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UNESCO - World Heritage
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:00
The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention.
Dates: 1-10 October 2020
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist ...
Mittwoch, 14.10.2020, 07:00
Altering the route of the Transgabonese highway near the Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda will better protect the World Heritage site.
The Transgabonese highway project, which is to cross five provinces of Gabon to link Libreville (West) and Franceville (East) by expressway, foresees the rehabilitation and upgrading of various roads. The World Heritage Committee had expressed its concern regarding the potential impact of this project on the Ecosystem and Relict ...
Mittwoch, 7.10.2020, 07:00
As part of an ongoing UNESCO World Heritage Fund International Assistance project  "Capacity building and implementation of the World Heritage Convention in South Sudan”, UNESCO Juba Office in close collaboration with the South Sudan Ministry of Culture, Museums and National Heritage organized a three-day training workshop aimed at strengthening capacities of World Heritage stakeholders under the theme "National Consultation and Awareness raising on South Sudan's ...
Dienstag, 6.10.2020, 07:00
International experts from the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) led an online meeting on the theme "Safeguarding the cultural heritage of Comoros" for government stakeholders in Comoros on 29 September 2020. The meeting was organized in close collaboration with the Direction General for Arts and Culture of Comoros and reinforced existing UNESCO projects underway in Comoros for the preparation of a first nomination file for World Heritage, a ...
Montag, 24.8.2020, 07:00
Conservation works to reinforce Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a World Heritage property in the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, have been completed.
The works were started in August 2019 with the deconstruction of sections of the fortress wall that were too weak. Care was taken to ensure that the stones were placed according to the original style of construction, and it was evident that the original wall was constructed in different periods, each with a different style. No ...
Montag, 21.9.2020, 16:00
‘Le Pôle international francophone de formation et d'échanges des gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux' is offering training for French speaking site managers in 2021. The Call for applications is open until 30 October 2020. The 8th edition of intensive international training for site managers "Building together the future of heritage sites: developing and implementing sustainable management" will be held from Monday, 31 May to Friday, 11 June ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year the Heritage Night will also be available ...
Mittwoch, 23.9.2020, 15:00
In the framework of the new communication strategy with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the World Heritage Centre (WHC), the Africa and Arab State units, and the AWHF held an online quarterly meeting on 22 September 2020.
The AWHF presented its Work plan for the 16 activities (from now until the beginning of 2021) including Online Nomination Training for African Countries, Training on the Desired State of Conservation for the Removal of the Property from the List of World Heritage ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year Heritage Night will also be available from ...
Montag, 24.8.2020, 07:00
Conservation works to reinforce Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a World Heritage property in the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, have been completed.
The works were started in August 2019 with the deconstruction of sections of the fortress wall that were too weak. Care was taken to ensure that the stones were placed according to the original style of construction, and it was evident that the original wall was constructed in different periods, each with a different style. No ...
Montag, 12.10.2020, 07:00
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, 1.10.2020, 07:30
The Director of the World Heritage Centre, Dr Mechtild Rössler, launches the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the region of Asia and the Pacific via a video message addressed to the National Focal Points
One of the two main monitoring mechanisms within the framework of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, alongside Reactive Monitoring, the Periodic Reporting exercise is a statutory requirement under the Convention, whereby all States Parties are asked to provide up-to-date ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 19:00
ICOMOS Netherlands in cooperation with the Delft University of Technologie, Netherlands and the Water Channel, is organizing a series of 3 open webinars on Water and Culture.
The overall aim of the webinar series is to inform water professionals and heritage experts about the Water and Heritage initiative and its activities that aim at recognition by water managers that water related heritage can contribute significantly toward water challenges. The specific objective of the webinars is to ...
Freitag, 2.10.2020, 22:00
Global strategy needed in ‘watershed' moment to steer away from unsustainable tourism, stress experts at UNESCO debate.
The online debate ‘Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation' took place on 28 September and highlighted the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry and the crippling effect it is having on many World Heritage sites, intangible cultural heritage practices, cultural activities and institutions, as well as their ...
Donnerstag, 24.9.2020, 07:00
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 ...
Montag, 28.9.2020, 07:00
The ‘Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation' global debate takes place on 28 September, 2020, 13.30-15.00 CET. The debate is organized by UNESCO, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).
The debate is the first event in a series that will tackle key issues relating to ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 19:00
ICOMOS Netherlands in cooperation with the Delft University of Technologie, Netherlands and the Water Channel, is organizing a series of 3 open webinars on Water and Culture.
The overall aim of the webinar series is to inform water professionals and heritage experts about the Water and Heritage initiative and its activities that aim at recognition by water managers that water related heritage can contribute significantly toward water challenges. The specific objective of the webinars is to ...
Mittwoch, 23.9.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will host the last of three ResiliArt online debates dedicated to Lebanon, ResiliArt Lebanon: Bridging the Past and Future through Built Heritage, on 24 September, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm (CET). It will bring together experts and actors in the field of built heritage to discuss the impact of the 4 August blast on the architectural and urban heritage of Beirut, and ways to implement a comprehensive approach to urban recovery that integrates cultural heritage protection and ...
Montag, 14.9.2020, 15:00
Following a devastating fire on 5 June 2020 at the World Heritage property of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi in Uganda, UNESCO, through the Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF), is providing financial and technical assistance to support the urgent procurement and installation of a firefighting system at the property, as well as training in fire prevention and disaster risk management for the site management authorities and local community members of the Buganda Kingdom living in the compound ...
Mittwoch, 14.10.2020, 07:00
Altering the route of the Transgabonese highway near the Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda will better protect the World Heritage site.
The Transgabonese highway project, which is to cross five provinces of Gabon to link Libreville (West) and Franceville (East) by expressway, foresees the rehabilitation and upgrading of various roads. The World Heritage Committee had expressed its concern regarding the potential impact of this project on the Ecosystem and Relict ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Two World Heritage properties in Madagascar - Tsingy de Bemaraha Integrated Nature Reserve and the Belo-sur-Mer Kirindy-Mitea Biosphere Reserve - received financial support for COVID-19 recovery and emergency response from the programme #SOSAfricanHeritage funded by the German Commission for UNESCO.
The grants follow submission of two project proposals by Madagascar National Parks entitled "Integration of regional and local youth volunteers in the fight against bushfire and ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 18:00
On the 1st of October, the second online World Heritage Nomination workshop, for Anglophone and Francophone countries, was officially closed by the Director of the World Heritage Centre. The training examined the challenges and strengths of nomination dossiers for 12 countries from the African Region, namely Benin, Cameroon, Côte-d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Considering the context of COVID-19 pandemic, the African World Heritage Fund ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has received numerous emails with third-party information regarding the construction of a concrete road passing through the World Heritage property "Sinharaja Forest Reserve” (Sri Lanka), which could negatively affect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of this property. The road development was reportedly under temporary suspension, but work appears to have resumed, following an order by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
Within the framework of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copán on the World Heritage List, the Honduran authorities and the UNESCO Multi-Country Office in San José organized the debate "The Role of World Heritage for Sustainable Development in the Framework of the Post-COVID-19 Crisis: The Example of the Mayan Site of Copán.” This event was an exceptional occasion to discuss the cultural and scientific value of this ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
Within the framework of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copán on the World Heritage List, the Honduran authorities and the UNESCO Multi-Country Office in San José organized the debate "The Role of World Heritage for Sustainable Development in the Framework of the Post-COVID-19 Crisis: The Example of the Mayan Site of Copán.” This event was an exceptional occasion to discuss the cultural and scientific value of this ...
Sonntag, 8.11.2020, 06:00
The third edition of RO.ME Museum Exhibition, the professional and international platform for institutions and companies operating in museums, culture and art, in a renewed format,  sees the launch of the "Santagata Foundation Award for UNESCO designations”, addressed to sustainable development projects realized between 2019 and 2020, and conferred by a scientific committee coordinated by the Santagata Foundation for the Economics of Culture.
The award aims at providing visibility ...
Montag, 28.9.2020, 07:00
The ‘Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation' global debate takes place on 28 September, 2020, 13.30-15.00 CET. The debate is organized by UNESCO, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).
The debate is the first event in a series that will tackle key issues relating to ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
Unprecedented fires are blazing through the Pantanal, threatening numerous endangered species and the highly valuable ecosystem. The Rapid Response Facility, a joint initiative of UNESCO and Fauna and Flora International (FFI), is supporting firefighting activity in the Pantanal Biosphere Reserve to prevent fires from spreading into the Pantanal Conservation Area World Heritage site.
The Pantanal region is the largest tropical wetland in the world, located mostly within ...
Freitag, 23.10.2020, 07:00
On 23-24 October 2020, WHITRAP Shanghai, UNESCO Category 2 Centre, will host an online seminar on the Historic Urban Landscape approach – integrating urban heritage conservation with urban development in planning processes in Asia.
The modernisation of living conditions in fast-growing cities in historic and new districts (including designated World Heritage cities) is a major issue worldwide. 
This two-day seminar will focus on the 2011 UNESCO Historic Urban Landscape Recommendation ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 07:00
Migratory birds are part of our shared natural World Heritage. They depend on critical breeding, staging and wintering sites along major flyways which often span several continents. Two of the world's largest migratory bird stop-over areas, Wadden Sea and Banc d'Arguin National Park were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2009 and 1989 respectively. This World Migratory Bird Day, we celebrate the birds that connect our cultures and the people all over the world who ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Two World Heritage properties in Madagascar - Tsingy de Bemaraha Integrated Nature Reserve and the Belo-sur-Mer Kirindy-Mitea Biosphere Reserve - received financial support for COVID-19 recovery and emergency response from the programme #SOSAfricanHeritage funded by the German Commission for UNESCO.
The grants follow submission of two project proposals by Madagascar National Parks entitled "Integration of regional and local youth volunteers in the fight against bushfire and ...
Mittwoch, 28.10.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre, the African World Heritage Fund and the Periodic Reporting Coordination Team, together with international heritage experts will meet to discuss and work on the methodology for data analysis and synthesis, following the results of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in Africa.  The aim is to finalise a first draft regional report and to formulate an initial Action Plan for the region.Interpretation languages: English and FrenchChairperson of the ...
Freitag, 11.9.2020, 07:00
Heavy rainfall over the past week in Sudan has resulted in extensive flooding, destroying homes, infrastructure, farms and livelihoods of communities.
This situation, which might make it increasingly difficult to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, has prompted the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in the country.
UNESCO is closely monitoring the situation of two World Heritage sites, which could be under threat if heavy rainfall continues, leading to further rise of the water ...
Montag, 19.10.2020, 07:00
The Grands Ateliers, part of the "UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development", put women at the heart of their action by launching for the first time in 2020 the event "Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire (Earth, Women and Know-How). This cycle of professional exchanges will take place from 2020 to 2022 and offer a new meeting place for dialogue and experimentation between the traditional and contemporary worlds.
Under the patronage of ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is coordinating the Modern Heritage of Africa (MoHoA) Programme in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to define, identify, protect, and promote modern heritage of Africa.
The AWHF together with the University of Cape Town ...
Mittwoch, 7.10.2020, 07:00
As part of an ongoing UNESCO World Heritage Fund International Assistance project  "Capacity building and implementation of the World Heritage Convention in South Sudan”, UNESCO Juba Office in close collaboration with the South Sudan Ministry of Culture, Museums and National Heritage organized a three-day training workshop aimed at strengthening capacities of World Heritage stakeholders under the theme "National Consultation and Awareness raising on South Sudan's ...
Samstag, 19.9.2020, 07:00
World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world to cooperate and collaborate to clean our environment, including UNESCO World Heritage sites. This effort involves all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government to reduce the harmful effects of pollution in communities all over the world.
Pollution is a global problem requiring a global solution, even in the most isolated places. Marine debris for example accumulates on the beaches of remote and pristine ...
Freitag, 11.9.2020, 07:00
Heavy rainfall over the past week in Sudan has resulted in extensive flooding, destroying homes, infrastructure, farms and livelihoods of communities.
This situation, which might make it increasingly difficult to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, has prompted the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in the country.
UNESCO is closely monitoring the situation of two World Heritage sites, which could be under threat if heavy rainfall continues, leading to further rise of the water ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
Unprecedented fires are blazing through the Pantanal, threatening numerous endangered species and the highly valuable ecosystem. The Rapid Response Facility, a joint initiative of UNESCO and Fauna and Flora International (FFI), is supporting firefighting activity in the Pantanal Biosphere Reserve to prevent fires from spreading into the Pantanal Conservation Area World Heritage site.
The Pantanal region is the largest tropical wetland in the world, located mostly within ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 18:00
On the 1st of October, the second online World Heritage Nomination workshop, for Anglophone and Francophone countries, was officially closed by the Director of the World Heritage Centre. The training examined the challenges and strengths of nomination dossiers for 12 countries from the African Region, namely Benin, Cameroon, Côte-d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Considering the context of COVID-19 pandemic, the African World Heritage Fund ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has received numerous emails with third-party information regarding the construction of a concrete road passing through the World Heritage property "Sinharaja Forest Reserve” (Sri Lanka), which could negatively affect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of this property. The road development was reportedly under temporary suspension, but work appears to have resumed, following an order by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri ...
Montag, 12.10.2020, 07:00
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, 1.9.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2021 ‘Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage'.
This Call is an invitation for all interested organizations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2021 Campaign with their proposed projects, and join the selected organizations/institutions of the WHV 2020 Campaign which was postponed to 2021, in light of the global health emergency caused by ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:00
The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention.
Dates: 1-10 October 2020
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist ...
Samstag, 19.9.2020, 07:00
World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world to cooperate and collaborate to clean our environment, including UNESCO World Heritage sites. This effort involves all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government to reduce the harmful effects of pollution in communities all over the world.
Pollution is a global problem requiring a global solution, even in the most isolated places. Marine debris for example accumulates on the beaches of remote and pristine ...
Mittwoch, 30.9.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Information Meeting regarding the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee.
The meeting will be held online on Wednesday, 30 September for all permanent delegations of UNESCO.The working languages of the meeting will be English and French and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in these two languages.
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year Heritage Night will also be available from ...
Donnerstag, 22.10.2020, 01:00
From 7 to 30 October 2020, the photo exhibition "Protecting UNESCO Marine World Heritage through scientific research" features 21 photographs at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, as well as a digital edition.
Exceptional photographs highlight how innovative marine experts and scientists take the pulse of the ocean by exploring ecosystems, studying the movement of species, or revealing the hidden biodiversity of coral reefs. Scientific discoveries are more important than ever for ...
Mittwoch, 21.10.2020, 07:00
Following requests from the United Republic of Tanzania, the World Heritage Fund has granted a total of USD 59,836 in International Financial Assistance for two new projects to address conservation and management needs at two World Heritage sites: the Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara and Kondoa Rock-Art Sites.

