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- 1. 8 New Sites added to UNESCO's World Heritage List
8 New Sites added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. In addition to the 13 New Sites added to the UNESCO's World Heritage List featured on Wednesday, the World Heritage Committee has added eight more new cultural sites to the list. With these inscriptions, Papua New Guinea and San Marino enter the World Heritage List for the first time.
- 2. UNESCO Appoints Audrey Azoulay as Director-General
UNESCO has appointed Audrey Azoulay of France to the post of Director-General. Born in 1972, Ms Azoulay was France’s Minister of Culture and Communication from February 2016 to May 2017. She has occupied senior positions in France’s public broadcasting sector and then served as rapporteur to France’s public auditing authority, the Cour des comptes, and as a European Commission legi
- 3. UNWTO Partners UNESCO to Promote Sustainable Tourism
The UNWTO and United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have forged a new cooperation agreement consolidating efforts on sustainable tourism and the protection of natural and cultural heritage.
- 4. Forth Bridge in Scotland Becomes UNESCO World Heritage Site
The 125-year-old Forth Bridge, on the east coast of Scotland, has been officially inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The world-famous cantilever bridge is Scotland’s sixth World Heritage site, joining Edinburgh Old and New Towns, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, New Lanark, the Antonine Wall and St Kilda. When it was constructed it was one of the most ambitious projects of it
- 5. Oman to Host UNWTO/UNESCO Culture and Tourism Conference in December
The 2nd UNWTO/UNESCO Culture and Tourism Conference will take place on 11 and 12 December 2017 in Muscat, the capital of Oman. The host government has said it will provide a free Oman visa to all participants who wish to attend the conference.
- 6. Ritz-Carlton Signs All-Villa Hotel in One of China’s Earliest UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Ritz-Carlton has signed an agreement with Sichuan Jiuzhai Luneng Eco-Tourism Investment Development Co. Limited to open its first all-villa property in one of China’s earliest UNESCO world heritage sites, Jiuzhaigou Valley. Located on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau in south west China, the property will enjoy striking views close to multi-level waterfalls, blue lakes and verdant f
- 7. 13 New Sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List
13 New Sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Preah Vihear Temple (Cambodia). The buildings that make up the sanctuary are dedicated to Shiva. The temple dates back to the first half of the 11th century AD. Nevertheless, its complex history can be traced to the 9th century, when the hermitage was founded. This site is particularly well-preserved, mainly due to its remote loca
- 8. Sarah Brightman to Visit International Space Station
Global recording artist and UNESCO Artist for Peace Ambassador, Sarah Brightman, has unveiled plans to be on a future orbital spaceflight mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in partnership with Space Adventures. Brightman will be part of a three-person crew travelling to the ISS on board a Soyuz rocket. Once on the ISS, she will orbit the Earth 16 times daily and inten
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