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  • World Heritage Capacity-Building Programme

    Description: Understanding, managing and conserving World Heritage properties requires up-to-date knowledge and well-honed skills. To help build the capacity of all stakeholders in World Heritage – whether they are practitioners, institutions, communities or networks – the World Heritage Centre has created a number of tools and activities that foster people-centred change, centring on groups of individuals to improve approaches to managing cultural and natural heritage.

    Introduction: Over time, many of the capacity-building activities have been supported through extrabudgetary projects funded by the States Parties to the Convention, as well as through the regular activities of the World Heritage Centre. Capacity Building is one of the Strategic Objectives (or “Five C’s”) of t...
  • International Day for Monuments and Sites 2021 - Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures

    Description: In 1982, UNESCO’s General Conference established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The day is promoted by ICOMOS globally, and the theme for 2021 is “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.

    Introduction: The history of a place can involve many points of view. The conservation of cultural heritage requires careful examination of the past, and its practice demands provision for the future. In recent years, debates on certain narratives, and particular stories over others, have come to the forefront. A...
  • The Republic of Korea Pledges 6 million USD for World Heritage-related activities in Asia and the Pa...

    Description: On 17 March 2021, the Director-General of UNESCO received, via the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Korea to UNESCO, a letter from Mr KIM Hyun-mo, Administrator of the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea, announcing the creation of a new Framework Agreement to support extra-budgetary projects related to World Heritage in the Asia and the Pacific region.

    Introduction: UNESCO and its World Heritage Centre enjoys a very fruitful cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Korea, and especially the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea (CHA), which has supported activities for over 20 years via its Funds-in-Trust (FiT) mechanism. One ...
  • Guidance on Developing and Revising World Heritage Tentative Lists

    Description: ICOMOS is pleased to share the “Guidance on Developing and Revising World Heritage Tentative Lists”, that is has elaborated with the assistance of IUCN, ICCROM and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, within the context of the ongoing reform of the Nomination Process.

    Introduction: Guidance on Developing and Revising World Heritage Tentative Lists This document responds to an increasing need of basic guidance for States Parties when developing and revising their Tentative Lists. On its first part, the Guidance presents and explains the basic concepts around the Tentative...
  • UNESCO statement on a reported construction project near the World Heritage site of Angkor in Cambod...

    Description: UNESCO is closely following plans for a 75-hectare amusement park under discussion near the World Heritage site of Angkor in Cambodia.

    Introduction: The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has also received numerous appeals from third parties expressing their concern. The plenary session of the International Coordinating Committee for Angkor (ICC), held virtually on 26 and 27 January, addressed this project with particular attention, and the technic...
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