A project signing ceremony convened by the Tanzania National Commission for UNESCO was organized in October 2020 in Dar es Salaam for the ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 07:00
Migratory birds are part of our shared natural World Heritage. They depend on critical breeding, staging and wintering sites along major flyways which often span several continents. Two of the world's largest migratory bird stop-over areas, Wadden Sea and Banc d'Arguin National Park were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2009 and 1989 respectively. This World Migratory Bird Day, we celebrate the birds that connect our cultures and the people all over the world who ...
Dienstag, 22.9.2020, 07:00
The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, strongly condemned the killing of two employees of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) on 17 September 2020 at the Adusa post of the entrance to the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, a property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 
"In a global context already weakened by a health crisis linked to COVID-19, these facts recall the recent tragic events that claimed the ...
Montag, 19.10.2020, 07:00
The Grands Ateliers, part of the "UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development", put women at the heart of their action by launching for the first time in 2020 the event "Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire (Earth, Women and Know-How). This cycle of professional exchanges will take place from 2020 to 2022 and offer a new meeting place for dialogue and experimentation between the traditional and contemporary worlds.
Under the patronage of ...
Dienstag, 20.10.2020, 07:00
With support from the German Commission for UNESCO's #SOSAfricanHeritage Fund, seven World Heritage sites from five Eastern African countries have received grants to help overcome impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on management and conservation.
The recipients include: Simien National Park in Ethiopia; Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests and Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest in Kenya; Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve and Bélo sur Mer Kirindy-Mite Biosphere Reserve in ...
Dienstag, 6.10.2020, 07:00
International experts from the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) led an online meeting on the theme "Safeguarding the cultural heritage of Comoros" for government stakeholders in Comoros on 29 September 2020. The meeting was organized in close collaboration with the Direction General for Arts and Culture of Comoros and reinforced existing UNESCO projects underway in Comoros for the preparation of a first nomination file for World Heritage, a ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:30
The Director of the World Heritage Centre, Dr Mechtild Rössler, launches the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the region of Asia and the Pacific via a video message addressed to the National Focal Points
One of the two main monitoring mechanisms within the framework of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, alongside Reactive Monitoring, the Periodic Reporting exercise is a statutory requirement under the Convention, whereby all States Parties are asked to provide up-to-date ...
Mittwoch, 23.9.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will host the last of three ResiliArt online debates dedicated to Lebanon, ResiliArt Lebanon: Bridging the Past and Future through Built Heritage, on 24 September, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm (CET). It will bring together experts and actors in the field of built heritage to discuss the impact of the 4 August blast on the architectural and urban heritage of Beirut, and ways to implement a comprehensive approach to urban recovery that integrates cultural heritage protection and ...
Dienstag, 22.9.2020, 07:00
The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, strongly condemned the killing of two employees of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) on 17 September 2020 at the Adusa post of the entrance to the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, a property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 
"In a global context already weakened by a health crisis linked to COVID-19, these facts recall the recent tragic events that claimed the ...
Mittwoch, 30.9.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Information Meeting regarding the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee.
The meeting will be held online on Wednesday, 30 September for all permanent delegations of UNESCO.The working languages of the meeting will be English and French and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in these two languages.
Sonntag, 8.11.2020, 06:00
The third edition of RO.ME Museum Exhibition, the professional and international platform for institutions and companies operating in museums, culture and art, in a renewed format,  sees the launch of the "Santagata Foundation Award for UNESCO designations”, addressed to sustainable development projects realized between 2019 and 2020, and conferred by a scientific committee coordinated by the Santagata Foundation for the Economics of Culture.
The award aims at providing visibility ...
Dienstag, 1.9.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2021 ‘Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage'.
This Call is an invitation for all interested organizations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2021 Campaign with their proposed projects, and join the selected organizations/institutions of the WHV 2020 Campaign which was postponed to 2021, in light of the global health emergency caused by ...
Montag, 21.9.2020, 16:00
‘Le Pôle international francophone de formation et d'échanges des gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux' is offering training for French speaking site managers in 2021. The Call for applications is open until 30 October 2020. The 8th edition of intensive international training for site managers "Building together the future of heritage sites: developing and implementing sustainable management" will be held from Monday, 31 May to Friday, 11 June ...
Dienstag, 20.10.2020, 07:00
The Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Mechtild Rössler, expressed concern after the fire that, on the afternoon of 11 October, broke out in Kilimanjaro National Park (United Republic of Tanzania), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1987.
"We are in contact with the Tanzania National Park Authority (TANAPA) which is currently carrying out an initial assessment of the damage caused by the fire," said Ms Rössler. "We are confident that the ...
Donnerstag, 24.9.2020, 07:00
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 ...
Freitag, 2.10.2020, 22:00
Global strategy needed in ‘watershed' moment to steer away from unsustainable tourism, stress experts at UNESCO debate.
The online debate ‘Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation' took place on 28 September and highlighted the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry and the crippling effect it is having on many World Heritage sites, intangible cultural heritage practices, cultural activities and institutions, as well as their ...
Mittwoch, 23.9.2020, 15:00
In the framework of the new communication strategy with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the World Heritage Centre (WHC), the Africa and Arab State units, and the AWHF held an online quarterly meeting on 22 September 2020.
The AWHF presented its Work plan for the 16 activities (from now until the beginning of 2021) including Online Nomination Training for African Countries, Training on the Desired State of Conservation for the Removal of the Property from the List of World Heritage ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is coordinating the Modern Heritage of Africa (MoHoA) Programme in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to define, identify, protect, and promote modern heritage of Africa.
The AWHF together with the University of Cape Town ...
Mittwoch, 28.10.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre, the African World Heritage Fund and the Periodic Reporting Coordination Team, together with international heritage experts will meet to discuss and work on the methodology for data analysis and synthesis, following the results of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in Africa.  The aim is to finalise a first draft regional report and to formulate an initial Action Plan for the region.Interpretation languages: English and FrenchChairperson of the ...
Mittwoch, 21.10.2020, 18:00
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the National Institute of Cultural Heritage together with experts from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) are pleased to invite you to take part in a webinar on 21 October 2020. Organized to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the reconstruction of the ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Three participants from Ethiopia, together with 16 other representatives from Anglophone Africa, are taking part in an online World Heritage Nomination Workshop for Advanced Dossiers under the framework of the World Heritage Nomination Capacity Building Programme from 10 to 17 September 2020. The  online workshop, which was organized by the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Properties (ICCROM), ...
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Montag, 27.7.2020, 16:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Studies of pirate shipwreck suggests Blackbeard abandoned it intentionally
    (details)

