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On Thursday 12 November, leading personalities working for change will join at UNESCO Headquarters for the release of the Manifesto on the Future of Knowledge Systems: Knowledge Sovereignty for a Healthy Planet, the latest Manifesto of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture.  Vandana Shiva, Chair of the International Commission on the Future of Food and ...
Insula, the International Scientific Council for Island Development, is pleased to announce the World Conference on "Volcanoes, Landscapes and Cultures", organized under the auspices of UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the Italian government, and in partnership with UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Programme (MaB), the Sicilian Regional Government, the University of Catania, the Etna ...
A Pacific Islands World Heritage Workshop was held in Maupiti (French Polynesia) from 2 to 7 November 2009. The workshop served as a follow-up of the Cairns workshop held in Australia in 2008 and gathered representatives from almost all the State Parties of the Pacific in order to achieve the following objectives: Build capacities among the States Parties; Introduce the Periodic Reporting ...
The African World Heritage Fund, the Center for Heritage Development in Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho organise a World Heritage Nomination Training Course which will be held in Maseru/Lesotho from 2 to 13 November 2009.   This workshop will bring together heritage experts from 8 African English speaking countries plus a participant from Mozambique. The workshop will build on the ...
Information Meeting for Committee Members
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Presentation by H.E. Mr João Luiz Silva Ferreira Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee.
Attended by over 100 participants from about 40 countries. Over the six days, 70 papers were presented in eight sessions.
On the occasion of the 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention (23-28 October 2009), the World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Advisory Bodies, organized an Orientation session for Committee members and all States Parties. This session was held on Tuesday 27 October 2009 at the UNESCO Headquarters, Room II, from 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 ...
Towards an Action Plan on Prehistory, Advisory Bodies' meeting
The Regional Encounter of Experts on Heritage, Biodiversity & Community aims to improve management of natural heritage sites and protected areas, study and debate on lessons learnt and enhancement of the application of Heritage toolkits. A unique encounter with 2 workshops under a same umbrella to gather a variety of experts in concurrent fields: 1)  First pilot workshop on ...
The UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies at the Brandenburg University of Technology is pleased to host an International Conference on "World Heritage and Cultural Diversity - Challenges for University Education". The event is being co-organized by the German Commission for UNESCO, and the conference patrons are the UNESCO Word Heritage Centre and the Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs ...
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17th General Assembly of States Parties
23-Oct-2009 - 28-Oct-2009
The 17th session of the General Assembly will take place at UNESCO Headquarters, Room XII and II, from 23 to 28 October 2009. Opening of the session friday 23 October, room XII Working Documents Consult previous Summary Record Faq About the ...
Towards an Action Plan on Prehistory, Drafting Committee Meeting
The main objective of this project is to discuss - in an international forum- strategies to valorize local cultural heritage resources for local development. The initiative is sponsored by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) in the context of a scientific development-funding program. The focus of the course is on cultural heritage as a potential resource for local and regional ...
Action Plan on Prehistory
12-Sep-2009 - 14-Sep-2009
Action Plan on Prehistory
This course is designed for people who want to gain a greater understanding of the implications of climate change for developing countries and the potential for adaptation. It is aimed particularly at professional staff from government agencies and NGOs who do not have existing specialisation in the field but who may have new responsibility or interest in the integration of climate change ...
Europa Nostra is a framework which represents some 250 non-governmental organizations, 150 associate organizations and 1500 individual members in more 50 countries. Each year it holds a competition intended to reward different kinds of initiatives for the protection and promotion of cultural heritage. This competition highlights a large variety of actions that enhance restoration programs ...
Please fill the application form and send it together with the following documentation (by mail or email) to the contact address below: A full professional curriculum vitae (in English) A brief report (3-5 pages) on project(s)concerning cultural heritage or risk management with which you have been or are currently involved. Explain your overall potential for success in applying follow-up ...
The UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2009 will be held in Kyoto, Japan and Kathmandu, Nepal. The course will take place from 31 August to 12 September, and is organized by the Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Japan. In ...
During the opening ceremony of the International Year of Astronomy, which took place on 15 January 2009, the Director-General of UNESCO officially launched the cycle of activities "Astronomy and World Heritage: across time and continents". One of the main activities of this cycle is the International Conference on "Astronomy and World Heritage: across time and continents", to be hosted by the ...
The first edition of the Caribbean Heritage Course in Curaçao is organized by the University of the Netherlands Antilles in cooperation with UNESCO and aims to improve knowledge and skills in Heritage Management.  The course consists of the Course Modules I (Application of the World Heritage Convention) and V (Management of Historic Centres) of UNESCO's Caribbean ...
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