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The Korean National Association for Interpretation (NAI) will host the third annual international conference on the subject of heritage interpretation. The conference will bring together 150 to 200 delegates from 30 to 40 nations in an effort to create opportunities for professional development for attendees and establish a network for professional associations and individuals involved in ...
The following conference, although not a UNESCO event, may be of interest to the World Heritage community:In a more globalized world, Heritage should be addressed in innovative and sustainable ways, underlining the role of human and natural heritage as a contra-hegemonic trend. By understanding cultural differences, different peoples may find opportunities to enhance their contribution to a ...
The second seminar of a series of itinerant workshop on the Conservation and Management of Persian, Timurid and Mogul Architecture took place in Uzbekistan from 21st of April to 2nd of May 2008. More than 30 cultural heritage professionals and World Heritage site managers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan ...
The main objective of the meeting its to discuss the results of the First Cycle of the Periodic Reporting exercise for the Mediterranean and South-Eastern subregions in relation to the protection and management of World Heritage properties, according to the decisions taken by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session in July 2007 (31 COM 11A.1 and 31 COM 11A.2). Furthermore, the ...
Open to the public from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.The towering, jagged Altai Mountains stretch some 2,100 km across China, Mongolia, Russia and Kazakhstan, the Russian section of this mountain range having been inscribed as a natural site on the World Heritage List in 1998. The Altai Mountains bear unique witness to the ancient Scythian culture that flourished in the Eurasian steppe ...
In the context of their affiliation with the "Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage" network, students of the Professional Masters programme in the Faculty of Sciences, Arts, Culture, News and Multimedia at the Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University are organizing a symposium on different aspects of world heritage. This international symposium will take place from April 3 ...
CAA 2008, the 36th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology: On the Road to Reconstructing the Past 2-6 April 2008 at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary. The main theme of the conference is the use of computer applications and quantitative methods in two fields: at large-scale (rescue) excavations that usually precede ...
The second meeting of Iberian of Site Managers (the first one took place in 2004 in Lisbon) aimed at exploring current gaps and challenges in the daily management of world heritage sites in Spain and Portugal and current nomination files as well as cooperation initiatives with Latin American States Parties.
The UNITAR Hiroshima Office Series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites aims to enhance implementation of the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention through providing support to national policy making and planning, and information exchange on best practices and case studies. Newly developed "values-based management" methodologies are applied in all aspects of ...
The main objective of this meeting is to define a scientific framework for the identification and recognition of sites related to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge phenomenon, which may be of outstanding universal value and to define the framework for a serial nomination on the World Heritage List. The outcome of this meeting will contribute to a better identification and understanding of the ...
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are jointly organizing an International Conference on Sustainable Tourism Management in Heritage Sites which will take place at the Mount Huangshan World Heritage site in China from 24 to 27 March 2008.Tourism growth is accelerating worldwide and arrival numbers are expected to double in the coming decades. World ...
Aim and Objectives The main objectives of the meeting are to: Review the provisions on buffer zones and boundaries in the Operational Guidelines; Review case studies of World Heritage properties, natural, cultural and cultural landscape sites to be presented to the workshop; Review background papers by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies as well as information ...
Workshop organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in partnership with IUCN, ICOMOS, ICCROM and the France-UNESCO Convention, in collaboration with the Arc et Senans World Heritage site and with financial support from the French Ministry of Culture. UNESCO's World Heritage Centre is engaged in an ambitious year-and-a-half-long initiative to develop working principles and policies for ...
The workshop was organized and financially supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) in cooperation with UNESCO and followed the decision of the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session (30 COM 8B.24) encouraging the States Parties of Iran and Azerbaijan to consider options for a transnational serial ...
Nigeria's Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, one of the last remnants of primary high forest in southern Nigeria, was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2005. This inscription was the culmination of a 50-year campaign spearheaded by a group of artists, Yoruba priests and an Austrian artist called Susanne Wenger. Pierre Guicheney's film La dame d'Oshogbo is a portrait of ...
This event will take place on February 14 and 15, in the Centro Cultural de Belém (Sophia Mello Breyner Room) in Lisbon, and it aims to stimulate and provoke debate on a range of issues related to historical heritage preservation. Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa (SCML) was established in 1498 by Queen Dona Leonor as a charitable institution dedicated to improving health and social ...
An international Symposium on "Sharing Our Heritages: New Challenges for Site Conservation and Protection, and for Tourism Management" will be organized by UPV (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia) in Valencia, Spain, from 7 to 10 February 2008. The idea is to celebrate the end of the Sharing Our Heritages (SOH) exchange programme (2005-2008) sponsored by the EU and the Australian ...
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 ...
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