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World Wetlands Day 2008
Saturday, 2 February 2008
Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2008. The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. There are presently 157 Contracting Parties to the Convention, with 1678 wetland ...
The 10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage, Terra 2008, was held in Bamako, Mali, from 1 to 5 February 2008. It was the first Terra Conference to be held in Africa, and convened over 450 specialists in fields linked to the conservation of earthen architecture (e.g. anthropology, archaeology, architecture, engineering, scientific ...
During its 16th session (UNESCO 24-25 October 2007), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention decided to establish an open-ended Working Group to discuss alternative mechanisms to meet the following goals  : Ensuring a balanced geographical and cultural representation in the Committee Ensuring a less time-consuming and less complicated voting ...
The outcome of this meeting shall contribute to the development of guidelines and criteria for the review of sites of interest for the heritage of science and technology on the World Heritage List.The pursuit and application of knowledge underlie all human achievements, many of which have been recognised on the World Heritage List, as for example agriculture systems, industrialisation and ...
the Sixth Expert Working Group for the Preservation of the Bamiyan Site is organized by UNESCO (Kabul Office in close collaboration with WHC) and National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Japan (NRICP) inTokyo from 20 to 22 January 2008 Within the framework of Japanese Funds-in Trust project for the Safeguarding Bamiyan site, much progress has been made thus far ...
In the context of Chandigarh's nomination to the World Heritage List, as part of the serial nomination of "The Architectural and Urban Work of Le Corbusier", the World Heritage Centre in cooperation with the Chandigarh authorities, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the UNESCO New Delhi office has organized a 3-day technical workshop on site management and urban ...
The second meeting of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1999 Second Protocol), the seventh meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and the second meeting of the Parties to the Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention will take place from ...
This stakeholders workshop is being organized in consultation with the Kiribati authorities and under the auspices of the UNESCO Apia Office and Conservation International. Among those attending will be Mr. Tukabu Teroroko of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (for the Kiribati Government), Ms. Sue Taei of Conservation International (for Nature) and Mr. Ron van Oers of UNESCO (for Culture) as ...
This workshop, conducted in English, will discuss the theme of integrity and authenticity of cultural landscapes with a view to contributing to the future revision of the Operational Guidelines. The aim is to produce recommendations and draft texts that provide guidance in the ongoing process of defining the integrity and authenticity of cultural properties, as well as evaluate the condition ...
The theme of this meeting, which will take place in Spanish only, is "Innovation and Diversity". The event coincides with celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Old Havana's inscription as a World Heritage site.  The panel of experts, headed by Herman van Hooff, Director of the UNESCO Havana office and Margarita Ruiz, President of the National Council for Cultural Heritage in ...
This international expert meeting will be the opportunity to exchange information on the natural and cultural heritage of the Arctic region, with identification of potential sites of outstanding universal value for the World Heritage List. This meeting is organized back-to-back with the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials' (SAO) meeting , which will be held in Narvik from 28 to 29 ...
The Mission Val de Loire and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are co-organizing a training session on interpreting the Val de Loire - World Heritage property The activity will be implemented by the Institut International Fleuves et patrimoine (IIFP), with the participation of the University of Angers, the Université Catholique de l'Ouest and the towns of the Saumur Loire Développement ...
This workshop, which is being held in the Islamic Republic of Iran, is the first of a series of itinerant workshops which will bring together site managers from a selection of World Heritage sites in Afghanistan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as cultural heritage authorities. At present there is little or no cooperation between the heritage ...
The one day consultation meeting was convened in response to the WH Committee's decision 31 COM 21 C from Christchurch (2007) with the intention to identify most appropriate strategies and contents for the forthcoming of the programme. Leading international specialists in the field of earthen architecture participated in the meeting. 
Following the 167th session of the Executive Board, the Director-General of UNESCO was authorized to create an International Co-ordination Committee for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Iraq. Its first session was held on 24- 25 May, 2004 and the second on 22 - 23 June, 2005.In addition to Iraqi experts, the Committee is comprised of 20 international experts from the following ...
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3rd ad hoc meeting of experts on Babylon
Monday, 12 November 2007
Following the request of Iraq's Ministry of Culture, a working group for the archaeological site of Babylon was created in June 2005. Its aim is to study the damage caused by the installation of a military base on this exceptional site in April 2003.This third meeting of experts will address the progress achieved following the previous session held in Berlin in December 2005. This falls ...
UNESCO has launched an initiative for the safeguarding of Historic Urban Landscapes as a follow-up to the Vienna Conference on "World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture - Managing the Historic Urban Landscape", which took place in May 2005 in Austria. The outcome of this conference, the so-called "Vienna Memorandum", formed the basis for the adoption of a ‘Declaration ...
A conference-workshop for French-speaking journalists ‘Journalism and World Heritage: a new look at heritage', is being organised following the success of the first session in May 2005 in Quebec. The session is being organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in association with:the City of Luxembourg, World Heritage City and 2007 European capital of Culture;the University of ...
In cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, ICOMOS.Guideline for ApplicationThe criteria for selecting the participants for this training courseThe criteria for selection are in accordance with the rules of ICCROM. In the group work and workshop of this training course, it is expected that the trainees will prepare a plan for the disaster management of cultural heritage by ...
The third International Conference on Natural World Heritage will take place at Mount E'mei World Heritage site in Sichuan Province of China from 5 to 8 November 2007. With support from the World Heritage Centre, this conference will be co-organized by China's Ministry of Construction, the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO and the Government of Sichuan Province of China. ...
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