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UNESCO - World Heritage
Montag, 15.2.2021, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

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

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Mittwoch, 21.4.2021, 17:00
Earth Day is an annual event held on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on 22 April 1970, the history of the Day traces back to UNESCO.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be observed on 21 March 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned ...
Mittwoch, 31.3.2021, 15:00
In 2020 many natural World Heritage sites and other important sites faced serious challenges and emergencies such as threats related to COVID-19, poaching spikes, conflicts, and unprecedent climate-related disasters (e.g. cyclones, wildfires, …). Precious time is often lost in organizing an intervention, while during this time, the world's natural heritage can be irreparably damaged.
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF), a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Fauna and Flora ...
Donnerstag, 11.3.2021, 06:00
The tragic destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in March 2001, which was broadcast across the globe, led to a global recognition of the need to protect cultural heritage at risk.
The empty niches of the giant Buddhas in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan are a perpetual reminder of our duty to protect cultural heritage, and what future generations stand to lose if we do not. Today, these niches are inscribed on the World Heritage List as part of the "Cultural Landscape and ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 22:00
New guidelines developed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with UNESCO outline how tourism and culture stakeholders can work together to support the inclusive recovery of cultural tourism, as countries around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The publication, entitled UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide, Issue 2: Cultural Tourism, draws on the insights and expertise of the two UN agencies to analyse the impact of the pandemic on their respective ...
Dienstag, 6.4.2021, 07:00
UNESCO welcomes the Italian government's decision to ban large cruise ships from the Venice Lagoon. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee urged Italy in 2014 to ban large ships and oil tankers from entering the Venice Lagoon. Sometimes weighing up to 40,000 tonnes, they undermine the Venice lagoon and its ecological balance. The decree-law announced by the Italian Government is a very positive step in the implementation of the recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee.
While a ...
Donnerstag, 11.3.2021, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is a dedicated Question & Answer Session for Section II of the questionnare with a focus on the following:

Answering specific questions on chapters or questions
Addressing any concerns regarding the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting so far
Other inputs and feedback on the ...
Dienstag, 20.4.2021, 23:00
Call for participants: do you work with heritage places?
ICCROM is seeking 20 participants to take part in an Asian regional course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture. This online course is open to:

Heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors and other individuals working at a specific heritage place.
Individuals involved in the conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage. This includes, for example, those ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 06:00
The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention set forth the procedures for the protection and conservation of World Heritage properties, the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, the granting of International Assistance under the World Heritage Fund, and the mobilization of national and international support in favor of the Convention.
They were revised in 2019 by the World Heritage Committee ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 21:00
On 2 March 2021, an online press conference will be held from 3:00pm to 4:00pm Paris time to launch the first global scientific assessment of UNESCO marine World Heritage sites' blue carbon ecosystems. 

UNESCO Marine World Heritage – Custodians of the Globe's Blue Carbon Assets, shows that marine World Heritage sites host at least 21% of the world's blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the world's blue carbon assets. These carbon stores were equivalent to about ...
Mittwoch, 24.3.2021, 16:00
In the context of the 10th anniversary of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) and as part of the activities organised for the Metropolitan Plan for Prague, the City of Prague that includes the World Heritage property of the Historic Centre of Prague, hosted on March 24 the conference Integrating Urban Heritage in Urban Planning Processes, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre.
During the online session was discussed a significant ...
Dienstag, 20.4.2021, 23:00
Call for participants: do you work with heritage places?
ICCROM is seeking 20 participants to take part in an Asian regional course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture. This online course is open to:

Heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors and other individuals working at a specific heritage place.
Individuals involved in the conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage. This includes, for example, ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 06:00
After a closure of more than ten years, the Lopé National Park Ecomuseum reopened its doors on 5 February 2021 with an official ceremony attended by the Executive Secretary and staff of the National Parks Agency (ANPN), local authorities and the head of culture from the UNESCO office in Libreville.
This important building is of great pedagogical interest for learning about conservation through the valorization of history and the close relationship maintained by local communities with ...
Mittwoch, 31.3.2021, 15:00
In 2020 many natural World Heritage sites and other important sites faced serious challenges and emergencies such as threats related to COVID-19, poaching spikes, conflicts, and unprecedent climate-related disasters (e.g. cyclones, wildfires, …). Precious time is often lost in organizing an intervention, while during this time, the world's natural heritage can be irreparably damaged.
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF), a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Fauna and Flora ...
Donnerstag, 11.3.2021, 06:00
The tragic destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in March 2001, which was broadcast across the globe, led to a global recognition of the need to protect cultural heritage at risk.
The empty niches of the giant Buddhas in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan are a perpetual reminder of our duty to protect cultural heritage, and what future generations stand to lose if we do not. Today, these niches are inscribed on the World Heritage List as part of the "Cultural Landscape and ...
Dienstag, 6.4.2021, 07:00
UNESCO welcomes the Italian government's decision to ban large cruise ships from the Venice Lagoon. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee urged Italy in 2014 to ban large ships and oil tankers from entering the Venice Lagoon. Sometimes weighing up to 40,000 tonnes, they undermine the Venice lagoon and its ecological balance. The decree-law announced by the Italian Government is a very positive step in the implementation of the recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee.
While a ...
Mittwoch, 3.3.2021, 06:00
Today is World Wildlife Day with the theme: "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet," as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forest and forest-adjacent areas. This aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 13 and 15, and their wide-ranging ...
Donnerstag, 25.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow and condolences at the death of Hugo Houben.
As an engineer of electronics and nuclear physics, Hugo Houben embarked on another path, more in line with his ethical commitments. At the age of 28, he responded to a request to participate in the construction of a popular village in Algeria. It was then that he discovered that earth can be a good construction material and launched into research to satisfy his immense curiosity, but above all, to understand and ...
Freitag, 26.2.2021, 22:00
Integrating World Heritage in the Curricula of Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa – UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) and Chair on African Heritage at the Great Zimbabwe University join forces to promote capacity building in Africa.
On 24 February 2021, the Africa Unit of the UNESCO WHC and the Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), held an online consultation meeting dedicated to exploring areas of cooperation and the increased role of Universities in conserving and promoting ...
Dienstag, 30.3.2021, 17:00
Almost a decade after the destruction of the mausoleums at Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has awarded a symbolic one euro to the Government of Mali and UNESCO for the damage suffered by the Malian people and the international community as a whole as a result of the destruction of Timbuktu's cultural property in 2012.
This gesture follows the ICC's conviction of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi for his responsibility in the destruction of ...
Dienstag, 13.4.2021, 07:00
UNESCO welcomes young heritage professionals, students and heritage enthusiasts across Europe and beyond, to join the upcoming open Webinar on European Youth and Heritage being held on 23 April 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 CET, and discover a thriving network of Cultural Heritage Messengers.

Webinar:European Youth And Heritage
23 April 2021, 14:00 to 15:30 CET
Online Registration
https://unesco-org.zoom.us/j/95534288346

