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China and Italy build solar power plant in Yazd

China and Italy build solar power plant in Yazd

At the same time as the first anniversary of the Unesco registration of Yazd’s historic city fabric, an MoU has been signed for the construction of a solar power plant by Yazd city officials, the Chinese state company Sinosteel representative, and the MD of the Italian Danicon company.  

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1st Festival of Arg-e Bam Unesco Registration

1st Festival of Arg-e Bam Unesco Registration

Arg-e Bam citadel is a Unesco registered site in Iran. The first festival for the registration of this historic, cultural landscape will be held on Thursday 12 July 2018. The program includes concerts by renowned and local artists, a festival of adobe sculpting, an exhibition of Bam tourist attractions, the launch of an Internet TV and a postage stamp of Arg-e Bam registration by Unesco.  

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Historic city of Seimareh global registration

Historic city of Seimareh global registration

The National Heritage Centre in the historical town of Seimareh has announced: “This important historic town, part of Darreh Shahr, in Ilam western Iran, will be Unesco registered after the necessary repairs have been made.”  

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Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day 2018: End Plastic Pollution

Earth Day 2018 has announced its slogan for this year to be end plastic pollution. According to the Iranian Department of Environment Portal (PAM), 22 April has been named as Earth Day, and this year’s global slogan is to end plastic pollution. PAM slogan is “No to plastic bags”.  

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Iran set to register dotar in Unesco

Iran set to register dotar in Unesco

Iran has been compiling files to register a number of its musical instruments with Unesco over the past year as intangible cultural heritages. It has finally decided to send the file for the “dotar” to this international organization. Two other countries may share the registration with Iran.

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Kerman – A history hidden in its back alleys

Kerman – A history hidden in its back alleys

Kerman is one of Iran’s larger cities and the provincial capital of Kerman Province in southeastern Iran. It is also one of five historic cities in the country. Its main attractions include the Bam Citadel, Rayen Citadel, and numerous other historical buildings from the Safavid and Qajar eras.  

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Thaddeus Monastery Unesco Registration

Thaddeus Monastery Unesco Registration

Director of the Unesco World Heritage Center for the churches of Iran announced: “We intend to register the religious ceremony of the Thaddeus Monastery in Azerbaijan, northeastern Iran, as a Unesco Intabgible Cultural Heritage (ICH).  

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