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UAE, UNESCO and Iraq Conclude Historic $50m Partnership to Reconstruct Mosul’s Iconic al-Nouri Mosque and al-Hadba Minaret

#RevivetheSpiritofMosul, UNESCO flagship initiative.
The United Arab Emirates, UNESCO and Iraq today signed a historic agreement whereby the Emirates will provide $50,4 million to contribute to the rebuilding of the cultural heritage of Mosul.
Audrey Azoulay, the Director-General of UNESCO, has welcomed the partnership. “This is a historic partnership, the largest …read more

Source: World Heritage Center

Marine World Heritage shares conservation trends at Monaco Blue Initiative

In recent years, big strides have been made toward protecting bigger shares of the ocean. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 6,97% of the ocean is now covered by marine protected areas. Yet many challenges remain. UNESCO’s World Heritage Marine Programme was invited to participate …read more

Source: World Heritage Center

Earth Day 2018: End plastic pollution

Rubbish and pollution are a problem at many World Heritage sites. Increased tourism means that more people are leaving trash at the world’s most iconic sites, so we need to learn to visit sites without leaving a trace behind.
Marine pollution is also a problem at many World Heritage sites, where …read more

Source: World Heritage Center

18 April: Celebrating young people on the International Day for Monuments and Sites

18 April 2018 is the International Day for Monuments and Sites with the theme: Heritage for Generations.
If our heritage is what we leave behind for future generations, we need to prepare young people to protect it—and the best way is through education.
The World Heritage Education Programme gives young people around …read more

Source: World Heritage Center

Scout Guidelines for youth empowerment towards World Heritage

UNESCO and World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) signed an agreement to cooperate by developing activities in order to raise awareness and mobilize young Scouts to participate in World Heritage conservation and promotion.
As a main result of this agreement, WOSM produced the “World Scouting-UNESCO World Heritage Recognition Programme Guidelines” …read more

Source: World Heritage Center

18 April: Celebrating young people on the International Day for Monuments and Sites

18 April 2018 is the International Day for Monuments and Sites with the theme: Heritage for Generations.
If our heritage is what we leave behind for future generations, we need to prepare young people to protect it—and the best way is through education.
The World Heritage Education Programme gives young people around …read more

Source: World Heritage Center

#MyAfricanHeritage – Participate in the African World Heritage Day photo contest

Specially conceived for young people between the ages of 18 and 28, #MyAfricanheritage is an Instagram contest aiming to promote the exceptional cultural and natural heritage of the African continent. Each participant will post a photo of an African site inscribed on the World Heritage List along with a brief …read more

Source: World Heritage Center

#MyAfricanHeritage – Participate in the African World Heritage Day photo contest

Specially conceived for young people between the ages of 18 and 28, #MyAfricanheritage is an Instagram contest aiming to promote the exceptional cultural and natural heritage of the African continent. Each participant will post a photo of an African site inscribed on the World Heritage List along with a brief …read more

Source: World Heritage Center

Geneva Declaration ‘Human Rights and Culture Heritage: Committed Cities Working Together’ adopted

The Geneva Declaration ‘Human Rights and Culture Heritage: Committed Cities Working Together’ was adopted in Geneva, Switzerland on 26 March 2018, marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Declaration aims to clarify cities’ obligations in the area of cultural heritage rehabilitation, particularly in relation to intentionally …read more

Source: World Heritage Center

Geneva Declaration ‘Human Rights and Culture Heritage: Committed Cities Working Together’ adopted

The Geneva Declaration ‘Human Rights and Culture Heritage: Committed Cities Working Together’ was adopted in Geneva, Switzerland on 26 March 2018, marking the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Declaration aims to clarify cities’ obligations in the area of cultural heritage rehabilitation, particularly in relation to intentionally …read more

Source: World Heritage Center