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The workshop is hosted by the City of Siena and organized by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice, Italy), in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The workshop will be structured over 2 days along the following thematic panels: Integrating historic walls within management systems; Sustainable use and conservation of historic walls; and, ...
The first Francophone African World Heritage Youth Forum will take place from 26 April to 5 May 2017 in Burkina Faso at the Ruins of Loropéni World Heritage site. The principal objectives are to increase awareness among French-speaking African youth on issues related to the protection and preservation of World Heritage and to create a sustainable platform that will enhance the participation ...
The 7th seminar of the UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN-UNESCO network on “Culture, Tourism and Development” organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne / IREST – EIREST, Association of French World Heritage Properties and ICOMOS France will be held on 14 December 2016. The Seminar will focus on the development of UNESCO World Heritage sites in ...
Grand Palais, South-East Gallery - 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8thFree admission| Every day (except Tuesdays) from 10 am to 8 pm and on Wednesdays until 10 pm. With exceptional digital techonologies, the Eternal Sites exhibition offers an unprecedented immersive experience at the heart of four major archaeological sites of the universal heritage: the ancient capital of King Sargon ...
The training course “Nature Management for the Proposed Extension of the World Heritage Property: Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region” will take place in Tushemisht, Albania, on 6 and 7 December 2016. The training course aims to build capacities for implementing nature management actions based on cross-sectoral cooperation for the proposed extension to the Albanian part of the ...
Launched as a pilot programme on the occasion of the 3rd International Forum on Local Economic Development in 2015, with a first international workshop on the management of food-productive landscapes in UNESCO designated sites, the Academy is based in Turin, Italy. The main objective of the programme is to contribute to the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ...
The 13th Bamiyan Expert Working Group Meeting will be held at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, from 1 to 3 December 2016. A set of recommendations for future safeguarding actions for the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley World Heritage property, Afghanistan will be released at the meeting. The Meeting will be attended by the Governor of Bamiyan ...
The Agency for the Promotion and Development of the North (APDN) of the Kingdom of Morocco and the World Heritage Centre are organizing an international reflection workshop on the project of nomination of Tangier’s urban heritage for inscription on the World Heritage List. This workshop will bring together national and local institutions responsible for heritage conservation as well as ...
The 5th Annual Coordination Meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage-related Category 2 Institutes and Centres will be hosted  by UNESCO Category 2 Centre on ‘Natural World Heritage Management and Training for the Asia Pacific Region’ at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India on 22  November 2016. On this occasion, the Centre is also organizing  thematic sessions on a Consultative Dialogue ...
The UNESCO Expert Meeting for Preparation of the Serial Transnational World Heritage Nomination “Silk Roads: Fergana – Syrdarya Corridor” will take place in Kyzylorda (Kazakhstan) on 14 November 2016. This Expert Meeting aims to continue the close consultation and coordination between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for the preparation of the “Fergana-Syrdarya Corridor” ...
[in French only] 6ème édition de la formation internationale intensive "Construire ensemble l'avenir des sites patrimoniaux : Elaborer et mettre en œuvre une gestion durable" Bourgogne (France), du 3 au 14 avril 2017 Le Réseau Grands Sites de France lance dès à présent l'appel à candidatures pour la 6ème édition de la formation internationale intensive "Construire ensemble l'avenir des ...
When, local time: Tuesday, 8 November 2016 -10:00am to 6:00pm Where: Morocco, Marakkech Type of Event: Category 7-Seminar and Workshop Contact: p.dogse@unesco.org The sessions held at the UNESCO Pavilion throughout this thematic day will serve to explore how UNESCO designated sites can support the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 ...
The St. Kitts and Nevis National Commission for UNESCO and the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society, with assistance from UNESCO through the World Heritage Centre and the Cluster Office for the Caribbean, will host a two-day capacity-building workshop focused on the conservation and management of military type architecture World Heritage sites in the Caribbean sub-region, from 8 to 9 ...
The Ministry of Culture of Angola, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO, is organizing the Third International Roundtable on Mbanza Kongo, candidate to the World Heritage List, with the participation of national and international experts, from various fields of social and human sciences with the aim to discuss issues connected to the candidacy of the Historic Centre of ...
Lisbon, Portugal In 2015, representatives of 195 countries met in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) to discuss the impact of climate change on societies, their livelihoods and their cultural heritage. Evidence suggests that torrential downpours, violent and unexpected storms, heat waves, new records in pollution and landslides are increasingly ...
Co-organized by UNESCO and the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARCWH), the International Conference on World Heritage Sites and Museums will take place in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, from 2 to 3 November 2016, in cooperation also with ALECSO, ICCROM, ICOM, ICOMOS, and IUCN.   The World Heritage Convention, with its 192 States Parties and 1052 cultural, natural and mixed sites, ...
When, local time:  Monday, 31 October 2016 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 1:00pm Where:  United Republic of Tanzania, Zanzibar Type of Event:  Category 7-Seminar and Workshop The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) in collaboration with ICCROM are proposing a training course for African States Parties.Africa, as a developing region, must increasingly ...
