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Another nine historic sites added to UN World Heritage List

Nine historic sites in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia have been added to the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced toda

Caribbean capital leads latest inscriptions to UN World Heritage List

The historic section of the capital of Barbados today became the Caribbean country's first entry on the United Nations-managed World Heritage List after a committee of experts approved its inscription

Kenyan lakes, Japanese islands, Australian coast added to UN Heritage List

The Kenya Lake System in the Great Rift Valley, Australia’s Ningaloo Coast and the Ogasawara Islands of Japan were today added to the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific,

UNESCO presses for better preservation of World Heritage sites

The head of the United Nations agency that manages the World Heritage List today called for better protection and preservation of the hundreds of sites around the globe that are currently inscribed on

UNESCO appoints special envoy for Preah Vihear temple

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today named Koïchiro Matsuura as Special Envoy to address the issue of Preah Vihear, a Hindu temple inscribed

China Danxia named to World Heritage List

FUZHOU, China - The World Heritage Committee meeting in Brasilia on August 1, 2010 resulted in "China Danxia" being named to the World Heritage List.

Germany’s Elbe Valley removed from UN World Heritage list owing to...

The United Nations cultural agency has removed Germany’s Dresden Elbe Valley from its World Heritage List due to the building of a four-lane bridge in the heart of the cultural landscape, marking on

Madain Saleh a crucial historical land mark

The Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Koichiro Matsuura described the site of Madain Saleh, North Western, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia as "a

Malaysia’s Melaka and George Town added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

HONG KONG - Malaysia’s Melaka and George Town have been named as two of the eight new cultural sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List by The World Heritage Committee at a meeting held in Queb

Thailand’s selected protection for Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai National Park

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - In 2005, UNESCO put the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex in the Nakhon Ratchasima into its World Heritage List. UNESCO’s decision relied on the fact that the Forest Complex is home to more than 800 species of fauna, including gibbons and 392 bird species, with some of the species being endangered species.