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An Information Meeting will be held in UNESCO during the 7th Extraordinary Session of the World Heritage Committee to inform the States Parties of progress made in the preparation of the Periodic Reporting exercise in Europe and North America (Agenda enclosed as Annex I ). The meeting will attended by  representatives of the States Parties concerned as well as the Chairperson of the ...
From 6-10 December in Room II and on 11 December in Room XI for the Adoption of the Report.
This regional workshop is part of UNESCO’s regional awareness-raising strategy for providing adequate and appropriate information and tools to acquaint those attending from the Latin America and Caribbean countries with this Convention. The meeting will not only enable the participants, most of whom are attached to the Ministries of Culture, Justice or Foreign Affairs in their respective ...
UNESCO is conducting a training course in the application of the Object-ID* standard, and the technical aspects of establishing preliminary inventories. The workshop will take place in the UNESCO Amman Office and will be attended by Iraqi cultural specialists. This project is part of the Programme for the Protection of the Iraqi Cultural Heritage approved under the UNDG (United Nations ...
Maghrebin Workshop on « Heritage and National and Regional Development: Preventive Archaeology (“Patrimoine et aménagement du territoire : l'Archéologie preventive”). This event is being organized in Algiers in partnership with the Algerian Ministry of Culture and the French Ministry of Culture and with the scientific and technical co-operation of the National ...
In order to promote the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference in October 2003, the Organization is planning to invite policy makers in relevant fields in respective governments to attend eight meetings in different regions of the world. It is hoped that these meetings will not only encourage Member States to ratify the ...
This round table is being organized on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2004 as part of the joint UNESCO/UNAIDS project “A Cultural Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care”, in co-operation with the International organization of Migration (IOM) and CRIPS Ile-de-France (Regional centre for Aids information and prevention).   The round table will bring together top-level anthropologists ...
Presentation of the work « Histoire de l’autre » (The other’s story) by Sami Adwan (Palestinian, Professor of Education at the University of Bethlehem) and Dan Bar-On (Israeli, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Ben Gourion du Negev) - UNESCO Headquarters, Room XVI, 10 a.m. – 12 noon.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the International Conference on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia and the founding of the Society. VSMM 2004 continues to push the boundaries of Virtual Reality and Multimedia research by expanding upon the 2003 conference and presenting "VR and the Human Factor: Art, Science and Culture." To celebrate the tenth anniversary, VSMM 2004 returns to Gifu, ...
World Conservation Congress (WCC)
17-Nov-2004 - 25-Nov-2004
From 17 to 25 November, the World Conservation Congress (WCC) is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand. WCC is the general assembly of IUCN members, which takes place every three to four years, but has also become one of the most important gatherings of conservation specialists in the world. The Congress combines the business of the Union with technical conservation fora and provides an ...
Within the framework of Africa 2009 Programme, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, CRATerre-EAG and African cultural heritage organizations are organizing a Directors Seminar on Conservation and management of African immovable cultural heritage sites associated with the slave trade in Sub-Saharan Africa. The seminar has been set up to celebrate the 2004 International year to commemorate the ...
Organised by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the University of Florida (College of Design, Construction and Planning Preservation Programs). 20 experts, 10 from the USA, 9 from Canada and one from Brazil, were invited by the Director of the World Heritage Centre to discuss identification, protection, conservation and potential nomination of properties and sites of Modern Heritage in North ...
Tribute to Vittorio De Sica
Friday, 5 November 2004
The Permanent Delegation of Italy to UNESCO, the Instituto Italiano di Cultura and UNESCO are organizing a tribute to Vittorio De Sica , the father of the Italian neorealist cinema who died exactly 30 years ago. Frédéric Mitterrand will present the evening which will include testimonies by Vittorio De Sica's three children and by the great actress Gina Lollobrigida who is also ...
The Fourth European Summer School – Val de Loire World Heritage will take place on 2-5 November and will centre on the theme: “Economy and Heritage: Current Events, Interactions, Prospects”. It is being organized jointly by the University of Orleans, the Mission Val de Loire – World Heritage and the International River and Heritage Institute. To know more … ...
This training seminar, organized by the World Heritage Centre, in close collaboration with the San Jose UNESCO Office, the Advisory Bodies (ICOMOS, IUCN, ICCROM) and with the financial support of the Italian Funds-in-Trust, is framed within the follow-up activities to the Periodic Report on The State of the World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean, presented at the 28th World ...
