The Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site is proud to host the UNESCO Youth Summit on the 27th, 28th and 29th of June 2012. Summer 2012 will be an unprecedented moment in the history of Maritime Greenwich when the site will host the equestrian events as part of the 2012 Olympic Games. This will be an incredible opportunity to welcome people from across the world and to celebrate the unique beauty and importance of the World Heritage Site, the collections and diverse cultural industries based here. 2012 also marks the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Site convention - the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by the UNESCO General Conference on 16 November 1972.

The aims of the conference are for youth delegates to:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding about their World Heritage Sites 
  • Become champions for World Heritage
  • Learn new skills especially in relation to new media and digital technologies
  • Learn about careers in the heritage and creative industries 

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