  • Viking age burials produce smallpox DNA that adds new twist to history
    (details)

  • New studies from Mexican cave and other early sites put North American arrival at 30,000 years ago
    (details)

  • New site in Jerusalem is from time of the biblical kings
    (details)


Mittwoch, 9.9.2020, 20:04
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient cult threw offerings into the sea for 400 years
    (details)

  • Cyclones may have contributed to Maya decline
    (details)

  • Population decline on Easter Island serves lesson for the planet
    (details)

  • Face down burial raises questions about past pandemics
    (details)


Montag, 12.10.2020, 12:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Remnants of ancient Viking temple found in Norway
    (details)

  • Clay figurine adorned with bone mask discovered in Siberia
    (details)

  • Intact human cells survived the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
    (details)

  • This is no place to call home
    (details)


Montag, 22.6.2020, 17:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Research continues on Maya ruins at Uxmal
    (details)

  • Sri Lanka reveals 48,000 year old arrowheads
    (details)

  • Underwater bones raise questions about doomed French expedition
    (details)

  • New analysis of remains from Newgrange indicates incest
    (details)


Montag, 6.7.2020, 16:53
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Korea Legoland theme park plows through priceless prehistoric site
    (details)

  • Volcano in Alaska helped push Roman Republic to the tipping point
    (details)

  • Bad water in Maya city of Tikal came partly from dangerous paint
    (details)

  • Old spy photos and new satellite technology find 14,000 new sites in northeastern Syria
    (details)


Montag, 19.10.2020, 17:22
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New analysis shows Central Asian leather balls are 3,000 years old
    (details)

  • Climate change helped drive human cousins extinct
    (details)

  • Finds from Theopetra Cave show changes from Paleolithic to Neolithic in Greece
    (details)

  • How tourists shape the future of Confederate monuments
    (details)


Dienstag, 29.9.2020, 16:39
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Early edition of final Shakespeare play found in Scottish seminary in Spain
    (details)

  • Major exhibit on 400th anniversary of the Mayflower balances myth with truth
    (details)

  • Geochemistry of Egyptian bird mummies reveals they were hunted
    (details)

  • New dates for Hadrianopolis near Black Sea put city’s founding in the Copper Age
    (details)


Montag, 17.8.2020, 16:54
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • March 29, 2020: Signs of world's earliest epidemic found in China
    (details)

  • May 10, 2020: Archaeological evidence puts pandemic effects into historical perspective
    (details)

  • May 17:How ancient African societies coped with epidemics
    (details)

  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth
    (details)


Montag, 14.9.2020, 16:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Fruit ripens from 2,000 year old seeds
    (details)

  • Drone footage reveals earthwork in American Midwest
    (details)

  • Evidence points to high literacy rates among 7th Century BC Judahites
    (details)

  • Why genetic advance pre-dates cultural advances in Homo sapiens
    (details)


Montag, 29.6.2020, 16:23
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New C14 dates show wooden church statue is Europe’s oldest
    (details)

  • Stone Age harpoons discovered in Norway
    (details)

  • Viking outpost in Iceland resets settlement date
    (details)

  • Volunteers excavate Hindu temple amid pandemic
    (details)


Montag, 3.8.2020, 17:08
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Coprolites in Oregon caves reveal lengthy human occupation
    (details)

  • Source of Stonehenge monoliths found
    (details)

  • Grape pips help archaeologists study ancient economy
    (details)

  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth
    (details)


Montag, 20.7.2020, 17:14
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Push for development in India paves over the past
    (details)

  • Excavation seeks mass graves of Tulsa race massacre victims
    (details)

  • New Bronze Age burial pushes back the date for earliest horse riding
    (details)

  • Underwater research off Australia finds new early sites
    (details)


Dienstag, 22.9.2020, 21:36
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Excavation seeks remains of colonial Williamsburg’s first Black church
    (details)

  • Maya slave ship wreck identified off Mexican coast
    (details)

  • Fingerprints show both sexes painted neolithic art
    (details)

  • DNA study of Viking burials shows they weren’t all Scandinavians
    (details)


Montag, 5.10.2020, 22:45
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient humans in the Amazon used managed forest practices
    (details)

  • Archaeologists determine how people first settled on Caribbean islands
    (details)

  • Humans have affected global ecosystems for longer than previously believed
    (details)

  • Renewed interest in New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt in wake of 2020 protests
    (details)


Montag, 31.8.2020, 15:37
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Illegal gold mining obliterates archaeological sites in Sudan
    (details)

  • Romans in a Red Sea trading port bought monkeys from India as pets
    (details)

  • Africa’s early music traditions are traced through scattered artifacts
    (details)

  • Port construction in northern Chile unearths well dressed, well preserved mummies
    (details)


Montag, 10.8.2020, 16:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Fluted tools were developed independently in North America and Arabia
    (details)

  • Divers find rare intact Inca offerings in South American lake
    (details)

  • Australian mining company apologizes for destroying Aboriginal heritage site
    (details)

  • Northern Ireland’s Navan Fort may be part of larger temple complex
    (details)


Montag, 24.8.2020, 17:17
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Boxgrove site in Britain offers rare glimpse of ice age tool kit
    (details)

  • Island chain in eastern Indonesia reveals evidence of early human migration
    (details)

  • Work continues on historical Black cemeteries in America
    (details)

  • Ancient stone monuments in Saudi Arabia offer clues to early pastoral peoples
    (details)


Dienstag, 14.7.2020, 16:31
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Dismantling a Confederate monument reveals time capsule
    (details)

  • Divers find ancient ocher mines on Yucatan peninsula
    (details)

  • Rock engravings found in Israeli burial chamber
    (details)

  • Archaeologists uncover the history of Ethiopian lake
    (details)


Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year Heritage Night will also be available from ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Three participants from Ethiopia, together with 16 other representatives from Anglophone Africa, are taking part in an online World Heritage Nomination Workshop for Advanced Dossiers under the framework of the World Heritage Nomination Capacity Building Programme from 10 to 17 September 2020. The  online workshop, which was organized by the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Properties (ICCROM), ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
Unprecedented fires are blazing through the Pantanal, threatening numerous endangered species and the highly valuable ecosystem. The Rapid Response Facility, a joint initiative of UNESCO and Fauna and Flora International (FFI), is supporting firefighting activity in the Pantanal Biosphere Reserve to prevent fires from spreading into the Pantanal Conservation Area World Heritage site.
The Pantanal region is the largest tropical wetland in the world, located mostly within ...
Dienstag, 1.9.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2021 ‘Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage'.
This Call is an invitation for all interested organizations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2021 Campaign with their proposed projects, and join the selected organizations/institutions of the WHV 2020 Campaign which was postponed to 2021, in light of the global health emergency caused by ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 07:00
Migratory birds are part of our shared natural World Heritage. They depend on critical breeding, staging and wintering sites along major flyways which often span several continents. Two of the world's largest migratory bird stop-over areas, Wadden Sea and Banc d'Arguin National Park were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2009 and 1989 respectively. This World Migratory Bird Day, we celebrate the birds that connect our cultures and the people all over the world who ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has received numerous emails with third-party information regarding the construction of a concrete road passing through the World Heritage property "Sinharaja Forest Reserve” (Sri Lanka), which could negatively affect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of this property. The road development was reportedly under temporary suspension, but work appears to have resumed, following an order by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri ...
Freitag, 11.9.2020, 07:00
Heavy rainfall over the past week in Sudan has resulted in extensive flooding, destroying homes, infrastructure, farms and livelihoods of communities.
This situation, which might make it increasingly difficult to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, has prompted the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in the country.
UNESCO is closely monitoring the situation of two World Heritage sites, which could be under threat if heavy rainfall continues, leading to further rise of the water ...
Dienstag, 22.9.2020, 07:00
The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, strongly condemned the killing of two employees of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) on 17 September 2020 at the Adusa post of the entrance to the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, a property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 
"In a global context already weakened by a health crisis linked to COVID-19, these facts recall the recent tragic events that claimed the ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is coordinating the Modern Heritage of Africa (MoHoA) Programme in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to define, identify, protect, and promote modern heritage of Africa.
The AWHF together with the University of Cape Town ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 18:00
On the 1st of October, the second online World Heritage Nomination workshop, for Anglophone and Francophone countries, was officially closed by the Director of the World Heritage Centre. The training examined the challenges and strengths of nomination dossiers for 12 countries from the African Region, namely Benin, Cameroon, Côte-d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Considering the context of COVID-19 pandemic, the African World Heritage Fund ...
Freitag, 23.10.2020, 07:00
On 23-24 October 2020, WHITRAP Shanghai, UNESCO Category 2 Centre, will host an online seminar on the Historic Urban Landscape approach – integrating urban heritage conservation with urban development in planning processes in Asia.
The modernisation of living conditions in fast-growing cities in historic and new districts (including designated World Heritage cities) is a major issue worldwide. 
This two-day seminar will focus on the 2011 UNESCO Historic Urban Landscape Recommendation ...
Mittwoch, 23.9.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will host the last of three ResiliArt online debates dedicated to Lebanon, ResiliArt Lebanon: Bridging the Past and Future through Built Heritage, on 24 September, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm (CET). It will bring together experts and actors in the field of built heritage to discuss the impact of the 4 August blast on the architectural and urban heritage of Beirut, and ways to implement a comprehensive approach to urban recovery that integrates cultural heritage protection and ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is coordinating the Modern Heritage of Africa (MoHoA) Programme in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to define, identify, protect, and promote modern heritage of Africa.
The AWHF together with the University of Cape Town ...
Mittwoch, 21.10.2020, 18:00
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the National Institute of Cultural Heritage together with experts from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) are pleased to invite you to take part in a webinar on 21 October 2020. Organized to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the reconstruction of the ...
Mittwoch, 28.10.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre, the African World Heritage Fund and the Periodic Reporting Coordination Team, together with international heritage experts will meet to discuss and work on the methodology for data analysis and synthesis, following the results of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in Africa.  The aim is to finalise a first draft regional report and to formulate an initial Action Plan for the region.Interpretation languages: English and FrenchChairperson of the ...
Samstag, 19.9.2020, 07:00
World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world to cooperate and collaborate to clean our environment, including UNESCO World Heritage sites. This effort involves all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government to reduce the harmful effects of pollution in communities all over the world.
Pollution is a global problem requiring a global solution, even in the most isolated places. Marine debris for example accumulates on the beaches of remote and pristine ...
Dienstag, 6.10.2020, 07:00
International experts from the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) led an online meeting on the theme "Safeguarding the cultural heritage of Comoros" for government stakeholders in Comoros on 29 September 2020. The meeting was organized in close collaboration with the Direction General for Arts and Culture of Comoros and reinforced existing UNESCO projects underway in Comoros for the preparation of a first nomination file for World Heritage, a ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 18:00
On the 1st of October, the second online World Heritage Nomination workshop, for Anglophone and Francophone countries, was officially closed by the Director of the World Heritage Centre. The training examined the challenges and strengths of nomination dossiers for 12 countries from the African Region, namely Benin, Cameroon, Côte-d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Considering the context of COVID-19 pandemic, the African World Heritage Fund ...
Montag, 14.9.2020, 15:00
Following a devastating fire on 5 June 2020 at the World Heritage property of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi in Uganda, UNESCO, through the Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF), is providing financial and technical assistance to support the urgent procurement and installation of a firefighting system at the property, as well as training in fire prevention and disaster risk management for the site management authorities and local community members of the Buganda Kingdom living in the compound ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
Within the framework of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copán on the World Heritage List, the Honduran authorities and the UNESCO Multi-Country Office in San José organized the debate "The Role of World Heritage for Sustainable Development in the Framework of the Post-COVID-19 Crisis: The Example of the Mayan Site of Copán.” This event was an exceptional occasion to discuss the cultural and scientific value of this ...
Mittwoch, 14.10.2020, 07:00
Altering the route of the Transgabonese highway near the Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda will better protect the World Heritage site.
The Transgabonese highway project, which is to cross five provinces of Gabon to link Libreville (West) and Franceville (East) by expressway, foresees the rehabilitation and upgrading of various roads. The World Heritage Committee had expressed its concern regarding the potential impact of this project on the Ecosystem and Relict ...
Mittwoch, 30.9.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Information Meeting regarding the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee.
The meeting will be held online on Wednesday, 30 September for all permanent delegations of UNESCO.The working languages of the meeting will be English and French and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in these two languages.
Montag, 21.9.2020, 16:00
‘Le Pôle international francophone de formation et d'échanges des gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux' is offering training for French speaking site managers in 2021. The Call for applications is open until 30 October 2020. The 8th edition of intensive international training for site managers "Building together the future of heritage sites: developing and implementing sustainable management" will be held from Monday, 31 May to Friday, 11 June ...
Montag, 19.10.2020, 07:00
The Grands Ateliers, part of the "UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development", put women at the heart of their action by launching for the first time in 2020 the event "Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire (Earth, Women and Know-How). This cycle of professional exchanges will take place from 2020 to 2022 and offer a new meeting place for dialogue and experimentation between the traditional and contemporary worlds.
Under the patronage of ...
Montag, 19.10.2020, 07:00
The Grands Ateliers, part of the "UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development", put women at the heart of their action by launching for the first time in 2020 the event "Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire (Earth, Women and Know-How). This cycle of professional exchanges will take place from 2020 to 2022 and offer a new meeting place for dialogue and experimentation between the traditional and contemporary worlds.
Under the patronage of ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
Unprecedented fires are blazing through the Pantanal, threatening numerous endangered species and the highly valuable ecosystem. The Rapid Response Facility, a joint initiative of UNESCO and Fauna and Flora International (FFI), is supporting firefighting activity in the Pantanal Biosphere Reserve to prevent fires from spreading into the Pantanal Conservation Area World Heritage site.
The Pantanal region is the largest tropical wetland in the world, located mostly within ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:00
The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention.
Dates: 1-10 October 2020
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist ...
Donnerstag, 24.9.2020, 07:00
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 ...
Dienstag, 1.9.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2021 ‘Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage'.
This Call is an invitation for all interested organizations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2021 Campaign with their proposed projects, and join the selected organizations/institutions of the WHV 2020 Campaign which was postponed to 2021, in light of the global health emergency caused by ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:00
The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention.
Dates: 1-10 October 2020
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist ...
Montag, 28.9.2020, 07:00
The ‘Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation' global debate takes place on 28 September, 2020, 13.30-15.00 CET. The debate is organized by UNESCO, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).
The debate is the first event in a series that will tackle key issues relating to ...
Donnerstag, 24.9.2020, 07:00
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 ...
Montag, 12.10.2020, 07:00
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, 2.10.2020, 22:00
Global strategy needed in ‘watershed' moment to steer away from unsustainable tourism, stress experts at UNESCO debate.
The online debate ‘Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation' took place on 28 September and highlighted the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry and the crippling effect it is having on many World Heritage sites, intangible cultural heritage practices, cultural activities and institutions, as well as their ...
Freitag, 11.9.2020, 07:00
Heavy rainfall over the past week in Sudan has resulted in extensive flooding, destroying homes, infrastructure, farms and livelihoods of communities.
This situation, which might make it increasingly difficult to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, has prompted the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in the country.
UNESCO is closely monitoring the situation of two World Heritage sites, which could be under threat if heavy rainfall continues, leading to further rise of the water ...
Montag, 24.8.2020, 07:00
Conservation works to reinforce Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a World Heritage property in the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, have been completed.
The works were started in August 2019 with the deconstruction of sections of the fortress wall that were too weak. Care was taken to ensure that the stones were placed according to the original style of construction, and it was evident that the original wall was constructed in different periods, each with a different style. No ...
Freitag, 2.10.2020, 22:00
Global strategy needed in ‘watershed' moment to steer away from unsustainable tourism, stress experts at UNESCO debate.
The online debate ‘Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation' took place on 28 September and highlighted the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry and the crippling effect it is having on many World Heritage sites, intangible cultural heritage practices, cultural activities and institutions, as well as their ...
Mittwoch, 7.10.2020, 07:00
As part of an ongoing UNESCO World Heritage Fund International Assistance project  "Capacity building and implementation of the World Heritage Convention in South Sudan”, UNESCO Juba Office in close collaboration with the South Sudan Ministry of Culture, Museums and National Heritage organized a three-day training workshop aimed at strengthening capacities of World Heritage stakeholders under the theme "National Consultation and Awareness raising on South Sudan's ...
Dienstag, 20.10.2020, 07:00
With support from the German Commission for UNESCO's #SOSAfricanHeritage Fund, seven World Heritage sites from five Eastern African countries have received grants to help overcome impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on management and conservation.
The recipients include: Simien National Park in Ethiopia; Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests and Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest in Kenya; Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve and Bélo sur Mer Kirindy-Mite Biosphere Reserve in ...
Montag, 21.9.2020, 16:00
‘Le Pôle international francophone de formation et d'échanges des gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux' is offering training for French speaking site managers in 2021. The Call for applications is open until 30 October 2020. The 8th edition of intensive international training for site managers "Building together the future of heritage sites: developing and implementing sustainable management" will be held from Monday, 31 May to Friday, 11 June ...
Mittwoch, 28.10.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre, the African World Heritage Fund and the Periodic Reporting Coordination Team, together with international heritage experts will meet to discuss and work on the methodology for data analysis and synthesis, following the results of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in Africa.  The aim is to finalise a first draft regional report and to formulate an initial Action Plan for the region.Interpretation languages: English and FrenchChairperson of the ...
Sonntag, 8.11.2020, 06:00
The third edition of RO.ME Museum Exhibition, the professional and international platform for institutions and companies operating in museums, culture and art, in a renewed format,  sees the launch of the "Santagata Foundation Award for UNESCO designations”, addressed to sustainable development projects realized between 2019 and 2020, and conferred by a scientific committee coordinated by the Santagata Foundation for the Economics of Culture.
The award aims at providing visibility ...
Dienstag, 6.10.2020, 07:00
International experts from the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) led an online meeting on the theme "Safeguarding the cultural heritage of Comoros" for government stakeholders in Comoros on 29 September 2020. The meeting was organized in close collaboration with the Direction General for Arts and Culture of Comoros and reinforced existing UNESCO projects underway in Comoros for the preparation of a first nomination file for World Heritage, a ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 07:00
Migratory birds are part of our shared natural World Heritage. They depend on critical breeding, staging and wintering sites along major flyways which often span several continents. Two of the world's largest migratory bird stop-over areas, Wadden Sea and Banc d'Arguin National Park were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2009 and 1989 respectively. This World Migratory Bird Day, we celebrate the birds that connect our cultures and the people all over the world who ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
Within the framework of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copán on the World Heritage List, the Honduran authorities and the UNESCO Multi-Country Office in San José organized the debate "The Role of World Heritage for Sustainable Development in the Framework of the Post-COVID-19 Crisis: The Example of the Mayan Site of Copán.” This event was an exceptional occasion to discuss the cultural and scientific value of this ...
Mittwoch, 14.10.2020, 07:00
Altering the route of the Transgabonese highway near the Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda will better protect the World Heritage site.
The Transgabonese highway project, which is to cross five provinces of Gabon to link Libreville (West) and Franceville (East) by expressway, foresees the rehabilitation and upgrading of various roads. The World Heritage Committee had expressed its concern regarding the potential impact of this project on the Ecosystem and Relict ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Two World Heritage properties in Madagascar - Tsingy de Bemaraha Integrated Nature Reserve and the Belo-sur-Mer Kirindy-Mitea Biosphere Reserve - received financial support for COVID-19 recovery and emergency response from the programme #SOSAfricanHeritage funded by the German Commission for UNESCO.
The grants follow submission of two project proposals by Madagascar National Parks entitled "Integration of regional and local youth volunteers in the fight against bushfire and ...
Mittwoch, 7.10.2020, 07:00
As part of an ongoing UNESCO World Heritage Fund International Assistance project  "Capacity building and implementation of the World Heritage Convention in South Sudan”, UNESCO Juba Office in close collaboration with the South Sudan Ministry of Culture, Museums and National Heritage organized a three-day training workshop aimed at strengthening capacities of World Heritage stakeholders under the theme "National Consultation and Awareness raising on South Sudan's ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Two World Heritage properties in Madagascar - Tsingy de Bemaraha Integrated Nature Reserve and the Belo-sur-Mer Kirindy-Mitea Biosphere Reserve - received financial support for COVID-19 recovery and emergency response from the programme #SOSAfricanHeritage funded by the German Commission for UNESCO.
The grants follow submission of two project proposals by Madagascar National Parks entitled "Integration of regional and local youth volunteers in the fight against bushfire and ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 19:00
ICOMOS Netherlands in cooperation with the Delft University of Technologie, Netherlands and the Water Channel, is organizing a series of 3 open webinars on Water and Culture.
The overall aim of the webinar series is to inform water professionals and heritage experts about the Water and Heritage initiative and its activities that aim at recognition by water managers that water related heritage can contribute significantly toward water challenges. The specific objective of the webinars is to ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:30
The Director of the World Heritage Centre, Dr Mechtild Rössler, launches the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the region of Asia and the Pacific via a video message addressed to the National Focal Points
One of the two main monitoring mechanisms within the framework of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, alongside Reactive Monitoring, the Periodic Reporting exercise is a statutory requirement under the Convention, whereby all States Parties are asked to provide up-to-date ...
Mittwoch, 23.9.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will host the last of three ResiliArt online debates dedicated to Lebanon, ResiliArt Lebanon: Bridging the Past and Future through Built Heritage, on 24 September, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm (CET). It will bring together experts and actors in the field of built heritage to discuss the impact of the 4 August blast on the architectural and urban heritage of Beirut, and ways to implement a comprehensive approach to urban recovery that integrates cultural heritage protection and ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:30
The Director of the World Heritage Centre, Dr Mechtild Rössler, launches the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the region of Asia and the Pacific via a video message addressed to the National Focal Points
One of the two main monitoring mechanisms within the framework of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, alongside Reactive Monitoring, the Periodic Reporting exercise is a statutory requirement under the Convention, whereby all States Parties are asked to provide up-to-date ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has received numerous emails with third-party information regarding the construction of a concrete road passing through the World Heritage property "Sinharaja Forest Reserve” (Sri Lanka), which could negatively affect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of this property. The road development was reportedly under temporary suspension, but work appears to have resumed, following an order by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri ...
Montag, 12.10.2020, 07:00
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 ...
Mittwoch, 21.10.2020, 07:00
Following requests from the United Republic of Tanzania, the World Heritage Fund has granted a total of USD 59,836 in International Financial Assistance for two new projects to address conservation and management needs at two World Heritage sites: the Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara and Kondoa Rock-Art Sites.

