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The theme of the international conference 24-26 March in Bergen (Norway) focuses on the UNESCO Conventions on World Heritage (1972), Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003) and Diversity of Cultural Expression (2005). The overall goal of the conference is, to explore synergies between the three conventions, how they can be utilized to realize their related ambitions and how other UNESCO related ...
Second meeting of Open-Ended Working Group
20-Mar-2014 - 21-Mar-2014
At its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention decided (Resolution 19 GA 4) to fully apply Article 8, paragraph 2, of the World Heritage Convention which stipulates that “Election of members of the Committee shall ensure an equitable representation of the different regions and cultures of the world".  In this regard, the General ...
The International Graduate School: Heritage Studies at Cottbus-Senftenberg University is offering under the direction of the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies its third International Summer Academy Cottbus: Understanding Heritage (ISAC) under the title: "The Role of Participation, Empowerment and Sustainable Development in Heritage Studies and its Corresponding Disciplines" The Summer ...
The Earth Skills Network is a unique partnership between the conservation world and business, which provides training on business planning and effective management practices to protected areas, World Heritage sites, sites on the tentative list, protected area agencies or management authorities in Africa. The call for applications for the 2014 training programme is now open. The Earth Skills ...
The World Heritage Centre will organize a workshop on Sustainable Tourism Decision-making, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources Environment and Tourism of Palau. The workshop will be held in Koror, Palau from 11 to 13 March 2014, for government officials and community representatives of Palau, private sectors and NGOs. This workshop falls within the framework of the ...
The School of Chaillot’s opening presentation will be given by a female architect – a premiere. Salma Samar Damluji accepted to take on the lessons on the global topic of the relation between creation, history and heritage – and associated it with a clear focus on territory sustainable development. Of Lebanese and Iraqi descent, Salma Samar Damluji is a London AA School of ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is collaborating with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) on a seminar entitled “Experiences of World Heritage in Africa”, which will be held in Morocco from 14 to 16 October 2014. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2014. For more information, please refer to the official announcement below.
The 2014 Call for project proposals is now open! The call intends to support projects, which are in compliance with the criteria set out in the Operational Guidelines of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC). The call is open to: public bodies with specific responsibility for the promotion of culture and artistic creation; non-governmental organizations ...
The International Competition for Best Sustainable Development Practices, a call aimed at identifying and promoting best development practices in food security, was launched in November 2013. All UN agencies are encouraged to participate in this competition, as an opportunity for the UN system to showcase its excellence and best practices in food security. The deadline for submissions ...
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