世界遺産ニュース

World Heritage Centre News

Group of experts on Cultural Heritage meet at European Commission
The Deputy-Director of the World Heritage Centre, Jyoti Hosagrahar, represented UNESCO at the First meeting of the European Commission Expert Group on Cultural Heritage in Brussels. The event was organized by the European Commission and took place on 15-16 October 2019. The European Commission Expert Group on cultural heritage was set up with the aim of continuing the spirit of cooperation and policy dialogue that was achieved in the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage. Representatives ...
Female military trained by UNESCO in protecting cultural property
Some 40 female members of the armed forces of Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan, as well as female peacekeepers from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) came together in Beirut, Lebanon to discuss the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict.   The workshop, which took place on 1-3 October 2019, was the first UNESCO-organized event specifically focused on female military personnel. It aimed to increase women's participation in heritage protection, ...
UN, WWF and world's insurers unite to launch first insurance industry guide to protect UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The first guide for the insurance industry to protect our world's priceless and irreplaceable assets was launched today at a major event by UN Environment's Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in São Paulo, Brazil, convening leading insurers, investors and banks. The pioneering guide, Protecting our World Heritage, insuring a sustainable future, builds on last year's launch of the first insurance industry statement of commitment to protect World Heritage Sites. The statement ...
UNESCO closely monitoring ongoing threats to Venice World Heritage site
Representatives from the city of Venice, the Italian government, UNESCO and ICOMOS came together at UNESCO Headquarters on 2 October 2019 to discuss the ongoing challenges facing Venice and its surrounding lagoon – an iconic site whose status as a World Heritage property is in jeopardy.  Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1987, Venice is threatened on several fronts – from overtourism, from damage caused by a steady stream of cruise ships, including ones weighing over 40,000 tons, ...
World Migratory Bird Day, 12 October: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution
This year's World Migratory Bird Day is dedicated to highlighting the problem of pollution with the theme, ‘Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution.' Waste and pollution are harmful to many World Heritage sites. Increased tourism means that more people are leaving trash at the world's most iconic places. World Heritage sites are key stopover sites for birds, so the effective conservation of these sites is crucial for migratory bird conservation on a global scale. ...
International Day of Disaster Reduction, 13 October
International Day for Disaster Reduction promotes a global culture of risk awareness and disaster reduction by celebrating how people around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters. This year's theme is based on one Target of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: ‘Substantially reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of services through developing resilience by 2030'. Every year, disasters caused by natural hazards affect ...
Ethiopia hosts technical workshop for potential natural World Heritage sites
The Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority (EWCA) in collaboration with UNESCO Addis Ababa Liaison Office and the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa organized a four-day technical workshop to strengthen national capacities in preparing World Heritage nomination dossiers for natural heritage sites, which ran from 23 to 27 September 2019 in Gondar Town, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Ethiopia was one of the first signatories to the UNESCO  1972 Convention concerning the ...
Climate education is about awareness of heritage
On the occasion of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, UNESCO participated in several events of the Climate Summit and highlighted the role of education, science and culture in providing sustainable responses. The Director-General supported the call of six South American countries to conserve and protect the Amazon, the world's first tropical forest, at a high-level meeting on tropical forests: "The notion of common property whose transmission to future ...
World Tourism Day 2019 : Tourism and jobs
The theme of this year's World Tourism Day is, ‘Tourism and jobs, a better future for all.' Given the booming worldwide travel industry, tourism now generates 10% of the world's jobs or 313 million employees. Tourism is increasingly a major source of growth, employment and income for many of the world's countries, and is included in Sustainable Development Goal 8 for its potential to create decent work opportunities for people.With over 1.4 billion people travelling ...
Sixth Meeting of the Coordinating Committee on the Serial transnational World Heritage nomination of the Silk Roads to be held in Hamedan, Iran – 23–26 September 2019
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran, in cooperation with the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO and the Iranian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, are organizing the 6th meeting of the Coordinating Committee of the Serial Transnational World Heritage Nomination of the Silk Roads from 23 to 26 September 2019 in Hamedan, Iran.  The UNESCO/Japan Funds-in-Trust (FiT) project "Support for Silk Roads World Heritage Sites in ...

2019/10/23

2019/10/22

2019/10/21

世界遺産ニュース »

English

旅行情報: 査証(ビザ) | 安宿(ゲストハウス) | バックパッキング | カオサンロード | ガイドブック | 旅行会話集 | 紀行文・旅行記