'UNESCO's World Heritage Convention', was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO in 1972, and is founded on the premise that certain places on Earth are of "outstanding universal value" and as such should form part of the common heritage of humankind. Click here to find out more!
There are over 851 sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Located all around the world, these sites are of exceptional value to humanity. They also help contribute to the sustainability of communities and ecosystems
Every year, the World Heritage Committee meets to review the state of preservation for each site and to review applications for new sites. During the summer of 2008, 30 young people from around the world assembled in Canada to observe the work of the committee, not only to learn more about World Heritage, but also to consider their role in helping to protect it.
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This ten-minute video has been produced by the 30 participants in the World Heritage Youth Forum of the 32nd Session of the World Heritage Committee. It contains images filmed during educational visits of Canadian sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritages List as well as interviews underlying the role and importance of World Heritage in today's world.
The video was screened at the opening ceremony of the 32nd Session of the World Heritage Committee, held in Quebec City, Canada, July 2 to 10, 2008.