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UNESCO - World Heritage
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 ...
Samstag, 8.8.2020, 15:00
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the link between environmental damage and pandemics has again been established. Many indigenous peoples have warned over decades about increasing threats to natural heritage so important for their survival. Through their traditional knowledge and their relationship to nature, they have long known that environmental dilapidation can trigger disease.
We are still in the midst of the combat against the spread of the pandemic, and in this context it is more ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
A new armed attack was carried out this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 against the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), inside the Virunga National Park, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently believed that seven soldiers were killed in the territory of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.
These actions are reminiscent of the tragic events of June 24, 2020 during which 5 guards were critically injured; and of those of last April 24 when four ...
Freitag, 24.7.2020, 21:00
Marine debris accumulates on the beaches of even the most remote and pristine UNESCO marine World Heritage sites, including Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles). Through action, education and research, the Seychelles Island Foundation removed 25 tons of waste, including 60,000 plastic flipflops.
Aldabra Atoll was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982 as one of the largest raised coral atolls in the world, home to the largest giant tortoise population. Its population of endangered green ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
Rangers face tremendous odds while undertaking their work protecting Africa's remaining wild places. A recent survey of rangers conducted by the WWF showed that almost 80% of the 1,742 respondents had faced a life-threatening encounter during their work.
Tragically, in the last 12 months at least 137 rangers have died worldwide according to the International Ranger Federation. The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) has recorded 59 ranger deaths in Africa meaning that at least ...
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, 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, 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, 5.8.2020, 07:00
Resilient Reefs introduced its bold, inclusive approach to climate adaptation at the first G20 International Working Group on Coral Reef Conservation in July 2020. Reef Resilience is a new approach to marine conservation being piloted across five UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites, and backed by a global private-public consortium.
The working group, held by videoconference and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency, brought together prominent scientists, delegates and decision ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre and the advisory body for natural World Heritage, IUCN, are following with concern the situation in the immediate surroundings of the Galápagos Islands, where the massive presence of industrial fishing vessels from diverse nationalities has been repeatedly reported by media worldwide. 
The state of conservation for the Galápagos Islands, including the outcomes of the fishing practices review and possible measures to address them, will be examined at ...
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, 10.8.2020, 19:30
While reiterating expressions of condolence and solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the wake of the tragic explosions in Beirut on 4 August 2020,  UNESCO is taking action and organizing a meeting on 10 August together with the Directorate General of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and its partners – ALIPH, ARC-WH, Blue Shield, ICCROM, ICOM and ICOMOS - to jointly assess the situation and determine how the international community can support Lebanon in its efforts ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its condolences for the death of José de los Santos Sauna, Governor of the indigenous community of the Kogui people, on 6 August 2020 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia), caused by coronavirus Covid-19.
The cabildo governor will be remembered as one of the most representative leaders of the indigenous peoples of Colombia, who stood out for his work in defending the rights of the indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a site included on ...
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, 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 ...
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, 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 ...
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 ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The German Commission for UNESCO invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and possibly other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for financial support projects that help UNESCO designated sites to overcome an existing impairment due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Through this support, the German Commission for UNESCO contributes to a relief fund set up by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut to respond to the impact of the COVID 19 ...
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, 7.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its condolences for the death of José de los Santos Sauna, Governor of the indigenous community of the Kogui people, on 6 August 2020 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia), caused by coronavirus Covid-19.
The cabildo governor will be remembered as one of the most representative leaders of the indigenous peoples of Colombia, who stood out for his work in defending the rights of the indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a site included on ...
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, 10.9.2020, 16:00
As Covid-19 has impacted most of the world, the pandemic also caused unprecedented challenges for UNESCO marine World Heritage sites. The dramatic drop in tourism revenues left sites struggling to keep rangers on the payroll, prevent rising illegal activity, continue crucial scientific monitoring or secure food for local communities.
On 10 September, marine World Heritage site managers will have an online meeting to share insights on how they are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. The ...
Samstag, 8.8.2020, 15:00
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the link between environmental damage and pandemics has again been established. Many indigenous peoples have warned over decades about increasing threats to natural heritage so important for their survival. Through their traditional knowledge and their relationship to nature, they have long known that environmental dilapidation can trigger disease.
We are still in the midst of the combat against the spread of the pandemic, and in this context it is more ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
A new armed attack was carried out this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 against the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), inside the Virunga National Park, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently believed that seven soldiers were killed in the territory of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.
These actions are reminiscent of the tragic events of June 24, 2020 during which 5 guards were critically injured; and of those of last April 24 when four ...
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, 4.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will support the social cohesion and resilience of communities suffering from years of armed conflict in central Mali as part of a major new project, made possible through USD 1 million in funding from the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH). 
The project will provide critical support to the rehabilitation of the World Heritage site of "Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)”, home to 289 villages spread over 400,000 hectares 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 ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, is observing with attention and concern the large number of fires which have struck the Pantanal ecoregion in recent weeks.
According to information provided by experts and firefighters on site as well as satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais), widely reported by the international press, several tens ...
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 ...
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, 5.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, is observing with attention and concern the large number of fires which have struck the Pantanal ecoregion in recent weeks.
According to information provided by experts and firefighters on site as well as satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais), widely reported by the international press, several tens ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 15:00
World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural heritage.
Climate change, poaching and armed conflict are some of the challenges facing World Heritage. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified these issues affecting sites and the managers who protect them.The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to use the occasion of World Ranger Day to commemorate and ...
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 ...
Montag, 17.8.2020, 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, 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 ...
Dienstag, 18.8.2020, 22:30
Four participants from Comoros and Rwanda are joining 14 other representatives from African countries to participate in a two-day online workshop entitled "Elaboration of nominations to the World Heritage List" on 13 and 14 August 2020. The workshop,  organized by the School of African Heritage (Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA) in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre,  the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Rwandan National Commission for UNESCO ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, 13.8.2020, 20:00
Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August, UNESCO mobilized leading cultural organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an online meeting on 10 August to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city's severely damaged cultural heritage and rehabilitate its cultural life.
 The explosions at the port of Beirut did not only claim hundreds of lives and leave thousands injured, they also inflicted severe damage to some of ...
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 ...
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, 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, 22.7.2020, 03:30
UNESCO grants emergency funds for reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed by floods and landslides at Rwenzori Mountains National Park
At the beginning of May 2020, torrential rain occurred in and around Rwenzori Mountains National Park (Uganda), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List.
The excessive rain caused heavy flooding which destroyed wildlife habitats and essential infrastructure along theNyamwamba, Nzurangi, Mulyambuli, Rwamba, Kabamba, Mubuku, Bujuku, Nyamwaghasani, ...
