Updating of the “Policy Document on the impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage properties” World Heritage properties are affected by the impacts of climate change at present and in the future. Their continued preservation requires understanding these impacts to their Outstanding Universal Value and responding to them effectively. World Heritage properties also harbour options […]
The Ainu were assimilated into Japanese society and their traditional tattoos and other customs banned (Credit: Michele and Tom Grimm/Alamy)
World Heritage properties and heritage sites in general are exposed to the impacts of natural and man-triggered catastrophic events, which threaten their integrity and may compromise their value. The loss or deterioration of these outstanding properties has severely negative impacts on local and national communities, both because of their cultural importance, and because of their […]
The German Commission for UNESCO herewith invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for projects that help them to overcome an existing impairment caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Up to 20,000 Euro financial support will be provided to selected projects. By providing financial and technical support to […]
The UN condemns Israel police attack on Palestinians at Jerusalem Al-Aqsa mosque, leaving 300 injured
Violence broke out in the Al-Aqsa mosque which is considered to be the third holiest site in Islam.
On the day of May 9, Russians celebrate a Victory day back in 1945 when Hitler was defeated. Russians commemorate people who sacrificed their lives in that cruel human war: women and men, young and old people. It matters to us because every family has its heroes, great grandfathers, and great grandmothers who had to fight for their motherland.
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