A project signing ceremony convened by the Tanzania National Commission for UNESCO was organized in October 2020 in Dar es Salaam for the ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year the Heritage Night will also be available ...
Samstag, 19.9.2020, 07:00
World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world to cooperate and collaborate to clean our environment, including UNESCO World Heritage sites. This effort involves all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government to reduce the harmful effects of pollution in communities all over the world.
Pollution is a global problem requiring a global solution, even in the most isolated places. Marine debris for example accumulates on the beaches of remote and pristine ...
Mittwoch, 23.9.2020, 15:00
In the framework of the new communication strategy with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the World Heritage Centre (WHC), the Africa and Arab State units, and the AWHF held an online quarterly meeting on 22 September 2020.
The AWHF presented its Work plan for the 16 activities (from now until the beginning of 2021) including Online Nomination Training for African Countries, Training on the Desired State of Conservation for the Removal of the Property from the List of World Heritage ...
Mittwoch, 23.9.2020, 15:00
In the framework of the new communication strategy with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the World Heritage Centre (WHC), the Africa and Arab State units, and the AWHF held an online quarterly meeting on 22 September 2020.
The AWHF presented its Work plan for the 16 activities (from now until the beginning of 2021) including Online Nomination Training for African Countries, Training on the Desired State of Conservation for the Removal of the Property from the List of World Heritage ...
Donnerstag, 22.10.2020, 01:00
From 7 to 30 October 2020, the photo exhibition "Protecting UNESCO Marine World Heritage through scientific research" features 21 photographs at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, as well as a digital edition.
Exceptional photographs highlight how innovative marine experts and scientists take the pulse of the ocean by exploring ecosystems, studying the movement of species, or revealing the hidden biodiversity of coral reefs. Scientific discoveries are more important than ever for ...
Montag, 28.9.2020, 07:00
The ‘Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation' global debate takes place on 28 September, 2020, 13.30-15.00 CET. The debate is organized by UNESCO, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).
The debate is the first event in a series that will tackle key issues relating to ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 19:00
ICOMOS Netherlands in cooperation with the Delft University of Technologie, Netherlands and the Water Channel, is organizing a series of 3 open webinars on Water and Culture.
The overall aim of the webinar series is to inform water professionals and heritage experts about the Water and Heritage initiative and its activities that aim at recognition by water managers that water related heritage can contribute significantly toward water challenges. The specific objective of the webinars is to ...
Mittwoch, 30.9.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Information Meeting regarding the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee.
The meeting will be held online on Wednesday, 30 September for all permanent delegations of UNESCO.The working languages of the meeting will be English and French and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in these two languages.
Sonntag, 8.11.2020, 06:00
The third edition of RO.ME Museum Exhibition, the professional and international platform for institutions and companies operating in museums, culture and art, in a renewed format,  sees the launch of the "Santagata Foundation Award for UNESCO designations”, addressed to sustainable development projects realized between 2019 and 2020, and conferred by a scientific committee coordinated by the Santagata Foundation for the Economics of Culture.
The award aims at providing visibility ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year Heritage Night will also be available from ...
Dienstag, 22.9.2020, 07:00
The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, strongly condemned the killing of two employees of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) on 17 September 2020 at the Adusa post of the entrance to the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, a property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 
"In a global context already weakened by a health crisis linked to COVID-19, these facts recall the recent tragic events that claimed the ...
Montag, 24.8.2020, 07:00
Conservation works to reinforce Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a World Heritage property in the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, have been completed.
The works were started in August 2019 with the deconstruction of sections of the fortress wall that were too weak. Care was taken to ensure that the stones were placed according to the original style of construction, and it was evident that the original wall was constructed in different periods, each with a different style. No ...
Dienstag, 20.10.2020, 07:00
The Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Mechtild Rössler, expressed concern after the fire that, on the afternoon of 11 October, broke out in Kilimanjaro National Park (United Republic of Tanzania), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1987.
"We are in contact with the Tanzania National Park Authority (TANAPA) which is currently carrying out an initial assessment of the damage caused by the fire," said Ms Rössler. "We are confident that the ...
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Montag, 19.10.2020, 07:00
The Grands Ateliers, part of the "UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development", put women at the heart of their action by launching for the first time in 2020 the event "Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire (Earth, Women and Know-How). This cycle of professional exchanges will take place from 2020 to 2022 and offer a new meeting place for dialogue and experimentation between the traditional and contemporary worlds.
Under the patronage of ...
Mittwoch, 23.9.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will host the last of three ResiliArt online debates dedicated to Lebanon, ResiliArt Lebanon: Bridging the Past and Future through Built Heritage, on 24 September, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm (CET). It will bring together experts and actors in the field of built heritage to discuss the impact of the 4 August blast on the architectural and urban heritage of Beirut, and ways to implement a comprehensive approach to urban recovery that integrates cultural heritage protection and ...
Dienstag, 6.10.2020, 07:00
International experts from the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) led an online meeting on the theme "Safeguarding the cultural heritage of Comoros" for government stakeholders in Comoros on 29 September 2020. The meeting was organized in close collaboration with the Direction General for Arts and Culture of Comoros and reinforced existing UNESCO projects underway in Comoros for the preparation of a first nomination file for World Heritage, a ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:00
The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention.
Dates: 1-10 October 2020
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist ...
Freitag, 11.9.2020, 07:00
Heavy rainfall over the past week in Sudan has resulted in extensive flooding, destroying homes, infrastructure, farms and livelihoods of communities.
This situation, which might make it increasingly difficult to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, has prompted the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in the country.
UNESCO is closely monitoring the situation of two World Heritage sites, which could be under threat if heavy rainfall continues, leading to further rise of the water ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 07:00
Migratory birds are part of our shared natural World Heritage. They depend on critical breeding, staging and wintering sites along major flyways which often span several continents. Two of the world's largest migratory bird stop-over areas, Wadden Sea and Banc d'Arguin National Park were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2009 and 1989 respectively. This World Migratory Bird Day, we celebrate the birds that connect our cultures and the people all over the world who ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:30
The Director of the World Heritage Centre, Dr Mechtild Rössler, launches the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the region of Asia and the Pacific via a video message addressed to the National Focal Points
One of the two main monitoring mechanisms within the framework of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, alongside Reactive Monitoring, the Periodic Reporting exercise is a statutory requirement under the Convention, whereby all States Parties are asked to provide up-to-date ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
Within the framework of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copán on the World Heritage List, the Honduran authorities and the UNESCO Multi-Country Office in San José organized the debate "The Role of World Heritage for Sustainable Development in the Framework of the Post-COVID-19 Crisis: The Example of the Mayan Site of Copán.” This event was an exceptional occasion to discuss the cultural and scientific value of this ...
Donnerstag, 22.10.2020, 01:00
From 7 to 30 October 2020, the photo exhibition "Protecting UNESCO Marine World Heritage through scientific research" features 21 photographs at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, as well as a digital edition.
Exceptional photographs highlight how innovative marine experts and scientists take the pulse of the ocean by exploring ecosystems, studying the movement of species, or revealing the hidden biodiversity of coral reefs. Scientific discoveries are more important than ever for ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has received numerous emails with third-party information regarding the construction of a concrete road passing through the World Heritage property "Sinharaja Forest Reserve” (Sri Lanka), which could negatively affect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of this property. The road development was reportedly under temporary suspension, but work appears to have resumed, following an order by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
Within the framework of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copán on the World Heritage List, the Honduran authorities and the UNESCO Multi-Country Office in San José organized the debate "The Role of World Heritage for Sustainable Development in the Framework of the Post-COVID-19 Crisis: The Example of the Mayan Site of Copán.” This event was an exceptional occasion to discuss the cultural and scientific value of this ...
Sonntag, 8.11.2020, 06:00
The third edition of RO.ME Museum Exhibition, the professional and international platform for institutions and companies operating in museums, culture and art, in a renewed format,  sees the launch of the "Santagata Foundation Award for UNESCO designations”, addressed to sustainable development projects realized between 2019 and 2020, and conferred by a scientific committee coordinated by the Santagata Foundation for the Economics of Culture.
The award aims at providing visibility ...
Dienstag, 1.9.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2021 ‘Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage'.
This Call is an invitation for all interested organizations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2021 Campaign with their proposed projects, and join the selected organizations/institutions of the WHV 2020 Campaign which was postponed to 2021, in light of the global health emergency caused by ...
Mittwoch, 21.10.2020, 07:00
Following requests from the United Republic of Tanzania, the World Heritage Fund has granted a total of USD 59,836 in International Financial Assistance for two new projects to address conservation and management needs at two World Heritage sites: the Ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani and Ruins of Songo Mnara and Kondoa Rock-Art Sites.

