Celebrating World Heritage Day

April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) —http://www.icomos.org. There are events around the world and we are paying special attention to this week’s conference in Mexico City. Hashtag: #IDMS History On April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium …

Creating Fan Clubs for #WorldHeritage #40whc

I started watching live webcasts of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee meetings just a couple of years ago. Here is the diplomatic process at work on the ground andlivestreaming around the globe. What’s not to like?! I am a fan of world heritage. (Soy un fanatico del patrimonio mundial.) This week UNESCO is holding its current meeting …

World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate

The latest UNESCO report on World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate was published this week, with a startling omission: At the request of the Government of Australia, references to Australian sites were removed from the Report (recent information about the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef is available on UNESCO’s website …