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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 ...
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