In 2019, the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum brought ...
Freitag, 16.4.2021, 15:00
In 1982, UNESCO's General Conference established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The day is promoted by ICOMOS globally, and the theme for 2021 is "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.
The history of a place can involve many points of view. The conservation of cultural heritage requires careful examination of the past, and its practice demands provision for the future. In recent years, debates on ...
Donnerstag, 8.4.2021, 07:00
Nominations are now open. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021
The Prize rewards outstanding actions to safeguard and enhance the world's outstanding cultural landscapes which contribute directly and significantly to the goals set out in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Prize winner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, receives an award of 30,000 USD.
The Prize was created in 1995 by Greece and named ...
Donnerstag, 8.4.2021, 07:00
Nominations are now open. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021
The Prize rewards outstanding actions to safeguard and enhance the world's outstanding cultural landscapes which contribute directly and significantly to the goals set out in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Prize winner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, receives an award of 30,000 USD.
The Prize was created in 1995 by Greece and named ...
Freitag, 16.4.2021, 15:00
In 1982, UNESCO's General Conference established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The day is promoted by ICOMOS globally, and the theme for 2021 is "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.
The history of a place can involve many points of view. The conservation of cultural heritage requires careful examination of the past, and its practice demands provision for the future. In recent years, debates on ...
Montag, 22.2.2021, 06:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the UNESCO Field Offices in Africa, organised a regional workshop, which took place from 17 to 19 February 2021, where National Focal Points from the Africa region participated online.
Following the submission of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting questionnaires in July 2020 and several consultations with World Heritage site managers and African heritage experts of the Africa region ...
Donnerstag, 25.3.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Cities Programme is calling for case studies of Innovative Actions implementing the approach of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) , integrating heritage conservation with sustainable urban development, in World Heritage cities. The selected case studies will be presented during the World Heritage Cities Forum 2021, which will take place online this summer (dates will be announced shortly), and will serve to prompt a ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 18:00
Last week, UNESCO released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites' blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats. While these sites represent less than 1% of the world's ocean, they host at least 21% of the world's blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the world's blue carbon assets. 
Over the last decade, scientists have discovered that seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, and mangroves, ...
Mittwoch, 24.3.2021, 16:00
In the context of the 10th anniversary of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) and as part of the activities organised for the Metropolitan Plan for Prague, the City of Prague that includes the World Heritage property of the Historic Centre of Prague, hosted on March 24 the conference Integrating Urban Heritage in Urban Planning Processes, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre.
During the online session was discussed a significant ...
Freitag, 12.2.2021, 22:00
Following the outbreak of avian influenza currently raging in Senegal and Mauritania, UNESCO organized on February 11, 2021, a virtual information and consultation meeting with the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities in charge of the management of the Djoudj National Bird Park (PNOD), the Diawling National Park (PND) and the Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) as well as representatives of FAO, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the CMS ...
Montag, 26.4.2021, 07:00
Climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time and its impact on World Heritage properties is more evident than ever. How can Earth observation data and tools support and promote actions to improve heritage protection, particularly in urban areas?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre with the Greek GEO Office is launching the new GEO Urban Heritage Climate Observatory (UHCO) Community Activity on 26 April, 12:00 ...
Samstag, 20.3.2021, 01:45
The call for applications for the 3rd Edition of the Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards is now open until 15 April 2021. 
This call was launched by the French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME), in partnership with the Union for the Mediterranean and UNEP MAP Plan Bleu, in the frame of the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement last 20th January. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place in June 2021 during the European Climate Change ...
Dienstag, 9.3.2021, 06:00
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has provided UNESCO with 2 million euros to address some of the immediate socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on tourism and heritage. The project aims to support UNESCO's efforts to accelerate the recovery, to protect livelihoods and to transform the sectors to become more inclusive and sustainable.
Working in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the project ...
Mittwoch, 3.3.2021, 06:00
Today is World Wildlife Day with the theme: "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet," as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forest and forest-adjacent areas. This aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 13 and 15, and their wide-ranging ...
Dienstag, 13.4.2021, 21:00
The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on cities and communities has been immense and has deepened structural inequalities, highlighting delocalised and unsustainable production and consumption models, as pointed out by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Decalogue.
The Towards a Future Tourism Strategy: Economic Recovery Tool for a Sustainable World Beyond the Pandemic meeting aimed to gather experts and actors of the sector to discuss strategies, collaborations and priorities on the ...
Donnerstag, 25.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow and condolences at the death of Hugo Houben.
As an engineer of electronics and nuclear physics, Hugo Houben embarked on another path, more in line with his ethical commitments. At the age of 28, he responded to a request to participate in the construction of a popular village in Algeria. It was then that he discovered that earth can be a good construction material and launched into research to satisfy his immense curiosity, but above all, to understand and ...
Donnerstag, 18.2.2021, 06:00
After closing the UN Decade on Biodiversity, countries are this year negotiating a new 10 year agenda to halt the accelerating loss of biodiversity. This new and overarching global biodiversity framework, dubbed the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, is to be adopted at the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), planned later in 2021 in Kunming, China.
A Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the ...
Montag, 22.3.2021, 06:00
We are pleased to present the visual identity of the World Heritage Volunteers 2020-2021 Campaign.
The World Heritage Volunteers Initiative launched a Banner and T-Shirt design competition in 2020 for the World Heritage Volunteers 2020-2021 campaign, with the aim to have a global shared identity for the campaign, while celebrating the creativity of the participating organizations that enable the success of the Initiative, year after year.
This year, we are pleased to announce the winning ...
Montag, 8.3.2021, 06:00
Each year, International Women's Day is the occasion to celebrate the role of women and encourage gender equality in everything that we do. 
Women play a crucial role in managing World Heritage sites. To mention just a few, there are Tania Zaven, site manager of Byblos, Christina Sinclair, site manager of Edinburgh, and Beverly Wade, national focal point for the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, all doing little-known and fantastic work at preserving sites in often difficult ...
Dienstag, 9.3.2021, 06:00
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has provided UNESCO with 2 million euros to address some of the immediate socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on tourism and heritage. The project aims to support UNESCO's efforts to accelerate the recovery, to protect livelihoods and to transform the sectors to become more inclusive and sustainable.
Working in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the project ...
Montag, 22.2.2021, 06:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the UNESCO Field Offices in Africa, organized an regional workshop from 17 to 19 February 2021, where National Focal Points from the Africa region participated online.
Following the submission of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting questionnaires in July 2020 and several consultations with World Heritage site managers and African heritage experts of the Africa region and their ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 06:00
The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention set forth the procedures for the protection and conservation of World Heritage properties, the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, the granting of International Assistance under the World Heritage Fund, and the mobilization of national and international support in favor of the Convention.
They were revised in 2019 by the World Heritage Committee ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 22:00
New guidelines developed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with UNESCO outline how tourism and culture stakeholders can work together to support the inclusive recovery of cultural tourism, as countries around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The publication, entitled UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide, Issue 2: Cultural Tourism, draws on the insights and expertise of the two UN agencies to analyse the impact of the pandemic on their respective ...
Dienstag, 13.4.2021, 07:00
UNESCO welcomes young heritage professionals, students and heritage enthusiasts across Europe and beyond, to join the upcoming open Webinar on European Youth and Heritage being held on 23 April 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 CET, and discover a thriving network of Cultural Heritage Messengers.

Webinar:European Youth And Heritage
23 April 2021, 14:00 to 15:30 CET
Online Registration
https://unesco-org.zoom.us/j/95534288346

In 2019, the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum brought ...
Montag, 8.3.2021, 06:00
Each year, International Women's Day is the occasion to celebrate the role of women and encourage gender equality in everything that we do. 
Women play a crucial role in managing World Heritage sites. To mention just a few, there are Tania Zaven, site manager of Byblos, Christina Sinclair, site manager of Edinburgh, and Beverly Wade, national focal point for the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, all doing little-known and fantastic work at preserving sites in often difficult ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO is closely following plans for a 75-hectare amusement park under discussion near the World Heritage site of Angkor in Cambodia.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has also received numerous appeals from third parties expressing their concern.
The plenary session of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor (ICC), held virtually on 26 and 27 January, addressed this project with particular attention, and the technical opinions of experts in the fields of conservation and ...
Samstag, 10.4.2021
The Director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre will be chairing one of the events of the G20 Culture Webinars "Addressing the climate crisis through culture”, session II on "Strategies and Actions for Increased resilience of Cultural Heritage” will take place on 12 April 2021, 13h20 to 14h25. The event will be accessible via livestream through the YouTube channel of the Italian Ministry of Culture.

The webinar will provide the latest evidence on climate change scenarios and ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 18:00
Last week, UNESCO released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites' blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats. While these sites represent less than 1% of the world's ocean, they host at least 21% of the world's blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the world's blue carbon assets. 
Over the last decade, scientists have discovered that seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, and mangroves, ...
Montag, 19.4.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to express its sadness at the death of Prof Giorgio Croci, a structural engineer who made an indelible contribution to the support of several iconic World Heritage sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, the Colosseum in Rome and Ethiopia's Axum Obelisk.
Dr Croci studied civil engineering at "La Sapienza” University of Rome, and became a full professor of structural engineering in 1984. In 1995 he became full professor of the chair of ...
Samstag, 10.4.2021
The Director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre will be chairing one of the events of the G20 Culture Webinars "Addressing the climate crisis through culture”, session II on "Strategies and Actions for Increased resilience of Cultural Heritage” will take place on 12 April 2021, 13h20 to 14h25. The event will be accessible via livestream through the YouTube channel of the Italian Ministry of Culture 
The webinar will provide the latest evidence on climate change scenarios ...
Dienstag, 13.4.2021, 21:00
The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on cities and communities has been immense and has deepened structural inequalities, highlighting delocalised and unsustainable production and consumption models, as pointed out by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Decalogue. The Towards a Future Tourism Strategy: Economic Recovery Tool for a Sustainable World Beyond the Pandemic meeting aimed to gather experts and actors of the sector to discuss strategies, collaborations and priorities on the ...
Freitag, 26.2.2021, 22:00
Integrating World Heritage in the Curricula of Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa – UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) and Chair on African Heritage at the Great Zimbabwe University join forces to promote capacity building in Africa.
On 24 February 2021, the Africa Unit of the UNESCO WHC and the Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), held an online consultation meeting dedicated to exploring areas of cooperation and the increased role of Universities in conserving and promoting ...
Montag, 19.4.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to express its sadness at the death of Prof Giorgio Croci, a structural engineer who made an indelible contribution to the support of several iconic World Heritage sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, the Colosseum in Rome and Ethiopia's Axum Obelisk.
Dr Croci studied civil engineering at "La Sapienza” University of Rome, and became a full professor of structural engineering in 1984. In 1995 he became full professor of the chair of ...
Mittwoch, 31.3.2021, 17:00
On 26 March 2021, the Ambassadors of the Sultanate of Oman, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, United Republic of Tanzania and representative from Somalia joined the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to launch the three-year project  entitled: "Supporting capacity-building of World Heritage sites in East Africa” financed by the Sultanate of Oman.
In her welcoming remarks, Ms Mechtild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre stressed the importance of this project that is ...
Dienstag, 30.3.2021, 17:00
Almost a decade after the destruction of the mausoleums at Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has awarded a symbolic one euro to the Government of Mali and UNESCO for the damage suffered by the Malian people and the international community as a whole as a result of the destruction of Timbuktu's cultural property in 2012.
This gesture follows the ICC's conviction of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi for his responsibility in the destruction of ...
Mittwoch, 10.2.2021, 06:00
The Programme on African Protected Areas & Conservation (IUCN-Papaco) offers a brand new series of online learning courses adapted to different profiles of professionals working in protected areas. Each course is built on 50 videos (from our MOOCs) followed by quizzes to enable protected area actors to develop the skills that are essential for their profession.
The RANGER Essential is meant for guards and field rangers working mainly on data collection, anti-poaching, guiding etc. ...
Samstag, 31.7.2021, 22:23
Thee World Heritage Committee at its 43rd session (Baku,  2019) confirms start of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in the Africa region.The Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting ( a global World Heritage conservation monitoring exercise carried out in six-year cycles, shall begin in this second half of September 2019.
46 African States Parties with 96 World Heritage properties (53 cultural, 38 natural and 5 mixed properties) as well as the site(s) inscribed at the 43rd ...
Mittwoch, 31.3.2021, 17:00
On 26 March 2021, the Ambassadors of the Sultanate of Oman, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, United Republic of Tanzania and representative from Somalia joined the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to launch the three-year project  entitled: "Supporting capacity-building of World Heritage sites in East Africa” financed by the Sultanate of Oman.
In her welcoming remarks, Ms Mechtild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre stressed the importance of this project that is ...
Montag, 15.2.2021, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

