THREE NEW PROPERTIES IN THE ARAB WORLD ADDED TO WORLD HERITAGE LIST AT DOHA MEETING

Three out of the 26 new inscribed sites are located in the Arab countries, Erbil Citadel in Iraq and Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah in Saudi Arabia, and Palestine: Land of olives and vines, Cultural Landscape of Southern Jerusalem, Battir, submitted by Palestine as an emergency nomination.

SYMPOSIUM ON WORLD HERITAGE IN DANGER ORGANIZED BY ARC-WH AND AWHF

The symposium, entitled "Heritage at Risk: Dialogue and Reconstruction", aimed to discuss the status of World Heritage in Danger in several African and Arab countries, in the presence of a large number of participants including ambassadors of permanent Delegates to UNESCO, as well as representatives of the non-governmental and govenmental organizations ICOMOS, IUCN,

ARC-WH CONTRIBUTES TO SAFEGUARDING TIMBUKTU HERITAGE

In response to the appeal launched by the Director-General of UNESCO, Madam Irina Bokova, to protect the cultural World Heritage of the city of Timbuktu in Mali, the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage in Bahrain offered its assistance to the authorities of Mali to support them in their efforts to rehabilitate and restore the damaged historic monuments and manuscr

MEETING ON SYRIA'S HERITAGE

On March 23rd 2014, a meeting was held, at the headquarters of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage in Bahrain, between Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director General of Antiquities and Museums of the Syrian Arab Republic (Ministry of Culture), and Dr. Mounir Bouchenaki, Director of the Arab Regional Centre

WORKSHOP: THE APPLICATION OF THE ECOSYSTEM APPROACH TO MAINTAIN OYSTER BEDS IN THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

On March 18, 2014, the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) hosted, at its headquarters in Manama, the third national workshop on “the application of the ecosystem approach to maintain oyster beds in the Kingdom of Bahrain". The workshop, attended by public and private sector representatives, civil society organizations and many academics, falls within the

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  • August 2014

    Fourth capacity-building workshop for the preparation of the World Heritage nomination dossier of Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery in Najaf

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