researchers discover 3000-year-old royal purple dye in Israel
    (details)

  • Ancient milk proteins in Africa show long-term milk consumption
    (details)

  • Dogs likely to have accompanied people to the Americas
    (details)

  • Medieval Cambridge skeletons reveal injuries to manual laborers
    (details)


Montag, 14.12.2020, 15:38
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Bronze Age grave in Croatia holds bones of warrior still wearing his bronze helmet
    (details)

  • Norwegian ice patch reveals evidence of reindeer hunting across 6000 years
    (details)

  • Prehistoric Southwestern mummies show entire communities offered help to the dying
    (details)

  • Pandemic stay-home in UK leads to gardening, with a harvest of Tudor-era coins
    (details)


Montag, 30.11.2020, 15:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Chewed-upon hallucinogenic plant remains found in cave with rock art
    (details)

  • Ancestral Puebloans used thousands of turkey feathers to make blanket
    (details)

  • Ancient city in Saudi Arabia now restored and open to the public
    (details)

  • More mask reliefs depicting traditional motifs found in ancient Turkish theater
    (details)


Montag, 8.2.2021, 17:24
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • How environmental change may have created the Egypt nation-state
    (details)

  • Early Medieval graveyard found beneath student housing in Cambridge
    (details)

  • Archaeology is unlocking more details about Peru’s Cloud Warriors
    (details)

  • New analysis offers insight into Bronze Age agricultural practices
    (details)