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A partners’ event to discuss experiences around private sector support for World Heritage will take place during the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee. Best practices in partnerships with private sector companies and foundations will be shared, outlining their contribution to the protection of outstanding natural and cultural sites. Sunday 22 June 2014 at 7 pm, Room 215 ...
On the occasion of the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee, the Europe and North America Unit and ICCROM  organised a side-event on the World Heritage Capacity-Building in Europe. The meeting presented the sub-regional capacity-building studies to complement the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Europe and North America region. The event took place on Sunday, 22 June ...
On the occasion of the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee, the Europe and North America Unit organised an information meeting on the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise for Europe and North America. The meeting was an opportunity to update the States Parties from Europe and North America on the progress of the implementation of the Second Cycle of the ...
The World Heritage Committee meets once a year, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention elected by their General Assembly. At its first session, the Committee adopted its Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee.  The Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, defines the use of the World ...
This international colloquium, sponsored by the German Research Association (DFG),  is held at the Technical University Dresden in association with ICOMOS from 13 to 14 June 2014. It will for the first time address the issues of Integrating Heritage Conservation and Flood Control Concepts along rivers and streams.  Increasingly frequent disasters involving high water have ...
In celebration of World Oceans Day, the World Heritage Centre presents "A virtual dive in six marine World Heritage sites" By Richard Vevers, CEO, Underwater Earth And an address on the World Hertiage Convention and its contribution to ocean conservation by His Excellency Michael Worbs, Ambassador of Germany to UNESCO Tuesday, 10 June 2014 at 5:30 p.m. Restaurant, 7th floor, UNESCO, 125 ...
HIST (International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage) will co-organize with the World Heritage Centre, MAB Secretariat and Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences of UNESCO "Huangshan Dialogue on UNESCO Designated Places and Sustainable Development --Application of Space Technologies for World Heritage Sites, Biosphere Reserves and Potential Category of ...
In the framework of the three-year EU funded project for the Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage launched in March 2014, UNESCO is organizing with the generous support of the Flemish Government an international expert meeting entitled “Rallying the International Community to Safeguard Syria’s Cultural Heritage”. The Expert Meeting, which will take place ...
The international workshop 'Strengthening south-south collaboration on World Heritage and sustainable tourism' will be held at Hongcun Village, Anhui Province in China. This international workshop will focus on the power of tourism for local economic development and the conservation of heritage values through international cooperation. It is expected that the outcomes emanating from this ...
The fourth annual coordination meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage-related Category 2 Institutes and Centres (C2Cs) took place in Shanghai, China, from 23 to 25 May 2014. The World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific region (WHITRAP) hosted the meeting with support from Tongji University and the Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute. The ...
The three Belgian regional administrations in charge of cultural heritage have joined together to organise four different workshops. The workshops will be held in Louvain, Belgium from 21 to 23 May 2014.  The theme of this year is cultural heritage in urban context. There will be held four different workshops: Archaeology in urban historical context Contemporary architecture in ...
Third meeting of Open-Ended Working Group
20-May-2014 - 21-May-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 African World Heritage Fund, in partnership with the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, launch the call for applications for the Anglophone entrepreneurship training workshop, which will take place from 19 to 30 May 2014 in Ghana. The deadline for application is Friday 28 February 2014. For more information, see the attached ...
The African World Heritage Fund, in partnership with the African Heritage School (EPA) and the Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Senegal, launch the call for applications for the French entrepreneurship training workshop, which will take place from 12 to 22 May 2014 in Senegal. The deadline for application is Friday 28 February 2014. For more information, see the attached ...
Contributing to the 2014 International Year for the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS 2014), UNESCO and the Government of St. Maarten, through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs will host a meeting on Capacity Building on Heritage Conservation in the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The main objective of this meeting is to strengthen professional ...
5 July 2014 is the deadline for the 1st Public Call for Submissions from the Lucio Costa Centre, for the purpose of selecting previously unpublished and individual articles, in Portuguese or Spanish, about “the construction of the Cultural and Natural Heritage field, and the contemporary practices of preservation in the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries of South America, Africa and ...
The Preventive and Planned Conservation Conference 2014 will be held in Monza and Mantua, Italy, from 5 to 9 May 2014 The conference aims at presenting an international overview of Preventive and Planned Conservation strategies. Theoretical reflections and best practices will be shown in order to highlight potentialities, gained advantages and difficulties encountered in the different steps ...
With the support of the Government of Brazil, through the Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional (IPHAN), the Latin America and the Caribbean Unit of the World Heritage Centre convene a meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LAC) in view of the elaboration of a plan of action for World Heritage for the next decade. This Regional Meeting has ...
Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS celebrates the “International Day for Monuments and Sites”, whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983. The theme for 2014 is the Heritage of Commemoration. The aim of the International Day for Monuments and Sites is to encourage local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance ...
The Ramsar Convention Secretariat is pleased to launch a call for nominations for the sixth edition of the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards, which will be presented at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in June 2015.  Three Awards will be given – each with the Evian Special Prize of US$10,000 kindly offered by the DANONE ...
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