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The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention. Dates: 1-10 October 2020 Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and ...
During an online meeting on 20 July 2020, the Chinese authorities and UNESCO invited national and international experts to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UNESCO Silk Roads Project and the Launch Ceremony of the Digital Archive of the Silk Roads Project (DAS). On 20 July 1990, UNESCO launched the Desert Route Expedition of the Silk Road in Xi'an, China, the first in a series of five ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the fragility of our cities sharply into focus. In light of the new challenges that the crisis has presented to cities worldwide, UNESCO introduces its World Heritage City Webinar on ‘Re-thinking Urban Heritage for Resilience and Recovery.’ During the Webinar, to be held online on 17 June 2020 from 1pm to 3:30pm Paris time (UTC+2), an international panel of ...
Building resilience at the local level is an essential component of the long-term global response to climate change to protect people, livelihoods and ecosystems. Resilience-based management is a management approach that uses knowledge of current and future drivers influencing ecosystem function to prioritize, implement, and adapt management actions that sustain ecosystems and human ...
On 5 June 2020, UNESCO organised an online meeting with the Japanese authorities and an international expert to discuss the response following the devastating fire of October 2019 at the Shuri-jô site, part of the World Heritage site “Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu” The large fire, which broke out on 31 October 2019, had a significant impact on the Shuri-jô site ...
UNESCO is pleased to introduce its first online international Expert Workshop on the Culture|2030 Indicators. The Culture|2030 Indicators were developed in collaboration with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, as well as a number international organizations and experts. As a framework of thematic indicators, the Culture|2030 Indicators is intended to support and complement the global ...
International Workshop: Building together the future of Heritage Sites in the Balkans Subject: Three-and-a-half day exchange workshop about heritage sites sustainable management in the Balkans, based on case studies and shared experiences. Dates: From Monday 18 to Thursday 21 May 2020. The workshop will officially end on May 21st in Tirana with the participation of Albanian institutions ...
The UNESCO marine World Heritage sites cover about 8 percent by surface of the globe’s marine protected areas. Many of these iconic places are the last stronghold for endangered species, and are home to an unparalleled biodiversity, most of which is found nowhere else. While some animals may have thrived during the forced closure of marine World Heritage sites due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ...
In the framework of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in the Africa region, training workshop for Anglophone World Heritage Site Managers will be held from 19-21 February 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya  Over 100 participants including around 80 African World Heritage Site Managers from 18 Anglophone countries will  be capacitated to the ...
The international experts meeting "Heritage in Urban Contexts: Impacts of Development Projects on World Heritage properties in Cities" is underway at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. It is co-sponsored by Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs and Kyushu University in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM. In recent sessions of the World Heritage Committee, ...
On a global scale, tourism is a major factor contributing to climate change. Carbon emissions from tourism, including air travel, are expected to double in the next 25 years. Climate change poses a risk to the integrity and preservation of World Heritage properties, endangering what makes them attractive to tourists. The managers of World Heritage sites are setting up new measures to both ...
The Sub-Regional Conference 'Heritage, World Heritage, and the Future: Perspectives on Scale, Conservation and Dialogue' will take place at ANAMED, Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey) on 5-6 December 2019. Co-organized by UNESCO, this sub-regional conference will highlight the archaeological heritage of Turkey, going back thousands of years (with Hattusha: the Hittite Capital, the ...
The Meeting will focus on the topic “Sustainability and Management of World Heritage”. A scientific committee formed by representatives of Spain (World Heritage Cities of Spain Group, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Cultural Landscapes Alliance), France (Association des Biens Français du Patrimoine Mundial), Germany (UNESCO-Welterbestätten Deutschland) and Italy (Associazione Beni Italiani ...
From 25 to 29 November 2019, the World Heritage Marine Programme is organizing a workshop in the Komodo National Park (Indonesia) in support of the marine management of the World Heritage site.  While perhaps best known for the Komodo Dragon, the Komodo National Park is also home to a stunning array of corals, fish, seabirds, turtles and marine mammals.  The workshop will bring together key ...
The World Heritage Committee highlighted the crucial importance of involving indigenous peoples, local communities and residents in conservation and management efforts for World Heritage properties, as well as other heritage sites in general, and this has become a part of five official Strategic Objectives of the World Heritage Committee. In this framework, the UNESCO Office in New Delhi is ...
“World Heritage – Protection, Interpretation, Use” A meeting of site managers of World Heritage properties of religious interest was held in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Poland from 25 to 27 November 2019 to discuss “World Heritage – Protection, Interpretation, Use”. World Heritage site managers meeting “World Heritage – Protection, Interpretation, Use” organized by the ...
The People, Nature, Culture course aims at contributing towards the new paradigm shift ‘from the care of heritage to that of pursuing the wellbeing of both heritage (natural and cultural) and society as a whole’. The goal is to strengthen understanding of people and communities as a core component of heritage management among those involved in heritage management, thus ensuring that natural ...
14-18 November 2019, Isle of Vilm, Germany This International Expert Workshop will create a tailored action plan and timetable to ensure World Heritage can make an impactful contribution to shaping the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The results are expected to inform the processes under both the UNESCO World Heritage Convention and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This ...
Following the ambitious capacity-building strategy adopted within the framework of the sub-regional Action Plans for World Heritage, the Regional Institute of World Heritage in Zacatecas, a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO, will organize a workshop aimed at improving the States Parties’ use of the Tentative Lists at the national and regional level. It will take place in Havana, ...
The Arctic World Heritage Conference on Managing complexity – the way forward for World Heritage in the Arctic Region will take place in Veröld – House of Vigdís, at the University of Iceland, in Reykjavík (Iceland), on 24-25 October 2019, in association with the UNESCO. The conference will bring together researchers and practitioners to explore the potential of World Heritage in the Arctic ...
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