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

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Donnerstag, 25.3.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Cities Programme is calling for case studies of Innovative Actions implementing the approach of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) , integrating heritage conservation with sustainable urban development, in World Heritage cities. The selected case studies will be presented during the World Heritage Cities Forum 2021, which will take place online between 16 and 25 June 2021, and will serve to prompt a discussion with the ...
Mittwoch, 24.3.2021, 06:00
On 17 March 2021, the Director-General of UNESCO received, via the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Korea to UNESCO, a letter from Mr KIM Hyun-mo, Administrator of the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea, announcing the creation of a new Framework Agreement to support extra-budgetary projects related to World Heritage in the Asia and the Pacific region.
UNESCO and its World Heritage Centre enjoys a very fruitful cooperation with the Government of the Republic of ...
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Montag, 4.1.2021, 17:43
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Montag, 29.3.2021, 17:19
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Study reveals hidden wealth gaps in Maya society
    (details)

  • Database of ancient Texas murals brings fresh research opportunities
    (details)

  • Research suggests that Native Americans tried to help the infamous Donner Party
    (details)

  • A reckoning with African-American remains in US museums
    (details)


Montag, 5.4.2021, 17:38
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Yemeni coins found in New England were pirated during the 1600s
    (details)

  • Impacts of climate change thought to have impacted spiritual beliefs
    (details)

  • Colorful marble décor intended for Constantine I found in Bulgaria
    (details)

  • Research shows birds were transported across the Andes for hundreds of years
    (details)


Montag, 8.3.2021, 15:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient ceremonial carriage unearthed near Pompeii
    (details)

  • Sediment cores could reshape what we know about the peopling of the Americas
    (details)

  • Dental X-ray scanner used to read sealed Renaissance Period letters
    (details)

  • Demise of neanderthals no longer thought to have been caused by human competition
    (details)


Montag, 12.4.2021, 16:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hieroglyphic texts reveal the sophistication of Aztec written language
    (details)

  • Multiple lines of evidence suggest early hominids were hypercarnivores
    (details)

  • Cave artists may have risked hypoxia while creating their art deep underground
    (details)

  • Study finds no evidence to support claims of deforestation at Cahokia
    (details)


Montag, 19.4.2021, 15:50
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Biochemical studies of potsherds reveal oldest evidence of honey use in west Africa
    (details)

  • Sites in Senegal show the long duration of Middle Stone Age culture in West Africa
    (details)

  • Pacific Coast peoples diets consisted of more than salmon
    (details)

  • Scholars contradict recent claims of pre-Columbian cannibalism in the Caribbean
    (details)


Montag, 15.3.2021, 15:42
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient iron furnace in Cambodia shows danger for Earth’s magnetic field
    (details)

  • New evidence shows early hominids developed better water efficiency than apes
    (details)

  • New insights on why and when ancient women chose to be hunters
    (details)

  • Ancient footprints in Spain give clues to humanity’s relationship with the caves of Ojo Guareña
    (details)


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

  • Compost islands in the Amazon
    (details)

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

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

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


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

  • Temple to Aphrodite identified in Turkey
    (details)

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

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

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


Montag, 22.3.2021, 16:21
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Earliest Revolutionary War battlefield in South Carolina is found
    (details)

  • New biblical scroll fragments found in West Bank cave
    (details)

  • Computer recreation of Antikythera Mechanism shows how it tracked the heavens
    (details)

  • Bronze Age burial from Spain yields evidence that women held great power
    (details)
    (more details)


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Montag, 15.2.2021, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

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

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Mittwoch, 21.4.2021, 17:00
Earth Day is an annual event held on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on 22 April 1970, the history of the Day traces back to UNESCO.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be observed on 21 March 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned ...
Montag, 22.3.2021, 06:00
We are pleased to present the visual identity of the World Heritage Volunteers 2020-2021 Campaign.
The World Heritage Volunteers Initiative launched a Banner and T-Shirt design competition in 2020 for the World Heritage Volunteers 2020-2021 campaign, with the aim to have a global shared identity for the campaign, while celebrating the creativity of the participating organizations that enable the success of the Initiative, year after year.
This year, we are pleased to announce the winning ...
Dienstag, 9.3.2021, 06:00
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has provided UNESCO with 2 million euros to address some of the immediate socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on tourism and heritage. The project aims to support UNESCO's efforts to accelerate the recovery, to protect livelihoods and to transform the sectors to become more inclusive and sustainable.
Working in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the project ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 22:00
New guidelines developed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with UNESCO outline how tourism and culture stakeholders can work together to support the inclusive recovery of cultural tourism, as countries around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The publication, entitled UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide, Issue 2: Cultural Tourism, draws on the insights and expertise of the two UN agencies to analyse the impact of the pandemic on their respective ...
Dienstag, 30.3.2021, 17:00
Almost a decade after the destruction of the mausoleums at Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has awarded a symbolic one euro to the Government of Mali and UNESCO for the damage suffered by the Malian people and the international community as a whole as a result of the destruction of Timbuktu's cultural property in 2012.
This gesture follows the ICC's conviction of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi for his responsibility in the destruction of ...
Donnerstag, 11.3.2021, 06:00
The tragic destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in March 2001, which was broadcast across the globe, led to a global recognition of the need to protect cultural heritage at risk.
The empty niches of the giant Buddhas in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan are a perpetual reminder of our duty to protect cultural heritage, and what future generations stand to lose if we do not. Today, these niches are inscribed on the World Heritage List as part of the "Cultural Landscape and ...
Mittwoch, 10.2.2021, 06:00
The Programme on African Protected Areas & Conservation (IUCN-Papaco) offers a brand new series of online learning courses adapted to different profiles of professionals working in protected areas. Each course is built on 50 videos (from our MOOCs) followed by quizzes to enable protected area actors to develop the skills that are essential for their profession.
The RANGER Essential is meant for guards and field rangers working mainly on data collection, anti-poaching, guiding etc. ...
Mittwoch, 24.3.2021, 06:00
On 17 March 2021, the Director-General of UNESCO received, via the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Korea to UNESCO, a letter from Mr KIM Hyun-mo, Administrator of the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea, announcing the creation of a new Framework Agreement to support extra-budgetary projects related to World Heritage in the Asia and the Pacific region.
UNESCO and its World Heritage Centre enjoys a very fruitful cooperation with the Government of the Republic of ...
Dienstag, 20.4.2021, 23:00
Call for participants: do you work with heritage places?
ICCROM is seeking 20 participants to take part in an Asian regional course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture. This online course is open to:

Heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors and other individuals working at a specific heritage place.
Individuals involved in the conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage. This includes, for example, those ...
Donnerstag, 18.2.2021, 06:00
After closing the UN Decade on Biodiversity, countries are this year negotiating a new 10 year agenda to halt the accelerating loss of biodiversity. This new and overarching global biodiversity framework, dubbed the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, is to be adopted at the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), planned later in 2021 in Kunming, China.
A Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 21:00
On 2 March 2021, an online press conference will be held from 3:00pm to 4:00pm Paris time to launch the first global scientific assessment of UNESCO marine World Heritage sites' blue carbon ecosystems. 

