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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 ...
This Summer Camp is open to young students of all nationalities between 16 and 20 years old, who are interested in Astronomy and World Heritage. The objective of the camp is to teach young people about Astronomy and World Heritage and give them a methodological framework for associated actions, to offer them the precious opportunity to observe a total solar ...
On occasion of the 33rd COM all States Parties representatives from Europe and North America were briefed and provided with information regarding the following themes: Results of sub-regional and national meetings Future steps and deadlines Follow-up to the 1st Periodic Reporting cycle and Retrospective Inventory: Management plans, boundary modifications, and buffer zones Preparation of ...
The World Heritage Committee will meet for its 33rd session in Seville, Spain from 22-30 June. During the session, the Committee will consider requests for the inscription of new sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List and examine the state of conservation of sites already inscribed on the List. The Committee is chaired by H. E. Mrs María Jesús San Segundo, ...
Provisional Programme Part 1:Welcome (14:30 - 14:35) Session 1.1: Welcome by the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee Part 2:Statement of Outstanding Universal Value (14:35 - 15:00) Session 2.1: Format of the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value Part One: Format of the SoOUV and examples of SoOUV, problems in developing SoOUV for existing sites, priorities for development of ...
The European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) of the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the European University Centre for Cultural Heritage (CUEBC) is organizing a 5-day Master-Doctorate Course on "Vulnerability of Cultural Heritage to Climate Change" in Strasbourg, France, from 7 to 11 September 2009. The Course aims to ensure that young European students are ...
World Environment Day 2009
Friday, 5 June 2009
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June in more than 100 countries. The theme for 2009 is climate change and the broader consequences of environmental change, and what societies can do in response. Combating climate change and preserving ecosystems services that underpin our economies is an issue for everyone. Every individual's efforts, no matter how small, can ...
The Master of Arts (MA) in World Heritage Resource Management is currently recruiting to start in late September 2009. This is an exciting, innovative new programme - only one of five of its type in the world - that considers the issues of heritage in the cultural and natural fields, and particularly the management of World Heritage sites and other protected areas such as national parks and ...
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