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, 13.8.2020, 20:00
Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August, UNESCO mobilized leading cultural organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an online meeting on 10 August to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city's severely damaged cultural heritage and rehabilitate its cultural life.
 The explosions at the port of Beirut did not only claim hundreds of lives and leave thousands injured, they also inflicted severe damage to some of ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
The Government of Honduras and the UNESCO Cluster Office for Central America will hold a discussion workshop on 2 September on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copan on the World Heritage List.This was reported on Monday 17 August by the organizers of the event through a virtual press release, which was attended by, among others, the Director of the UNESCO Multi-Country Office, Esther Kuisch-Laroche, and the Under-Secretary for International ...
Dienstag, 4.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will support the social cohesion and resilience of communities suffering from years of armed conflict in central Mali as part of a major new project, made possible through USD 1 million in funding from the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH). 
The project will provide critical support to the rehabilitation of the World Heritage site of "Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)”, home to 289 villages spread over 400,000 hectares in ...
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, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The German Commission for UNESCO invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and possibly other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for financial support projects that help UNESCO designated sites to overcome an existing impairment due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Through this support, the German Commission for UNESCO contributes to a relief fund set up by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut to respond to the impact of the COVID 19 ...
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, 12.8.2020, 16:00
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, "Youth Engagement for Global Action” aims to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be enhanced.
Our World Heritage is what we leave behind for future generations therefore we must educate young people to protect ...
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, 10.9.2020, 16:00
As Covid-19 has impacted most of the world, the pandemic also caused unprecedented challenges for UNESCO marine World Heritage sites. The dramatic drop in tourism revenues left sites struggling to keep rangers on the payroll, prevent rising illegal activity, continue crucial scientific monitoring or secure food for local communities.
On 10 September, marine World Heritage site managers will have an online meeting to share insights on how they are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. 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 ...
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, 12.8.2020, 16:00
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, "Youth Engagement for Global Action” aims to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be enhanced.
Our World Heritage is what we leave behind for future generations therefore we must educate young people to protect ...
Montag, 17.8.2020, 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, 31.7.2020, 15:00
World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural heritage.
Climate change, poaching and armed conflict are some of the challenges facing World Heritage. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified these issues affecting sites and the managers who protect them.The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to use the occasion of World Ranger Day to commemorate and ...
Mittwoch, 19.8.2020, 19:30
Following destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, quick action is needed to save the lives of both people and tigers. The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is supporting WWF India to restore human-tiger conflict prevention measures in the Indian part of the Sundarbans, home of a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, as well as a Ramsar site. 
The Sundarbans is the world's largest contiguous mangrove forest, expanding across India and Bangladesh. Located at the mouth of the Ganges and ...
Dienstag, 18.8.2020, 22:30
Four participants from Comoros and Rwanda are joining 14 other representatives from African countries to participate in a two-day online workshop entitled "Elaboration of nominations to the World Heritage List" on 13 and 14 August 2020. The workshop, organized by the School of African Heritage (Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA) in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre,  the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Rwandan National Commission for UNESCO and 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 ...
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, 31.7.2020, 07:00
Rangers face tremendous odds while undertaking their work protecting Africa's remaining wild places. A recent survey of rangers conducted by the WWF showed that almost 80% of the 1,742 respondents had faced a life-threatening encounter during their work.
Tragically, in the last 12 months at least 137 rangers have died worldwide according to the International Ranger Federation. The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) has recorded 59 ranger deaths in Africa meaning that at least ...
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, 11.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO profoundly regrets the loss of life and property in a number of historic centers in Yemen, including in the World Heritage sites of Zabid, Shibam, and Sana'a, in recent days following exceptional extreme weather conditions in the country.
The resulting damage is endangering the lives of the inhabitants of these historic centers, leaving some of them without adequate shelter and exacerbating the already-dire situation for many others. The weather conditions also threaten 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 ...
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, 1.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow at the death of Mr Eusebio Leal on 31 July 2020. Historian of the city of Havana, Cuba and Director of the conservation programme for the historic centre of Havana, Eusebio Leal was an exceptional witness to and actor for cultural heritage worldwide.
The passing of Mr. Leal is a great loss for the city of Havana and for Cuba. UNESCO offers its condolences to the family and the Cuban people at this sad time.
Doctor of History and Archaeology, Eusebio Leal was a ...
Montag, 10.8.2020, 19:30
While reiterating expressions of condolence and solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the wake of the tragic explosions in Beirut on 4 August 2020,  UNESCO is taking action and organizing a meeting on 10 August together with the Directorate General of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and its partners – ALIPH, ARC-WH, Blue Shield, ICCROM, ICOM and ICOMOS - to jointly assess the situation and determine how the international community can support Lebanon in its efforts ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre and the advisory body for natural World Heritage, IUCN, are following with concern the situation in the immediate surroundings of the Galápagos Islands, where the massive presence of industrial fishing vessels from diverse nationalities has been repeatedly reported by media worldwide. 
The state of conservation for the Galápagos Islands, including the outcomes of the fishing practices review and possible measures to address them, will be examined at ...
Samstag, 1.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow at the death of Mr Eusebio Leal on 31 July 2020. Historian of the city of Havana, Cuba and Director of the conservation programme for the historic centre of Havana, Eusebio Leal was an exceptional witness to and actor for cultural heritage worldwide.
The passing of Mr. Leal is a great loss for the city of Havana and for Cuba. UNESCO offers its condolences to the family and the Cuban people at this sad time.Doctor of History and Archaeology, Eusebio Leal was a ...
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
The Government of Honduras and the UNESCO Cluster Office for Central America will hold a discussion workshop on 2 September on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copan on the World Heritage List.This was reported on Monday 17 August by the organizers of the event through a virtual press release, which was attended by, among others, the Director of the UNESCO Multi-Country Office, Esther Kuisch-Laroche, and the Under-Secretary for International ...
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, 5.8.2020, 07:00
Resilient Reefs introduced its bold, inclusive approach to climate adaptation at the first G20 International Working Group on Coral Reef Conservation in July 2020. Reef Resilience is a new approach to marine conservation being piloted across five UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites, and backed by a global private-public consortium.
The working group, held by videoconference and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency, brought together prominent scientists, delegates and decision ...
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, 11.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO profoundly regrets the loss of life and property in a number of historic centers in Yemen, including in the World Heritage sites of Zabid, Shibam, and Sana'a, in recent days following exceptional extreme weather conditions in the country.
The resulting damage is endangering the lives of the inhabitants of these historic centers, leaving some of them without adequate shelter and exacerbating the already-dire situation for many others. The weather conditions also threaten the ...
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, 22.7.2020, 17:45
The coronavirus has challenged the core of what makes cities vibrant and successful: busy streets full of people. Will these cities ever come back to be the same? The webinar on Euro-Mediterranean cities in the post-pandemic era, organized by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretariat in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, reflected on sustainable urban development in the Mediterranean region after COVID-19, climate change, cultural heritage, and on the approach of the ...
Mittwoch, 19.8.2020, 19:30
Following destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, quick action is needed to save the lives of both people and tigers. The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is supporting WWF India to restore human-tiger conflict prevention measures in the Indian part of the Sundarbans, home of a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, as well as a Ramsar site. 
The Sundarbans is the world's largest contiguous mangrove forest, expanding across India and Bangladesh. Located at the mouth of the Ganges 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 ...
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.
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Montag, 1.6.2020, 18:07
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Virtual platform brings Jewish heritage sites to life
    (details)

