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The 11th Seminar on World Heritage and tourism: Tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 Crisis of the UNESCO Chair “Culture, Tourism, Development” Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in collaboration with UNESCO World Heritage Centre will occur on the 14th of December 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt international travel and forces the closure of World Heritage sites around ...
Climate change has become the biggest threat to the conservation of the 50 marine sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. But understanding climate change impacts on a large marine protected area, some of whose ecosystems remain unmapped, can be challenging. The Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) is an innovative and rapid assessment tool that is distinct from other vulnerability assessments ...
This global award aims at promoting the aesthetic properties, the construction advantages and the environmental benefits of 40 buildings conceived and built with earth, plant fibres or both. Following on from the TERRA Award in 2016, and the FIBRA Award in 2019, this third edition sheds light on the combination of materials in contemporary architecture. This new event will allow the greater ...
ProtectingUNESCO marine World Heritagethrough scientific research Photo Exhibition Initiative organized in the framework of the forthcoming United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) Exhibition developed with the support of the Government of the Principality of Monaco In collaboration with Monaco Explorations © Olivier ...
The “Online technical meeting for Libyan properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger” aims at clarifying the process for the elaboration of the Desired State of Conservation (DSOCR) for the removal of Libyan properties from the List of World Heritage in Danger. Taking the Old Town of Ghadames as a case study, the participants will analyse the situation and set the basis for the DSOCR ...
The “online technical meeting for Syrian properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger” aims at clarifying the process for the elaboration of the Desired State of Conservation for the removal of Syrian properties from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR). Taking the Ancient City of Damascus as a case study, the participants will analyse the situation and set the basis for the ...
WHITRAP Shanghai holds the 2020 HeritAP Webinar “Impact of COVID-19 on World Cultural Heritage Sites and Moving Forward” on 19-20 November 2020 The World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP) is a Category 2 Institute established under the auspices of UNESCO. The Institute's mission is to strengthen the implementation of the World Heritage ...
Special panel on “Sustainable heritage management: New challenges, new competences”on 9 November 2020 (16:00 – 17:30, Bangkok time).  Representatives from World Heritage Centre and Advisory bodies, including International Centre for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and International Union for ...
The third edition of RO.ME Museum Exhibition, the professional and international platform for institutions and companies operating in museums, culture and art, in a renewed format,  sees the launch of the “Santagata Foundation Award for UNESCO designations”, addressed to sustainable development projects realized between 2019 and 2020, and conferred by a scientific committee coordinated by the ...
The 14th extraordinary sessionof the World Heritage Committeewill be held online on 2 November 2020,from 12 pm to 3 pm (Paris Time, France). Following the decision of the Bureau, which met on 16 October 2020,this 14th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee was convened. The working languages of the meeting will be English and Frenchand simultaneous interpretation will be ...
A first training workshop was organized from 2 to 5 November 2020 by UNESCO and the National Centre for Documentation and Scientific Research (CNDRS), following the official launch of the project "Capacity Building in Sustainable Tourism Development and Management for World Heritage in Comoros" on 15 October 2020. The project, financed by the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust to UNESCO, aims to ...
The 2020 World Cities Day on 31 October, with the global theme ‘Valuing our communities and cities’, will underline the key role of local communities, at the heart of building sustainable and resilient cities, and further advocate for the importance of people-centered approaches for urban development. In the context of the celebration of the International World Cities Day, UNESCO in the ...
The World Heritage Centre, the African World Heritage Fund  together with international heritage experts will meet to discuss and work on the methodology for data analysis and synthesis, following the results of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in Africa.  The aim is to review a  first draft regional report and to outline an initial Action Plan for the region.Interpretation ...
A capacity-building national workshop on Safeguarding Heritage in the Caribbean through Developing a Sustainable Tourism Strategy for “The Industrial Heritage of Barbados: The Story of Sugar and Rum” took place online from 27 to 29 October 2020. The workshop aims: to strengthen the capacities of site managers and other key stakeholders for planning and managing sustainable tourism at ...
On 23-24 October 2020, WHITRAP Shanghai, UNESCO Category 2 Centre, will host an online seminar on the Historic Urban Landscape approach – integrating urban heritage conservation with urban development in planning processes in Asia. The modernisation of living conditions in fast-growing cities in historic and new districts (including designated World Heritage cities) is a major issue ...
The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the National Institute of Cultural Heritage together with experts from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) are pleased to invite you to take part in a ...
The Grands Ateliers, part of the "UNESCO Chair in Earthen Architecture, Constructive Cultures and Sustainable Development", put women at the heart of their action by launching for the first time in 2020 the event "Terre, Femmes et Savoir-faire (Earth, Women and Know-How). This cycle of professional exchanges will take place from 2020 to 2022 and offer a new meeting place for dialogue and ...
In the summer of 2020, the IPCC Executive Committee endorsed a proposal for a co-sponsored International Expert Meeting on Culture, Heritage and Climate Change to be organized by UNESCO and ICOMOS, with IUCN and ICLEI among the key partners to be held in 2021. One of the specific aims of the Meeting is to take stock of methods and gaps in translating knowledge from and about culture and ...
UNESCO launches the inaugural Sustainable Heritage Management Foundation Course for heritage practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region to upskill and reskill core competences Pressures on cities such as the current pandemic, climate change, economic slowdown, and conflicts mean that approaches to heritage management need to be reinvented. Beyond conservation-related objectives, heritage ...
The International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a non-governmental organization, is an advisory body to the World Heritage Convention. Dates: 1-10 October 2020 Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney Audience: Expected 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and ...
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