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More than half of the Earth's population now lives in an urban area, and over the past three decades, due to the sharp increase in the world's urban population, historic cities have become subject to new threats.   In order to address conservation and planning issues of historic cities, the Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscapes is being prepared for possible adoption at the ...
Periodic Reproting LAC: 2nd Cycle
26-Nov-2009 - 28-Nov-2009
The Buenos Aires meeting was the first meeting organized and 46 representatives from 24 countries in the Region took part, in addition to the Advisory Bodies. For three days, focal points of the LAC regions were informed of the process leading to the preparation of the Retrospective Inventory, the Retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value and the Periodic Reporting process. The ...
Following the establishment of the Alliance of World Heritage Cultural Landscapes and its international conferences in 2007 and 2008, this 3rd International Conference is designed to discuss the concrete challenges of water management in World Heritage Cultural Landscapes while also aiming at promoting and further extending the network of partner sites of the Alliance. Aiming ...
Aksum Rediscovered
25-Nov-2009 - 04-Dec-2009
The exhibition illustrates the re-installation of the 152-ton and 24-metre high Obelisk, as well as the town of Aksum and its people, through the work of several artists who followed the process. The opening ceremony of the exhibition at the FAO Headquarters will be held in the presence of Francesco Bandarin, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and Mounir Bouchenaki, Director ...
A second International Workshop on "Disaster Risk Reduction to Cultural Heritage" was held at Acre, Israel, from 14 to 17 November 2009, and organised jointly by the Israel National Commission for UNESCO, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the World Heritage Centre, gathering experts and managers of World Heritage cultural properties from all regions, as well as representatives of ICOMOS, ...
The second thematic meeting of expert on the agro-pastoral cultural landscapes in the Mediterranean will gather 40 participants, representing different European and Mediterranean countries and representatives from ICOMOS and IUCN. This meeting is organized within the framework of the France-UNESCO cooperation agreement by the Tirana European University, the Mountain Areas Development Agency ...
On Thursday 12 November, leading personalities working for change will join at UNESCO Headquarters for the release of the Manifesto on the Future of Knowledge Systems: Knowledge Sovereignty for a Healthy Planet, the latest Manifesto of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture.  Vandana Shiva, Chair of the International Commission on the Future of Food and ...
Insula, the International Scientific Council for Island Development, is pleased to announce the World Conference on "Volcanoes, Landscapes and Cultures", organized under the auspices of UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the Italian government, and in partnership with UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Programme (MaB), the Sicilian Regional Government, the University of Catania, the Etna ...
A Pacific Islands World Heritage Workshop was held in Maupiti (French Polynesia) from 2 to 7 November 2009. The workshop served as a follow-up of the Cairns workshop held in Australia in 2008 and gathered representatives from almost all the State Parties of the Pacific in order to achieve the following objectives: Build capacities among the States Parties; Introduce the Periodic Reporting ...
The African World Heritage Fund, the Center for Heritage Development in Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho organise a World Heritage Nomination Training Course which will be held in Maseru/Lesotho from 2 to 13 November 2009.   This workshop will bring together heritage experts from 8 African English speaking countries plus a participant from Mozambique. The workshop will build on the ...
Attended by over 100 participants from about 40 countries. Over the six days, 70 papers were presented in eight sessions.
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