UNESCO heritage danger list

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Recently, experts from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have stated in a new report that the Italian city of Venice should be added to a list of world heritage sites in danger.

About UNESCO heritage danger list:


  • The list highlights a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are threatened due to factors like armed conflict and war, earthquakes and other natural disasters, pollution, poaching, uncontrolled urbanisation and unchecked tourist development.
  • UNESCO also sets certain guidelines and criteria under the 1972 World Heritage Convention, which decide, whether or not, a property is faced with specific and proven imminent danger or threat.


Key facts about UNESCO

  • UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
  • It is specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).
  • The constitution, which entered into force in 1946, called for the promotion of international collaboration in education, science, and culture.
  • The agency’s permanent headquarters are in Paris, France.
  • Parent Organisation - United Nations Economic and Social Council
  • Goal: The primary goals of UNESCO are to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, and culture, and to promote sustainable development and intercultural dialogue.
  • UNESCO believes that these areas are crucial for building a more just, peaceful, and inclusive world.


Q1) What is Climate?

Climate refers to the long-term patterns and averages of weather conditions in a specific region or the Earth as a whole. It is different from weather, which refers to short-term atmospheric conditions like temperature, precipitation, humidity, and wind.

Source: Climate crisis, tourism may place Venice on UNESCO heritage danger list