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New publication ‘Visitors Count!' launched to measure the value of tourism in protected areas
The new guidelines published by UNESCO and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) put forward a standard methodology for evaluating the impact of protected areas on the local economy. The guidelines aim to help national stakeholders, protected area managers and researchers count visitation and measure economic impacts consistently through a standardized approach. Developed by a team of international experts from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) ...
Launch of an online consultation concerning the perception of the List of World Heritage in Danger  
At its 40th session (Istanbul/UNESCO, 2016), the World Heritage Committee highlighted that the List of World Heritage in Danger needed to be better understood and therefore decided that this issue be formally addressed in order to overcome the negative perception of this component of the Reactive Monitoring process (Decision 40 COM 7). As presented to the World Heritage Committee at its extended 44th session (Fuzhou/online, 2021) (see Section B.3 of Document WHC/21/44.COM/7), the World ...
Call for Proposals - for the Sustainable Management of the W-Arly-Pendjari Complex
The W-Arly-Pendjari Complex (WAP) is a transnational property (about 450 km border) shared by the Republic of Niger, Burkina Faso and the Republic of Benin in West Africa. The Niger part of the property was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1996. It will be extended in 2017 to its Benin and Burkina Faso parts. The site is also a transboundary biosphere reserve. In addition to pressures related to demography and land occupation on the periphery becoming critical, in recent years the ...
International Youth Day - World Heritage hand-in-hand with sustainable livelihoods
Today is International Youth Day, when we focus on the future guardinas of our irreplaceable UNESCO World Heritage.  If heritage is what we leave behind for future generations, we need to work with young people to protect it. This International Youth Day, we wish to highlight the Young Professionals Forum which took place during the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee.  In a first since the initiative's launch in 1995, the 2021 edition of the Forum was held ...
UNESCO World Heritage Centre statement regarding the fires in Greece
UNESCO and its World Heritage Centre have observed with concern the large number of fires that have struck Greece and other countries in Southern Europeand the Mediterranean in recent weeks. According to information provided by experts and press reports, firefighters continue to battle major fires in Greece, including one that could impact the World Heritage site "Archaeological Site of Olympia”. The site has reportedly already been evacuated as firefighters were deployed near the ...
Message from Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
In the Lakota language of North America, the word "Mitákuye Oyás'iŋ” means "all is related” or "all my relatives” – both human and non-human. In Hawaiian, the phrase "ike loa” means "to see much” and describes a philosophy of lifelong learning to better understand our relationship with the world. And in the nearly extinct Nǀuu language of South Africa, the word "lgqe” refers to the life-force shared by all living things. In the face of global ...
UNESCO seriously concerned about the protection of World Heritage site of the Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela (Ethiopia)
UNESCO wishes to express its deep concern about the reports on the expansion of the conflict to the city of Lalibela (Ethiopia), which hosts the Rock-Hewn Churches. UNESCO calls for the respect of all relevant obligations under international law in ensuring the protection of the Outstanding Universal Value and legacy of this precious site by refraining from any act that may expose it to damage, and by taking all necessary precautions to prevent any attempts of looting and pillaging cultural ...
Training workshop for "enhancing the implementation capacity of the 1972 Convention at World Heritage sites” organized in Ethiopia
UNESCO Addis Ababa Liaison Office in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre (WHC) and financial support from the People's Republic of China, organized a Training workshop on "enhancing the implementation capacity of the 1972 World Heritage Convention ” which took place from 3 to 5 August 2021, in Adama Town, Ethiopia. The meeting brought together 43 participants from ministries and institutions that are stakeholders for the protection of cultural and natural heritage ...
Looking into the future: Highlights of the Regional Action Plan for Africa (2021‐2027)
In parallel to the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), in close collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), organised an online side event, "Looking into the future: Highlights of the Regional Action Plan for Africa (2021 – 2027)” on 30 July. The event reflected upon the objectives and challenges foreseen in the implementation of the approved Action Plan (2021-2027) for Africa, as a result of the report of the ...
Danube Limes added to UNESCO's World Heritage List closing this year's inscriptions
The World Heritage Committee today inscribed the transnational property of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Danube Limes (Western Segment) on UNESCO's World Heritage List.  Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Danube Limes (Western Segment) features components in Austria, Germany, and SlovakiaIt covers almost 600km of the whole Roman Empire's Danube frontier. The property formed part of the much large frontier of the Roman Empire that encircled the Mediterranean Sea. ...

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