A project signing ceremony convened by the Tanzania National Commission for UNESCO was organized in October 2020 in Dar es Salaam for the ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year Heritage Night will also be available from ...
Samstag, 19.9.2020, 07:00
World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world to cooperate and collaborate to clean our environment, including UNESCO World Heritage sites. This effort involves all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government to reduce the harmful effects of pollution in communities all over the world.
Pollution is a global problem requiring a global solution, even in the most isolated places. Marine debris for example accumulates on the beaches of remote and pristine ...
Mittwoch, 14.10.2020, 07:00
Altering the route of the Transgabonese highway near the Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda will better protect the World Heritage site.
The Transgabonese highway project, which is to cross five provinces of Gabon to link Libreville (West) and Franceville (East) by expressway, foresees the rehabilitation and upgrading of various roads. The World Heritage Committee had expressed its concern regarding the potential impact of this project on the Ecosystem and Relict ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:00
The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention.
Dates: 1-10 October 2020
Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney
Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia just to name a few, providing unrivalled access to high-calibre specialist ...
Mittwoch, 28.10.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre, the African World Heritage Fund and the Periodic Reporting Coordination Team, together with international heritage experts will meet to discuss and work on the methodology for data analysis and synthesis, following the results of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in Africa.  The aim is to finalise a first draft regional report and to formulate an initial Action Plan for the region.Interpretation languages: English and FrenchChairperson of the ...
Montag, 12.10.2020, 07:00
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, 24.9.2020, 07:00
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, 7.10.2020, 07:00
As part of an ongoing UNESCO World Heritage Fund International Assistance project  "Capacity building and implementation of the World Heritage Convention in South Sudan”, UNESCO Juba Office in close collaboration with the South Sudan Ministry of Culture, Museums and National Heritage organized a three-day training workshop aimed at strengthening capacities of World Heritage stakeholders under the theme "National Consultation and Awareness raising on South Sudan's ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Two World Heritage properties in Madagascar - Tsingy de Bemaraha Integrated Nature Reserve and the Belo-sur-Mer Kirindy-Mitea Biosphere Reserve - received financial support for COVID-19 recovery and emergency response from the programme #SOSAfricanHeritage funded by the German Commission for UNESCO.
The grants follow submission of two project proposals by Madagascar National Parks entitled "Integration of regional and local youth volunteers in the fight against bushfire and ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has received numerous emails with third-party information regarding the construction of a concrete road passing through the World Heritage property "Sinharaja Forest Reserve” (Sri Lanka), which could negatively affect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of this property. The road development was reportedly under temporary suspension, but work appears to have resumed, following an order by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri ...
Mittwoch, 30.9.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Information Meeting regarding the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee.
The meeting will be held online on Wednesday, 30 September for all permanent delegations of UNESCO.The working languages of the meeting will be English and French and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in these two languages.
Dienstag, 20.10.2020, 07:00
The Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Mechtild Rössler, expressed concern after the fire that, on the afternoon of 11 October, broke out in Kilimanjaro National Park (United Republic of Tanzania), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1987.
"We are in contact with the Tanzania National Park Authority (TANAPA) which is currently carrying out an initial assessment of the damage caused by the fire," said Ms Rössler. "We are confident that the ...
Sonntag, 8.11.2020, 06:00
The third edition of RO.ME Museum Exhibition, the professional and international platform for institutions and companies operating in museums, culture and art, in a renewed format,  sees the launch of the "Santagata Foundation Award for UNESCO designations”, addressed to sustainable development projects realized between 2019 and 2020, and conferred by a scientific committee coordinated by the Santagata Foundation for the Economics of Culture.
The award aims at providing visibility ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
Unprecedented fires are blazing through the Pantanal, threatening numerous endangered species and the highly valuable ecosystem. The Rapid Response Facility, a joint initiative of UNESCO and Fauna and Flora International (FFI), is supporting firefighting activity in the Pantanal Biosphere Reserve to prevent fires from spreading into the Pantanal Conservation Area World Heritage site.
The Pantanal region is the largest tropical wetland in the world, located mostly within ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 18:00
On the 1st of October, the second online World Heritage Nomination workshop, for Anglophone and Francophone countries, was officially closed by the Director of the World Heritage Centre. The training examined the challenges and strengths of nomination dossiers for 12 countries from the African Region, namely Benin, Cameroon, Côte-d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Considering the context of COVID-19 pandemic, the African World Heritage Fund ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 07:00
Migratory birds are part of our shared natural World Heritage. They depend on critical breeding, staging and wintering sites along major flyways which often span several continents. Two of the world's largest migratory bird stop-over areas, Wadden Sea and Banc d'Arguin National Park were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2009 and 1989 respectively. This World Migratory Bird Day, we celebrate the birds that connect our cultures and the people all over the world who ...
Samstag, 19.9.2020, 07:00
World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world to cooperate and collaborate to clean our environment, including UNESCO World Heritage sites. This effort involves all levels of society – from citizens to business, to government to reduce the harmful effects of pollution in communities all over the world.
Pollution is a global problem requiring a global solution, even in the most isolated places. Marine debris for example accumulates on the beaches of remote and pristine ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
Unprecedented fires are blazing through the Pantanal, threatening numerous endangered species and the highly valuable ecosystem. The Rapid Response Facility, a joint initiative of UNESCO and Fauna and Flora International (FFI), is supporting firefighting activity in the Pantanal Biosphere Reserve to prevent fires from spreading into the Pantanal Conservation Area World Heritage site.
The Pantanal region is the largest tropical wetland in the world, located mostly within ...
Montag, 19.10.2020, 07:00
The Grands Ateliers, part of the "UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development", put women at the heart of their action by launching for the first time in 2020 the event "Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire (Earth, Women and Know-How). This cycle of professional exchanges will take place from 2020 to 2022 and offer a new meeting place for dialogue and experimentation between the traditional and contemporary worlds.
Under the patronage of ...
Montag, 12.10.2020, 07:00
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 ...
Mittwoch, 14.10.2020, 07:00
Altering the route of the Transgabonese highway near the Ecosystem and Relict Cultural Landscape of Lopé-Okanda will better protect the World Heritage site.
The Transgabonese highway project, which is to cross five provinces of Gabon to link Libreville (West) and Franceville (East) by expressway, foresees the rehabilitation and upgrading of various roads. The World Heritage Committee had expressed its concern regarding the potential impact of this project on the Ecosystem and Relict ...
Dienstag, 22.9.2020, 07:00
The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, strongly condemned the killing of two employees of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) on 17 September 2020 at the Adusa post of the entrance to the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, a property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 
"In a global context already weakened by a health crisis linked to COVID-19, these facts recall the recent tragic events that claimed the ...
Donnerstag, 24.9.2020, 07:00
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 ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year the Heritage Night will also be available ...
Mittwoch, 7.10.2020, 07:00
As part of an ongoing UNESCO World Heritage Fund International Assistance project  "Capacity building and implementation of the World Heritage Convention in South Sudan”, UNESCO Juba Office in close collaboration with the South Sudan Ministry of Culture, Museums and National Heritage organized a three-day training workshop aimed at strengthening capacities of World Heritage stakeholders under the theme "National Consultation and Awareness raising on South Sudan's ...
Montag, 28.9.2020, 07:00
The ‘Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation' global debate takes place on 28 September, 2020, 13.30-15.00 CET. The debate is organized by UNESCO, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).
The debate is the first event in a series that will tackle key issues relating to ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Two World Heritage properties in Madagascar - Tsingy de Bemaraha Integrated Nature Reserve and the Belo-sur-Mer Kirindy-Mitea Biosphere Reserve - received financial support for COVID-19 recovery and emergency response from the programme #SOSAfricanHeritage funded by the German Commission for UNESCO.
The grants follow submission of two project proposals by Madagascar National Parks entitled "Integration of regional and local youth volunteers in the fight against bushfire and ...
Mittwoch, 23.9.2020, 15:00
In the framework of the new communication strategy with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the World Heritage Centre (WHC), the Africa and Arab State units, and the AWHF held an online quarterly meeting on 22 September 2020.
The AWHF presented its Work plan for the 16 activities (from now until the beginning of 2021) including Online Nomination Training for African Countries, Training on the Desired State of Conservation for the Removal of the Property from the List of World Heritage ...
Montag, 14.9.2020, 15:00
Following a devastating fire on 5 June 2020 at the World Heritage property of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi in Uganda, UNESCO, through the Heritage Emergency Fund (HEF), is providing financial and technical assistance to support the urgent procurement and installation of a firefighting system at the property, as well as training in fire prevention and disaster risk management for the site management authorities and local community members of the Buganda Kingdom living in the compound ...
Dienstag, 22.9.2020, 07:00
The Director-General of UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, strongly condemned the killing of two employees of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) on 17 September 2020 at the Adusa post of the entrance to the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, a property inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 
"In a global context already weakened by a health crisis linked to COVID-19, these facts recall the recent tragic events that claimed the ...
Samstag, 12.9.2020, 07:00
The Spanish World Heritage Cities Group is delighted to present once again this year on Saturday, September 12th, THE HERITAGE NIGHT.