The third session of the UNESCO DigiArts E-learning seminars about Vilém Flusser (1920-1991), one of the greatest media theorists of the late 20th century, will begin on 1 November. E ntitled " Vilém Flusser's Conception of Art" , it is being organized in collaboration with the Vilém Flusser Archive (Cologne) principally for art media professionals, researchers ...
The main objective of the Conference is to bring together professionals, museologists, educationists and responsible officers of specialized international, regional and sub-regional organizations and non-governmental organizations in order to elaborate strategies and mechanisms aimed at raising awareness among populations and decision-makers on the need to learn about, appreciate, safeguard ...
The Raymond Lemaire Centre for Conservation (KU Leuven) and the many friends of Dr. Hisao Arahi invite you to attend a Memorial Service in his honor, to take place on October 29, 2004 at 18:30 in the St. Lambertus Chapel of the Arenbergcampus, Heverlee - Belgium. Hisao Arahi, a true friend and dedicated professional, devoted his soul and skills to the study and conservation of architectural ...
As a logical follow-up to the Periodic Reporting exercise for Asia and the Pacific in 2003 a World Heritage Programme for the Pacific (World Heritage – Pacific 2009) was approved by the World Heritage Committee at its 27th session in Paris (29 June – 5 July 2003).Under the umbrella of the Programme the efforts of UNESCO (Apia and WHC and some other units at HQ), IUCN, ICOMOS, ICCROM, SPREP ...
The Pacific region and marine sites are underrepresented on the World Heritage List. Despite its huge potential and importance, the Pacific region has only a handful of sites among the 788 World Heritage sites. A World Heritage Marine Biodiversity workshop, held in 2002 in Vietnam, identified and recommended several tropical marine areas with high biodiversity for World Heritage status. The ...
The UNESCO/World Heritage Centre and the Regional Council of the Martinique with the financial support of the Spanish Funds-in-Trust, Italian Funds-and the Convention France/UNESCO, decided to organize the next experts and governmental representative’s meeting, who will be held the 19-23 of September 2004 in Fort-de-France, Martinique. A more in-depth evaluation of the archaeological ...
Is it possible to protect heritage in time of war? This was the challenge facing UNESCO in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) in 2000 and which led to the launch of the "Biodiversity Conservation in Regions of Armed Conflict: Conserving World Heritage Sites in the DRC" programme, developed with the United Nations Foundation, the Government of the DRC, conservation ...
Congo: Heritage in Danger
10-Sep-2004 - 26-Sep-2004
Programme of the Workshops and Conference Ensuring the protection of sites in DRC: An Experts’ Workshop 13-14 September 2004 Partners for Heritage in DRC: a meeting between the public and private sector 15 September 2004 Promoting and Preserving Congolese Heritage: linking biological and cultural diversity International Donors’ Conference 16-17 September 2004 ...
[in French only] Le 23 juin 2004, les Ministères français de la Culture et de l’Environnement ont mis en place un Comité de pilotage avec des représentants des Ministères, des Départements régionaux pour les Affaires culturelles et l’environnement, et de l’ICOMOS France. Lors de cette première réunion nationale, ...
The International Conference on World Heritage – Earth Heritage took place at the World Heritage site, the Dorset and East Devon Coast, U.K., from 7 to 11 September 2004. It focused on exploring geological and geomorphological conservation (“geodiversity) in an international context. The meeting was attended by about 100 participants; many of them site managers from geological World ...
Nordic World Heritage Foundation Meeting
30-Aug-2004 - 31-Aug-2004
Changed frameworks and new working documents 10 years after - status of work at State Party level - experiences and lessons learned for future work - Nordic objectives related to Norway’s seat in the World Heritage Committee.
Alpbach Architecture Symposium
19-Aug-2004 - 21-Aug-2004
The 28th session of the World Heritage Committee was taken as an occasion to brief all the States Parties from Europe and North America on the progress made in completing Section I and II of the Periodic Report.
The aim of this meeting was to find possible ways to create a model format for the sub-regional synthesis (executive summaries) to facilitate the compilation of the different sub-regional reports into one for Europe. At the proposal of the NWHF, the discussion was structured along the lines of the "Table of Contents" of the Periodic Report: State of the World Heritage in Latin America and the ...
Conference on Silk Road Grotto Sites
28-Jun-2004 - 03-Jul-2004
Preparations are underway for the conference organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, the Dunhuang Academy, and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage of the People's Republic of China. Originally scheduled for summer 2003, the conference was postponed due to the SARS epidemic. Ninety papers from specialists in 18 countries have been accepted, and include the following ...
