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[in French only] Lancé en mars 1998, le Programme AFRICA 2009 a pour objectif principal l'amélioration des capacités nationales en Afrique subsaharienne pour la conservation et la gestion du patrimoine culturel immobilier. AFRICA 2009 bénéficie du soutien financier de ASDI (sous couvert de la Direction du Patrimoine de Suède), du Fonds du Patrimoine Mondial, des Ministères des Affaires ...
The 31st session of the World HeritageCommittee, Christchurch, New Zealand, 23 June to 2 July 2007. The World Heritage Committee consists of representatives from 21 States Parties to the Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage, elected by the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention. The current composition of the Committee is:Benin, Canada ...
An international congress on "Maintenance, Repair and Rehabilitation of Property" will be held at the Hofburg Congress Centre in Vienna on 21 and 22 June 2007.The congress will not address the issue of monuments and their restoration. Rather, it will bring together decision-makers, architects, planners, craftspeople, building industry experts and estate agents with the aim of ...
The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) is a unique forum which brings together politicians and professionals committed to the preservation of historic cities, and in particular those cities included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.The 9th World Congress of the OWHC is organized by the City of Kazan and the OWHC and includes a scientific programme developed by the Getty ...
Reducing Risks to Collections 2007
18-Jun-2007 - 06-Jul-2007
ICCROM, the Canadian Conservation Institute and the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage are pleased to announce the 2007 session of the international course on "Reducing Risks to Collections". The purpose of this course is to focus on the risk management approach to preventive conservation of collections.The course will take place in Sibiu, Romania, from 18 June to 6 July ...
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe - A Network for Cultural Dialogue and Cultural Tourism This international conference will seek to develop forms of co-operation for the foundation of a European UNESCO World Heritage Sites Network. As outstanding examples of European cultural and natural heritage, World Heritage sites may significantly contribute to the enhancement of cultural dialogue ...
The second session of the first meeting of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict will take place at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, Fontenoy, Room XI from 9:30 am to 6 pm.The main purpose of this meeting is twofold:update by the Secretariat on the status and implementation of the Second Protocol; andconsideration of the draft Guidelines for the ...
The city of Shenyang in northeastern China will hold the World Cultural and Natural Heritage Expo from June 9 to October 9, 2007. Sponsored by UNESCO, the exhibition will showcase natural and cultural heritage from around the world including photographs, models as well as written and video materials related to most of the World Heritage sites inscribed on the World Heritage list. Forums and ...
Join participants and instructors from the University of Victoria and the Architectural Conservation Program at the University of Hong Kong (http://acp.arch.hku.hk/) to consider approaches to planning for the sustainable conservation and management of the remarkable heritage resources of Kaiping Diaolou and surrounding villages in China's Guangdong Province, and in Macao SAR. This is a ...
Torch-Run Concert for World Heritage
Thursday, 31 May 2007
In celebration of the 1300th anniversary of the ancient capital of Nara Heijo-Jyo, Japan, in 2010, and in the framework of events called "Harmony of World Heritage", this concert is the first in a series to be presented worldwide under the direction of Miss Johnouchi, UNESCO Artist for Peace. The final concert will be held in Nara Heijo-Kyo in 2010, at the location where the capital ...
4th ICOMOS Regional Asia Pacific Meeting
30-May-2007 - 01-Jun-2007
4th ICOMOS Regional Asia Pacific Meeting will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, at the invitation of ICOMOS Korea with support by the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) and Ministry of Culture and Tourism. This one will address the larger urban settlement with the theme "Heritage and Metropolis in Asia and the Pacific". It will provide another opportunity to examine ...
Europa Nostra Awards 2008- architectural heritage- cultural landscapes- works of art and collections of artistic and historic significance- archaeological sites- industrial and engineering heritage Over the past 5 years, Europa Nostra has been managing the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage in the context of the European Commission's Culture 2000 programme. On 7 November 2006 the European ...
Within the framework of the World Heritage Convention and the follow up to the Periodic Reporting in Africa, the World Heritage Centre with the support of the United Kingdom's Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is organizing in collaboration with the South African authorities a "Capacity-building Workshop for Youth Leaders on the Values of Heritage Sites". The Department ...
World Migratory Bird Day was first promoted in 2006 by the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Agreement (UNEP/AEWA) and the global Convention on Migratory Species. This year, the immense threats to migrating birds caused by climate change are its main focus. Climate change has severe consequences for these nomads of the skies: it causes the loss of essential bird habitats, changes ...