The fourth Transboundary Platform Meeting of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place on 27 and 28 October 2016. This fourth meeting on transboundary cooperation is part of a European Union and UNESCO initiative aiming to reinforce conservation and sustainable development in the entire Lake ...
This report explores the role of culture in sustainable urban development and aims to become a policy framework document to support national and local governments in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Urban Development as well as the New Urban Agenda, adopted at the Habitat III conference held in Quito, Ecuador from 17 to 20 October 2016.  The launch is taking place as a ...
40th session of the Committee
24-Oct-2016 - 26-Oct-2016
By Decision 40 COM 17, the World Heritage Committee, decided to continue the work of its 40th session at UNESCO’s Headquarters in the course of October 2016. Therefore, please save the date for this meeting which will take place in Room II at UNESCO’s Headquarters from 24 to 26 October 2016. More detailed information regarding this meeting will be available in due ...
The Second Meeting of European World Heritage Associations is being organized by the Spanish Group of World Heritage Cities and the Segovia City Council, with the support of the Association des biens français de patrimoine mondial (ABFPM), the Associazione Beni Italiani Patrimonio Mondiale and the Nordic World Heritage Network. The meeting will be held in Segovia (Spain) on 20 and 21 October ...
The symposium was initiated in response to the decision of the World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of the Historic City of Ayutthaya World Heritage Site. The Committee recommended that Thailand hold “an international symposium, in collaboration with UNESCO and the Advisory Bodies, to debate on the conservation philosophy of brick-associated sites, together with academics ...
From 19 to 21 October 2016, the UNESCO Office in Tashkent will organize, in close collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the Board of Monuments of Uzbekistan, a consultation meeting in Bukhara (Uzbekistan) to discuss the application of the UNESCO Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscape (HUL, 2011) at two historic centres located within the World Heritage properties ...
The workshop will apply a participatory methodology based upon the UNESCO World Heritage Resource Manual: Managing Disaster Risks for World Heritage (2010). Special focus will be devoted to geohazards risk preparedness, with particular emphasis on landslides, seismic events, floods, and wild fires, through the participation of an interdisciplinary team of highly qualified international ...
A Regional Course will take place in the Lake Ohrid region between 4 and 13 October 2016. This Course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches aims at providing heritage practitioners with the necessary tools to engaging communities in the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. The course is organized in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared ...
From the 3 to the 7 October 2016, the Category 2 Centre, Lucio Costa Centre in cooperation with the Latin American and the Caribbean unit of the World Heritage Centre will hold the “Workshop on the fundamental concepts and methodologies for the implementation of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972)” towards the elaboration of the Capacity ...
On 14 September 2016, the Paraguay National Secretary of Tourism (SENATUR) will hold the inauguration of the new accessible infrastructure on the Jesuit Mission of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná, which will take place in the City of Trinidad, in the Department of Itapua. In the framework of the engagement assumed by Paraguay for an accessible tourism policy, the SENATUR, through the ...
From the 14 to the 16 September 2016, the Paraguay National Secretary of Tourism (SENATUR) and the Ministry of Education and Culture, through the Paraguay National Commission for cooperation with UNESCO and UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet), will hold the 2nd national and 1st international Youth Forum on Heritage: “Accessible World Heritage” In the framework of the ...
UNESCO Sites - Climate Change - Space Technology The International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the auspices of UNESCO and the Huangshan City Administration, custodians of the World Mixed Heritage site and Global Geopark of Huangshan Mountains, will convene the 2nd Huangshan Dialogue in September 2016. The theme of the 2nd Huangshan Dialogue is ...
The Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University Kyoto, Japan is organizing the 11th International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage in Japan from 10 to 26 September 2016 under the UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, in cooperation with UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS/ICORP. Climate change is ...
IUCN World Conservation Congress
01-Sep-2016 - 10-Sep-2016
Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges. The Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, ...
Building a global network of site managers
27-Aug-2016 - 31-Aug-2016
Building a global network of site managers World Heritage marine managers share a wealth of solutions and best practices on how to deal with the conservation challenges they face. Bringing these success stories together in ways that make them suitable for replication in other marine areas, is a central part of our work. Our Best Practice Guide for site managers shares ...
The ETCAEH program is one of the initiators of the post-graduate education in the field of integrated heritage protection both at national and European level. Since its establishment in 2005, a group of leading international experts from different universities and institutions have been implementing innovative forms of education to respond to various global cultural contexts and provenances ...
BASEhabitat International Summer School
18-Jul-2016 - 01-Aug-2016
BASEhabitat, the partener of UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, is a Studio within the Department Architecture at the University of Art and Design in Linz. The Summer School 2016 on modern earthen architecture and bamboo constrcutions will take place in Austria from 18th July - 1st August 2016.For more details on the progamme and application of the summer school, please visit ...
An event to discuss experiences around private sector support for World Heritage will take place during the 40th 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.