The travelling exhibition Lasting Mediterranean Impressions and Colours is a meeting with the creativity and dynamism of Mediterranean arts and crafts. It re-assembles traditional arts and crafts, contemporary creations based on ancient materials and know-how, ancient pieces and different artistic views inspired from the Mediterranean cultural heritage. The products and items displayed are ...
The meeting on 14-15 May 2004, which focuses on management of World Heritage sites, will bring together site managers from the Iberian Peninsula and serve to inform Portuguese and Spanish site managers about the Periodic Reporting exercise and about their involvement in the questionnaire of Section II. As a follow-up, another meeting of the national focal points and WHC is foreseen for late ...
Future Landscapes
07-May-2004 - 09-May-2004
University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education
Under the terms of Article 29 of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the States Parties shall report on the legislative and administrative provisions they adopted and other action they have taken for the application of the Convention. The workshop takes place on periodic reporting for those world heritage sites that were inscribed on the World ...
[in French only] Cette Session francophone du Séminaire de formation rentre dans le cadre du Programme pluriannuel de formation en Afrique (2004-2005) initié par l’Unité Afrique du Centre du patrimoine mondial. Elle résulte du « Plan d’action d’établissement de rapports périodiques 2002-2007 » adopté par le Comité et donne la priorité au développement des ressources humaines, au renforcement ...
Follow-up meeting Russia and CIS countries
29-Apr-2004 - 02-May-2004
Conclusions and Recommendations as adopted by the participating States PartiesNational Coordinators from Russia, Ukraine and representatives of the national coordinators from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus participated in the International Training Workshop for the preparation of the Periodic Reporting exercise. All the participating countries need to fill in Section I of the Report ...
Focal points from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands met in Potsdam to discuss the work plan (submission calendar) and common themes relating to the questions contained in Section II of the periodic report questionnaire.
Jebel Ouenat is an isolated massif emerging some 2000 meters above the flat and remote planes of the Sahara desert between Egypt, Libya and Sudan. The Workshop, funded by the Italian Government, enabled the identification of the heritage values of the area, including exceptional natural features, a unique eco-system and thousands of rock art sites. The Jebel Ouenat is today unprotected and ...
International planning workshop to discuss the project activities and prepare project document for the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape project
As part of its tourism programme, UNESCO World Heritage Centre will host its first stand ever at the International Tourism Exchange (ITB), the world's largest travel and tourism trade fair, which will be held in Berlin, Germany from 12–16 March 2004. UNESCO has hosted workshops at ITB every year since 1999, but this is the first time that the World Heritage Centre will have a permanent ...
Information Meeting for all States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, (10h00 - 13h00) Europe and North America Periodic Reporting, (14h30 - 16h00) Promoting and Preserving the Heritage of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (16h00 - 18h00)
During this meeting States Parties representatives from Europe and North America were: (i) updated of the progress made in the periodic report exercise; (ii) informed about future deadlines and calendar of meetings and (iii) provided with a practical presentation on the on-line Periodic Reporting Tool.
Organised by the World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Government of Eritrea and Africa 2009 (ICCROM, UNESCO-WHC, CraTerre-EAG, African cultural heritage institutions) as counterparts. It brought together 20 experts from various African countries, who presented Asmara (Eritrea), the Kenya Cultural Centre and National Theatre (Kenya), Mzizima Historic Garden Quarter in Dar es Salaam ...
The twenty-ninth General Conference of UNESCO, held in 1997, decided to activate Article 29 of the World Heritage Convention concerning the submission of Periodic Reports on the state of implementation of the World Heritage Convention (Section I) and the state of conservation of World Heritage properties (Section II). The periodic reports will also help focus the World Heritage Committee's as ...
Expert meeting organized by Nuria Sanz in cooperation with the World Monument Fund
UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Flemish Goverment, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, and Egypt's Centre for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage
The World Heritage Committee has expressed the need to have a more balanced World Heritage List, which should be representative of the diversity of the world natural and cultural heritage. Within this context and as a follow up of the Regional Seminar on Desert Landscapes organized in Egypt (Kharga Oasis, September 2001), which underlined the strong potential of desert sites for inclusion in ...
Organizer: The organization "Capuli" in collaboration with the Permanent Delegation of Peru to UNESCO
All World Heritage Site Managers are expected to leave the meeting understanding the purpose of periodic reporting, the process and timetable for preparing the national and synthesized reports, their roles and responsibilities, and the next steps.  They are equipped to begin the organisation and drafting of their Section II reports and understand the IT application to do so. Primary ...
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