Uniting with internationally recognized institutions and companies for better outreach is a crucial component in safeguarding World Heritage. Every year, the World Heritage Centre holds a Partners' Day, inviting selected partners to highlight their involvement with UNESCO in providing technical expertise, training, resource mobilization and communication for World Heritage. This year, it ...
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2007'Rising Seas'  A Youth Climate Change Summit was held Friday, 4 May, primarily with activities for 900 students who were invited to review information about climate change and contribute their ideas on what should be done to address its various issues. The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival continued during the weekend of May 5-6 with an exciting mix of ...
The European Periodic Report was submitted to the World Heritage Committee at its 30th meeting in Vilnius in 2006. The Nordic and Baltic sub-regional report identifies a number of objectives for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention. Periodic Reporting appears to be an important tool to strengthen and maintain the credibility of the implementation of the World Heritage ...
A meeting will be held in Vienna in May 2007 to continue the process of implementing the action plan of the countries of Western Europe as it was decided by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session in Vilnius July 2006. This meeting is the follow-up of the meeting concerning periodic reporting held in Paris, France on 23-24 October ...
1st Training Workshop on "Conserving World Heritage Natural Sites and Cultural Landscapes in South-Eastern Europe - Managing cultural landscapes"Following the launch of the joint project on World Heritage natural sites and cultural landscapes in South-Eastern Europe at the symposium held from 16-18 October 2006 in Osnabrück, Germany, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Bellagio ...
This two-day training course, led by the Iranian Society of Consulting Engineers, will give an overview of global challenges and new approaches in conservation planning for cultural World Heritage properties, and will also examine practical problems in conservation planning.
This workshop, organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, will bring together the relevant authorities of each State Party in the sub-region (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), China, as well as international experts from UNESCO and ICOMOS, to discuss the serial  nomination of the Silk Road for inscription on the World Heritage List.  The objectives of the ...
World Heritage Management Over Time - Maintaining Values and Significance By focusing on the values associated with World Heritage sites, this series aims to facilitate a better utilization of the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention through providing support to national policy making and planning, and information exchange on best practices and case studies. A training workshop will further ...
Stakeholders' Meeting for the Comprehensive Management Plan for Bam and its Cultural Landscape, IranThis is the sixth Stakeholders' Meeting for the final draft of a comprehensive management plan for the World Heritage property of Bam and it Cultural Landscape, Iran. Topics to be discussed include environmental protection of the site and disaster management and risk ...
Open to the public as from 27 April 2007 With financial assistance from the Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione Italiana allo Sviluppo of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Fondazione per l'Arte della Compagnia di San Paolo. The Minaret of Jam, 65m high, is a gracious slender tower dating back to the twelfth century. Covered by a complex brick decoration and bearing a blue ...
The 35th annual CAA conference to be held on April 2-6, 2007 in Berlin, Germany, brings together students, researchers, heritage managers and other experts to present, examine, and discuss current theory and application of quantitative methods and computer science in Archaeology. The CAA conference has established a tradition of international, open communication and exchange that crosses ...
Expert Meeting on Benchmarks and Chapter IV of the Operational Guidelines.
The UNESCO Havana Office will host the first meeting of the Caribbean Capacity Building (CCBP) Programme Network from 5 to 7 March.Twelve Caribbean States Parties and related academic institutions are currently adhering to this sub-regional programme that aims at building and strengthening capacities in heritage management, in fostering cooperation in the region and in contributing to ...
Colloquium: The Future of Heritage
21-Mar-2007 - 24-Mar-2007
The Future of Heritage: Changing Visions, Attitudes, and Contexts in the 21st CenturyThis colloquium will provide a unique global forum for sharing predictions, projections, and innovative ideas about how the field of heritage will look in the coming decades.As in previous years, the participants will include a wide range of scholars, heritage professionals, educators, and community leaders ...
The intention and objectives of the training are to: Understand the issues of heritage in an international contextDialogue and exchangeShare experience with professionals from around the worldThe one-week training course is dedicated to French-speaking heritage site managers, professionals in charge of missions for transnational associations in the field of heritage, institutions, project ...
A Study Day at Ironbridge World Heritage Site is organized by Sustaining Knowledge for a Changing Climate (SKCC), funded by the Environmental and Physical Sciences Research Council with partners from Manchester University, Newcastle University, University College London and the University of East Anglia.The focus of the day is to investigate issues of flood control and land instability within ...
International Experts' Meeting for the Rehabilitation of Earthquake-affected Prambanan World Heritage Site and Taman Sari Water Castle in Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia  On 27 May 2006, an earthquake that measured 5.9 on the Richter scale hit Yogyakarta, the "Cultural Hub" of Indonesia, damaging severely its cultural heritage, including the Hindu temples of Prambanan ...