Follow-up activities to the Helsinki Action Plan Periodic Reporting in Europe and North America © UNESCO / Jérémie Claeys On the occasion of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee, the Europe and North America unit is organizing a side event for Focal Points in the region to exchange on follow-up activities to the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting. The Helsinki ...
The Workshop for Cultural Landscape and Sustaining its Significance – Bhutan 2016 will be held in Paro and Thimphu, Bhutan, from 12 July to 3 August 2016. The workshop is aiming to assist the development of management frameworks for two selected cultural landscape sites in Paro, Bhutan. The workshop, co-organized by the Department of Culture, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Bhutan, ...
Terra 2016 is the twelfth in a series of international events organised since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals and experts, and a broad audience around earthen architectures.  The 2016 edition will focus mainly on issues dealing with sustainable development, particularly in urban areas. This event will gather more than 800 participants from the fields of heritage ...
At the request of a number of Members of the World Heritage Committee, an Orientation Session for members of the Committee is organized to allow for better preparations for the Committee. session.This session is organized notably for new Committee members. Interpretation in English and French will be provided. PresentationEnglish ...
40th session of the Committee
10-Jul-2016 - 20-Jul-2016
40th session of the Committee
World Heritage Youth Forum 2016 At the Crossroads of Multi-Layered Heritage © copyright / author / description As part of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO and the Istanbul Site Management Directorate are organizing the World Heritage Youth Forum ...
This Research Seminar is organised based on the themes defined by the 1st Public call for Research projects from Lucio Costa Centre and the 2nd Public call for Submissions from Lucio Costa Centre both published during the first semester of 2015 and is aimed at satisfying the objectives regarding research activities set by the Centre. Objective Promote a broad and advisable debate among the ...
The Fifth Management Planning Workshop, in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place in Udënisht, Pogradec area, Albania, on 22 and 23 June 2016. The workshop will focus on governance systems and more specifically on the identification of mechanisms for the involvement and ...
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s highest honour in the heritage field. It recognises the best restoration projects; the most impressive research; the most dedicated heritage professionals and volunteers; and the finest awareness raising, training and educational programmes. Architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, professionals and ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an information and exchange session for the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention on the occasion of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (Istanbul, Turkey, from 1 to 20 July 2016).  This meeting will take place in Room XI (Fontenoy) from 10 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Simultaneous interpretation of the ...
IUCN and Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage Call for application TABE’A Programme Training Series: Tentative Lists and Nomination preparation for Natural World Heritage sites. World Heritage Nominations: application of the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value (SoOUV) 7-10 November 2016| Manama, Bahrain Background Tabe’a is partnership regional programme for natural World ...
This year the ICOMOS Annual General Assembly and Advisory Committee will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 15-21 October 2016, on the generous invitation of ICOMOS Turkey. In addition to the Annual General Assembly, there will be an Extraordinary General Assembly that will take place on the same morning on 19 October. The agenda of the Annual General Assembly will focus on receiving the ...
Safeguarding African World Heritage as a Driver for Sustainable Development International Conference (31 May- 3 June 2016) Ngorongoro Conservation Area (United Republic of Tanzania) © OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection/ Chris Morton The international conference " Safeguarding African World Heritage as a Driver of Sustainable Development" co-organized by UNESCO World ...
The event is convened within the framework of ‘The Afghanistan Heritage & Extractive Industries Development Initiative’, a UNESCO programme financed by the World Bank through the Afghan Ministries of Mines & Petroleum and of Finance, aiming specifically at ensuring the protection of cultural heritage sites within mining areas in the country. The Symposium will serve as a platform to ...
The Workshop on 'Development of Risk Mitigation Plans on flood: Models, Challenges and Opportunities' was held in Havana, Cuba from 24 to 25 May 2016, organized by UNESCO Havana, in close cooperation with the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (Category 1 institute of UNESCO), with the participation of the Cuban National Commission for UNESCO, the Provincial Institute of Physical ...
#culturecannotwait: Many different types of professionals respond to an unfolding crisis. This course provides strategies for interlocking culture specialists with humanitarian specialists during an emergency situation and aims to unify these sometimes conflicting perspectives. The course imparts practical skills and knowledge for taking simple measures to secure and stabilize endangered ...
The call for applications for the new edition of the Masters in "World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development", offered by the University of Turin, the Polytechnic of Turin, (University of Barcelona for the Spanish edition)  and the International Training Centre of the ILO, in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and ICCROM, is now open. The programme is intended for ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing, in collaboration with its partners, a travelling exhibition entitled “African World Heritage: a pathway for development”, which will be displayed on the railings of UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 18 May to 14 June 2016 and will then be disseminated worldwide in digital format. The primary objective of this initiative is to raise awareness among ...
The Fourth Management Planning Workshop, in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place in Tushemisht, Albania, on 12 and 13 May 2016. The workshop will be an opportunity to present the progress to date on the development of the management planning document required for the ...