  • Genetic study of skeletons reveals Lebanon’s long continuity
    (details)

  • Mining company destroys sacred aboriginal site 46,000 years old
    (details)

  • Dental tartar shows what people ate in Japan’s Edo period
    (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)


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, 15.6.2020, 17:05
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Oldest shell midden in China discovered
    (details)

  • Hominins may have eaten like tapirs
    (details)

  • Ancient nut and tuber residue found in Papua New Guinea
    (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, 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, 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, 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, 8.6.2020, 16:25
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Bone isotope studies trace how maize became the cornerstone of Mesoamerican diets
    (details)

  • New DNA studies show multiple Caribbean migrations, followed by local culture change
    (details)

  • Sea otter studies help explain the past and guide the present
    (details)

  • Ancient death in Turkey illuminates the turbulence of early social change
    (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, 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)


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, 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, 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, 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, 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)


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 ...
Montag, 10.8.2020, 19:30
While reiterating expressions of condolence and solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the wake of the tragic explosions in Beirut on 4 August 2020,  UNESCO is taking action and organizing a meeting on 10 August together with the Directorate General of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and its partners – ALIPH, ARC-WH, Blue Shield, ICCROM, ICOM and ICOMOS - to jointly assess the situation and determine how the international community can support Lebanon in its efforts ...
Montag, 10.8.2020, 19:30
While reiterating expressions of condolence and solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the wake of the tragic explosions in Beirut on 4 August 2020,  UNESCO is taking action and organizing a meeting on 10 August together with the Directorate General of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and its partners – ALIPH, ARC-WH, Blue Shield, ICCROM, ICOM and ICOMOS - to jointly assess the situation and determine how the international community can support Lebanon in its efforts ...
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 ...
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, 17.8.2020, 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, 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, 1.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow at the death of Mr Eusebio Leal on 31 July 2020. Historian of the city of Havana, Cuba and Director of the conservation programme for the historic centre of Havana, Eusebio Leal was an exceptional witness to and actor for cultural heritage worldwide.
The passing of Mr. Leal is a great loss for the city of Havana and for Cuba. UNESCO offers its condolences to the family and the Cuban people at this sad time.Doctor of History and Archaeology, Eusebio Leal was a ...
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, 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, 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, 12.8.2020, 16:00
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, "Youth Engagement for Global Action” aims to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be enhanced.
Our World Heritage is what we leave behind for future generations therefore we must educate young people to protect ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
Rangers face tremendous odds while undertaking their work protecting Africa's remaining wild places. A recent survey of rangers conducted by the WWF showed that almost 80% of the 1,742 respondents had faced a life-threatening encounter during their work.
Tragically, in the last 12 months at least 137 rangers have died worldwide according to the International Ranger Federation. The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) has recorded 59 ranger deaths in Africa meaning that at least ...
Donnerstag, 10.9.2020, 16:00
As Covid-19 has impacted most of the world, the pandemic also caused unprecedented challenges for UNESCO marine World Heritage sites. The dramatic drop in tourism revenues left sites struggling to keep rangers on the payroll, prevent rising illegal activity, continue crucial scientific monitoring or secure food for local communities.
On 10 September, marine World Heritage site managers will have an online meeting to share insights on how they are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. The ...
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 ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 15:00
World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural heritage.
Climate change, poaching and armed conflict are some of the challenges facing World Heritage. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified these issues affecting sites and the managers who protect them.The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to use the occasion of World Ranger Day to commemorate and ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre and the advisory body for natural World Heritage, IUCN, are following with concern the situation in the immediate surroundings of the Galápagos Islands, where the massive presence of industrial fishing vessels from diverse nationalities has been repeatedly reported by media worldwide. 
The state of conservation for the Galápagos Islands, including the outcomes of the fishing practices review and possible measures to address them, will be examined at ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its condolences for the death of José de los Santos Sauna, Governor of the indigenous community of the Kogui people, on 6 August 2020 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia), caused by coronavirus Covid-19.
The cabildo governor will be remembered as one of the most representative leaders of the indigenous peoples of Colombia, who stood out for his work in defending the rights of the indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a site included on ...
Mittwoch, 2.9.2020, 07:00
The Government of Honduras and the UNESCO Cluster Office for Central America will hold a discussion workshop on 2 September on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copan on the World Heritage List.This was reported on Monday 17 August by the organizers of the event through a virtual press release, which was attended by, among others, the Director of the UNESCO Multi-Country Office, Esther Kuisch-Laroche, and the Under-Secretary for International ...
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, 12.8.2020, 16:00
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, "Youth Engagement for Global Action” aims to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be enhanced.
Our World Heritage is what we leave behind for future generations therefore we must educate young people to protect ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
A new armed attack was carried out this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 against the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), inside the Virunga National Park, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently believed that seven soldiers were killed in the territory of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.
These actions are reminiscent of the tragic events of June 24, 2020 during which 5 guards were critically injured; and of those of last April 24 when four ...
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, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre and the advisory body for natural World Heritage, IUCN, are following with concern the situation in the immediate surroundings of the Galápagos Islands, where the massive presence of industrial fishing vessels from diverse nationalities has been repeatedly reported by media worldwide. 
The state of conservation for the Galápagos Islands, including the outcomes of the fishing practices review and possible measures to address them, will be examined at ...
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 ...
Dienstag, 4.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will support the social cohesion and resilience of communities suffering from years of armed conflict in central Mali as part of a major new project, made possible through USD 1 million in funding from the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH). 
The project will provide critical support to the rehabilitation of the World Heritage site of "Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)”, home to 289 villages spread over 400,000 hectares in ...
