Friday, October 05, 2007

New UNESCO-American Museum of Natural History Program

Source: AMNH Tour Announcement
UNESCO World Heritage Tour: El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala
November 08, 2008 - November 17, 2008

UNESCO’s World Heritage Center and the American Museum of Natural History have created a new World Heritage Expeditions program. It will be a new travel series exploring the ongoing efforts for the conservation and preservation of some of the world’s outstanding cultural and natural sites.

Last week in New York, at an event marking UNESCO’s partnership with the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), UNESCO Secretary General Ko├»chiro Matsuura underlined the importance of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, under which 851 sites are protected in 141 countries, and explained how the conservation process relies on the active development of partnerships with national governments, the general public, the private sector, the media and with the scientific and research community.

The World Heritage Program was started by UNESCO as a result of a U.S. initiative. It is now seen by many as UNESCO's flagship program.

Source: AMNH Tour Announcement
UNESCO World Heritage: Turkey
May 11, 2008 - May 25, 2008

Check out the AMNH Expeditions Website for information on future Expeditions.

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