UNESCO Marine World Heritage – Custodians of the Globe's Blue Carbon Assets, shows that marine World Heritage sites host at least 21% of the world's blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the world's blue carbon assets. These carbon stores were equivalent to about ...
Mittwoch, 31.3.2021, 17:00
On 26 March 2021, the Ambassadors of the Sultanate of Oman, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, United Republic of Tanzania and representative from Somalia joined the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to launch the three-year project  entitled: "Supporting capacity-building of World Heritage sites in East Africa” financed by the Sultanate of Oman.
In her welcoming remarks, Ms Mechtild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre stressed the importance of this project that is ...
Dienstag, 30.3.2021, 17:00
Almost a decade after the destruction of the mausoleums at Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has awarded a symbolic one euro to the Government of Mali and UNESCO for the damage suffered by the Malian people and the international community as a whole as a result of the destruction of Timbuktu's cultural property in 2012.
This gesture follows the ICC's conviction of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi for his responsibility in the destruction of ...
Donnerstag, 8.4.2021, 07:00
Nominations are now open. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021
The Prize rewards outstanding actions to safeguard and enhance the world's outstanding cultural landscapes which contribute directly and significantly to the goals set out in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Prize winner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, receives an award of 30,000 USD.
The Prize was created in 1995 by Greece and named ...
Freitag, 26.2.2021, 22:00
Integrating World Heritage in the Curricula of Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa – UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) and Chair on African Heritage at the Great Zimbabwe University join forces to promote capacity building in Africa.
On 24 February 2021, the Africa Unit of the UNESCO WHC and the Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), held an online consultation meeting dedicated to exploring areas of cooperation and the increased role of Universities in conserving and promoting ...
Dienstag, 13.4.2021, 07:00
UNESCO welcomes young heritage professionals, students and heritage enthusiasts across Europe and beyond, to join the upcoming open Webinar on European Youth and Heritage being held on 23 April 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 CET, and discover a thriving network of Cultural Heritage Messengers.

Webinar:European Youth And Heritage
23 April 2021, 14:00 to 15:30 CET
Online Registration
https://unesco-org.zoom.us/j/95534288346

In 2019, the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum brought ...
Dienstag, 13.4.2021, 07:00
UNESCO welcomes young heritage professionals, students and heritage enthusiasts across Europe and beyond, to join the upcoming open Webinar on European Youth and Heritage being held on 23 April 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 CET, and discover a thriving network of Cultural Heritage Messengers.

Webinar:European Youth And Heritage
23 April 2021, 14:00 to 15:30 CET
Online Registration
https://unesco-org.zoom.us/j/95534288346

In 2019, the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum brought ...
Montag, 19.4.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to express its sadness at the death of Prof Giorgio Croci, a structural engineer who made an indelible contribution to the support of several iconic World Heritage sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, the Colosseum in Rome and Ethiopia's Axum Obelisk.
Dr Croci studied civil engineering at "La Sapienza” University of Rome, and became a full professor of structural engineering in 1984. In 1995 he became full professor of the chair of ...
Samstag, 10.4.2021
The Director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre will be chairing one of the events of the G20 Culture Webinars "Addressing the climate crisis through culture”, session II on "Strategies and Actions for Increased resilience of Cultural Heritage” will take place on 12 April 2021, 13h20 to 14h25. The event will be accessible via livestream through the YouTube channel of the Italian Ministry of Culture.

The webinar will provide the latest evidence on climate change scenarios and ...
Montag, 8.3.2021, 06:00
Each year, International Women's Day is the occasion to celebrate the role of women and encourage gender equality in everything that we do. 
Women play a crucial role in managing World Heritage sites. To mention just a few, there are Tania Zaven, site manager of Byblos, Christina Sinclair, site manager of Edinburgh, and Beverly Wade, national focal point for the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, all doing little-known and fantastic work at preserving sites in often difficult ...
Montag, 22.2.2021, 06:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the UNESCO Field Offices in Africa, organised a regional workshop, which took place from 17 to 19 February 2021, where National Focal Points from the Africa region participated online.
Following the submission of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting questionnaires in July 2020 and several consultations with World Heritage site managers and African heritage experts of the Africa region ...
Samstag, 31.7.2021, 22:23
Thee World Heritage Committee at its 43rd session (Baku,  2019) confirms start of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in the Africa region.The Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting ( a global World Heritage conservation monitoring exercise carried out in six-year cycles, shall begin in this second half of September 2019.
46 African States Parties with 96 World Heritage properties (53 cultural, 38 natural and 5 mixed properties) as well as the site(s) inscribed at the 43rd ...
Dienstag, 9.3.2021, 06:00
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has provided UNESCO with 2 million euros to address some of the immediate socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on tourism and heritage. The project aims to support UNESCO's efforts to accelerate the recovery, to protect livelihoods and to transform the sectors to become more inclusive and sustainable.
Working in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the project ...
Montag, 8.3.2021, 06:00
Each year, International Women's Day is the occasion to celebrate the role of women and encourage gender equality in everything that we do. 
Women play a crucial role in managing World Heritage sites. To mention just a few, there are Tania Zaven, site manager of Byblos, Christina Sinclair, site manager of Edinburgh, and Beverly Wade, national focal point for the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, all doing little-known and fantastic work at preserving sites in often difficult ...
Freitag, 26.2.2021, 22:00
Integrating World Heritage in the Curricula of Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa – UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) and Chair on African Heritage at the Great Zimbabwe University join forces to promote capacity building in Africa.
On 24 February 2021, the Africa Unit of the UNESCO WHC and the Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), held an online consultation meeting dedicated to exploring areas of cooperation and the increased role of Universities in conserving and promoting ...
Freitag, 16.4.2021, 15:00
In 1982, UNESCO's General Conference established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The day is promoted by ICOMOS globally, and the theme for 2021 is "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.
The history of a place can involve many points of view. The conservation of cultural heritage requires careful examination of the past, and its practice demands provision for the future. In recent years, debates on ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO is closely following plans for a 75-hectare amusement park under discussion near the World Heritage site of Angkor in Cambodia.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has also received numerous appeals from third parties expressing their concern.
The plenary session of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor (ICC), held virtually on 26 and 27 January, addressed this project with particular attention, and the technical opinions of experts in the fields of conservation and ...
Donnerstag, 25.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow and condolences at the death of Hugo Houben.
As an engineer of electronics and nuclear physics, Hugo Houben embarked on another path, more in line with his ethical commitments. At the age of 28, he responded to a request to participate in the construction of a popular village in Algeria. It was then that he discovered that earth can be a good construction material and launched into research to satisfy his immense curiosity, but above all, to understand and ...
Samstag, 10.4.2021
The Director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre will be chairing one of the events of the G20 Culture Webinars "Addressing the climate crisis through culture”, session II on "Strategies and Actions for Increased resilience of Cultural Heritage” will take place on 12 April 2021, 13h20 to 14h25. The event will be accessible via livestream through the YouTube channel of the Italian Ministry of Culture 
The webinar will provide the latest evidence on climate change scenarios ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 06:00
After a closure of more than ten years, the Lopé National Park Ecomuseum reopened its doors on 5 February 2021 with an official ceremony attended by the Executive Secretary and staff of the National Parks Agency (ANPN), local authorities and the head of culture from the UNESCO office in Libreville.
This important building is of great pedagogical interest for learning about conservation through the valorization of history and the close relationship maintained by local communities with ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 06:00
The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention set forth the procedures for the protection and conservation of World Heritage properties, the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, the granting of International Assistance under the World Heritage Fund, and the mobilization of national and international support in favor of the Convention.
They were revised in 2019 by the World Heritage Committee ...
Donnerstag, 11.3.2021, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is a dedicated Question & Answer Session for Section II of the questionnare with a focus on the following:

Answering specific questions on chapters or questions
Addressing any concerns regarding the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting so far
Other inputs and feedback on the ...
Donnerstag, 25.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow and condolences at the death of Hugo Houben.
As an engineer of electronics and nuclear physics, Hugo Houben embarked on another path, more in line with his ethical commitments. At the age of 28, he responded to a request to participate in the construction of a popular village in Algeria. It was then that he discovered that earth can be a good construction material and launched into research to satisfy his immense curiosity, but above all, to understand and ...
Dienstag, 20.4.2021, 23:00
Call for participants: do you work with heritage places?
ICCROM is seeking 20 participants to take part in an Asian regional course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture. This online course is open to:

Heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors and other individuals working at a specific heritage place.
Individuals involved in the conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage. This includes, for example, ...
Montag, 15.2.2021, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

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

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Montag, 22.2.2021, 06:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the UNESCO Field Offices in Africa, organized an regional workshop from 17 to 19 February 2021, where National Focal Points from the Africa region participated online.
Following the submission of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting questionnaires in July 2020 and several consultations with World Heritage site managers and African heritage experts of the Africa region and their ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 18:00
Last week, UNESCO released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites' blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats. While these sites represent less than 1% of the world's ocean, they host at least 21% of the world's blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the world's blue carbon assets. 
Over the last decade, scientists have discovered that seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, and mangroves, ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 22:00
New guidelines developed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with UNESCO outline how tourism and culture stakeholders can work together to support the inclusive recovery of cultural tourism, as countries around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The publication, entitled UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide, Issue 2: Cultural Tourism, draws on the insights and expertise of the two UN agencies to analyse the impact of the pandemic on their respective ...
Mittwoch, 3.3.2021, 06:00
Today is World Wildlife Day with the theme: "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet," as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forest and forest-adjacent areas. This aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 13 and 15, and their wide-ranging ...
Donnerstag, 25.3.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Cities Programme is calling for case studies of Innovative Actions implementing the approach of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) , integrating heritage conservation with sustainable urban development, in World Heritage cities. The selected case studies will be presented during the World Heritage Cities Forum 2021, which will take place online between 16 and 25 June 2021, and will serve to prompt a discussion with the ...
Mittwoch, 24.3.2021, 16:00
In the context of the 10th anniversary of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) and as part of the activities organised for the Metropolitan Plan for Prague, the City of Prague that includes the World Heritage property of the Historic Centre of Prague, hosted on March 24 the conference Integrating Urban Heritage in Urban Planning Processes, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre.
During the online session was discussed a significant ...
Donnerstag, 8.4.2021, 07:00
Nominations are now open. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021
The Prize rewards outstanding actions to safeguard and enhance the world's outstanding cultural landscapes which contribute directly and significantly to the goals set out in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Prize winner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, receives an award of 30,000 USD.
The Prize was created in 1995 by Greece and named ...
Freitag, 16.4.2021, 15:00
In 1982, UNESCO's General Conference established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The day is promoted by ICOMOS globally, and the theme for 2021 is "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.
The history of a place can involve many points of view. The conservation of cultural heritage requires careful examination of the past, and its practice demands provision for the future. In recent years, debates on ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 06:00
The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention set forth the procedures for the protection and conservation of World Heritage properties, the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, the granting of International Assistance under the World Heritage Fund, and the mobilization of national and international support in favor of the Convention.
They were revised in 2019 by the World Heritage Committee ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 18:00
Last week, UNESCO released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites' blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats. While these sites represent less than 1% of the world's ocean, they host at least 21% of the world's blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the world's blue carbon assets. 
Over the last decade, scientists have discovered that seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, and mangroves, ...
Mittwoch, 31.3.2021, 17:00
On 26 March 2021, the Ambassadors of the Sultanate of Oman, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, United Republic of Tanzania and representative from Somalia joined the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to launch the three-year project  entitled: "Supporting capacity-building of World Heritage sites in East Africa” financed by the Sultanate of Oman.
In her welcoming remarks, Ms Mechtild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre stressed the importance of this project that is ...
Donnerstag, 25.3.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Cities Programme is calling for case studies of Innovative Actions implementing the approach of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) , integrating heritage conservation with sustainable urban development, in World Heritage cities. The selected case studies will be presented during the World Heritage Cities Forum 2021, which will take place online this summer (dates will be announced shortly), and will serve to prompt a ...
Dienstag, 13.4.2021, 21:00
The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on cities and communities has been immense and has deepened structural inequalities, highlighting delocalised and unsustainable production and consumption models, as pointed out by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Decalogue. The Towards a Future Tourism Strategy: Economic Recovery Tool for a Sustainable World Beyond the Pandemic meeting aimed to gather experts and actors of the sector to discuss strategies, collaborations and priorities on the ...
Mittwoch, 31.3.2021, 15:00
In 2020 many natural World Heritage sites and other important sites faced serious challenges and emergencies such as threats related to COVID-19, poaching spikes, conflicts, and unprecedent climate-related disasters (e.g. cyclones, wildfires, …). Precious time is often lost in organizing an intervention, while during this time, the world's natural heritage can be irreparably damaged.
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF), a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Fauna and Flora ...
Dienstag, 6.4.2021, 07:00
UNESCO welcomes the Italian government's decision to ban large cruise ships from the Venice Lagoon. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee urged Italy in 2014 to ban large ships and oil tankers from entering the Venice Lagoon. Sometimes weighing up to 40,000 tonnes, they undermine the Venice lagoon and its ecological balance. The decree-law announced by the Italian Government is a very positive step in the implementation of the recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee.
While a ...
Donnerstag, 11.3.2021, 06:00
The tragic destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in March 2001, which was broadcast across the globe, led to a global recognition of the need to protect cultural heritage at risk.
The empty niches of the giant Buddhas in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan are a perpetual reminder of our duty to protect cultural heritage, and what future generations stand to lose if we do not. Today, these niches are inscribed on the World Heritage List as part of the "Cultural Landscape and ...
Dienstag, 6.4.2021, 07:00
UNESCO welcomes the Italian government's decision to ban large cruise ships from the Venice Lagoon. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee urged Italy in 2014 to ban large ships and oil tankers from entering the Venice Lagoon. Sometimes weighing up to 40,000 tonnes, they undermine the Venice lagoon and its ecological balance. The decree-law announced by the Italian Government is a very positive step in the implementation of the recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee.
While a ...
Mittwoch, 24.3.2021, 16:00
In the context of the 10th anniversary of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) and as part of the activities organised for the Metropolitan Plan for Prague, the City of Prague that includes the World Heritage property of the Historic Centre of Prague, hosted on March 24 the conference Integrating Urban Heritage in Urban Planning Processes, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre.
During the online session was discussed a significant ...
Dienstag, 13.4.2021, 21:00
The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on cities and communities has been immense and has deepened structural inequalities, highlighting delocalised and unsustainable production and consumption models, as pointed out by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Decalogue.
The Towards a Future Tourism Strategy: Economic Recovery Tool for a Sustainable World Beyond the Pandemic meeting aimed to gather experts and actors of the sector to discuss strategies, collaborations and priorities on the ...
Montag, 26.4.2021, 07:00
Climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time and its impact on World Heritage properties is more evident than ever. How can Earth observation data and tools support and promote actions to improve heritage protection, particularly in urban areas?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre with the Greek GEO Office is launching the new GEO Urban Heritage Climate Observatory (UHCO) Community Activity on 26 April, 12:00 ...
Samstag, 20.3.2021, 01:45
The call for applications for the 3rd Edition of the Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards is now open until 15 April 2021. 
This call was launched by the French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME), in partnership with the Union for the Mediterranean and UNEP MAP Plan Bleu, in the frame of the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement last 20th January. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place in June 2021 during the European Climate Change ...
Mittwoch, 3.3.2021, 06:00
Today is World Wildlife Day with the theme: "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet," as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forest and forest-adjacent areas. This aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 13 and 15, and their wide-ranging ...
Freitag, 12.2.2021, 22:00
Following the outbreak of avian influenza currently raging in Senegal and Mauritania, UNESCO organized on February 11, 2021, a virtual information and consultation meeting with the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities in charge of the management of the Djoudj National Bird Park (PNOD), the Diawling National Park (PND) and the Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) as well as representatives of FAO, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the CMS ...
Mittwoch, 31.3.2021, 15:00
In 2020 many natural World Heritage sites and other important sites faced serious challenges and emergencies such as threats related to COVID-19, poaching spikes, conflicts, and unprecedent climate-related disasters (e.g. cyclones, wildfires, …). Precious time is often lost in organizing an intervention, while during this time, the world's natural heritage can be irreparably damaged.
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF), a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Fauna and Flora ...
Montag, 19.4.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to express its sadness at the death of Prof Giorgio Croci, a structural engineer who made an indelible contribution to the support of several iconic World Heritage sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, the Colosseum in Rome and Ethiopia's Axum Obelisk.
Dr Croci studied civil engineering at "La Sapienza” University of Rome, and became a full professor of structural engineering in 1984. In 1995 he became full professor of the chair of ...
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Dienstag, 13.4.2021, 07:00
UNESCO welcomes young heritage professionals, students and heritage enthusiasts across Europe and beyond, to join the upcoming open Webinar on European Youth and Heritage being held on 23 April 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 CET, and discover a thriving network of Cultural Heritage Messengers.

