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The Next 50

50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention (16 November 2022):
World Heritage as a source of resilience,
humanity and innovation

Conference on mentoring and World Heritage: Empowering African heritage professionals and improving gender equality

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Future of World Heritage in challenging times enhancing resilience and sustainability

17-18 November 2022
Delphi, Greece

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50 Minds for the Next 50. Dialogue Series

UNESCO launches “50 Minds for The Next 50” to convene fifty leading, innovative, bold, respected thinkers of our times from diverse disciplines for the most interdisciplinary discussion on World Heritage ever to be held.

World Heritage
n°103 of World Heritage Review
Yaounde Conference
17-19 October 2022
Yaounde, Cameroon
UNESCO National Geographic exhibition by photographer and artistic director Yan Bighetty de Flogny
September 2022
Paris, France - online

One Day,
One World Heritage Site


The Convention Timeline

against threats

Read the stories of Site Managers

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the next generation
of experts

Watch videos of the World Heritage sites

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the digital transformation

Take a virtual trip to World Heritage sites around the world through the online exhibits produced in UNESCO's collaboration with Google Arts & Culture.

Take a virtual tour

Passing on the knowledge

The creation process of World Heritage is remembered by historians and experts in the oral archive project.

Listen to interviews


Experience 50 World Heritage sites

Experience 50 World Heritage sites through gorgeous videos from TBS's exclusive series


Our Partners for the 50th anniversary

Felissimo logo

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Events (59)
World Heritage Festival in Costa Rica
19 Nov 2022 - 20 Nov 2022
Babylon International Festival
28 Oct 2022 - 1 Nov 2022
5th Edition of The Heritage Night
17 Sep 2022 - 17 Sep 2022
50th anniversary tea in Australia
16 Aug 2022 - 16 Aug 2022
50 Minds for the Next 50. Dialogue Series
30 Jun 2022 - 30 Jun 2022
Other activities (33)
Date Start: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Date end: Wednesday, 16 November 2022