The politics and logistics of UNESCO designation

The politics and logistics of UNESCO designation
The politics and logistics of UNESCO designation

The politics and logistics of UNESCO designation

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has deemed more than 950 historical sites around the world as having “outstanding universal value.” Designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site brings great prestige, but in some cases, it can actually make preservation efforts more challenging. Michael Di Giovine, author of The Heritage-scape: UNESCO, World Heritage, and Tourism, joins Worldview to explain why that’s the case. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Flickr/thegarethwiscombe).