Webinar:European Youth And Heritage
23 April 2021, 14:00 to 15:30 CET
Online Registration
https://unesco-org.zoom.us/j/95534288346

In 2019, the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum brought ...
Samstag, 31.7.2021, 22:23
Thee World Heritage Committee at its 43rd session (Baku,  2019) confirms start of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in the Africa region.The Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting ( a global World Heritage conservation monitoring exercise carried out in six-year cycles, shall begin in this second half of September 2019.
46 African States Parties with 96 World Heritage properties (53 cultural, 38 natural and 5 mixed properties) as well as the site(s) inscribed at the 43rd ...
Dienstag, 20.4.2021, 23:00
Call for participants: do you work with heritage places?
ICCROM is seeking 20 participants to take part in an Asian regional course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture. This online course is open to:

Heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors and other individuals working at a specific heritage place.
Individuals involved in the conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage. This includes, for example, ...
Mittwoch, 24.3.2021, 06:00
On 17 March 2021, the Director-General of UNESCO received, via the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Korea to UNESCO, a letter from Mr KIM Hyun-mo, Administrator of the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea, announcing the creation of a new Framework Agreement to support extra-budgetary projects related to World Heritage in the Asia and the Pacific region.
UNESCO and its World Heritage Centre enjoys a very fruitful cooperation with the Government of the Republic of ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 06:00
The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention set forth the procedures for the protection and conservation of World Heritage properties, the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, the granting of International Assistance under the World Heritage Fund, and the mobilization of national and international support in favor of the Convention.
They were revised in 2019 by the World Heritage Committee ...
Donnerstag, 25.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow and condolences at the death of Hugo Houben.
As an engineer of electronics and nuclear physics, Hugo Houben embarked on another path, more in line with his ethical commitments. At the age of 28, he responded to a request to participate in the construction of a popular village in Algeria. It was then that he discovered that earth can be a good construction material and launched into research to satisfy his immense curiosity, but above all, to understand and ...
Donnerstag, 25.3.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Cities Programme is calling for case studies of Innovative Actions implementing the approach of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) , integrating heritage conservation with sustainable urban development, in World Heritage cities. The selected case studies will be presented during the World Heritage Cities Forum 2021, which will take place online between 16 and 25 June 2021, and will serve to prompt a discussion with the ...
Mittwoch, 31.3.2021, 15:00
In 2020 many natural World Heritage sites and other important sites faced serious challenges and emergencies such as threats related to COVID-19, poaching spikes, conflicts, and unprecedent climate-related disasters (e.g. cyclones, wildfires, …). Precious time is often lost in organizing an intervention, while during this time, the world's natural heritage can be irreparably damaged.
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF), a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Fauna and Flora ...
Donnerstag, 8.4.2021, 07:00
Nominations are now open. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021
The Prize rewards outstanding actions to safeguard and enhance the world's outstanding cultural landscapes which contribute directly and significantly to the goals set out in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Prize winner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, receives an award of 30,000 USD.
The Prize was created in 1995 by Greece and named ...
Montag, 22.2.2021, 06:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the UNESCO Field Offices in Africa, organized an regional workshop from 17 to 19 February 2021, where National Focal Points from the Africa region participated online.
Following the submission of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting questionnaires in July 2020 and several consultations with World Heritage site managers and African heritage experts of the Africa region and their ...
Montag, 8.3.2021, 06:00
Each year, International Women's Day is the occasion to celebrate the role of women and encourage gender equality in everything that we do. 
Women play a crucial role in managing World Heritage sites. To mention just a few, there are Tania Zaven, site manager of Byblos, Christina Sinclair, site manager of Edinburgh, and Beverly Wade, national focal point for the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, all doing little-known and fantastic work at preserving sites in often difficult ...
Montag, 8.3.2021, 06:00
Each year, International Women's Day is the occasion to celebrate the role of women and encourage gender equality in everything that we do. 
Women play a crucial role in managing World Heritage sites. To mention just a few, there are Tania Zaven, site manager of Byblos, Christina Sinclair, site manager of Edinburgh, and Beverly Wade, national focal point for the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, all doing little-known and fantastic work at preserving sites in often difficult ...
Montag, 19.4.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to express its sadness at the death of Prof Giorgio Croci, a structural engineer who made an indelible contribution to the support of several iconic World Heritage sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, the Colosseum in Rome and Ethiopia's Axum Obelisk.
Dr Croci studied civil engineering at "La Sapienza” University of Rome, and became a full professor of structural engineering in 1984. In 1995 he became full professor of the chair of ...
Mittwoch, 31.3.2021, 15:00
In 2020 many natural World Heritage sites and other important sites faced serious challenges and emergencies such as threats related to COVID-19, poaching spikes, conflicts, and unprecedent climate-related disasters (e.g. cyclones, wildfires, …). Precious time is often lost in organizing an intervention, while during this time, the world's natural heritage can be irreparably damaged.
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF), a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Fauna and Flora ...
Dienstag, 6.4.2021, 07:00
UNESCO welcomes the Italian government's decision to ban large cruise ships from the Venice Lagoon. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee urged Italy in 2014 to ban large ships and oil tankers from entering the Venice Lagoon. Sometimes weighing up to 40,000 tonnes, they undermine the Venice lagoon and its ecological balance. The decree-law announced by the Italian Government is a very positive step in the implementation of the recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee.
While a ...
Montag, 26.4.2021, 07:00
Climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time and its impact on World Heritage properties is more evident than ever. How can Earth observation data and tools support and promote actions to improve heritage protection, particularly in urban areas?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre with the Greek GEO Office is launching the new GEO Urban Heritage Climate Observatory (UHCO) Community Activity on 26 April, 12:00 ...
Freitag, 12.2.2021, 22:00
Following the outbreak of avian influenza currently raging in Senegal and Mauritania, UNESCO organized on February 11, 2021, a virtual information and consultation meeting with the Senegalese and Mauritanian authorities in charge of the management of the Djoudj National Bird Park (PNOD), the Diawling National Park (PND) and the Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) as well as representatives of FAO, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the CMS ...
Freitag, 26.2.2021, 22:00
Integrating World Heritage in the Curricula of Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa – UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) and Chair on African Heritage at the Great Zimbabwe University join forces to promote capacity building in Africa.
On 24 February 2021, the Africa Unit of the UNESCO WHC and the Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), held an online consultation meeting dedicated to exploring areas of cooperation and the increased role of Universities in conserving and promoting ...
Mittwoch, 31.3.2021, 17:00
On 26 March 2021, the Ambassadors of the Sultanate of Oman, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, United Republic of Tanzania and representative from Somalia joined the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to launch the three-year project  entitled: "Supporting capacity-building of World Heritage sites in East Africa” financed by the Sultanate of Oman.
In her welcoming remarks, Ms Mechtild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre stressed the importance of this project that is ...
Mittwoch, 24.3.2021, 16:00
In the context of the 10th anniversary of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) and as part of the activities organised for the Metropolitan Plan for Prague, the City of Prague that includes the World Heritage property of the Historic Centre of Prague, hosted on March 24 the conference Integrating Urban Heritage in Urban Planning Processes, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre.
During the online session was discussed a significant ...
Dienstag, 13.4.2021, 21:00
The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on cities and communities has been immense and has deepened structural inequalities, highlighting delocalised and unsustainable production and consumption models, as pointed out by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Decalogue. The Towards a Future Tourism Strategy: Economic Recovery Tool for a Sustainable World Beyond the Pandemic meeting aimed to gather experts and actors of the sector to discuss strategies, collaborations and priorities on the ...
Mittwoch, 10.2.2021, 06:00
The Programme on African Protected Areas & Conservation (IUCN-Papaco) offers a brand new series of online learning courses adapted to different profiles of professionals working in protected areas. Each course is built on 50 videos (from our MOOCs) followed by quizzes to enable protected area actors to develop the skills that are essential for their profession.
The RANGER Essential is meant for guards and field rangers working mainly on data collection, anti-poaching, guiding etc. ...
Donnerstag, 11.3.2021, 06:00
The tragic destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in March 2001, which was broadcast across the globe, led to a global recognition of the need to protect cultural heritage at risk.
The empty niches of the giant Buddhas in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan are a perpetual reminder of our duty to protect cultural heritage, and what future generations stand to lose if we do not. Today, these niches are inscribed on the World Heritage List as part of the "Cultural Landscape and ...
Mittwoch, 3.3.2021, 06:00
Today is World Wildlife Day with the theme: "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet," as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forest and forest-adjacent areas. This aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 13 and 15, and their wide-ranging ...
Montag, 15.2.2021, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

