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Basic Texts of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, Edition October 2017

Download Edition October 2017 English French Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (adopted in 1972) Operational Guidelines for the ...

World Heritage in Europe Today

World Heritage attracts and fascinates: media around the world publish thousands of articles about it every year and countries invest a great deal of work and money to get sites inscribed on ...

Booklet, 10th Anniversary of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement

In 2009, on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, a booklet describing the heritage safeguarding and valorisation activities implemented in the first 10 ...

Case Studies on the Conservation and Management of Historic Cities

Since 2008, the World Heritage Centre, within the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, supported and participated in the initiative “Developing Historic Cities: Keys for ...

Culture and Development: World Heritage in the Caribbean

The results of the Second Periodic Report on the State of World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean were presented at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Phnom Penh ...

Engaging Local Communities in the Stewardship of World Heritage (COMPACT)

The role of local communities in ensuring that World Heritage contributes to sustainable development was chosen by the World Heritage Committee as the central theme for the celebration of the ...

From Astronomy to Zanzibar

Since its inception in 2001, the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust (NFiT) at the World Heritage Centre has served the international heritage community as well as local communities in practically all ...

Handbook on Cultural Heritage and Local Development for African Local Governments

The handbook "Cultural heritage and local development: A Guide for African local governments", co-edited by the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement and CRATerre-ENSAG in 2006, was designed as a ...

Interpretation of Sites of Memory

Interpretation of Sites of Memory Following the UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s decision 39 COM 8B.14 and the recommendation of the International Conference on World Heritage ...

Satellite-Based Damage Assessment of Cultural Heritage Sites 2015 Summary Report of Iraq, Nepal, Syria & Yemen

Since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between UNITAR-UNOSAT and UNESCO in June 2015, cultural heritage around the world has continued to suffer on an unprecedented scale from ...

Support for African local governments in the field of heritage (EU-AIMF project)

In 2009, a programme called “Heritage and Development” was initiated under the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement to respond to the requests expressed during the special sessions of the ...

The Invention of "World Heritage"

AFUS, the Association of Former Unesco Staff Members, takes pleasure in presenting this second Paper published by its History Club. As you may recall, the Club is the offspring of a commonplace ...

The Inventory of the historic city of Sana'a: a tool for urban conservation

This publication documents the main outcomes of the studies undertaken in 2003 - 2006, by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the General Organisation for the Preservation of the Historic Cities ...

The World Heritage Convention, twenty years later

This study, undertaken on 10 June and revised on 4 December 1992 on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, has been graciously delivered to UNESCO by its ...

UNESCO World Heritage Desk Diary

Featuring a useful week-at-a-glance design, it is illustrated with colour photos of World Heritage sites, each accompanied with a short caption. It also introduces the Convention Concerning the ...

World Heritage 2002, shared legacy, common responsibility

To mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972), UNESCO with ...

World Heritage and the Arctic

World Heritage and the Arctic © Maksim Antipin / Beringia National Park (Берингия) 4 April 2017, Monaco -- The Arctic Ocean urgently needs protection as melting sea ice is ...

World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate

This report provides an overview of the increasing vulnerability of World Heritage sites to climate change impacts and the potential implications for and of global tourism. It also examines the ...

World Heritage Marine Sites - Best Practice guide

Managing effectively the world’s most iconic Marine Protected Areas What is the purpose of this guide? This guide is a primer on how to accomplish effective, pro-active management to ensure the ...

World Heritage: Challenges for the Millennium

This publication provides analysis of more than three decades of the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and highlights a number of its successes and challenges. The result of a ...

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