The training course “Promoting nature, culture and World Heritage in the Lake Ohrid region” in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place in Pogradec and Tushemisht, Albania, on 10 and 11 May 2016. The training course aims to provide participants with the necessary tools and ...
World Heritage Youth Forum (2016) Africa
28-Apr-2016 - 04-May-2016
This forum will address young people and seek to provide a sustainable platform for youth in Africa that could increase the involvement of youth in the promotion and protection of World Heritage in Africa, and also deliver essential feedback to UNESCO, the World Heritage Committee and the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) on youth challenges, accomplishments and actions related to the ...
During the Cultural Atlas Workshop, which will take place on 26 April 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan, the Royal University of Bhutan and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre will be introducing the very first Bhutan Cultural Atlas Brochure. The team of experts that collaborated on the Bhutan Cultural Atlas was composed of representatives of the Institute of Language and Culture Studies of the Royal ...
The 2016 Lumbini International Steering Committee Meeting will take place from 19 to 21 April 2016 in Lumbini and will be opened by the Director-General of UNESCO as part of her first official visit to Nepal. In January 2015, a very first cross-cutting Lumbini International Steering Committee (ISC) Meeting was jointly organized in Lumbini by the Nepali authorities and UNESCO, bringing ...
As requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session in 2015 (Bonn, Germany), a joint World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) Reactive Monitoring mission will be undertaken during 19-23 April 2016 to assess the overall state of conservation of the property, including factors that constitute a serious threat to the property, and provide ...
The Collaborative and Integrated Management of Protected and Heritage Landscapes Training, which is part of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place on 31 March – 1 April 2016 in the Lin Peninsula, Albania. Management of the potential extension of the World Heritage property “Natural and ...
A regional meeting for strengthening the role of local communities in the management and conservation of World Heritage sites in the Arab States will be held at the Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) in Mauritania from 27 to 29 March 2016.The meeting will be organized by the World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Office for Maghreb in Rabat, in collaboration with the PNBA. Within the ...
The third Transboundary Platform Meeting of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place on 7 March 2016. This third meeting on transboundary cooperation is part of a European Union and UNESCO initiative aiming to reinforce conservation and sustainable development through management ...
The World Heritage Centre will organize on 3 March 2016, in collaboration with the Secretariat of other Conventions in the field of Culture, a special information session for the Students of the Master in "World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development" of the Turin School of Development, which is part of the International Training Centre (ITC) of the International Labour Organization ...
The World Natural Heritage Management and Training Centre for Asia and the Pacific Region, a Category II Centre at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII, India) will co-organize a workshop under the auspices of UNESCO. The International Training Workshop on “Enhancing Capacity for Effective Management of Coastal and Marine World Heritage Sites of the Asia-Pacific Region,” organized jointly ...
On 25 February 2016, scientific experts will convene at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, to strengthen scientific partnerships to support the nomination of Sanganeb Atoll and Dungonab Bay-Mukkawar Island Marine Protected Areas as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The meeting is organized at the initiative of Cousteau and made possible through the support of the United Kingdom Darwin ...
On 25 and 26 February 2016, scientific experts will convene at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, to discuss potential new World Heritage marine sites in the Arctic. The meeting is part of a new project led by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The work is made possible through the generous support ...
At the request of a number of Members of the World Heritage Committee, an Orientation Session for members of the Committee is organized early in the year to allow for better preparations for the Committee session. This session is organized notably for new Committee members and is held in addition to the one which traditionally takes place the day before the opening of the ordinary session of ...
Sustainable management of the World Heritage properties of religious interest First thematic expert consultation meeting focused on South-Eastern and Mediterranean Europe (2016) © © Nicolas Economou Photography - Rila Monastery – Bulgaria Thanks to the support of Bulgaria, the first Thematic expert consultation meeting on sustainable management of the World Heritage ...
The stakeholders consultation meeting on “East Rennell, World Heritage site in Danger (Solomon Islands)” will take place in Sanya (China) from 1 to 2 February 2016. The meeting is organized by the International Centre on Space Technology for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) which is a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO, and within the framework of the World Heritage Small ...
IUCN - Nominate your Heritage Hero!
11-Jan-2016 - 07-Feb-2016
Do you know someone who is doing outstanding conservation work for a natural World Heritage site? Would you like to see this person recognised for their exemplary contribution? If so, get in touch! IUCN is calling for nominations of Heritage Heroes – people who single-handedly take action to help conserve natural World Heritage sites in the face of imminent threats. Three to five Heritage ...
The 6th Seminar of the UNESCO Chair and the UNITWIN-UNESCO Network in  "Culture, Tourism, Development", organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, IREST-EIREST, French World Heritage Sites Association and ICOMOS France. The seminar will explore how living cultural landscapes in France and abroad face the challenge of tourism. The morning session will ...
The city of Pogradec, Albania, is set to host the third Management Planning Workshop and Thematic Training for the Lake Ohrid region from 7 to 10 December 2015. The workshop will bring together a number of stakeholders to advance the work on an integrated management system for the protection and sustainable development of the Lake Ohrid region. The Lake Ohrid stands out as one of the world’s ...