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

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 18:00
Last week, UNESCO released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites' blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats. While these sites represent less than 1% of the world's ocean, they host at least 21% of the world's blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the world's blue carbon assets. 
Over the last decade, scientists have discovered that seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, and mangroves, ...
Dienstag, 9.3.2021, 06:00
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has provided UNESCO with 2 million euros to address some of the immediate socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on tourism and heritage. The project aims to support UNESCO's efforts to accelerate the recovery, to protect livelihoods and to transform the sectors to become more inclusive and sustainable.
Working in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the project ...
Mittwoch, 21.4.2021, 17:00
Earth Day is an annual event held on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on 22 April 1970, the history of the Day traces back to UNESCO.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be observed on 21 March 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature's equipoise was later sanctioned ...
Mittwoch, 24.3.2021, 16:00
In the context of the 10th anniversary of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) and as part of the activities organised for the Metropolitan Plan for Prague, the City of Prague that includes the World Heritage property of the Historic Centre of Prague, hosted on March 24 the conference Integrating Urban Heritage in Urban Planning Processes, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre.
During the online session was discussed a significant ...
Donnerstag, 8.4.2021, 07:00
Nominations are now open. Deadline for submission: 30 April 2021
The Prize rewards outstanding actions to safeguard and enhance the world's outstanding cultural landscapes which contribute directly and significantly to the goals set out in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Prize winner, who may be an individual, an institution or a non-governmental organization, receives an award of 30,000 USD.
The Prize was created in 1995 by Greece and named ...
Samstag, 20.3.2021, 01:45
The call for applications for the 3rd Edition of the Mediterranean Climate Change Adaptation Awards is now open until 15 April 2021. 
This call was launched by the French Agency for Ecological Transition (ADEME), in partnership with the Union for the Mediterranean and UNEP MAP Plan Bleu, in the frame of the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement last 20th January. The award ceremony is scheduled to take place in June 2021 during the European Climate Change ...
Dienstag, 9.3.2021, 06:00
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has provided UNESCO with 2 million euros to address some of the immediate socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on tourism and heritage. The project aims to support UNESCO's efforts to accelerate the recovery, to protect livelihoods and to transform the sectors to become more inclusive and sustainable.
Working in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the project ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 21:00
On 2 March 2021, an online press conference will be held from 3:00pm to 4:00pm Paris time to launch the first global scientific assessment of UNESCO marine World Heritage sites' blue carbon ecosystems. 

UNESCO Marine World Heritage – Custodians of the Globe's Blue Carbon Assets, shows that marine World Heritage sites host at least 21% of the world's blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the world's blue carbon assets. These carbon stores were equivalent to about ...
Mittwoch, 31.3.2021, 17:00
On 26 March 2021, the Ambassadors of the Sultanate of Oman, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, United Republic of Tanzania and representative from Somalia joined the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to launch the three-year project  entitled: "Supporting capacity-building of World Heritage sites in East Africa” financed by the Sultanate of Oman.
In her welcoming remarks, Ms Mechtild Rössler, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre stressed the importance of this project that is ...
Donnerstag, 11.3.2021, 06:00
The tragic destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in March 2001, which was broadcast across the globe, led to a global recognition of the need to protect cultural heritage at risk.
The empty niches of the giant Buddhas in the Bamiyan Valley of Afghanistan are a perpetual reminder of our duty to protect cultural heritage, and what future generations stand to lose if we do not. Today, these niches are inscribed on the World Heritage List as part of the "Cultural Landscape and ...
Donnerstag, 18.2.2021, 06:00
After closing the UN Decade on Biodiversity, countries are this year negotiating a new 10 year agenda to halt the accelerating loss of biodiversity. This new and overarching global biodiversity framework, dubbed the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, is to be adopted at the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), planned later in 2021 in Kunming, China.
A Consultation Workshop of Biodiversity-Related Conventions on the ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 06:00
The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention set forth the procedures for the protection and conservation of World Heritage properties, the inscription of properties on the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in Danger, the granting of International Assistance under the World Heritage Fund, and the mobilization of national and international support in favor of the Convention.
They were revised in 2019 by the World Heritage Committee ...
Dienstag, 20.4.2021, 23:00
Call for participants: do you work with heritage places?
ICCROM is seeking 20 participants to take part in an Asian regional course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture. This online course is open to:

Heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors and other individuals working at a specific heritage place.
Individuals involved in the conservation and management of cultural and natural heritage. This includes, for example, those ...
Donnerstag, 11.3.2021, 15:00
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting.
This session is a dedicated Question & Answer Session for Section II of the questionnare with a focus on the following:

Answering specific questions on chapters or questions
Addressing any concerns regarding the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting so far
Other inputs and feedback on the ...
Montag, 15.2.2021, 06:00
Monitoring World Heritage site closures

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

The World Heritage Convention has been ratified ...
Freitag, 26.2.2021, 22:00
Integrating World Heritage in the Curricula of Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa – UNESCO's World Heritage Centre (WHC) and Chair on African Heritage at the Great Zimbabwe University join forces to promote capacity building in Africa.
On 24 February 2021, the Africa Unit of the UNESCO WHC and the Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), held an online consultation meeting dedicated to exploring areas of cooperation and the increased role of Universities in conserving and promoting ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 22:00
New guidelines developed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with UNESCO outline how tourism and culture stakeholders can work together to support the inclusive recovery of cultural tourism, as countries around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The publication, entitled UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide, Issue 2: Cultural Tourism, draws on the insights and expertise of the two UN agencies to analyse the impact of the pandemic on their respective ...
Mittwoch, 3.3.2021, 06:00
Today is World Wildlife Day with the theme: "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet," as a way to highlight the central role of forests, forest species and ecosystems services in sustaining the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people globally, and particularly of Indigenous and local communities with historic ties to forest and forest-adjacent areas. This aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 1, 12, 13 and 15, and their wide-ranging ...
Dienstag, 13.4.2021, 21:00
The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on cities and communities has been immense and has deepened structural inequalities, highlighting delocalised and unsustainable production and consumption models, as pointed out by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Decalogue.
The Towards a Future Tourism Strategy: Economic Recovery Tool for a Sustainable World Beyond the Pandemic meeting aimed to gather experts and actors of the sector to discuss strategies, collaborations and priorities on the ...
Freitag, 16.4.2021, 15:00
In 1982, UNESCO's General Conference established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The day is promoted by ICOMOS globally, and the theme for 2021 is "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.
The history of a place can involve many points of view. The conservation of cultural heritage requires careful examination of the past, and its practice demands provision for the future. In recent years, debates on ...
Dienstag, 30.3.2021, 17:00
Almost a decade after the destruction of the mausoleums at Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has awarded a symbolic one euro to the Government of Mali and UNESCO for the damage suffered by the Malian people and the international community as a whole as a result of the destruction of Timbuktu's cultural property in 2012.
This gesture follows the ICC's conviction of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi for his responsibility in the destruction of ...
Samstag, 10.4.2021
The Director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre will be chairing one of the events of the G20 Culture Webinars "Addressing the climate crisis through culture”, session II on "Strategies and Actions for Increased resilience of Cultural Heritage” will take place on 12 April 2021, 13h20 to 14h25. The event will be accessible via livestream through the YouTube channel of the Italian Ministry of Culture 
The webinar will provide the latest evidence on climate change scenarios ...
Dienstag, 6.4.2021, 07:00
UNESCO welcomes the Italian government's decision to ban large cruise ships from the Venice Lagoon. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee urged Italy in 2014 to ban large ships and oil tankers from entering the Venice Lagoon. Sometimes weighing up to 40,000 tonnes, they undermine the Venice lagoon and its ecological balance. The decree-law announced by the Italian Government is a very positive step in the implementation of the recommendations made by the World Heritage Committee.
While a ...
Mittwoch, 17.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO is closely following plans for a 75-hectare amusement park under discussion near the World Heritage site of Angkor in Cambodia.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has also received numerous appeals from third parties expressing their concern.
The plenary session of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor (ICC), held virtually on 26 and 27 January, addressed this project with particular attention, and the technical opinions of experts in the fields of conservation and ...
Freitag, 16.4.2021, 15:00
In 1982, UNESCO's General Conference established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The day is promoted by ICOMOS globally, and the theme for 2021 is "Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.
The history of a place can involve many points of view. The conservation of cultural heritage requires careful examination of the past, and its practice demands provision for the future. In recent years, debates on ...
Dienstag, 2.3.2021, 22:00
New guidelines developed by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in cooperation with UNESCO outline how tourism and culture stakeholders can work together to support the inclusive recovery of cultural tourism, as countries around the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The publication, entitled UNWTO Inclusive Recovery Guide, Issue 2: Cultural Tourism, draws on the insights and expertise of the two UN agencies to analyse the impact of the pandemic on their respective ...
Montag, 1.3.2021, 18:00
Last week, UNESCO released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites' blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats. While these sites represent less than 1% of the world's ocean, they host at least 21% of the world's blue carbon ecosystem area, and 15% of the world's blue carbon assets. 
Over the last decade, scientists have discovered that seagrass meadows, tidal marshes, and mangroves, ...
Montag, 22.2.2021, 06:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the UNESCO Field Offices in Africa, organised a regional workshop, which took place from 17 to 19 February 2021, where National Focal Points from the Africa region participated online.
Following the submission of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting questionnaires in July 2020 and several consultations with World Heritage site managers and African heritage experts of the Africa region ...
Dienstag, 13.4.2021, 07:00
UNESCO welcomes young heritage professionals, students and heritage enthusiasts across Europe and beyond, to join the upcoming open Webinar on European Youth and Heritage being held on 23 April 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 CET, and discover a thriving network of Cultural Heritage Messengers.

