Paris, March 2004. PACT Partnerships for Conservation . UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre. What is World Heritage?. Taj Mahal, India. They are all places of “outstanding universal value”. they are part of a heritage of all humankind their protection is our shared responsibility
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Partnerships for Conservation
UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre
Taj Mahal, India
This is the rationale for the World Heritage Convention
The Route of Santiago, France and Spain
Alte Rio, Argentina
(voluntary and mandatory contributions)
(Funds-in-Trust and Publications)
TOTAL BUDGET for 2004 = US$ 13 million
UNESCO does not receive any money from the sites
Two main lines of action:
Mainstreaming World Heritage
through development programmes,
bi and multi-lateral partnerships
Developing partnerships with the
corporate sector, foundations, NGOs and
the media through the World Heritage
The objective is to ensure the safeguard
of the site by identifying its needs:
The Mostar Bridge,Bosnia & Herzegovina, was destroyed in 1993. UNESCO prepared, with technical and financial assistance provided by Italy, a map of the town’s heritage and an urban plan. In June 2002, in the presence of the President of the Republic of Italy, the first stone was laid signalling the start of the rebuilding of the Mostar Bridge.
The objectives for the programme are to:
The objectives of the programme are to:
The programme aims topromote sustainable tourism:
The objectives of the programme are to:
- promote the pivotal role of the World Heritage Convention in the protection of global forest biodiversity;
- integrate the findings of UNESCO / IUCN global strategy studies on tropical, temperate and boreal forests;
- promote financial and technical assistance to build management capacity and to enhance benefits to the local communities as well as the global public and future generations;
- promote networking among States Parties working to conserve more than 60 World Heritage forest sites throughout the world (forests being the most represented among the natural sites in the List).
The Central African World Heritage Forest Initiative (CAWHFI), involving the United Nations Foundation, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, World Wildlife Fund US, Wildlife Conservation Society, Conservation International, Jane Goodall Institute and the Food and Agriculture Organization.
This US$6.6million project will run from 2003 to 2007 and aims to promote and support the building of protected area management regimes in key forest protected areas in the Congo Basin and combat the principal threats of illegal hunting and unregulated bushmeat.
The strategic objectives for the programme are to:
- Cultural landscape and arch. Remains of Bamiyan Valley (2003)
- Minaret and archaeological remains of Jam, 2002
Albania - Butrint, 1997
Algeria – Tipasa, 2002
Azerbaijan – Walled city of Baku with the
Shirvanshah’s Palace and Maiden Tower (2003)
Benin - Royal Palaces of Abomey, 1985
Cambodia – Angkor, 1992
Central African Republic - Manovo-Gounda St.
Floris National Park, 1997
Cote d’Ivoire – Comoé National Park (2003)
Cote d\'Ivoire / Guinea - Mount Nimba Nature
Democratic Republic of Congo
Virunga National Park, 1994
Garamba National Park, 1996
Kahuzi-Biega National Park, 1997
Okapi Wildlife Reserve, 1997
Salonga National Park, 1999
Ecuador - Sangay National Park, 1992
Egypt - Abu Mena, 2001
Ethiopia - Simien National Park, 1996
Honduras - Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve, 1996
- Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, 1992
- Group of Monuments at Hampi, 1999
Iraq – Ashur (2003)
Jerusalem - Old City of Jerusalem & its walls, 1982
Mali – Timbuktu, 1990
Nepal – Kathmandu Valley (2003)
Niger - Air & Ténéré Natural reserves, 1992
Oman - Bahla Fort, 1988
Pakistan - Fort and Shalamar gardens in Lahore, 2000
Peru - Chan Chan Archaeological Zone, 1986
Philippines - Rice Terraces of the Cordilleras, 2001
Senegal - Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, 2000
Tunisia - Ichkeul National Park, 1996
Uganda - Rwenzori Mountains National Park, 1999
U.S. of America- Everglades National Park, 1993
Yemen - Historic town of Zabid, 2000List of World Heritage in Danger
The 4-year project (2000-4) « Biodiversity
Conservation in regions of armed conflict: Protecting
WH sites in the DRC » aimed at funding staff salaries to
ensure the management of the site during the conflict,
procuring equipment for monitoring.
Partners in this US$ 4 million project are UNF,
Belgium, ICCN, GTZ and numerous NGOs
Goal: To invite private sector and NGOs to join the mission of UNESCO in conserving World Heritage sites
PACT is intended to:
The United Nations Foundation (UNF) has committed over US$ 32 million since 1999.
Partners such as WWF, CI, FFI, RARE and others like ESA, Aveda, TBS, Panasonic, the Universities of Cottbus (Germany) and UCD (Ireland) ….
have all committed to help UNESCO’s mission to safeguard and promote WH conservation.
We wish to enlarge the circle of Partners for Conservation to achieve even greater results.