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A Grazing Pressure Reduction Strategy updated for Simien Mountains National Park

Monday, 21 December 2015

A new strategy has been devised to reduce grazing pressure on the Simien Mountains National Park (Ethiopia) (SMNP) World Heritage site and its ...

UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture gathers Ministers of Tourism and Culture for the first time

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Over 900 participants, including over 45 Ministers and Vice Ministers of Tourism and Culture, international experts, speakers and guests from 100 ...



African Ministers meet in Doha for Roundtable Discussion during 38th session of World Heritage Committee

Thursday, 10 July 2014

On the occasion of the 38th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Doha, Qatar), the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Her Excellency ...

Safeguarding sites for sustainable development in Ethiopia

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

UNESCO Sites are symbols of our work in support of sustainable development. The international community helps us ensure these sites, of outstanding ...

Trauma surgeons and pop-up clinics


Over 3 million USD pledged for the African World Heritage Fund at African Union Head of State Summit

On Friday 31 January 2014, UNESCO joined forces with the African Union Commission to raise awareness and funds for the African World Heritage Fund ...

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Africa Nature risk preparedness workshop held in South Africa

The Africa Nature risk preparedness workshop took place from the 20th-25th May 2013 at the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Organized by African ...

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

UNESCO and the Smithsonian Institution team up to celebrate the World Heritage Convention

The project ‘Protection, Preservation and Prosperity: Stories of World Heritage,’ is being launched today by UNESCO and the Smithsonian ...

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Day 1 in St Petersburg: 2012 World Heritage Committee

Of the 33 sites nominated this year, which ones will make the cut to achieve UNESCO World Heritage status? The first day of the World Heritage ...

Monday, 25 June 2012

3rd annual Business Skills for Natural World Heritage Site manager training event held

Midway through a discussion on risk analysis, someone jumps to their feet and shouts “ELEPHANTS!!” and within a matter of seconds the classroom is ...

Tuesday, 29 November 2011