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, 19.8.2020, 19:30
Following destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, quick action is needed to save the lives of both people and tigers. The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is supporting WWF India to restore human-tiger conflict prevention measures in the Indian part of the Sundarbans, home of a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, as well as a Ramsar site. 
The Sundarbans is the world's largest contiguous mangrove forest, expanding across India and Bangladesh. Located at the mouth of the Ganges and ...
Mittwoch, 22.7.2020, 17:45
The coronavirus has challenged the core of what makes cities vibrant and successful: busy streets full of people. Will these cities ever come back to be the same? The webinar on Euro-Mediterranean cities in the post-pandemic era, organized by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretariat in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, reflected on sustainable urban development in the Mediterranean region after COVID-19, climate change, cultural heritage, and on the approach of the ...
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 ...
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, 17.8.2020, 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 ...
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, 5.8.2020, 07:00
Resilient Reefs introduced its bold, inclusive approach to climate adaptation at the first G20 International Working Group on Coral Reef Conservation in July 2020. Reef Resilience is a new approach to marine conservation being piloted across five UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites, and backed by a global private-public consortium.
The working group, held by videoconference and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency, brought together prominent scientists, delegates and decision ...
Dienstag, 11.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO profoundly regrets the loss of life and property in a number of historic centers in Yemen, including in the World Heritage sites of Zabid, Shibam, and Sana'a, in recent days following exceptional extreme weather conditions in the country.
The resulting damage is endangering the lives of the inhabitants of these historic centers, leaving some of them without adequate shelter and exacerbating the already-dire situation for many others. The weather conditions also threaten 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 ...
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, 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 ...
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, 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, 11.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO profoundly regrets the loss of life and property in a number of historic centers in Yemen, including in the World Heritage sites of Zabid, Shibam, and Sana'a, in recent days following exceptional extreme weather conditions in the country.
The resulting damage is endangering the lives of the inhabitants of these historic centers, leaving some of them without adequate shelter and exacerbating the already-dire situation for many others. The weather conditions also threaten the ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 15:00
World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural heritage.
Climate change, poaching and armed conflict are some of the challenges facing World Heritage. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified these issues affecting sites and the managers who protect them.The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to use the occasion of World Ranger Day to commemorate and ...
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 ...
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, 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 ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The German Commission for UNESCO invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and possibly other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for financial support projects that help UNESCO designated sites to overcome an existing impairment due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Through this support, the German Commission for UNESCO contributes to a relief fund set up by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut to respond to the impact of the COVID 19 ...
Dienstag, 18.8.2020, 22:30
Four participants from Comoros and Rwanda are joining 14 other representatives from African countries to participate in a two-day online workshop entitled "Elaboration of nominations to the World Heritage List" on 13 and 14 August 2020. The workshop, organized by the School of African Heritage (Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA) in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre,  the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Rwandan National Commission for UNESCO and 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 ...
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, 8.8.2020, 15:00
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the link between environmental damage and pandemics has again been established. Many indigenous peoples have warned over decades about increasing threats to natural heritage so important for their survival. Through their traditional knowledge and their relationship to nature, they have long known that environmental dilapidation can trigger disease.
We are still in the midst of the combat against the spread of the pandemic, and in this context it is more ...
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 ...
Donnerstag, 13.8.2020, 20:00
Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August, UNESCO mobilized leading cultural organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an online meeting on 10 August to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city's severely damaged cultural heritage and rehabilitate its cultural life.
 The explosions at the port of Beirut did not only claim hundreds of lives and leave thousands injured, they also inflicted severe damage to some of ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
Resilient Reefs introduced its bold, inclusive approach to climate adaptation at the first G20 International Working Group on Coral Reef Conservation in July 2020. Reef Resilience is a new approach to marine conservation being piloted across five UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites, and backed by a global private-public consortium.
The working group, held by videoconference and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency, brought together prominent scientists, delegates and decision ...
Mittwoch, 19.8.2020, 19:30
Following destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, quick action is needed to save the lives of both people and tigers. The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is supporting WWF India to restore human-tiger conflict prevention measures in the Indian part of the Sundarbans, home of a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, as well as a Ramsar site. 
The Sundarbans is the world's largest contiguous mangrove forest, expanding across India and Bangladesh. Located at the mouth of the Ganges and ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The German Commission for UNESCO invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and possibly other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for financial support projects that help UNESCO designated sites to overcome an existing impairment due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Through this support, the German Commission for UNESCO contributes to a relief fund set up by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut to respond to the impact of the COVID 19 ...
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
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 ...
Samstag, 8.8.2020, 15:00
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the link between environmental damage and pandemics has again been established. Many indigenous peoples have warned over decades about increasing threats to natural heritage so important for their survival. Through their traditional knowledge and their relationship to nature, they have long known that environmental dilapidation can trigger disease.
We are still in the midst of the combat against the spread of the pandemic, and in this context it is more ...
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.
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
Rangers face tremendous odds while undertaking their work protecting Africa's remaining wild places. A recent survey of rangers conducted by the WWF showed that almost 80% of the 1,742 respondents had faced a life-threatening encounter during their work.
