31.08.2012 - Natural Sciences Sector

World Heritage Paper: World Heritage in a Sea of Islands: Pacific 2009 Programme

This World Heritage Paper compiles documents on the Pacific 2009 Programme and addresses three key components of World Heritage: ‘Diverse Values and Interconnected Histories’; ‘Being Community in the Pacific’ and ‘Building Capacity’.


The Pacific 2009 Programme was started in 2003 to address the under-representation of the Pacific sub-region on the World Heritage List. As of September 2011, it has contributed to the increase in the number of state parties to the World Heritage Convention (12 out of 14 Pacific SIDS) as well as World Heritage sites (10 in total in the region) in the Pacific, which is a region of extraordinary cultural and biological diversity.


Please click here to access the publication.


For more information on the Pacific 2009 Programme, visit the dedicated World Heritage website. You can also access information on the Small Island Developing States Programme of the World Heritage Centre.

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