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UNWTO and UNESCO to organise first World Conference on Tourism & Culture

UNWTO and UNESCO to organise first World Conference on Tourism & Culture

Officials at the UNWTO and UNESCO have announced the first World Conference on Tourism & Culture. The event will bring together, for the first time, ministers of tourism and ministers of culture from around the world, experts and stakeholders from both sectors to explore new models of partnership. The event will take place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from February 4th-6th next year.

UNESCO commends Canadian governments

UNESCO commends Canadian governments

27th Jun 2013 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

In its review of Canada’s Nomination of Pimachiowin Aki for World Heritage Status, the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) deferred final decisions until the next World Heritage Committee meeting.  UNESCO pointed to “fundamental issues” in the evaluation process that prevented them from recognising the value of “the indissoluble bonds that exist in some places between culture and nature.”

Elvas added to UNESCO World Heritage list

Elvas added to UNESCO World Heritage list

A small Portuguese city has been declared a new UNESCO World Heritage Site, bringing the total in the country to 13. The garrison border town of Elvas and its fortifications were added by the World Heritage Committee due to it being an “outstanding example of a garrison town and its dry-ditched bulwarked defence system, which developed in response to disruptions in the balance of power within 17th century Europe”.

Historic Bridgetown added to UNESCO World Heritage list

Historic Bridgetown added to UNESCO World Heritage list

Barbadian heritage has been officially acknowledged on the world stage as Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison are now included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation World Heritage Site list. The official inscription was granted by the World Heritage Committee during its 35th session at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, which ran from June 19th through June 29th, 2011.

UNESCO experts meet with Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

UNESCO experts meet with Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture

12th Apr 2012 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

Two experts from UNESCO, Ms. Avril Joffe and Mr. Lloyd Stanbury, have completed a three-week mission in Seychelles as part of the UNESCO Technical Assistance Mission for the promotion and development of the Creative Industries, which forms part of the requirement of the UNESCO Convention on the Promotion and Protection of Cultural Diversity and Expressions, ratified by the government of Seychelles in 2005.