Tragically, in the last 12 months at least 137 rangers have died worldwide according to the International Ranger Federation. The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) has recorded 59 ranger deaths in Africa meaning that at least ...
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, 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, 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, 2.9.2020, 07:00
The Government of Honduras and the UNESCO Cluster Office for Central America will hold a discussion workshop on 2 September on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copan on the World Heritage List.This was reported on Monday 17 August by the organizers of the event through a virtual press release, which was attended by, among others, the Director of the UNESCO Multi-Country Office, Esther Kuisch-Laroche, and the Under-Secretary for International ...
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 ...
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, 5.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, is observing with attention and concern the large number of fires which have struck the Pantanal ecoregion in recent weeks.
According to information provided by experts and firefighters on site as well as satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais), widely reported by the international press, several tens ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, is observing with attention and concern the large number of fires which have struck the Pantanal ecoregion in recent weeks.
According to information provided by experts and firefighters on site as well as satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais), widely reported by the international press, several tens ...
Dienstag, 18.8.2020, 22:30
Four participants from Comoros and Rwanda are joining 14 other representatives from African countries to participate in a two-day online workshop entitled "Elaboration of nominations to the World Heritage List" on 13 and 14 August 2020. The workshop,  organized by the School of African Heritage (Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA) in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre,  the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Rwandan National Commission for UNESCO ...
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 ...
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 ...
Donnerstag, 13.8.2020, 20:00
Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August, UNESCO mobilized leading cultural organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an online meeting on 10 August to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city's severely damaged cultural heritage and rehabilitate its cultural life.
 The explosions at the port of Beirut did not only claim hundreds of lives and leave thousands injured, they also inflicted severe damage to some of ...
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 ...
Donnerstag, 10.9.2020, 16:00
As Covid-19 has impacted most of the world, the pandemic also caused unprecedented challenges for UNESCO marine World Heritage sites. The dramatic drop in tourism revenues left sites struggling to keep rangers on the payroll, prevent rising illegal activity, continue crucial scientific monitoring or secure food for local communities.
On 10 September, marine World Heritage site managers will have an online meeting to share insights on how they are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. 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, 31.7.2020, 07:00
A new armed attack was carried out this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 against the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), inside the Virunga National Park, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently believed that seven soldiers were killed in the territory of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.
These actions are reminiscent of the tragic events of June 24, 2020 during which 5 guards were critically injured; and of those of last April 24 when four ...
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 ...
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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, 2.9.2020, 07:00
The Government of Honduras and the UNESCO Cluster Office for Central America will hold a discussion workshop on 2 September on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copan on the World Heritage List.This was reported on Monday 17 August by the organizers of the event through a virtual press release, which was attended by, among others, the Director of the UNESCO Multi-Country Office, Esther Kuisch-Laroche, and the Under-Secretary for International ...
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, 31.7.2020, 07:00
A new armed attack was carried out this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 against the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), inside the Virunga National Park, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently believed that seven soldiers were killed in the territory of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.
These actions are reminiscent of the tragic events of June 24, 2020 during which 5 guards were critically injured; and of those of last April 24 when four ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, is observing with attention and concern the large number of fires which have struck the Pantanal ecoregion in recent weeks.
According to information provided by experts and firefighters on site as well as satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais), widely reported by the international press, several tens ...
Samstag, 8.8.2020, 15:00
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the link between environmental damage and pandemics has again been established. Many indigenous peoples have warned over decades about increasing threats to natural heritage so important for their survival. Through their traditional knowledge and their relationship to nature, they have long known that environmental dilapidation can trigger disease.
We are still in the midst of the combat against the spread of the pandemic, and in this context it is more ...
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, 10.8.2020, 19:30
While reiterating expressions of condolence and solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the wake of the tragic explosions in Beirut on 4 August 2020,  UNESCO is taking action and organizing a meeting on 10 August together with the Directorate General of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and its partners – ALIPH, ARC-WH, Blue Shield, ICCROM, ICOM and ICOMOS - to jointly assess the situation and determine how the international community can support Lebanon in its efforts ...
Dienstag, 4.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will support the social cohesion and resilience of communities suffering from years of armed conflict in central Mali as part of a major new project, made possible through USD 1 million in funding from the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH). 
The project will provide critical support to the rehabilitation of the World Heritage site of "Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)”, home to 289 villages spread over 400,000 hectares in ...
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, 5.8.2020, 07:00
Resilient Reefs introduced its bold, inclusive approach to climate adaptation at the first G20 International Working Group on Coral Reef Conservation in July 2020. Reef Resilience is a new approach to marine conservation being piloted across five UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites, and backed by a global private-public consortium.
The working group, held by videoconference and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency, brought together prominent scientists, delegates and decision ...
Donnerstag, 13.8.2020, 20:00
Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August, UNESCO mobilized leading cultural organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an online meeting on 10 August to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city's severely damaged cultural heritage and rehabilitate its cultural life.
 The explosions at the port of Beirut did not only claim hundreds of lives and leave thousands injured, they also inflicted severe damage to some of ...
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 ...
Donnerstag, 10.9.2020, 16:00
As Covid-19 has impacted most of the world, the pandemic also caused unprecedented challenges for UNESCO marine World Heritage sites. The dramatic drop in tourism revenues left sites struggling to keep rangers on the payroll, prevent rising illegal activity, continue crucial scientific monitoring or secure food for local communities.
