The 5th Annual Coordination Meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage-related Category 2 Institutes and Centres will be hosted  by UNESCO Category 2 Centre on ‘Natural World Heritage Management and Training for the Asia Pacific Region’ at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India on 22  November 2016.

On this occasion, the Centre is also organizing  thematic sessions on a Consultative Dialogue on Nomination of Kailash Sacred Landscape as World Heritage (23 November) and a Consultative Dialogue on Cultural Landscapes and Mixed Heritage Sites (24-25 November).

The overarching objective of the meetings is to continue building institutional capacity through a focus on international cooperation and to build synergies for effective natural heritage conservation. A large number of international and national experts together with Category 2 Institutes and Centres and UNESCO Chairs related to World Heritage will be joining the multiple consultative dialogues hosted by the Centre.