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This workshop "Climate change and cultural heritage" will allow scientists, end users and policy makers to debate the effects of changing climate parameters on material and structural characteristics of cultural heritage. The workshop also aims to produce guidelines to governments, other institutional actors, NGO's and experts on how to better integrate climate change considerations and ...
The International Meeting, Prehistoric Sites and the World Heritage Convention, Bahrain, 10 to 14 May 2009, included the participation of 20 participants from 15 States Parties and Advisory Bodies, and focused on the cultural phenomena of Neolithic, Megalithic, Bronze Age and Late Prehistoric Periods.
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World Migratory Bird Day 2009
09-May-2009 - 10-May-2009
On their long journeys, migratory birds have to navigate through a multitude of man-made barriers. Their flyways are hindered by wind farms, power lines, TV and mobile phone transmission masts, glass windows, tall buildings and other constructions. Huge numbers of birds are killed, injured or displaced each year. Apart from direct fatalities or injuries via collision, such structures can also ...
This 4th follow up meeting dedicated to the Mediterranean sub-region was organized in cooperation with and with the financial support of the Portuguese authorities. The meeting was attended by 13 countries focal points and various cultural and natural heritage experts. The aim of the meeting was to shed light on: Statements of Outstanding Universal Value Revised Periodic Reporting ...
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 ...
The purpose of this workshop is to raise awareness among World Heritage site managers regarding the use of the IUCN/UNESCO Enhancing Our Heritage (EoH) toolkit, in particular test its applicability for cultural sites. The meeting is organized by Denmark's Cultural Heritage Agency in cooperation with NWHF. The target group is World Heritage site managers from Nordic countries including ...
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UNITAR Hiroshima Training Workshop
19-Apr-2009 - 24-Apr-2009
UNITAR Hiroshima Office launches the second five-year cycle of its Series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites. UNITAR's "values-based management" methodologies will go one step further with the new theme of World Heritage Impact Assessment. Conservation for Peace will remain as an underlying principle throughout the second cycle. Two World Heritage sites in ...
For the past ten years the Cambridge Heritage Seminars have brought together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to explore the most pressing issues in heritage studies today. This year, for its tenth anniversary, coinciding with the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the University of Cambridge, the Cambridge Heritage Seminar will focus on cultural heritage, ...
This workshop is being held jointly by the World Heritage Centre, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the UNESCO New Delhi Office and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. It is the final workshop in a series which brought together site managers from a selection of World Heritage sites in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, ...
The Seminar is arranged around 3 major themes, physical integrity of historic urban landscapes, functional integrity of historic urban landscapes, visual integrity of historic urban landscapes. It will be hosted by Hanoi University of Architecture (HAU), Hanoi People’s Committee (Vietnam). The Seminar official languages are English, French and Spanish. Interpretation services will be ...
The International Meeting, Rock Art and the World Heritage Convention, uKhahlamba/ Drakensburg Park, South Africa, 3 to 8 April 2009 involved the participation of 44 governmental delegates, Advisory Bodies' representatives, international experts and site managers. The meeting aimed to identify key values, issues and priorities in the area of Rock Art, particularly concerning its management, ...
CAWHFI 2009 annual Steering Committee meeting and official launch of the new CAWHFI segment financed by the European Commission.
This Advanced Course is offered by the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP), under the auspices of UNESCO. It is intended for professionals, decision makers and practitioners (among others, government officials, site managers, scholars and independent consultants) with a background in World Heritage conservation and ...
Intensive international training course for francophone site managers A second intensive training programme for francophone managers of cultural sites will be jointly organized at the Abbaye de Cluny in Burgundy (France) by the Centre-Arts et Métiers- ParisTech de Cluny with the European Archeological Centre of Bibracte, in partnership with the IUP Denis Diderot, the National ...
The International Meeting, Human Evolution and the World Heritage Convention, Burgos, Spain, 21 to 25 March, 2009, considered sites containing hominid findings, both inscribed or yet to be inscribed on the World Heritage List, as well as evaluated the thematic area of Human Evolution within the context of the Convention. It involved the participation of 20 international experts, ...
CLIMATES OF HERITAGE CONSERVATION: Responding to the Challenge of Global Climate Change throughPublic Engagement and Social Innovation This three-day colloquium will focus on the immediate and obvious significance of the impacts of global climate change to the Low Countries, namely rising sea levels and increased river flooding. Papers presented will provide comparative experiences ...
Mediterra 2009 aims principally to state the art of research, to study recent achievements in heritage conservation and architectural design, to increase university and professional training and to gather the network activities developed in the Mediterranean region. ContributionThis 1st Conference will include specialists from throughout the Mediterranean region. It will also have a ...
DescriptionThis prize is awarded every second year by the Organization of World Heritage Cities to a city that is a member of the OWHC and that has distinguished itself by its achievements in the conservation, enhancement or management of property inscribed on the World Heritage List, and located on its territory. EligibilityA city that is a member in good standing of the Organization of ...
Climate change is accelerating the transformation of environmental, social and cultural landscapes across the Arctic and sub-Arctic. The implications of these changes, including their global impact, have yet to be comprehensively monitored and evaluated. Upon the request of Professor Jean Malaurie, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in charge of arctic polar issues, and with his active collaboration, ...
A retrospective inventory conducted by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre revealed that of the 76 sites in the Africa region, only 6 have a Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, 27 a Statement of Value, and 43 do not have either one. Therefore 19 State Parties are concerned by the preparation of Statements of OUV to be approved by the Centre. In this context, thanks to a generous ...
The Kingdom of Bahrain, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN-WCPA, hosted the workshop on 'building capacity for marine World Heritage'.  The workshop had three central objectives: Building greater capacity within the global IUCN-WCPA marine network in helping deliver World Heritage related technical support; Carrying out a global thematic review of marine World ...
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