Webinar:European Youth And Heritage
23 April 2021, 14:00 to 15:30 CET
Online Registration
https://unesco-org.zoom.us/j/95534288346

In 2019, the European Young Heritage Professionals Forum brought ...
Donnerstag, 25.3.2021, 06:00
The World Heritage Cities Programme is calling for case studies of Innovative Actions implementing the approach of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) , integrating heritage conservation with sustainable urban development, in World Heritage cities. The selected case studies will be presented during the World Heritage Cities Forum 2021, which will take place online this summer (dates will be announced shortly), and will serve to prompt a ...
Donnerstag, 25.2.2021, 06:00
UNESCO expresses its sorrow and condolences at the death of Hugo Houben.
As an engineer of electronics and nuclear physics, Hugo Houben embarked on another path, more in line with his ethical commitments. At the age of 28, he responded to a request to participate in the construction of a popular village in Algeria. It was then that he discovered that earth can be a good construction material and launched into research to satisfy his immense curiosity, but above all, to understand and ...
Dienstag, 30.3.2021, 17:00
Almost a decade after the destruction of the mausoleums at Timbuktu, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has awarded a symbolic one euro to the Government of Mali and UNESCO for the damage suffered by the Malian people and the international community as a whole as a result of the destruction of Timbuktu's cultural property in 2012.
This gesture follows the ICC's conviction of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi for his responsibility in the destruction of ...
Montag, 22.3.2021, 06:00
We are pleased to present the visual identity of the World Heritage Volunteers 2020-2021 Campaign.
The World Heritage Volunteers Initiative launched a Banner and T-Shirt design competition in 2020 for the World Heritage Volunteers 2020-2021 campaign, with the aim to have a global shared identity for the campaign, while celebrating the creativity of the participating organizations that enable the success of the Initiative, year after year.
This year, we are pleased to announce the winning ...
Dienstag, 16.2.2021, 06:00
After a closure of more than ten years, the Lopé National Park Ecomuseum reopened its doors on 5 February 2021 with an official ceremony attended by the Executive Secretary and staff of the National Parks Agency (ANPN), local authorities and the head of culture from the UNESCO office in Libreville.
This important building is of great pedagogical interest for learning about conservation through the valorization of history and the close relationship maintained by local communities with ...
Montag, 19.4.2021, 07:00
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre would like to express its sadness at the death of Prof Giorgio Croci, a structural engineer who made an indelible contribution to the support of several iconic World Heritage sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, the Colosseum in Rome and Ethiopia's Axum Obelisk.
Dr Croci studied civil engineering at "La Sapienza” University of Rome, and became a full professor of structural engineering in 1984. In 1995 he became full professor of the chair of ...
Samstag, 10.4.2021
The Director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre will be chairing one of the events of the G20 Culture Webinars "Addressing the climate crisis through culture”, session II on "Strategies and Actions for Increased resilience of Cultural Heritage” will take place on 12 April 2021, 13h20 to 14h25. The event will be accessible via livestream through the YouTube channel of the Italian Ministry of Culture.

The webinar will provide the latest evidence on climate change scenarios and ...
Montag, 12.4.2021, 16:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hieroglyphic texts reveal the sophistication of Aztec written language
    (details)

  • Multiple lines of evidence suggest early hominids were hypercarnivores
    (details)

  • Cave artists may have risked hypoxia while creating their art deep underground
    (details)

  • Study finds no evidence to support claims of deforestation at Cahokia
    (details)


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

  • Compost islands in the Amazon
    (details)

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

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

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


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

  • Temple to Aphrodite identified in Turkey
    (details)

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Montag, 29.3.2021, 17:19
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Study reveals hidden wealth gaps in Maya society
    (details)

  • Database of ancient Texas murals brings fresh research opportunities
    (details)

  • Research suggests that Native Americans tried to help the infamous Donner Party
    (details)

  • A reckoning with African-American remains in US museums
    (details)


Montag, 19.4.2021, 15:50
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Biochemical studies of potsherds reveal oldest evidence of honey use in west Africa
    (details)

  • Sites in Senegal show the long duration of Middle Stone Age culture in West Africa
    (details)

  • Pacific Coast peoples diets consisted of more than salmon
    (details)

  • Scholars contradict recent claims of pre-Columbian cannibalism in the Caribbean
    (details)


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

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

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

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

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


Montag, 8.3.2021, 15:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient ceremonial carriage unearthed near Pompeii
    (details)

  • Sediment cores could reshape what we know about the peopling of the Americas
    (details)

  • Dental X-ray scanner used to read sealed Renaissance Period letters
    (details)

  • Demise of neanderthals no longer thought to have been caused by human competition
    (details)


Montag, 15.3.2021, 15:42
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient iron furnace in Cambodia shows danger for Earth’s magnetic field
    (details)

  • New evidence shows early hominids developed better water efficiency than apes
    (details)

  • New insights on why and when ancient women chose to be hunters
    (details)

  • Ancient footprints in Spain give clues to humanity’s relationship with the caves of Ojo Guareña
    (details)


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Montag, 5.4.2021, 17:38
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Yemeni coins found in New England were pirated during the 1600s
    (details)

  • Impacts of climate change thought to have impacted spiritual beliefs
    (details)

  • Colorful marble décor intended for Constantine I found in Bulgaria
    (details)

  • Research shows birds were transported across the Andes for hundreds of years
    (details)


Montag, 22.3.2021, 16:21
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Earliest Revolutionary War battlefield in South Carolina is found
    (details)

  • New biblical scroll fragments found in West Bank cave
    (details)

  • Computer recreation of Antikythera Mechanism shows how it tracked the heavens
    (details)

  • Bronze Age burial from Spain yields evidence that women held great power
    (details)
    (more details)


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Montag, 5.4.2021, 17:38
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Yemeni coins found in New England were pirated during the 1600s
    (details)

  • Impacts of climate change thought to have impacted spiritual beliefs
    (details)

  • Colorful marble décor intended for Constantine I found in Bulgaria
    (details)

  • Research shows birds were transported across the Andes for hundreds of years
    (details)


Montag, 22.3.2021, 16:21
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Earliest Revolutionary War battlefield in South Carolina is found
    (details)

  • New biblical scroll fragments found in West Bank cave
    (details)

  • Computer recreation of Antikythera Mechanism shows how it tracked the heavens
    (details)

  • Bronze Age burial from Spain yields evidence that women held great power
    (details)
    (more details)


Montag, 15.3.2021, 15:42
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient iron furnace in Cambodia shows danger for Earth’s magnetic field
    (details)

  • New evidence shows early hominids developed better water efficiency than apes
    (details)

  • New insights on why and when ancient women chose to be hunters
    (details)

  • Ancient footprints in Spain give clues to humanity’s relationship with the caves of Ojo Guareña
    (details)


Montag, 8.3.2021, 15:06
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Ancient ceremonial carriage unearthed near Pompeii
    (details)

  • Sediment cores could reshape what we know about the peopling of the Americas
    (details)

  • Dental X-ray scanner used to read sealed Renaissance Period letters
    (details)

  • Demise of neanderthals no longer thought to have been caused by human competition
    (details)


Montag, 29.3.2021, 17:19
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Study reveals hidden wealth gaps in Maya society
    (details)

  • Database of ancient Texas murals brings fresh research opportunities
    (details)

  • Research suggests that Native Americans tried to help the infamous Donner Party
    (details)

  • A reckoning with African-American remains in US museums
    (details)


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

  • Compost islands in the Amazon
    (details)

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

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

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


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

  • Temple to Aphrodite identified in Turkey
    (details)

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Montag, 19.4.2021, 15:50
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Biochemical studies of potsherds reveal oldest evidence of honey use in west Africa
    (details)

  • Sites in Senegal show the long duration of Middle Stone Age culture in West Africa
    (details)

  • Pacific Coast peoples diets consisted of more than salmon
    (details)

  • Scholars contradict recent claims of pre-Columbian cannibalism in the Caribbean
    (details)


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Montag, 12.4.2021, 16:41
News items read by Laura Pettigrew include:

  • Hieroglyphic texts reveal the sophistication of Aztec written language
    (details)

  • Multiple lines of evidence suggest early hominids were hypercarnivores
    (details)

  • Cave artists may have risked hypoxia while creating their art deep underground
    (details)

  • Study finds no evidence to support claims of deforestation at Cahokia
    (details)


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

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

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

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

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