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Can the World Heritage Centre notify states parties of state of conservation?

Also requests the World Heritage Centre to formally notify States Parties of the state of conservation reports on World Heritage properties on their territory which will be the subject of examination by the Committee at the session indicated; 11.

How can a country become a member of UNESCO?

Membership of the United Nations carries with it the right to membership of UNESCO. States that are not members of United Nations may be admitted to UNESCO, upon recommendation of the Executive Board, by a two-thirds majority vote of the General Conference.

How many members are there in the UNESCO?

The Organization has 193 Members and 11 Associate Members. Membership of UNESCO is governed by Articles II and XV of the Constitution and by rules 98 to 101 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Conference. Membership of the United Nations carries with it the right to membership of UNESCO.

How can UNESCO help us build peace?

Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that peace must be built. UNESCO uses education, science and culture to inform, inspire and engage people everywhere to foster understanding and respect for each other and our planet.

50 years celebrating life

UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme was created in 1971 with a vision: promote a sustainable connection between people and nature.
In 2021, the World Network of Biosphere Reserves will unite in its diversity pay a tribute to those who have shaped the programme into this quest for a more harmonious living in each of the world’s ecosystems.

UNESCO 75th Anniversary

UNESCO was born in the aftermath of two world wars out of a simple but firm conviction: political and economic arrangements between states are not enough to build lasting peace. Reconciliation and development require stronger foundations, deeply rooted in societal interactions, and built upon intellectual and moral solidarity.

Our Priorities

UNESCO has identified key challenges for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the improvement of the human condition.

Our Stories

Magdalena Cox Xum is the youngest of a family of four girls and five boys living in San Andrés Xecul in Totonicapán, Guatemala. In this region, only 35% of school-age girls attend primary school and 1% of girls aged 12 to 21 pursue secondary education.

Our Data

As the official statistical agency of UNESCO, the UIS produces a wide range of indicators in UNESCO’s fields of action by working with national statistical offices, line ministries and other statistical organizations.

What is the purpose of inscription of a property on the list of World Heritage in danger?

Recalls that the inscription of a property on the List of World Heritage in Danger, aims to marshal international support to help the State Party effectively address the challenges faced by the property by engaging with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to develop a program of corrective measures to achieve the Desired state of conservation for the property as provided for under Paragraph 183 of the Operational Guidelines.

What language is the World Heritage Convention?

Reminds States Parties of the importance of submitting their state of conservation reports to the World Heritage Centre in one of the working languages of the World Heritage Convention, English or French;

What criteria should be used to select state of conservation reports?

Recognizes that the selection of the state of conservation reports to be discussed by the Committee during its sessions should be based on clear and objective criteria, including the level of threat to the property, rather than being based on representativity.

How many threats are there to World Heritage?

The standard list of threats/factors affecting the Outstanding Universal Value of World Heritage properties consists of a series of 14 primary factors, encompassing each a number of secondary factors.

What is the Information System?

The Information System offers you a trove of reliable data on the state of conservation of World Heritage properties since 1979 and the threats they have faced in the past, or are currently facing.

When was the World Heritage Convention in Congo?

The World Heritage Convention at the heart of biodiversity conservation in the Congo Basin 30-Nov-2018. Joint World Heritage Centre/IUCN Advisory mission to the World Heritage property “Durmitor National Park” (Montenegro) 09-Nov-2018. Severe erosion threatens the shrines of Barotse Cultural Landscape 09-Nov-2018.

Is Notre-Dame Cathedral a World Heritage Site?

Fire ravages Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 16-Apr-2019. World Heritage Centre supports Colombia’s efforts to improve security in national parks 26-Feb-2019. Safeguarding of transboundary heritage sites for sustainable development and peace in Africa 25-Feb-2019.