UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The U.S. was a principal architect and the first signatory of the 1972 UNESCO Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.
There are currently 21 sites located here in the U.S. inscribed on the World Heritage List.
For more information, check out the National Park Service webpage.
HISTORY also has information on these sites.
Papahanaumokuakea - Hawaii
Yosemite National Park
Independence Hall - Philadelphia
What is World Heritage?
To help mark the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the National Park Service, HISTORY, and the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO want to hear from you!
Here’s the challenge:
Why do you think U.S. World Heritage sites are important to the world?
Selected video submissions may be chosen for broadcasting on the HISTORY network as part of their focus on World Heritage. What does this mean for you? Not only does this mean that you have the opportunity to have your video shared and viewed by millions of viewers around the world, but you also become part of history in the making!