Heritage News Archives

October 12, 2017

US withdraws from UNESCO

The United States has announced its decision to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), citing ‘anti-Israel bias’ from the UN’s cultural body.

The Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, announced the resolution on Thursday morning, stating the US would remain as a non-member observer state.… Read On

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May 22, 2017

US and Egypt sign historic agreement to prevent the illegal trade of antiquities

The first bilateral agreement between the US and a Middle Eastern country concerning the protection of cultural heritage was signed late last year, establishing an important precedent in the fight against illegal trafficking of cultural property.… Read On

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January 11, 2017

Uncontacted tribes in the Amazon: Emerging into the modern world

In today’s highly globalized world, it is difficult to believe there are regions that remain untouched or undiscovered. Recent images captured by photographer Ricardo Stuckert and publish by National Geographic, tell a different story.… Read On

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December 16, 2016

Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage: The Abu Dhabi Declaration

In early December international leaders and representatives from 40 countries gathered in Abu Dhabi to establish a mandate to prevent the rampant and devastating destruction of cultural heritage taking place across the middle east.… Read On

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December 8, 2016

The Dakota Access Pipeline: Native Americans defending their cultural heritage

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe claims the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota will threaten their water resources and sacred lands. According to BBC, the $3.7bn project, covering nearly 1,200 miles of land across fours states, will carry 470,000 barrels of crude oil per day; establishing a more efficient method of transport for crude between North Dakota and Illinois.… Read On

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July 7, 2015

Criteria for UNESCO World Heritage inscription

To be included for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, a site must be of “outstanding universal value” and also meet one of ten criteria. The 39th session of the World Heritage Committee was held recently, adding 27 new sites and modified 3 others to bring the total number of cultural and natural wonders inscribed to 1,031.… Read On

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June 10, 2015

Japan’s World Heritage bid and its heritage of forced labor

In the last half of the 19th Century, Japan underwent an incredible transformation from an insulated feudal society to a fully industrial one in the space of a few decades. To create this industrialization, Japan’s government built and managed a number of key industrial facilities during that time including steel works, coal mines, shipyards, iron works, and so on.… Read On

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May 31, 2015

Why IHP will no longer name ‘IS’ or ‘ISIS’, but will call them ‘Daesh’.

What to call them? During the last five weeks of managing our Facebook page and our Twitter feed (@IHProject), IHP have struggled with what to call that group of vicious ignorant thugs often termed IS, ISIS, or ISIL.… Read On

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May 2, 2015

William Logan

Protection of heritage and economic development can work together

Professor William Logan of IHP and Deakin University was interviewed recently by the New York Times, discussing how governments are focused on economic development while neglecting their UNESCO World Heritage sites.… Read On

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April 26, 2015

Sulaimani hosts first annual ‎Iraqi Cultural Heritage Symposium

SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region — The Department of Social Sciences and the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq Sulaimani hosted Sunday the university’s first Annual Iraqi Cultural Heritage Symposium.… Read On

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