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A global first links 13 of Scotland’s Unesco cities and sites in a digital trail
From Edinburgh to St Kilda, destinations in Scotland are being promoted as part of a sustainable tourism drive timed for COP26

Nazia Parveen

20, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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As important as the Taj Mahal? The Palestinian refugee camp seeking Unesco world heritage status
For 70 years, the ramshackle Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem has been a site of displacement. Why is this ‘heritage of exile’ not enough for Unesco to grant it the status it gives Macchu Picchu and Venice?

Oliver Wainwright

14, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Netflix and Unesco search for African film-makers to ‘reimagine’ folktales
Competition opens to find six young creators in sub-Saharan Africa who will be funded to produce movies for 2022

Lizzy Davies

14, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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We don’t need Unesco listing, says new Liverpool heritage chief
Alan Smith dismisses ‘naive’ decision to remove city’s world heritage status, but suggests scaled-back application

Josh Halliday

23, Sep, 2021 @11:40 AM

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Spanish village seeks Unesco world heritage status for outdoor chats
Mayor of Algar (pop 1,400) says the tradition is the ‘opposite of social media’ and good for mental health

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

08, Aug, 2021 @11:46 AM

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‘Low point’ in world heritage committee history as politics ‘tramples’ human rights of the Karen people
An ‘unholy pact’ and several politically fuelled decisions have UN advisers to Unesco concerned the committee is not acting to protect the world’s most special places

Graham Readfearn

06, Aug, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Stonehenge tunnel plans continue despite high court ruling
Highways England says it is proceeding with £1.7bn scheme after judge declared it unlawful

Miranda Bryant and Steven Morris

04, Aug, 2021 @5:16 PM

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The links between Welsh slate and slavery | Letter
Letters: Steve Cushion on the Pennant family, who used the profits made by enslaved workers in Jamaica to expand the Penrhyn slate quarry

Letters

30, Jul, 2021 @3:48 PM

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From Stonehenge to the Lakes: Unesco concerns for UK landmarks
While no world heritage sites are on the ‘in danger’ list, there are concerns about some developments

Georgina Quach

30, Jul, 2021 @11:57 AM

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UK cultural landmarks may lose world heritage status, says Unesco chief
Exclusive: chief of UN body warns ministers they must do more to protect Britain’s historic sites

Josh Halliday

30, Jul, 2021 @10:10 AM

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‘We will return’: the battle to save an ancient Palestinian village from demolition
Activists say Lifta, abandoned during the 1948 war, must be preserved in the face of Israeli construction plans

Stefanie Glinski in Jerusalem

28, Jul, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Welsh slate landscape becomes UK’s newest world heritage site
Landscape surrounding Snowdonia in Gwynedd is 32nd site in UK to get prestigious global status

Caroline Davies

28, Jul, 2021 @2:11 PM

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