A series of side events is organised at the UNESCO Pavilion/Paris-le Bourget during UNFCCC COP21 on 5 December that invite expert speakers and public to explore how the impacts of climate change are being evidenced and managed at UNESCO designated sites. In support of the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...
Culture Heritage is both impacted by Climate Change and a source of Resiliency, but the relationships are not well understood. The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), for example states that “impacts, such as loss of... cultural heritage, and ecosystem services, are difficult to value and monetize, and thus they are poorly reflected in estimates of losses.” We will examine how to improve the ...
The UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) in Kuwait organize a regional conference on the theme of urban conservation and the role of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in safeguarding the heritage of urban and architectural modernities in the Arab World. This conference will take place in Kuwait from 1 to 3 December ...
The Regional meeting on the Pacific World Heritage Action Plan 2016-2020 will take place in Suva (Fiji) from 1 to 4 December 2015, and is jointly organized by the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO Apia office, Fiji Museum and the Pacific Heritage Hub. The Pacific World Heritage Action Plan (2010-2015) was developed by the Pacific States Parties and endorsed by the World Heritage Committee ...
From 26 to 27 November 2015, the Centre Lucio Costa for Training and Heritage Management located in Rio de Janeiro (C2C-CLC), a category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO created by Agreement between UNESCO and the Government of Brazil in 2010, will hold the 1st Meeting for the establishment of the Administrative Council and the Governing Bodies. The Centre Lucio Costa, one of the eight ...
The National Heritage Board of Poland is honoured to host a Promotional meeting of the Polish edition of “Managing Cultural World Heritage – World Heritage resource manual”, which will take place on 26 and 27 November 2015 in Katowice (Poland). The programme of the meeting is divided into three thematic blocks: The promotion of “Managing Cultural World Heritage – World Heritage resource ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Kazakhstan National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the UNESCO Japanese Funds-in-Trust and the UNESCO Korean Funds-in-Trust Silk Roads projects, is organizing the 4th Meeting of the Coordinating Committee of the Silk Roads Serial World Heritage Nomination from 24 to 26 November 2015 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Together with 5 ...
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of UNESCO, the Czech National Heritage Institute is hosting an international conference on risk factors observed during periodic, annual or ad hoc monitoring, in the Czech Republic and abroad. This conference brings attention to the organisation’s wide scope of action in World Heritage protection. Its aim is to define the risk factors to World Heritage ...
20th General Assembly of States Parties
18-Nov-2015 - 20-Nov-2015
The 20th session of the General Assembly will take place on 19th November 2015 (am) in Room XII and on 18th (pm) and 20th November 2015 in Room II at UNESCO Headquarters. In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1 of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention will hold its 20th session during ...
A workshop - jointly organised by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), the Section on Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction, Natural Sciences Sector of UNESCO, and the Maltese National Commission for UNESCO - will bring together heritage professionals, site managers and emergency responders from South-East European and Mediterranean countries ...
In 2016, over 54 of African Member States of UNESCO will be commemorating the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Fund by addressing challenges, opportunities and prospects they are facing in the implementation of the 1972 World Heritage Convention.In the framework of the 38th session of the General Conference, the UNESCO African Group, together with the World Heritage Centre, is ...
World Heritage High Seas Expert Meeting
29-Oct-2015 - 30-Oct-2015
The World Heritage Marine Programme, in cooperation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is actively exploring how the World Heritage Convention could potentially be applied to protect areas beyond national jurisdiction. The high seas cover almost 50% of our planet and contain the largest amount of living species on earth. Yet this vast area is outside of any ...
IFLA Europe 2015 award granted to UNESCO
16-Oct-2015 - 18-Oct-2015
The IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) EUROPE 2015 award will be presented to UNESCO on the occasion of IFLA Europe’s General Assembly, organized in Lisbon, Portugal from 16-18 October. The 2015 IFLA GA will focus on “Landscape Archetypes, lessons for the future.” UNESCO has been granted the award for the leading role it has played since the adoption of the 1972 World ...
The Association of World Heritage Properties in France (ABFPM) and the City of Strasbourg, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, with the support of the Ministry of Ecology and the Ministry of Culture of France, are organizing the “First Meeting of World Heritage Associations in Europe” on 15 to 16 October 2015 in Strasbourg (France). The establishment of a national ...
The Office for the Protection of the Historical Heritage of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain is organizing the IX National Meeting of World Heritage Managers on 6 to 8 October 2015 in the World Heritage site of Vizcaya Bridge (Getxo), Spain, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2006. The theme of the meeting is “World Heritage: social benefits and ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Information Session for the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention on the occasion of t he 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (UNESCO Headquarters, 18-20 November 2015).  The subject of the Information Session will be the new procedure for elections to the World Heritage Committee adopted by the General Assembly during ...
