Mount Fuji ‘Set for UNESCO Listing’

WORLD Mount Fuji ‘Set for UNESCO Listing’ Japan’s near-symmetrical snow-topped volcano, Mount Fuji, looks likely to become the newest UNESCO World Heritage site, officials say. Discussion Ideas: A UNESCO World Heritage Site is one recognized as being “of outstanding universal value” and meeting one of 10 criteria. Read the short list of criteria, then read our short “media spotlight” on Mount Fuji. Do students think … Continue reading Mount Fuji ‘Set for UNESCO Listing’

Celebrate with Friends of World Heritage!


To help with our celebration of human cultures, Shawn Parell, communications associate with the UN Foundation’s Sustainable Development group, explains why World Heritage sites (selected for both cultural and natural values) are so important to both protect and explore–virtually or in person!

To help celebrate this
year’s Geography Awareness Week, test your geography knowledge using the
Friends of World Heritage TravelPod “How
Well Do You Know Your World
” game, featured on My Wonderful World’s Geography Awareness Week website.
The game is a fun, informative (and addictive!) way to test your knowledge and
brush up on those lesser-known World Heritage sites.

Whether you have kids of
your own, or, are just a big kid yourself, promoting geography education is a
great way to learn about World Heritage sites, which span the globe and include some of the most unique
and important cultural and natural places on earth
. There are 878 World Heritage sites in 145
countries around the world.

World Heritage
sites belong to all of us
. Through Friends of World Heritage, you can help protect these natural and cultural
wonders of the world, explore
the majesty of these places recognized for their outstanding value to humanity,
and experience for
yourself the marvels of World Heritage. Learning more about these sites enables
people young and old to appreciate how landscapes are created, the diverse
cultures of people living around the globe, and how our actions can impact our
environment and fellow global citizens.


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