Global Community of sustainability practices in UNESCO territories

Based on the “International Academy on Sustainable Development”, the Global Community of sustainability practices in UNESCO designated territories aims to set up an international cooperative network of site managers, operators and practitioners able to disseminate and share knowledge, ideas, initiatives, practices, tools to properly manage the UNESCO recognition to contribute to the “Global Partnership for Sustainable Development” in their respective territories and communities.


The Academy, through all its international partners, acts as a real learning and knowledge sharing community, and serves as support to all its members to promote occasions of strengthening networking and international cooperation among sites for the implementation of projects aimed to engage stakeholders and build and reinforce local capacities towards a sustainable dimension of development.

The Community currently includes representative from 122 World Heritage Sites, Biosphere Reserves, Creative Cities Network, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Global Geoparks from 54 different countries:





Link to the World Heritage Sites Map
Link to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves Map
Link to the Creative Cities Network Map

Link to the Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists

Link to the Global Geoparks Network List