Showing of the documentary, « On the trail of Timbuktu's Manuscripts » and Round table. Tuesday, 15 September 2015 at 3pm, UNESCO Paris (Room I). A part of humanity’s cultural heritage, exhibitions of art, ancient manuscripts, and places of important memories were vandalized in Tunisia, Iraq and Syria. These losses of cultural assets during times of crisis deprive a nation’s memories, ...
UNESCO Chair Program on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management: International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2015 Organized by the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University In cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, ICOMOS/ICORP Supported by Toyota Foundation “Initiative Program” Dates and ...
For the last ten years, the architectural heritage of the twentieth century has become more and more important at an international level. However, in the Arab region, the heritage of modernity, and more generally the architectural and urban production of the twentieth century is very weakly represented in spite of the initiatives of the various States concerned. In late 2013, “Casablanca” was ...
Conference organized as a 2015 International Year of Light event. Cultural astronomy is concerned with beliefs and practices related to the sky, including the ways in which cultures conceive of and apply notions of light. Participants consider the ways that indigenous viewpoints impact relevant scholarship.
Focus Meeting of the 29th IAU General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union. Since 2008 the International Astronomical Union has worked with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to implement its Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative. Through deliverables such as the ICOMOS–IAU Thematic Study on the Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy (2010) and thePortal to the Heritage ...
Workshop on "Planning for the Conservation and Development of Historic Towns and Urban Areas in Fiji" will be organized in Suva, Fiji from 27 July to 7 August 2015, in cooperation with the Department of Heritage and Arts in Fiji, the World Heritage Centre and the World Heritage Institute of Training & Research for the Asia & the Pacific Region (WHITRAP).  “Levuka Historical Port ...
On the occasion of the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee, the Europe and North America Unit organised a side event to mark the successful conclusion of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting for Europe and North America. This event was an opportunity for the World Heritage Centre to thank all involved in this cycle of Periodic Reporting: the national Focal Points and Site Managers ...
One of the gaps of the World Heritage list, as identified by ICOMOS in 2004, concerns sites that are relevant in the context of aerospace history, i.e. aviation and/or astronautics. This gap persists until today; it has also been considered in the context of the broader discussions of the World Heritage list, such as the discussion of (lack of) coverage of sites both representative of the ...
A partners’ event to discuss experiences around private sector support for World Heritage will take place during the 39th 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.Thursday, 2 July 2015, 7 - 8 pm, Deutsche Welle ...
Side event during the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee.
[in French only] Du 29 juin au 10 juillet 2015, 13 gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux issus de 11 pays (Burkina Faso, Colombie, Comores, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Irak, RDP Lao, Mali, Moldavie, Sénégal, Togo) participeront à la 5ème édition de la formation internationale intensive "Construire ensemble l'avenir des sites patrimoniaux. Élaborer et mettre en œuvre une gestion durable" organisée ...
The 39th session of the World Heritage Committee will be held in Bonn, Germany, from 28 June to 8 July 2015.
Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Middle East Context and in the Old City of Aleppo in particular (18-19 June 2015) The Old City of Aleppo in 2010 and 2014 © UNITAR-UNOSAT Due to escalation of the conflicts in the Middle East and to the significant destruction of cultural heritage, a meeting was organized by World Heritage Centre with a group of multidisciplinary experts ...
In conjunction with the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee, the World Heritage Young Experts Forum: Youth Involvement in Sustainable Management of World Heritage Sites is organized by the German Commission for UNESCO and the Ministry of Education, Science, Advanced Training and Culture of Rhineland-Palatinate in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre. The objectives are: to ...
UNESCO Chair at Kadir Has University aims to offer summer courses to international and Turkish students with a focus on World Heritage both as an academic field of study and as an applied area of study to discuss various contemporary issues and themes, regarding management of World Heritage and community involvement through use of new media. The field studies will be made at World Heritage ...
Designed to support Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in their efforts to protect the Lake Ohrid area, the second Management Planning Workshop on 3-4 June in Tirana, Albania, will bring together stakeholders from both sides of the Lake to discuss the long-term vision and management objectives for a potential transboundary protection zone for Lake Ohrid. The workshop is ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre invited representatives of StatesParties to the World Heritage Convention to participate in an information and exchange meeting on the 39th session, which will take place from 28 June to 8 July in Bonn, Germany. After a welcome note by the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Prof. Maria Böhmer, the German Commission for UNESCO informed the ...
August 2015 14th at 23h59min (Brasilia time) is the deadline of the 1st Public Call for Submissions of research projects from the Lucio Costa Centre, for the purpose of selecting previously unpublished and individual projects, in Portuguese or Spanish, about “conservation and management of Cultural and Natural Heritagein the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries of South America, and ...
July 2015 15th at 23h59min (Brasilia time) is the deadline of the 2nd Public Call for Submissions from the Lucio Costa Centre, for the purpose of selecting previously unpublished and individual articles, in Portuguese or Spanish and for publication purposes, about “the strategies of valorization of Cultural Heritage in the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries of South America and ...
Within the context of the HUL application in Cuenca (Ecuador), a Visionary Conference will take place lead by the Municipality of Cuenca, the National Institute of Cultural Heritage, the University of Cuenca and WHITRAP (Shanghai). Local Stakeholders and community participants will join this event, as well as international experts will present other cases of public participation and ...
In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Planning & Networking meeting for World Heritage Volunteer events in 2015 will be organized by Open Houses, in charge of European coordination in collaboration with UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) and Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), in cooperation with the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, are organising the 19th International Course on Stone Conservation.  The course adopts a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach and is designed for professionals involved in the conservation ...
In parallel with the 2014-2015 public courses, a digital version of the Study Days programme “Action for World Heritage” will be organized by l’École de Chaillot. They are dedicated to architecture and heritage students of l’Ecole de Chaillot, state urban planners, and also open to all heritage stakeholders in charge of the issues discussed.
The first Management Planning Workshop took place on 25 and 26 March 2015 in Korça, Albania, in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region”, a three-year European Union and UNESCO initiative to reinforce the protection and sustainable development of the Lake Ohrid region. Overall project ...
Within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable Development of Local Communities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)" the World Heritage Centre and UNESCO Apia office will organize a national workshop on the World Heritage for government officials and community representatives, NGOs ...
Culture, reflected in traditions, languages, monuments, music, handicrafts and art around the world, is of immeasurable inherent value to its community of origin. At the same time, culture is a key tourism asset, inspiring millions of tourists to visit new destinations each year. Sustainably managed, tourism can be a considerable force for the promotion and safeguarding of the tangible and ...
Within the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the project was organized in China on 1st to 5th Februrary. Following the overarching goal, the project contributed for youth and youth organizations to build the capacity and deepen their knowledge on issues related to preservation, conservation and promotion World Heritgae effectively. The participants produced videos ...
With the armed conflict that occurred between 2012 and 2013, Mali's cultural heritage, including its ancient manuscripts, was severely damaged. In Timbuktu, many valuable manuscripts were burned or stolen, forcing their owners, communities and local NGOs to exfiltrate them to Bamako, the capital of the country, in the most precarious of conditions. Thanks to the presence of a panel of ...
The second meeting of the International Scientific Committee (ISC) on the development of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is taking place in Lumbini from 23 to 25 January 2015. The meeting is a part of the project "Strengthening the Conservation and Management of Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha (Phase II)” funded by Japanese government and implemented by UNESCO in ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Orientation session for the members of the World Heritage Committee. The purpose of this Orientation session is to inform all members of the World Heritage Committee on the procedures in force as well as on the processes set out in the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, notably for nomination of ...
The “Thinking Ahead” initiative is intended to improve dialogue, communication and transparency among all stakeholders involved in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, with the objective of enhancing the credibility of the Convention. Summary of the meeting English Français A half-day meeting was convened by the Director-General on 21 January 2015 to take stock of ...
UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre is organizing a technical support mission to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, property inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger since 2009. The mission is organized by the World Heritage Centre, in close coordination with the UNESCO Cluster Office in Kingston and the Government of Belize, and is aimed at assisting the State Party of Belize in ...
Within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable Development of Local Communities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)" the World Heritage Centre will organize a national workshop on World Heritage for government officials and community representatives, NGOs and civil society of ...
Terra 2016 is the twelfth in a series of international events organised since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals and experts, and a broad audience around earthen architectures. It will be held from 11 to14 July 2016 at the Centre de Congrès in Lyon, France. The 2016 edition will focus mainly on issues dealing with sustainable development, particularly in urban areas. This event ...
The evolution towards a single tourism activity (accommodation, dining, souvenirs, etc.) and the homogenisation of its commercial and economic fabric may be endangering the quality of World Heritage sites and of their inhabitants’ lives. The 5th seminar of the UNESCO Chair and the UNITWIN-UNESCO Network in "Culture, Tourism, Development" Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne analyses projects ...
The Historic Town of Grand Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, will launch a tree planting initiative on 6 December 2014 to enhance its tree-lined boulevards. On the occasion of the centenary of the creation of the town of Grand Bassam (1914-2014), the Town of Grand Bassam will begin to replant trees along the boulevards of Treich-Lapleine and Bonhoure, in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage House ...
5th HERITY International Conference
04-Dec-2014 - 06-Dec-2014
Services for Culture: a visit of qualityPolicies,  best practices and experiences in managing services for the public at heritage sites. The audience and participants for the 5th Conference are all museums, monuments, libraries, archives and archaeological sites open to the public and under either public or private management. Determining the adequate supply of public services in cultural ...
The Final Meeting for the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise in the Europe Region will take place at the World Heritage property "Fortress of Suomenlinna" on 1-2 December 2014, and will be followed by a field visit to two World Heritage properties. During the meeting, the results of the analysis for the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Europe will be shared with all ...
The International Conference “Religious heritage and tourism: types, trends and challenges” co-organised by the UN World Tourism Organisation, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain and the City Hall of Elche will be held from 27 to 28 November 2014 in Elche, Spain. Relevant information and ...
