NEWS
Prepare the youth to protect world heritage in the future, says Unesco
POSTED 20 Apr 2018 . BY Tom Anstey
Mechtild Rössler, director of Unesco's World Heritage Centre, has said the youth population must be prepared to protect the world's heritage for future generations.

Speaking on 18 April – the International Day for Monuments and Sites – Rössler said the education of young people would be the best way to protect heritage for the future.

"The World Heritage Education Programme gives young people around the world the chance to learn about their heritage, and to be a part of preserving it, through forums, animated films, volunteer action camps, seminars and workshops for teachers, and educational tools," he said.

"It enables tomorrow’s decision-makers to participate in heritage conservation and to respond to continuing threats facing our World Heritage."

To date, Unesco's World Heritage Volunteers Initiative has seen more than 3,500 people take part in 359 action camps, taking place across more than 142 World Heritage sites in 61 countries.

In terms of education, Unesco has invested in teaching in schools, with nearly 1,250 teachers and educators receiving training through seminars and workshops at national, regional and international levels. Additionally, thirteen animated short film episodes of Patrimonito’s World Heritage Adventures – an animated kids show for heritage education – have been produced. Unesco's World Heritage in Young Hands Kit – an educational resource for secondary school teachers – has also been translated and adapted to national needs in 37 languages.

"If we want to protect our heritage, we have to know about it," said Rössler. "Education is the first step in protecting our shared heritage, now and in the future."
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2019

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - Prepare the youth to protect world heritage in the future, says Unesco ...
23 Jan 2019 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

20 Apr 2018

Prepare the youth to protect world heritage in the future, says Unesco
BY Tom Anstey

To date, Unesco's World Heritage Volunteers Initiative has seen more than 3,500 people take part in 359 action camps

To date, Unesco's World Heritage Volunteers Initiative has seen more than 3,500 people take part in 359 action camps
photo: Unesco

Mechtild Rössler, director of Unesco's World Heritage Centre, has said the youth population must be prepared to protect the world's heritage for future generations.

Speaking on 18 April – the International Day for Monuments and Sites – Rössler said the education of young people would be the best way to protect heritage for the future.

"The World Heritage Education Programme gives young people around the world the chance to learn about their heritage, and to be a part of preserving it, through forums, animated films, volunteer action camps, seminars and workshops for teachers, and educational tools," he said.

"It enables tomorrow’s decision-makers to participate in heritage conservation and to respond to continuing threats facing our World Heritage."

To date, Unesco's World Heritage Volunteers Initiative has seen more than 3,500 people take part in 359 action camps, taking place across more than 142 World Heritage sites in 61 countries.

In terms of education, Unesco has invested in teaching in schools, with nearly 1,250 teachers and educators receiving training through seminars and workshops at national, regional and international levels. Additionally, thirteen animated short film episodes of Patrimonito’s World Heritage Adventures – an animated kids show for heritage education – have been produced. Unesco's World Heritage in Young Hands Kit – an educational resource for secondary school teachers – has also been translated and adapted to national needs in 37 languages.

"If we want to protect our heritage, we have to know about it," said Rössler. "Education is the first step in protecting our shared heritage, now and in the future."



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Work begins on Powerhouse Company-designed social hub in Amsterdam
Work begins on Powerhouse Company-designed social hub in Amsterdam   23 Jan 2019

Construction has begun on a multi-use, community pavilion designed by Dutch architecture practice, Powerhouse Company. Located in the .... more>>
Shanghai Disneyland to build Zootopia-themed expansion
Shanghai Disneyland to build Zootopia-themed expansion   23 Jan 2019

Shanghai Disney Resort has announced another major expansion – the second since it opened in June 2016 – which will be themed on the animated film .... more>>
Rio de Janeiro named as World Capital of Architecture for 2020
Rio de Janeiro named as World Capital of Architecture for 2020   23 Jan 2019

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Architects (UIA) have named Rio de .... more>>
Quebec’s Méga Parc reopens with a host of new rides
Quebec’s Méga Parc reopens with a host of new rides   22 Jan 2019

Canada’s Méga Parc has reopened following a multi-million dollar steampunk-themed redevelopment that includes the building of North America’s first .... more>>
Newcastle Art Gallery set for AU$45m expansion
Newcastle Art Gallery set for AU$45m expansion   22 Jan 2019

Newcastle Art Gallery in New South Wales, Australia, is gearing up for a long-awaited AU$45m (US$32.1m, €28.3m, £24.8m) expansion. The gallery .... more>>
Simba and Cuckooz join up to improve sleep wellness with womb-like 'sanctuary' in London
Simba and Cuckooz join up to improve sleep wellness with womb-like 'sanctuary' in London   22 Jan 2019

Craving a good night’s rest? Hospitality company Cuckooz and bedroom furniture brand Simba have created the "Womb Room", a space that promotes REM .... more>>
Company profile


QubicaAMF UK

QubicaAMF provides the most innovative combination of tenpin bowling equipment, services and support to build thriving Bowling Entertainment Centres.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Biologique Recherche: 40 years of passion

Biologique Recherche: 40 years of passion

Biologique Recherche was founded by a family of passionate skincare experts. More>>




in this issue

• UFC Gym to open first two UK sites
• Snap Fitness owner looks for new 'vision'
• The Biltmore poised for spring launch



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Personal Trainer
Location: London, England
Company: The Gym Group
Health and Fitness Club Manager
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Suffolk, UK
Company: The Bedford Lodge Hotel
Personal Trainer
Location: West Midlands, England
Company: The Gym Group
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




22-24 Jan 2019

BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME)

Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Trends: Introducing Gen Z
How will this tech-savvy, social media-driven generation affect your business? More>>
  Interview: Sioux-per foods
The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman, is on a mission to revive indigenous cuisine More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Disruption: Rule breakers
Leisure architecture that’s pushing boundaries and upturning expectations More>>
  Adult play: Making a big play
LM reports on the emerging trend of adults playing like kids More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd