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The impacts of climate change are affecting many natural and cultural World Heritage properties, and are likely to affect many more in the years to come. Among the Natural Sites under stress, we find the Great Barrier Reef (Australia), the Kilimanjaro National Park (Tanzania) and many biosphere reserves such as the Cape Floral Region (South Africa). Cultural sites are also threatened by ...
A working conference that will discuss current practices and future directions in which to expand and re-define the scope and nature of digital media in the service of representation, communication, and interpretation of cultural heritage. The University of Hong Kong and the Center for New Media at UC Berkeley are co-hosting the conference at the University of Hong Kong on the 13th & 14th ...
Thanks to the continued support of the Nordic World Heritage Foundation and in collaboration with UNEP and IUCN, a meeting of key decisionmakers in natural World Heritage will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 9-10 March 2006. Ten States Parties will be represented, including Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, ...
The World Heritage Committee has decided to postpone, for one year, the beginning of the next cycle of Periodic Reporting: 2007 will be the Reflection Year.  It has become evident that there is a need to: study and reflect on the first cycle of Periodic Reporting; develop directive strategies with regard to the format of the aforesaid reports; and develop training priorities as regards ...
Please note that the documents are only available in the language in which they have been presented during the meetingInvitation letter Provisional Agenda List of Participants Final report on the Berlin Meeting Presentation of the final results of the Berlin meeting and strengths and weaknesses of the Periodic Reporting process (Ms Rössler and Ms Lemaistre) Analysis, strengths and weaknesses ...
A training workshop will be held to train national authorities and IGO's and NGO's about recognizing and protecting marine World Heritage values in the Caribbean. Workshop objectives:Build awareness and capacity among national authorities as well as IGO's and NGO's about the use of the World Heritage Convention as a marine conservation tool in the Insular Caribbean. Provide overview about the ...
A photographic exhibition showcasing Mexico's renowned World Heritage sites, as recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), opened with a reception on Friday, 24 February, at 6 p.m. in the North-East Gallery of the General Assembly Visitors' Lobby of the United Nations headquarters in New York.Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General for ...
The central purpose of the Seminar is to draw up a proposal on standards for the planning of the public and tourist use of archaeological sites declared World Heritage, in line with the requirements fixed in the Convention's Operational Guidelines in February 2005. The meeting is to give thought to the need to take the text of the World Heritage Convention as the point of departure for a ...
Mediterranean sub-region informal meeting
10-Feb-2006 - 12-Feb-2006
The focal points of the Mediterranean gathered in Rome to discuss items of Action Plan relevant to the conservation and management of world heritage sites in the region. Risk prevention, monitoring, harmonization of tentative lists and awareness raising were the amongst the main topics tackled during the meeting.
The International Committee for the History of Technology's 33rd Symposium in Leicester, UK, 15-20 August 2006'Transforming Economies and Civilizations: The Role of Technology' is the theme of ICOHTEC's 33rd Symposium. While open to all proposals, the program committee suggests the following themes to contributors:Energy, water, sanitary, and other utility systemsE-communication and media ...
Documentation for Conservation and Development: New Heritage Strategies for the Future 11th INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR (11-16 September 2006) FORUM UNESCO - UNIVERSITY AND HERITAGE Currently, documentation is approached in a very linear fashion and in most situations uses only traditional methods of recording; deals solely with traditional heritage themes such as architecture and is devoid of any ...
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