The third edition will consist of three different sections:

ABRE PATRIMONIO: Late-night opening hours of sites, museums and cultural spaces
VIVE PATRIMONIO:  Expanded cultural and leisure programme in the historic centres
ESCENA PATRIMONIO: Contemporary Dance Festival in UNESCO Heritage sites

This year Heritage Night will also be available from ...
Dienstag, 20.10.2020, 07:00
With support from the German Commission for UNESCO's #SOSAfricanHeritage Fund, seven World Heritage sites from five Eastern African countries have received grants to help overcome impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on management and conservation.
The recipients include: Simien National Park in Ethiopia; Sacred Mijikenda Kaya Forests and Mount Kenya National Park/Natural Forest in Kenya; Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve and Bélo sur Mer Kirindy-Mite Biosphere Reserve in ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 19:00
ICOMOS Netherlands in cooperation with the Delft University of Technologie, Netherlands and the Water Channel, is organizing a series of 3 open webinars on Water and Culture.
The overall aim of the webinar series is to inform water professionals and heritage experts about the Water and Heritage initiative and its activities that aim at recognition by water managers that water related heritage can contribute significantly toward water challenges. The specific objective of the webinars is to ...
Montag, 21.9.2020, 16:00
‘Le Pôle international francophone de formation et d'échanges des gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux' is offering training for French speaking site managers in 2021. The Call for applications is open until 30 October 2020. The 8th edition of intensive international training for site managers "Building together the future of heritage sites: developing and implementing sustainable management" will be held from Monday, 31 May to Friday, 11 June ...
Freitag, 2.10.2020, 22:00
Global strategy needed in ‘watershed' moment to steer away from unsustainable tourism, stress experts at UNESCO debate.
The online debate ‘Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation' took place on 28 September and highlighted the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry and the crippling effect it is having on many World Heritage sites, intangible cultural heritage practices, cultural activities and institutions, as well as their ...
Dienstag, 15.9.2020, 07:00
Three participants from Ethiopia, together with 16 other representatives from Anglophone Africa, are taking part in an online World Heritage Nomination Workshop for Advanced Dossiers under the framework of the World Heritage Nomination Capacity Building Programme from 10 to 17 September 2020. The  online workshop, which was organized by the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Properties (ICCROM), ...
Montag, 24.8.2020, 07:00
Conservation works to reinforce Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a World Heritage property in the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, have been completed.
The works were started in August 2019 with the deconstruction of sections of the fortress wall that were too weak. Care was taken to ensure that the stones were placed according to the original style of construction, and it was evident that the original wall was constructed in different periods, each with a different style. No ...
Mittwoch, 21.10.2020, 18:00
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the National Institute of Cultural Heritage together with experts from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) are pleased to invite you to take part in a webinar on 21 October 2020. Organized to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the reconstruction of the ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is coordinating the Modern Heritage of Africa (MoHoA) Programme in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to define, identify, protect, and promote modern heritage of Africa.
The AWHF together with the University of Cape Town ...
Dienstag, 1.9.2020, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Projects for the World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) Campaign 2021 ‘Fostering Youth Commitment towards World Heritage'.
This Call is an invitation for all interested organizations and institutions to apply for the WHV 2021 Campaign with their proposed projects, and join the selected organizations/institutions of the WHV 2020 Campaign which was postponed to 2021, in light of the global health emergency caused by ...
Montag, 21.9.2020, 16:00
‘Le Pôle international francophone de formation et d'échanges des gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux' is offering training for French speaking site managers in 2021. The Call for applications is open until 30 October 2020. The 8th edition of intensive international training for site managers "Building together the future of heritage sites: developing and implementing sustainable management" will be held from Monday, 31 May to Friday, 11 June ...
Mittwoch, 30.9.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Information Meeting regarding the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee.
The meeting will be held online on Wednesday, 30 September for all permanent delegations of UNESCO.The working languages of the meeting will be English and French and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in these two languages.
Mittwoch, 23.9.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will host the last of three ResiliArt online debates dedicated to Lebanon, ResiliArt Lebanon: Bridging the Past and Future through Built Heritage, on 24 September, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm (CET). It will bring together experts and actors in the field of built heritage to discuss the impact of the 4 August blast on the architectural and urban heritage of Beirut, and ways to implement a comprehensive approach to urban recovery that integrates cultural heritage protection and ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 19:00
ICOMOS Netherlands in cooperation with the Delft University of Technologie, Netherlands and the Water Channel, is organizing a series of 3 open webinars on Water and Culture.
The overall aim of the webinar series is to inform water professionals and heritage experts about the Water and Heritage initiative and its activities that aim at recognition by water managers that water related heritage can contribute significantly toward water challenges. The specific objective of the webinars is to ...
Mittwoch, 16.9.2020, 07:00
The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) is coordinating the Modern Heritage of Africa (MoHoA) Programme in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to define, identify, protect, and promote modern heritage of Africa.
The AWHF together with the University of Cape Town ...
Montag, 28.9.2020, 07:00
The ‘Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation' global debate takes place on 28 September, 2020, 13.30-15.00 CET. The debate is organized by UNESCO, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).
The debate is the first event in a series that will tackle key issues relating to ...
Mittwoch, 23.9.2020, 15:00
In the framework of the new communication strategy with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the World Heritage Centre (WHC), the Africa and Arab State units, and the AWHF held an online quarterly meeting on 22 September 2020.
The AWHF presented its Work plan for the 16 activities (from now until the beginning of 2021) including Online Nomination Training for African Countries, Training on the Desired State of Conservation for the Removal of the Property from the List of World Heritage ...
Freitag, 11.9.2020, 07:00
Heavy rainfall over the past week in Sudan has resulted in extensive flooding, destroying homes, infrastructure, farms and livelihoods of communities.
This situation, which might make it increasingly difficult to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, has prompted the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in the country.
UNESCO is closely monitoring the situation of two World Heritage sites, which could be under threat if heavy rainfall continues, leading to further rise of the water ...
Freitag, 2.10.2020, 22:00
Global strategy needed in ‘watershed' moment to steer away from unsustainable tourism, stress experts at UNESCO debate.
The online debate ‘Culture, Tourism and COVID-19: Recovery, Resiliency and Rejuvenation' took place on 28 September and highlighted the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry and the crippling effect it is having on many World Heritage sites, intangible cultural heritage practices, cultural activities and institutions, as well as their ...
Donnerstag, 1.10.2020, 07:30
The Director of the World Heritage Centre, Dr Mechtild Rössler, launches the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the region of Asia and the Pacific via a video message addressed to the National Focal Points
One of the two main monitoring mechanisms within the framework of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, alongside Reactive Monitoring, the Periodic Reporting exercise is a statutory requirement under the Convention, whereby all States Parties are asked to provide up-to-date ...
Mittwoch, 28.10.2020, 06:00
The World Heritage Centre, the African World Heritage Fund and the Periodic Reporting Coordination Team, together with international heritage experts will meet to discuss and work on the methodology for data analysis and synthesis, following the results of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in Africa.  The aim is to finalise a first draft regional report and to formulate an initial Action Plan for the region.Interpretation languages: English and FrenchChairperson of the ...
Montag, 24.8.2020, 07:00
Conservation works to reinforce Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, a World Heritage property in the island nation of St. Kitts and Nevis, have been completed.
The works were started in August 2019 with the deconstruction of sections of the fortress wall that were too weak. Care was taken to ensure that the stones were placed according to the original style of construction, and it was evident that the original wall was constructed in different periods, each with a different style. No ...
Freitag, 9.10.2020, 18:00
On the 1st of October, the second online World Heritage Nomination workshop, for Anglophone and Francophone countries, was officially closed by the Director of the World Heritage Centre. The training examined the challenges and strengths of nomination dossiers for 12 countries from the African Region, namely Benin, Cameroon, Côte-d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Considering the context of COVID-19 pandemic, the African World Heritage Fund ...
Freitag, 23.10.2020, 07:00
On 23-24 October 2020, WHITRAP Shanghai, UNESCO Category 2 Centre, will host an online seminar on the Historic Urban Landscape approach – integrating urban heritage conservation with urban development in planning processes in Asia.
The modernisation of living conditions in fast-growing cities in historic and new districts (including designated World Heritage cities) is a major issue worldwide. 
This two-day seminar will focus on the 2011 UNESCO Historic Urban Landscape Recommendation ...
Dienstag, 6.10.2020, 07:00
International experts from the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) led an online meeting on the theme "Safeguarding the cultural heritage of Comoros" for government stakeholders in Comoros on 29 September 2020. The meeting was organized in close collaboration with the Direction General for Arts and Culture of Comoros and reinforced existing UNESCO projects underway in Comoros for the preparation of a first nomination file for World Heritage, a ...
Montag, 20.7.2020, 17:14
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Push for development in India paves over the past
    (details)

  • Excavation seeks mass graves of Tulsa race massacre victims
    (details)

  • New Bronze Age burial pushes back the date for earliest horse riding
    (details)

  • Underwater research off Australia finds new early sites
    (details)


Montag, 24.8.2020, 17:17
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Boxgrove site in Britain offers rare glimpse of ice age tool kit
    (details)

  • Island chain in eastern Indonesia reveals evidence of early human migration
    (details)

  • Work continues on historical Black cemeteries in America
    (details)

  • Ancient stone monuments in Saudi Arabia offer clues to early pastoral peoples
    (details)


Montag, 5.10.2020, 22:45
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient humans in the Amazon used managed forest practices
    (details)

  • Archaeologists determine how people first settled on Caribbean islands
    (details)

  • Humans have affected global ecosystems for longer than previously believed
    (details)

  • Renewed interest in New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt in wake of 2020 protests
    (details)


Montag, 31.8.2020, 15:37
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Illegal gold mining obliterates archaeological sites in Sudan
    (details)

  • Romans in a Red Sea trading port bought monkeys from India as pets
    (details)

  • Africa’s early music traditions are traced through scattered artifacts
    (details)

  • Port construction in northern Chile unearths well dressed, well preserved mummies
    (details)