On 10 September, marine World Heritage site managers will have an online meeting to share insights on how they are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. The ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The German Commission for UNESCO invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and possibly other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for financial support projects that help UNESCO designated sites to overcome an existing impairment due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Through this support, the German Commission for UNESCO contributes to a relief fund set up by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut to respond to the impact of the COVID 19 ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 15:00
World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural heritage.
Climate change, poaching and armed conflict are some of the challenges facing World Heritage. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified these issues affecting sites and the managers who protect them.The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to use the occasion of World Ranger Day to commemorate and ...
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, 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, 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 ...
Dienstag, 18.8.2020, 22:30
Four participants from Comoros and Rwanda are joining 14 other representatives from African countries to participate in a two-day online workshop entitled "Elaboration of nominations to the World Heritage List" on 13 and 14 August 2020. The workshop, organized by the School of African Heritage (Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA) in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre,  the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Rwandan National Commission for UNESCO and 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), ...
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, 5.8.2020, 07:00
Resilient Reefs introduced its bold, inclusive approach to climate adaptation at the first G20 International Working Group on Coral Reef Conservation in July 2020. Reef Resilience is a new approach to marine conservation being piloted across five UNESCO-listed World Heritage sites, and backed by a global private-public consortium.
The working group, held by videoconference and hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia G20 Presidency, brought together prominent scientists, delegates and decision ...
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, 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
The Government of Honduras and the UNESCO Cluster Office for Central America will hold a discussion workshop on 2 September on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inscription of the Mayan Site of Copan on the World Heritage List.This was reported on Monday 17 August by the organizers of the event through a virtual press release, which was attended by, among others, the Director of the UNESCO Multi-Country Office, Esther Kuisch-Laroche, and the Under-Secretary for International ...
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 ...
Montag, 17.8.2020, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Montag, 17.8.2020, 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 ...
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 ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre and the advisory body for natural World Heritage, IUCN, are following with concern the situation in the immediate surroundings of the Galápagos Islands, where the massive presence of industrial fishing vessels from diverse nationalities has been repeatedly reported by media worldwide. 
The state of conservation for the Galápagos Islands, including the outcomes of the fishing practices review and possible measures to address them, will be examined at ...
Dienstag, 11.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO profoundly regrets the loss of life and property in a number of historic centers in Yemen, including in the World Heritage sites of Zabid, Shibam, and Sana'a, in recent days following exceptional extreme weather conditions in the country.
The resulting damage is endangering the lives of the inhabitants of these historic centers, leaving some of them without adequate shelter and exacerbating the already-dire situation for many others. The weather conditions also threaten the ...
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, 22.7.2020, 17:45
The coronavirus has challenged the core of what makes cities vibrant and successful: busy streets full of people. Will these cities ever come back to be the same? The webinar on Euro-Mediterranean cities in the post-pandemic era, organized by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretariat in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, reflected on sustainable urban development in the Mediterranean region after COVID-19, climate change, cultural heritage, and on the approach of the ...
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 ...
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, 31.7.2020, 07:00
A new armed attack was carried out this Tuesday, July 28, 2020 against the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (FARDC), inside the Virunga National Park, a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently believed that seven soldiers were killed in the territory of Beni, in the province of North Kivu.
These actions are reminiscent of the tragic events of June 24, 2020 during which 5 guards were critically injured; and of those of last April 24 when four ...
Mittwoch, 5.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO, through the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, is observing with attention and concern the large number of fires which have struck the Pantanal ecoregion in recent weeks.
According to information provided by experts and firefighters on site as well as satellite data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais), widely reported by the international press, several tens ...
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 ...
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, 22.7.2020, 03:30
UNESCO grants emergency funds for reconstruction of infrastructure destroyed by floods and landslides at Rwenzori Mountains National Park
At the beginning of May 2020, torrential rain occurred in and around Rwenzori Mountains National Park (Uganda), a property inscribed on the World Heritage List.
The excessive rain caused heavy flooding which destroyed wildlife habitats and essential infrastructure along theNyamwamba, Nzurangi, Mulyambuli, Rwamba, Kabamba, Mubuku, Bujuku, Nyamwaghasani, ...
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, 13.8.2020, 20:00
Following the devastating twin explosions in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August, UNESCO mobilized leading cultural organizations and experts from Lebanon and abroad in an online meeting on 10 August to coordinate emergency and longer-term measures to safeguard the city's severely damaged cultural heritage and rehabilitate its cultural life.
 The explosions at the port of Beirut did not only claim hundreds of lives and leave thousands injured, they also inflicted severe damage to some of ...
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 ...
Donnerstag, 10.9.2020, 16:00
As Covid-19 has impacted most of the world, the pandemic also caused unprecedented challenges for UNESCO marine World Heritage sites. The dramatic drop in tourism revenues left sites struggling to keep rangers on the payroll, prevent rising illegal activity, continue crucial scientific monitoring or secure food for local communities.
On 10 September, marine World Heritage site managers will have an online meeting to share insights on how they are dealing with the impacts of Covid-19. The ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The German Commission for UNESCO invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and possibly other UNESCO designated sites such as Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for financial support projects that help UNESCO designated sites to overcome an existing impairment due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Through this support, the German Commission for UNESCO contributes to a relief fund set up by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut to respond to the impact of the COVID 19 ...
Freitag, 24.7.2020, 21:00
Marine debris accumulates on the beaches of even the most remote and pristine UNESCO marine World Heritage sites, including Aldabra Atoll (Seychelles). Through action, education and research, the Seychelles Island Foundation removed 25 tons of waste, including 60,000 plastic flipflops.
Aldabra Atoll was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982 as one of the largest raised coral atolls in the world, home to the largest giant tortoise population. Its population of endangered green ...
Montag, 10.8.2020, 19:30
While reiterating expressions of condolence and solidarity with the people of Lebanon in the wake of the tragic explosions in Beirut on 4 August 2020,  UNESCO is taking action and organizing a meeting on 10 August together with the Directorate General of Antiquities in the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon and its partners – ALIPH, ARC-WH, Blue Shield, ICCROM, ICOM and ICOMOS - to jointly assess the situation and determine how the international community can support Lebanon in its efforts ...
