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13.07.2019 15:34UNESCO Publications
Special Issue - World Heritage in Azerbaijan, July 2019 (MAG)

I am particularly pleased that the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan. We are very grateful to our generous hosts for organizing this session in a World Heritage city.

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12.06.2019 16:51UNESCO Publications
World Heritage n°91 - May 2019 ( WALLED CITIES)

Historic urban walls were once used for division and protection, and remain a legacy of the complex relations between people and their environment. Today, they represent a fascinating aspect of cultural heritage management.They attract visitors and can be considered part of the attempt to balance

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12.02.2019 21:17UNESCO Publications
World Heritage Success Stories (World Heritage n°90 - January 2019 )

The World Heritage Convention is a legal tool. In adhering to it, countries commit to protect heritage within their borders and to refrain from any deliberate measures that might damage directly or indirectly the cultural and natural heritage of the territory of other States Parties to this Convention.

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01.08.2018 19:28UNESCO Publications
Special Issue - World Heritage in Bahrain n°88 - June 2018

This year, for its 42nd session, the World Heritage Committee is hosted by Bahrain in its capital city of Manama. Bahrain has long dedicated its support to the World Heritage Convention, and already chaired the Committee for its 35th session in 2011, at UNESCO Headquarters. Bahrain is also home to the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage

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05.06.2018 22:29UNESCO Publications
World Heritage n°87 - May 2018 World Heritage and illicit trade

The illicit trafficking of cultural objects depletes cultures of their identity and contributes to lucrative unlawful trade, which helps to finance terrorism and organized crime. It is a problem that has been growing surreptitiously across the globe. As just one example, since 2011, approximately 25 per cent of Syria’s archaeological sites have been pillaged.

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08.04.2018 16:14UNESCO Publications
Africa and World Heritage

Africa is the cradle of humanity. It is the world’s second largest and second most populous continent. Yet, despite the fact that African countries are keen participants in the World Heritage movement, Africa’s wealth of natural and cultural history is barely represented on the World Heritage List. A closer look at the involvement of Africa with the World Heritage Convention raises further questions about this situation.

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06.04.2018 01:10UNESCO Publications
World Heritage n°86 - March 2018 World Heritage and Reconstruction

While conflicts continue to inflict damage – much of it intentional – on heritage sites, reconstruction becomes a critical topic for discussion. The recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction of damaged sites are complex. They involve questions that go beyond authenticity and integrity.As the architect Jad Tabet says in his introductory article to this issue of World Heritage

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09.10.2017 16:17UNESCO Publications
n°84 - July 2017 Special Issue - World Heritage in Poland

This year, the World Heritage Committee will meet for its 41st session in the World Heritage site of the Historic Centre of Kraków. We are very pleased to be hosted by Poland, an early supporter of the World Heritage Convention whose experts even participated in the drafting of the Convention itself. Poland’s heritage sites represent many aspects of World Heritage:

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16.01.2017 11:34UNESCO Publications
African Heritage and its sustainable development (World Cultural Heritage)

In this issue we are pleased to focus on the heritage of Africa and its sustainable development. The diversity and wealth of African heritage is extraordinary, from its large-scale ecosystems to modern architecture; from the memory of slavery and colonial heritage to cultural landscapes and sacred sites.

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09.11.2016 07:58UNESCO Publications
World Heritage and Urban Heritage -n°81 - September 2016

Cities are among the most quickly evolving environments on the planet. Over half of the world’s population lives in cities today, and knowing how to manage these urban areas as they grow, so that we can both cherish our history and yet help them to flourish socially, culturally and economically while they meet our needs, is a complex and monumental task.

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