The Sub-Regional meeting on the Caribbean Action Plan for World Heritage 2014-2019 will take place in Havana (Cuba) from 26 to 28 November 2014, as a follow-up to the adoption by the World Heritage Committee of the Action Plan for World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean Region (Decision 38 COM 10B.4). This meeting is jointly organized by the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO Offices in ...
The International Buddhist Conference is going to be convened at Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Nepal with the objectives of preservation, conservation, renovation, protection and promotion of the Buddhist sites and cultural heritages. Buddhist temples around the world share certain common fundamental features such as architectural design as well as their cultural role in the ...
Special evening event celebrates “A Decade of Conservation Success” As the World Heritage Marine Programme prepares to enter its 10th year, a special evening event dedicated to marine World Heritage at the World Parks Congress (14 November 2014) celebrated a Decade of Conservation Success. The idea for the World Heritage Marine Programme emerged at the previous World Parks Congress, held in ...
At its 19th session (UNECO, 2014), the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention decided (Resolution 19 GA 4, paragraphs 7 et 8) to establish an Open-Ended Working Group to make proposals to amend the Rules of Procedures of the General Assembly in order to achieve the goal of an equitable geographical and cultural representation, including through allocation of seats by region ...
IUCN and its partners Parks Australia and the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service are organizing the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney, Australia from 12-19 November 2014. The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade ...
Extend Deadline: 10 February 2014 Call for papers: “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” ICOMOS Italy has received over 600 abstracts in response to the call for papers for the Symposium “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” which will take place in Florence, Italy, on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 10 to 14 November 2014. Following the request of several ...
The Symposium “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values”  will take place in Florence, Italy, on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 9 to 14 November 2014. The main theme of the Symposium is "Heritage and Landscape as Human Values"  The sub-thems are: Sharing and experiencing the identity of communities through tourism and ...
Terra 2016 is the twelfth in a series of international events organised since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals and experts, and a broad audience gathering around earthen architectures. The congress is organised under the aegis of the ISCEAH Committee of ICOMOS international, in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP). The 2016 edition ...
The conference, organized by the UNESCO Chair in Intangible Heritage and Traditional Know-How: Linking Heritage, will take place from 29 October to 1 November 2014. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 June 2014.  The UNESCO Chair in Intangible Heritage and Traditional Know-How: Linking Heritage was officially launched in March 2013. On the occasion of its first ...
Women: guardians of heritage, keepers of knowledge and know-how, stewards of tradition. Organized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Directorate General of Cultural Heritage and the Department of European and International Affairs under the authority of Mr. Vincent Berjot, Director General of Cultural Heritage, Mr. Bruno Favel, Head of department and Mrs. Caroline ...
Since July 2013, the world has 981 properties inscribed on the World Heritage List. With a total of 128 properties located in 40 State Parties, the African continent has 13% of the World Heritage properties.This modest representation requires the initiation of supported inscription projects. The African continent is also home to rich heritage and has a diversity of properties and exceptional ...
Course on Heritage Impact Assessments
13-Oct-2014 - 24-Oct-2014
The World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP), the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) together with UNESCO Ha Noi Office and Viet Nam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism are organizing a training on Heritage Impact Assessments from 13-14 October 2014.  In ...
In the past, the International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology has been hosted in China, India, and Italy. For the first time in its history, the conference will take place in the United States at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The conference theme will be “The Age of Sensing.” The 1990s will be remembered in the history of archaeology as ...
[in French only] Partout et de tous temps, le talent des hommes a produit d’immenses chefs-d’oeuvre, expressions matérielles ou immatérielles de l’esprit des lieux. Depuis presque deux cents ans, en France, les responsables politiques et les acteurs culturels ont élaboré des doctrines et des corpus de règles patrimoniales pour identifier, préserver et valoriser les édifices, les ensembles ...
This World Heritage Media/Communication Training Workshop is for young people from Asian youth organizations who have already participated in World Heritage Education Programme activities such as the World Heritage Volunteers and World Heritage Youth Forums. This activity allows young people to develop specific skills that they can apply to their activities related to World Heritage, and ...
Master in Conservation Leadership 2014
01-Oct-2014 - 29-Aug-2014
This course is a full-time, one-year Masters, aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of experience relevant to biodiversity conservation. The unique feature of the course is its delivery by a collaboration between six University of Cambridge departments and nine leading conservation organisations based around Cambridge, and its focus on issues of ...
Museum of the World Ocean invites you to take part in the International Theoretical and Practical Conference devoted to issues of study and preservation of maritime heritage and museum’s 25th anniversary. The conferences, organized by Museum of the World Ocean, bring museum and scientific communities closer to the phenomenon of maritime heritage and reveal problematic issues in the study and ...
The oldest tourist destination is the city, whose aim was at the beginning welcome travelers of religious pilgrimage. Other activities of this type were identified with significant milestones and trade routes, which were the initial basis and created a hosting infrastructure and food -inns, guest houses, taverns- both populations, villas or destination cities, as in the different points ...
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