Mittwoch, 19.8.2020, 19:30
Following destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, quick action is needed to save the lives of both people and tigers. The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is supporting WWF India to restore human-tiger conflict prevention measures in the Indian part of the Sundarbans, home of a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, as well as a Ramsar site. 
The Sundarbans is the world's largest contiguous mangrove forest, expanding across India and Bangladesh. Located at the mouth of the Ganges and ...
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, 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 ...
Samstag, 1.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow at the death of Mr Eusebio Leal on 31 July 2020. Historian of the city of Havana, Cuba and Director of the conservation programme for the historic centre of Havana, Eusebio Leal was an exceptional witness to and actor for cultural heritage worldwide.
The passing of Mr. Leal is a great loss for the city of Havana and for Cuba. UNESCO offers its condolences to the family and the Cuban people at this sad time.
Doctor of History and Archaeology, Eusebio Leal was a ...
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, 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, 18.8.2020, 22:30
Four participants from Comoros and Rwanda are joining 14 other representatives from African countries to participate in a two-day online workshop entitled "Elaboration of nominations to the World Heritage List" on 13 and 14 August 2020. The workshop,  organized by the School of African Heritage (Ecole du Patrimoine Africain - EPA) in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre,  the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Rwandan National Commission for UNESCO ...
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, 7.8.2020, 07:00
The World Heritage Centre and the advisory body for natural World Heritage, IUCN, are following with concern the situation in the immediate surroundings of the Galápagos Islands, where the massive presence of industrial fishing vessels from diverse nationalities has been repeatedly reported by media worldwide. 
The state of conservation for the Galápagos Islands, including the outcomes of the fishing practices review and possible measures to address them, will be examined at ...
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 ...
Dienstag, 11.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO profoundly regrets the loss of life and property in a number of historic centers in Yemen, including in the World Heritage sites of Zabid, Shibam, and Sana'a, in recent days following exceptional extreme weather conditions in the country.
The resulting damage is endangering the lives of the inhabitants of these historic centers, leaving some of them without adequate shelter and exacerbating the already-dire situation for many others. The weather conditions also threaten the ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 15:00
World Ranger Day is celebrated on 31 July to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the world's natural and cultural heritage.
Climate change, poaching and armed conflict are some of the challenges facing World Heritage. The Covid-19 pandemic has amplified these issues affecting sites and the managers who protect them.The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to use the occasion of World Ranger Day to commemorate and ...
Samstag, 1.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow at the death of Mr Eusebio Leal on 31 July 2020. Historian of the city of Havana, Cuba and Director of the conservation programme for the historic centre of Havana, Eusebio Leal was an exceptional witness to and actor for cultural heritage worldwide.
The passing of Mr. Leal is a great loss for the city of Havana and for Cuba. UNESCO offers its condolences to the family and the Cuban people at this sad time.Doctor of History and Archaeology, Eusebio Leal was a ...
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, 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, 31.7.2020, 07:00
Rangers face tremendous odds while undertaking their work protecting Africa's remaining wild places. A recent survey of rangers conducted by the WWF showed that almost 80% of the 1,742 respondents had faced a life-threatening encounter during their work.
Tragically, in the last 12 months at least 137 rangers have died worldwide according to the International Ranger Federation. The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) has recorded 59 ranger deaths in Africa meaning that at least ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its condolences for the death of José de los Santos Sauna, Governor of the indigenous community of the Kogui people, on 6 August 2020 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia), caused by coronavirus Covid-19.
The cabildo governor will be remembered as one of the most representative leaders of the indigenous peoples of Colombia, who stood out for his work in defending the rights of the indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a site included on ...
Mittwoch, 12.8.2020, 16:00
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, "Youth Engagement for Global Action” aims to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be enhanced.
Our World Heritage is what we leave behind for future generations therefore we must educate young people to protect ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, 19.8.2020, 19:30
Following destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, quick action is needed to save the lives of both people and tigers. The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is supporting WWF India to restore human-tiger conflict prevention measures in the Indian part of the Sundarbans, home of a World Heritage Site, Biosphere Reserve, as well as a Ramsar site. 
The Sundarbans is the world's largest contiguous mangrove forest, expanding across India and Bangladesh. Located at the mouth of the Ganges and ...
Freitag, 7.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO expresses its condolences for the death of José de los Santos Sauna, Governor of the indigenous community of the Kogui people, on 6 August 2020 in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (Colombia), caused by coronavirus Covid-19.
The cabildo governor will be remembered as one of the most representative leaders of the indigenous peoples of Colombia, who stood out for his work in defending the rights of the indigenous communities in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a site included on ...
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 ...
Samstag, 8.8.2020, 15:00
With the current COVID-19 pandemic, the link between environmental damage and pandemics has again been established. Many indigenous peoples have warned over decades about increasing threats to natural heritage so important for their survival. Through their traditional knowledge and their relationship to nature, they have long known that environmental dilapidation can trigger disease.
We are still in the midst of the combat against the spread of the pandemic, and in this context it is more ...
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, 4.8.2020, 07:00
UNESCO will support the social cohesion and resilience of communities suffering from years of armed conflict in central Mali as part of a major new project, made possible through USD 1 million in funding from the International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Conflict Areas (ALIPH). 
The project will provide critical support to the rehabilitation of the World Heritage site of "Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons)”, home to 289 villages spread over 400,000 hectares in ...
Mittwoch, 12.8.2020, 16:00
The theme of International Youth Day 2020, "Youth Engagement for Global Action” aims to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be enhanced.
Our World Heritage is what we leave behind for future generations therefore we must educate young people to protect ...
Freitag, 31.7.2020, 07:00
Rangers face tremendous odds while undertaking their work protecting Africa's remaining wild places. A recent survey of rangers conducted by the WWF showed that almost 80% of the 1,742 respondents had faced a life-threatening encounter during their work.
Tragically, in the last 12 months at least 137 rangers have died worldwide according to the International Ranger Federation. The Game Rangers Association of Africa (GRAA) has recorded 59 ranger deaths in Africa meaning that at least ...
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, 8.6.2020, 16:25
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Bone isotope studies trace how maize became the cornerstone of Mesoamerican diets
    (details)

