UNESCO World Heritage volunteers Initiative 2022 program For young people: Apply Now

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the conservation concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972.

Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration.

UNESCO is launching launch a call to constitute a roster of volunteer experts, prioritizing local and regional experts in the field of biodiversity and land restoration, environmental management, and environmental law, as well as knowledge holders. Volunteer experts will provide technical advice, generate data, build partnerships and provide training so that local actors, particularly indigenous people, youths, and women, can share their learning and knowledge throughout the Networks of UNESCO designated sites and elements through targeted activities.


Opening date: 30th September 2021

Deadline: October 29th, 2021



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