UNESCO World Heritage Alliance
November 28, 2007

United Nations, NYC

Francesco Bandarin, Directer UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Don Hartsell, Commissioner World Air League
and the Honorable Tim Wirth, President United Nations Foundation

New York City - Expedia, Inc, and the United Nations Foundation in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre approved new members to the World Heritage Alliance (WHA) in a ceremony held at the United Nations. The WHA initiative aims to raise awareness of World Heritage sites, encourage sustainable travel, and support local economic development. The forum provided an opportunity for the World Air League, United Nations Foundation and UNESCO World Heritage Centre to further the formation of their partnership to sponsor the World Sky Race.

Erika Harms,
Executive Director
Sustainable Development
United Nations Foundation

Paul Brown, President Expedia, Inc.
Don Hartsell, Commissioner
World Air League