  • New DNA studies show multiple Caribbean migrations, followed by local culture change
    (details)

  • Sea otter studies help explain the past and guide the present
    (details)

  • Ancient death in Turkey illuminates the turbulence of early social change
    (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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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)


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, 15.6.2020, 17:05
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Oldest shell midden in China discovered
    (details)

  • Hominins may have eaten like tapirs
    (details)

  • Ancient nut and tuber residue found in Papua New Guinea
    (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, 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, 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, 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, 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)


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, 1.6.2020, 18:07
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Virtual platform brings Jewish heritage sites to life
    (details)

  • Genetic study of skeletons reveals Lebanon’s long continuity
    (details)

  • Mining company destroys sacred aboriginal site 46,000 years old
    (details)

  • Dental tartar shows what people ate in Japan’s Edo period
    (details)


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Montag, 1.6.2020, 18:07
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Virtual platform brings Jewish heritage sites to life
    (details)

  • Genetic study of skeletons reveals Lebanon’s long continuity
    (details)

  • Mining company destroys sacred aboriginal site 46,000 years old
    (details)

  • Dental tartar shows what people ate in Japan’s Edo period
    (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, 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, 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, 8.6.2020, 16:25
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Bone isotope studies trace how maize became the cornerstone of Mesoamerican diets
    (details)

  • New DNA studies show multiple Caribbean migrations, followed by local culture change
    (details)

  • Sea otter studies help explain the past and guide the present
    (details)

  • Ancient death in Turkey illuminates the turbulence of early social change
    (details)


Montag, 15.6.2020, 17:05
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Oldest shell midden in China discovered
    (details)

  • Hominins may have eaten like tapirs
    (details)

  • Ancient nut and tuber residue found in Papua New Guinea
    (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, 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)


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, 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, 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)


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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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)