Stories of World Heritage
by: Smithsonian Institution • 4
Stories about 10 of the world’s most outstanding natural and cultural sites from UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Hear what locals and visitors have to say about the beauty and value of these sites. Have you visited any, or would you like to? Add your voice to the conversation through this app!
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1972 UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and to further its objectives, the Smithsonian and UNESCO have partnered to produce the Stories of World Heritage app and website http://worldheritage.si.edu Uniting 187 countries in the collective protection of our shared heritage, this Convention is the most successful international heritage conservation instrument in existence, and the only one that links together in a single document the concepts of nature conservation and the preservation of cultural properties. The Convention is a vital instrument for concrete action in preserving threatened sites and endangered ecosystems. We hope you’ll support its important work by adding your voice to the Stories of World Heritage project!