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UNESCO exhibition showcasing 50 years of World Heritage
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of 1972 World Heritage Convention, UNESCO is exhibiting a collection of images of World Heritage sites. More than one hundred outstanding photographs are displayed around the UNESCO gates, offering a unique panorama of the diversity of the World Heritage sites. A selection of works by the photographer Yan Bighetti de Flogny, retracing his journey of exploration "Al Safar, In the footsteps of Ibn Battuta" in collaboration with UNESCO and ...
50 Years of UNESCO World Heritage in partnership with National Geographic
50 Years of UNESCO World Heritage in partnership with National Geographic For 50 years now, UNESCO World Heritage has been a source of resilience, humanity and innovation. Through 30 splendid photographs, accompany us on a virtual world tour, focused on the future and youth.  Temporal Illusion, Pyramids of Giza, UNESCO World Heritage, Cairo, Egypt, 2018​ Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur The capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt has some ...
Europe and North America region starts the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise this September
As foreseen by the World Heritage Convention in its Article 29, Periodic Reporting is a global conservation monitoring mechanism that aims to give the key stakeholders of World Heritage properties, i.e. World Heritage site managers and focal points responsible for the implementation of the Convention at national level, an opportunity to reflect on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and to take stock of matters relating to the identification, conservation, protection and ...
Strengthening Capacity for Sustainable Tourism in World Heritage Sites in Suriname
From 19-20 July 2022, a two-day workshop on "Sustainable Tourism Strategy for World Heritage Properties in Suriname” was organized which brought together representatives of government institutions, World Heritage site managers, and representatives of local communities to identify current challenges and opportunities for the development of sustainable tourism at UNESCO-designated sites. The workshop was made possible through the financial support of the Japanese Government, through the ...
UNESCO pays tribute to Corinne Forest
UNESCO expresses its deep regret at the passing of Ms. Corinne Forest, who passed away in France on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Ms. Forest was the Head of the Technical Unit at the Aapravasi Ghat, Mauritius (World Heritage property, inscribed in 2006), a museologist by training and an ardent defender of World Heritage. "Corinne Forest was a remarkable professional, with a sharp mind and unfailing commitment to World Heritage. She devoted her entire life to the benefit of cultural ...
Training Workshop on Impact Assessments in a World Heritage Context for practitioners in Egypt
A training workshop was organized in Cairo, Egypt, to strengthen the capacities of heritage site managers and for those developing projects in and around heritage sites to train them in applying Impact Assessments in a World Heritage context. Impact assessments is an important tool to find the best possible solutions to meet both conservation priorities and development needs in the framework of sustainable development. The three-day workshop brought together over 30 participants concerned ...
A roadmap for Sierra Leone's first site to be proposed for UNESCO's World Heritage List
In January 2005, Sierra Leone became a State party to the 1972 Convention and identified, in 2012, in its first Tentative List the sites that could potentially be proposed for inscription on UNESCO's World Heritage List. This year, in January 2022, this Tentative List was updated to include Gola-Tiwai complex as the potential site for the country's first nomination dossier. Being among the 12 African countries without a site inscribed, Sierra Leone is currently receiving ...
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition 2022
On the night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Saint Domingue, today the Republic of Haiti, saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. It is against this background that the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is commemorated on 23 August each year. It was first celebrated in a number of countries, in particular in Haiti (23 August 1998) and Gorée Island in Senegal (23 August ...
Inventorying living heritage practices in the heart of Historic Cairo, UNESCO World Heritage site
The Historic Cairo was Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. Tucked away amid the modern urban area of Cairo lies one of the world's oldest Islamic cities, with its famous mosques, madrasas, hammams and fountains. It is also the place of origin for many expressions of craftsmanship, showing the synergies between the 1972 World Heritage Convention and the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. The ongoing International Assistance (IA) project ...
Best practices in coral bleaching preparedness at UNESCO World Heritage marine sites
On 13 July 2022, experts in coral bleaching preparedness and local management teams from UNESCO World Heritage coral reefs met online to share best practices to recognize bleaching alerts and rapidly deploy monitoring and evaluation measures during such events. Coral reefs have been increasingly exposed to heat stress in recent years due to rising temperatures that result from climate change. Under a business-as-usual emissions scenario, 25 out of the 29 World Heritage reefs are expected to ...

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