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Thu, Oct 05, 2017
The 3rd Meeting of European World Heritage Associations will take place in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck from 5 to 6 October 2017. It is being organized by the German World Heritage Sites Association, the German Commission for UNESCO and Lübeck & Travemünde Marketing GmbH, and features as its theme [...]
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Fri, Sep 15, 2017
The UNESCO Heritage division extends its condolences to the residents of the Caribbean islands struck by hurricane Irma between 5 and 11 September 2017, for the loss of human lives and the hardship resulting from the devastation. The first priority after such a disaster is always rescuing people and providing humanitarian [...]
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Fri, Sep 15, 2017
Since 1984, the European Heritage Days have provided an open access to cultural heritage, allowing anyone and everyone to get involved with the continent's rich past - from chateaux to archives, 17,000 monuments and sites will open their doors, with 25,000 different events happening. The European Heritage Days are the [...]
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Tue, Sep 12, 2017
About 60 participants from China, Nepal, ICOMOS and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre participated in a Workshop on the South Asian Silk Roads Serial Transnational World Heritage Nomination Process, Xi'an, China, 5-7 September 2017 organised by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) of China, Xi'an [...]
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Mon, Sep 11, 2017
Following its ratification of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention in 2016, South Sudan is now preparing its Tentative List of World Heritage sites, which includes Boma National Park. The Netherlands Funds-in-Trust to UNESCO has granted USD 32,000 to the Republic of South Sudan to support the development and finalisation of a [...]
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Thu, Sep 07, 2017
In the framework of the 2nd phase of the UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust project on "Support for Documentation Standards and Procedures of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination in Central Asia”, the World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Office in Tashkent in cooperation with the Principal Department for the [...]
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Tue, Sep 05, 2017
During the night from 28 to 29 of August, a fire hit the crafts centre of the historical Museum of Abomey located within the Royal Palaces of Abomey's court, destroying numerous stands of craftsmen. The fire was caused by a short circuit around 1:30 am in the crafts centre of the [...]
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Thu, Aug 31, 2017
Within the framework of the project "Support to the reinforcement of the participative management structure of the Qhapaq Ñan, Andean Road System”, a workshop entitled "Heritage Impact Assessments International Workshop” took place in Santiago de Chile from 7 to 10 August 2017. This meeting organized by the National Center [...]
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Tue, Aug 22, 2017
The World Heritage Centre has learned with great sadness of the recent passing of Wayne Lotter, courageous defender of natural heritage and wildlife, who was attacked by a gunman in Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania) on 16 August 2017. The Director of UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Dr. Mechtild Rössler, presents her [...]
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Fri, Aug 18, 2017
On 12 August 2017, a joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Reactive Monitoring mission arrived on Wrangel Island (Russian Federation). Together with Herald Island and a vast ocean territory, Wrangel Island forms part of the World Heritage property "Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve”, which is the northernmost site inscribed on the [...]
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