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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 ...
The outcome of this meeting shall contribute to the development of guidelines and criteria for the review of sites of interest for the heritage of science and technology on the World Heritage List.The pursuit and application of knowledge underlie all human achievements, many of which have been recognised on the World Heritage List, as for example agriculture systems, industrialisation and ...
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