Cover image: Isole Eolie (Aeolian Islands) (Italy)
World Heritage sites are natural and cultural sites identified by UNESCO following the adoption, during the 1972 General Conference, of the "Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage". There are a total of 1121 sites (869 cultural, 213 natural, and 39 mixed) currently inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Panasonic has been publishing The World Heritage Calendar, in collaboration with UNESCO, since 1995 as a part of efforts to preserve valuable and irreplaceable treasures of the world. In order to reach wider audiences, including the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) made up of 9,000 schools in 180 countries, and raise awareness of the importance of the sites, Panasonic established this web version in 2010 with the help of UNESCO.
Panasonic, in this small way, wishes to aid in the preservation of invaluable heritage sites with this web site. In collaboration with UNESCO, future plans call for the addition of more content.
Panasonic and UNESCO have come together to bring about this Web Calendar available in Japanese, English, Chinese, Spanish, and French.