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05.05.2009
Preparation of the "Ilmensky Mountains" World Heritage nomination dossier has started

Drafting has started of a dossier to nominate the Ilmensky State Nature Reserve for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The nomination process has been initiated by the Chelyabinsk Region Authority and supported by the RF Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The property was added to the RF Tentative List in August 2008.

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20.04.2009
33rd Session of the World Heritage Committee to meet from 22-30 June in Seville, Spain

The World Heritage Committee will meet for its 33rd session in Seville, Spain from 22-30 June. During the session, the Committee will consider requests for the inscription of new sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List and examine the state of conservation of sites already inscribed on the List. The Committee is chaired by H. E. Mrs Maria Jesus San Segundo, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Spain to UNESCO.

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31.03.2009
50th anniversary of the Nubia Campaign

UNESCO, Egypt and Sudan have started commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Nubia Campaign, a defining example of international solidarity when countries understood the universal nature of heritage and the universal importance of its conservation.

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20.03.2009
Workshop "Starlight Reserves and World Heritage - scientific cultural and environmental values"

The International Workshop and Expert Meeting "Starlight Reserves and World Heritage - scientific cultural and environmental values", was held in Fuerteventura, Spain, from 10-11 March 2009.

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19.02.2009
Workshop dedicated to the World Heritage Impact Assessment

The sixth workshop of the UNITAR Series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites will be organized from 19 to 24 April 2009 in Hiroshima, Japan, focusing on issues surrounding the World Heritage Impact Assessment.

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11.02.2009
World Heritage Map 2008-2009

The latest version of the World Heritage map, produced by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and National Geographic Maps with support from the United Nations Foundation, can now be ordered for a modest fee from the World Heritage Centre website. All proceeds from sales of the maps will go toward the preservation and promotion of World Heritage sites.

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30.01.2009
Nomination "Tajik national park (Mountains of the Pamir)" submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre

The documents for the nomination "Tajik national park (Mountains of the Pamir)" have been submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The preparation of the nomination was completed during the working visit of the expert of the Natural Heritage Protection Fund to Dushanbe on 20-23 January. The "Tajik national park" may become the first site of Tajikistan on the World Heritage List.

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28.01.2009
Updated version of the nomination "The Putorana Plateau" submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre

The nomination of the "The Putorana Plateau" (Putoransky State Nature Reserve) has been submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre after the documents were corrected to meet the requirements set out in the Decision of the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee 32 COM 8B.13.

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03.12.2008
Working meeting "Nomination and management of the serial transnational World Heritage properties"

A working meeting "Nomination and management of the serial transnational World Heritage properties" took place at the International Academy for Nature Conservation on the isle of Vilm in Germany.

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20.11.2008
Documents on presenting Kungurskaya Ice Cave to World Heritage List submitted to Ministry of Natural Resources

The set of documents compiled by the Institute of mines of the Ural department of the Russian Academy of Sciences contains the nomination dossier and the application to suggest the historical-natural complex "The Ice Mountain and the Kungurskaya Ice Cave" for the Tentative List of the Russian Federation. In the near future another candidate for the status of the World Heritage property may be added to the Tentative List for the Russian Federation, which at present features 7 natural and 2 mixed properties.

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