Project ID 505RLA4000

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region has nearly 150 World Heritage sites and 90 Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) elements. Sustainable tourism is a pillar for local economic development, employment and heritage conservation but COVID-19 severely disrupted this. The region needs upskilling of the tourism and heritage workforce to support communities and heritage protection, and cross-sectoral cooperation and integration of ICH in development planning. The project will enhance sustainability of World Heritage destinations through capacity building programmes and integrate the safeguarding of ICH into urban plans, policies, and programmes.

  • On-going

USD 2,300,000

Total Project Budget


Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2023.06.01
End Date 2026.06.01
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation


Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Culture Saudi Arabia 2,300,000 -

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Culture
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.CLT1 - Member States capacities strengthened to identify, protect and manage tangible heritage
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 25%
  • Youth | 15%
  • Small Island Developing States | 9%