World Environment Day

With 203 Natural World Heritage sites and 35 Mixed sites, nature has, and always will continue to play an integral role in World Heritage. Since 1972, the globe has reunited together on this auspicious day, June 5, to celebrate World Environment Day, a day that signifies unity, galvanizing and raising awareness

41st World Heritage Committee meeting

From July 2nd to July 12th , 2017, the 41st World Heritage Committee (2017) will convene in Kraków, Poland, considered to be one of the oldest cities in Poland, and whose old town (Historic Centre of Kraków) was one of the first of 12 sites to be inscribed on the World Heritage List (1978) The 41st World Heritage Committee will be examining a total of 35 nominations

UNESCO Director General visits the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage

The President of the ARC-WH, Sh.Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, affirmed that the Center will continue to strengthen its relations with UNESCO and the World Heritage Center in Paris to serve the cultural heritage of the Arab countries. This came during the visit of the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova to the Kingdom of Bahrain by the invitation of ARC-WH.

The Screening of ''Plastic Ocean Documentary''

In its ongoing quest to promote awareness on Cultural and Natural heritage, the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage (ARC-WH) hosted Wednesday, 15 March 2017, the documentary A Plastic Ocean. The screening of the documentary was organized in cooperation between ARC-WH , The Supreme Council for Environment, the German Embassy and Clean up Bahrain.

ARC-WH Director attends International Conference on Iraq and Workshop discussing Cultural Heritage in Syria.

The ARC-WH, represented by its Director Dr. Shadia Touqan, attended the conference on the protection of cultural heritage in the conflict zones in Iraq, which was organized for two days at the end of February at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, she also attended the meeting in Beirut which discussed the current status of Cultural Heritage in Syria.

ARC-WH 6th Governing Board Meeting

Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage held its 6th Governing Board meeting on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The Board Meeting presented the Projects and activities which will be adopted in the year 2017 and a revision on the activities of 2016.

Supporting the Nomination file of '' the city of Babylon" Iraq

The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage has organized in cooperation with the World Monuments Fund a workshop over five consecutive days between 22 and January 26 towards supporting the upstream process of ''The City of Babylon''.

LAUNCH OF THE FIRST REGIONAL RED LIST ASSESSMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

The regional assessment of the Kingdom of Bahrain was launched on Monday 9th January and considered the first attempt of its kind to assess the current status of selected species using the guidelines and techniques adopted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It was undertaken with the participation of a panel of national experts. The panel co

Latest News

  • Course Announcement: Wood Conservation Technology

     ICCROM announces the 18th International Course on Wood Conservation Technology (ICWCT 2018), which primarily focuses on the conservation of cultur

    read more
  • The Launch of TABEA 2 Report

     The Arab Regional Center for World Heritage launched on Tuesday the 6th of June,2017 "TABEA 2" report which aimes to promote the preservation of N

    read more
  • Launch of the First Regional Red List Assessment of the Kingdom of Bahrain

    The regional assessment of the Kingdom of Bahrain was launched on Monday 9th January and considered the first attempt of its kind to assess the cur

    read more
  • Dr. Shadia Touqan Appointed as Director of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage

    The Chairperson of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr.

    read more
  • Participation in the 21st conference of ''Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the Arab World''

    The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage representeted by its cultural heritage programme Specialist Dr.

    read more
  • Regional Workshop "World Heritage Nominations: application of the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value’’

     The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage continued its efforts towards supporting the nomination and preservation of Natural Heritage sites in

    read more
  • Technical visit to Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay-Sudan

    ARC-WH organized a technical visit to Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay in Sudan.

    read more
  • ARC-WH Director meets UNESCO Director General and pledges support to Palmyra

    In continuation of ARC-WH engagement with the international community towards increasing the support to the World Heritage site of Palmyra, Mounir

    read more
  • Personal Representative of His Majesty the King visits ARC-WH

    Personal Representative of His Majesty the King and President of the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) Shaikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa vis

    read more

Latest Videos

Photo Gallery

upcoming events

  • June 2017

    TABEA II Report

    The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, The International Union for Conservation of Nature a

    read more
  • March 2017

    Documentary Screening '' A Plastic Ocean''

    The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, the Supreme Council for Environment , the Embassy of

    read more
  • January 2017

    Launch of the First Regional Red List Assesment for the Kingdom of Bahrain

    In Partnership with the Supreme Council for Envirmoment in the Kingdom of Bahrain, The ARC-WH is

    read more
  • December 2016

    Arabic Language Day ''Promoting the Spread of Arabic Language''

     To commemorate Arab Language Day, the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage hosts a special ce

    read more
  • November 2016

    International Conference '' Museums and World Heritage Sites''

    UNESCO and the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage are organizing an international confrence

    read more
  • November 2016

    TABE’A Programme Training Series: Tentative Lists and Nomination preparation for Natural World Heritage sites

     IUCN and Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage are organizing a workshop on the application of

    read more
  • October 2016

    Amal in Heritage Workshop

    In Partnership with the Global Heritage Fund (GHF) The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage(AR

    read more

Publications

Partners