Montag, 27.7.2020, 16:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Studies of pirate shipwreck suggests Blackbeard abandoned it intentionally
    (details)

  • Viking age burials produce smallpox DNA that adds new twist to history
    (details)

  • New studies from Mexican cave and other early sites put North American arrival at 30,000 years ago
    (details)

  • New site in Jerusalem is from time of the biblical kings
    (details)


Montag, 19.10.2020, 17:22
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New analysis shows Central Asian leather balls are 3,000 years old
    (details)

  • Climate change helped drive human cousins extinct
    (details)

  • Finds from Theopetra Cave show changes from Paleolithic to Neolithic in Greece
    (details)

  • How tourists shape the future of Confederate monuments
    (details)


Montag, 3.8.2020, 17:08
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Coprolites in Oregon caves reveal lengthy human occupation
    (details)

  • Source of Stonehenge monoliths found
    (details)

  • Grape pips help archaeologists study ancient economy
    (details)

  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth
    (details)


Montag, 10.8.2020, 16:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Fluted tools were developed independently in North America and Arabia
    (details)

  • Divers find rare intact Inca offerings in South American lake
    (details)

  • Australian mining company apologizes for destroying Aboriginal heritage site
    (details)

  • Northern Ireland’s Navan Fort may be part of larger temple complex
    (details)


Montag, 17.8.2020, 16:54
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • March 29, 2020: Signs of world's earliest epidemic found in China
    (details)

  • May 10, 2020: Archaeological evidence puts pandemic effects into historical perspective
    (details)

  • May 17:How ancient African societies coped with epidemics
    (details)

  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth
    (details)


Mittwoch, 9.9.2020, 20:04
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient cult threw offerings into the sea for 400 years
    (details)

  • Cyclones may have contributed to Maya decline
    (details)

  • Population decline on Easter Island serves lesson for the planet
    (details)

  • Face down burial raises questions about past pandemics
    (details)


Dienstag, 29.9.2020, 16:39
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Early edition of final Shakespeare play found in Scottish seminary in Spain
    (details)

  • Major exhibit on 400th anniversary of the Mayflower balances myth with truth
    (details)

  • Geochemistry of Egyptian bird mummies reveals they were hunted
    (details)

  • New dates for Hadrianopolis near Black Sea put city’s founding in the Copper Age
    (details)


Montag, 12.10.2020, 12:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Remnants of ancient Viking temple found in Norway
    (details)

  • Clay figurine adorned with bone mask discovered in Siberia
    (details)

  • Intact human cells survived the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
    (details)

  • This is no place to call home
    (details)


Montag, 22.6.2020, 17:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Research continues on Maya ruins at Uxmal
    (details)

  • Sri Lanka reveals 48,000 year old arrowheads
    (details)

  • Underwater bones raise questions about doomed French expedition
    (details)

  • New analysis of remains from Newgrange indicates incest
    (details)


Montag, 6.7.2020, 16:53
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Korea Legoland theme park plows through priceless prehistoric site
    (details)

  • Volcano in Alaska helped push Roman Republic to the tipping point
    (details)

  • Bad water in Maya city of Tikal came partly from dangerous paint
    (details)

  • Old spy photos and new satellite technology find 14,000 new sites in northeastern Syria
    (details)


Dienstag, 22.9.2020, 21:36
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Excavation seeks remains of colonial Williamsburg’s first Black church
    (details)

  • Maya slave ship wreck identified off Mexican coast
    (details)

  • Fingerprints show both sexes painted neolithic art
    (details)

  • DNA study of Viking burials shows they weren’t all Scandinavians
    (details)


Montag, 29.6.2020, 16:23
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New C14 dates show wooden church statue is Europe’s oldest
    (details)

  • Stone Age harpoons discovered in Norway
    (details)

  • Viking outpost in Iceland resets settlement date
    (details)

  • Volunteers excavate Hindu temple amid pandemic
    (details)


Montag, 14.9.2020, 16:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Fruit ripens from 2,000 year old seeds
    (details)

  • Drone footage reveals earthwork in American Midwest
    (details)

  • Evidence points to high literacy rates among 7th Century BC Judahites
    (details)

  • Why genetic advance pre-dates cultural advances in Homo sapiens
    (details)


Dienstag, 14.7.2020, 16:31
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Dismantling a Confederate monument reveals time capsule
    (details)

  • Divers find ancient ocher mines on Yucatan peninsula
    (details)

  • Rock engravings found in Israeli burial chamber
    (details)

  • Archaeologists uncover the history of Ethiopian lake
    (details)


Central Asia Trade
Montag, 20.7.2020, 17:14
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Push for development in India paves over the past
    (details)

  • Excavation seeks mass graves of Tulsa race massacre victims
    (details)

  • New Bronze Age burial pushes back the date for earliest horse riding
    (details)

  • Underwater research off Australia finds new early sites
    (details)


Montag, 19.10.2020, 17:22
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New analysis shows Central Asian leather balls are 3,000 years old
    (details)

  • Climate change helped drive human cousins extinct
    (details)

  • Finds from Theopetra Cave show changes from Paleolithic to Neolithic in Greece
    (details)

  • How tourists shape the future of Confederate monuments
    (details)


Montag, 10.8.2020, 16:48
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Fluted tools were developed independently in North America and Arabia
    (details)

  • Divers find rare intact Inca offerings in South American lake
    (details)

  • Australian mining company apologizes for destroying Aboriginal heritage site
    (details)

  • Northern Ireland’s Navan Fort may be part of larger temple complex
    (details)


Montag, 31.8.2020, 15:37
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Illegal gold mining obliterates archaeological sites in Sudan
    (details)

  • Romans in a Red Sea trading port bought monkeys from India as pets
    (details)

  • Africa’s early music traditions are traced through scattered artifacts
    (details)

  • Port construction in northern Chile unearths well dressed, well preserved mummies
    (details)


Montag, 24.8.2020, 17:17
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Boxgrove site in Britain offers rare glimpse of ice age tool kit
    (details)

  • Island chain in eastern Indonesia reveals evidence of early human migration
    (details)

  • Work continues on historical Black cemeteries in America
    (details)

  • Ancient stone monuments in Saudi Arabia offer clues to early pastoral peoples
    (details)


Dienstag, 22.9.2020, 21:36
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Excavation seeks remains of colonial Williamsburg’s first Black church
    (details)

  • Maya slave ship wreck identified off Mexican coast
    (details)

  • Fingerprints show both sexes painted neolithic art
    (details)

  • DNA study of Viking burials shows they weren’t all Scandinavians
    (details)


Montag, 6.7.2020, 16:53
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Korea Legoland theme park plows through priceless prehistoric site
    (details)

  • Volcano in Alaska helped push Roman Republic to the tipping point
    (details)

  • Bad water in Maya city of Tikal came partly from dangerous paint
    (details)

  • Old spy photos and new satellite technology find 14,000 new sites in northeastern Syria
    (details)


Mittwoch, 9.9.2020, 20:04
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient cult threw offerings into the sea for 400 years
    (details)

  • Cyclones may have contributed to Maya decline
    (details)

  • Population decline on Easter Island serves lesson for the planet
    (details)

  • Face down burial raises questions about past pandemics
    (details)


Montag, 17.8.2020, 16:54
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • March 29, 2020: Signs of world's earliest epidemic found in China
    (details)

  • May 10, 2020: Archaeological evidence puts pandemic effects into historical perspective
    (details)

  • May 17:How ancient African societies coped with epidemics
    (details)

  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth
    (details)


Montag, 22.6.2020, 17:18
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Research continues on Maya ruins at Uxmal
    (details)

  • Sri Lanka reveals 48,000 year old arrowheads
    (details)

  • Underwater bones raise questions about doomed French expedition
    (details)

  • New analysis of remains from Newgrange indicates incest
    (details)


Dienstag, 29.9.2020, 16:39
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Early edition of final Shakespeare play found in Scottish seminary in Spain
    (details)

  • Major exhibit on 400th anniversary of the Mayflower balances myth with truth
    (details)

  • Geochemistry of Egyptian bird mummies reveals they were hunted
    (details)

  • New dates for Hadrianopolis near Black Sea put city’s founding in the Copper Age
    (details)


Montag, 5.10.2020, 22:45
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient humans in the Amazon used managed forest practices
    (details)

  • Archaeologists determine how people first settled on Caribbean islands
    (details)

  • Humans have affected global ecosystems for longer than previously believed
    (details)

  • Renewed interest in New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt in wake of 2020 protests
    (details)


Montag, 14.9.2020, 16:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Fruit ripens from 2,000 year old seeds
    (details)

  • Drone footage reveals earthwork in American Midwest
    (details)

  • Evidence points to high literacy rates among 7th Century BC Judahites
    (details)

  • Why genetic advance pre-dates cultural advances in Homo sapiens
    (details)


Montag, 3.8.2020, 17:08
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Coprolites in Oregon caves reveal lengthy human occupation
    (details)

  • Source of Stonehenge monoliths found
    (details)

  • Grape pips help archaeologists study ancient economy
    (details)

  • Epidemics revealed in human teeth
    (details)


Montag, 29.6.2020, 16:23
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • New C14 dates show wooden church statue is Europe’s oldest
    (details)

  • Stone Age harpoons discovered in Norway
    (details)

  • Viking outpost in Iceland resets settlement date
    (details)

  • Volunteers excavate Hindu temple amid pandemic
    (details)


Montag, 27.7.2020, 16:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Studies of pirate shipwreck suggests Blackbeard abandoned it intentionally
    (details)

  • Viking age burials produce smallpox DNA that adds new twist to history
    (details)

  • New studies from Mexican cave and other early sites put North American arrival at 30,000 years ago
    (details)

  • New site in Jerusalem is from time of the biblical kings
    (details)


Dienstag, 14.7.2020, 16:31
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Dismantling a Confederate monument reveals time capsule
    (details)

  • Divers find ancient ocher mines on Yucatan peninsula
    (details)

  • Rock engravings found in Israeli burial chamber
    (details)

  • Archaeologists uncover the history of Ethiopian lake
    (details)


Montag, 12.10.2020, 12:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Remnants of ancient Viking temple found in Norway
    (details)

  • Clay figurine adorned with bone mask discovered in Siberia
    (details)

  • Intact human cells survived the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius
    (details)

  • This is no place to call home
    (details)