The objectives of this meeting are as follows: To review the results of the European Periodic Reports and to discuss the next steps for the implementation of the Action Plan. To compare and contrast the different processes undertaken in light of the decisions adopted by the 30th Committee on this issue (30 COM 11A.1). To review the Tentative Lists in view of a possible harmonization. To ...
This workshop has been organized to introduce teachers and educators to the World Heritage in Young Hands Education Kit, and investigate the possibility of its integration in the curricula of interested countries. The other major component of the workshop is the skills development course initiating the young participants on the basic techniques of preventive and curative conservation.The ...
Pacific Island World Heritage Workshop
18-Feb-2007 - 23-Feb-2007
A World Heritage Workshop is planned for delegates from Pacific Island nations in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. This is a follow up to the 2004 workshop where the Pacific 2009 Action Plan was developed. The intention and objectives of the workshop are to: Develop a Pacific position paper to be presented at the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Christchurch, ...
Leaders from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Palau will visit Tongariro National Park in New Zealand. The intention of the study tour is to demonstrate to traditional and elected leaders the benefits of the World Heritage Convention as well as its application in a real context. As a follow-up to the Periodic Reporting exercise for Asia and the ...
22nd IIC Congress, London 2008Conservation and AccessThe 22nd IIC international Congress will take place in London, UK, 15-19 September 2008. The subject will be ‘Conservation and Access'.Encouraging physical and intellectual access to collections and sites is a major aim for cultural institutions. Conservators and conservation scientists play an important part in enabling our shared ...
By its decision 30 COM 7.1 the World Heritage Committee endorsed the “Strategy to assist States Parties to implement management responses” and took note of the report on “Predicting and managing the impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage”, which were prepared following a meeting of experts in March 2006.One of the follow-up actions to be taken is the preparation ...
From 29 January to 2 February 2007 the city of St Petersburg, Russian Federation, will host a seminar on "Scientific and Technical Challenges for the Management and Conservation of Historic Centres of Towns inscribed on the World Heritage List" for the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The seminar is being prepared jointly by the Russian World Heritage National Committee, the ...
Our Sea of Islands
29-Jan-2007 - 02-Feb-2007
A Regional Forum for Oceania on Marine Managed Areas and World Heritage Oceania is an expansive geographic region dominated by an ocean that covers over one-third of the surface of the earth.  This region is larger than the total land area of the entire world and is comprised of numerous island groups collectively referred to as Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, and Australia.  Oceania is ...
Advisory Bodies Meeting
25-Jan-2007 - 26-Jan-2007
Preparation of the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee, Christchurch, New-Zealand, 23 Juin - 2 July 2007 and progress review of the implementation of Committee decisions.AgendaItems 18A and 18B: International Assistance Item 5: Advisory Bodies report on their activitiesItem 7.1: Climate ChangeItem 7.2: Risk preparedness StrategyItems 7A and 7B: State of ConservationItem 8A: Tentative ...
Agenda 10.00 - 13.001. Welcome by the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Mr Tumu te Heuheu2. Opening by the Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Mr Bandarin 3. Presentation of the final results of the previous meeting held in Paris (9-10 November 2006)4. Presentation of the main outcome of the second meeting of the working group on the simplification of the Periodic Reporting ...
Second Meeting of the Working Group on the simplification of the periodic reporting questionnaire and the setting up of indicators
Mid Atlantic Ridge expert workshop
Tuesday, 16 January 2007
This Workshop gathered specialists from Norway, Iceland, UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and Nordic World Heritage Foundation to discuss the outlines of a joint nomination, The Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR). One of the most important questions remains how to define the limits of the phenomenon of the MAR. It could include the whole opening of the Atlantic Ocean with all the volcanic islands (e.g. ...
Every year the Marc de Montalembert Foundation offers a grant of 7,000 Euros to enable the implementation of projects furthering the knowledge and understanding of Mediterrean cultures.To apply for the 2007 Marc de Montalembert grant candidates should send a project outline along with a request for an application form to:Fondation Marc de Montalembert,Fondation de France40, Avenue Hoche Paris ...
Following the decisions taken by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session in Vilnius July 2006, a follow-up meeting on National level in Sweden, was held 15 December 2006. The meeting was organised by the National Heritage Board of Sweden. Participants to the meeting were Managers on local level together with those on Regional level (County Administrations, representing the ...
This technical meeting is the fifth gathering of international experts and Afghan officials to report on the recent on-site works implemented in the Cultural Landscape and the Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley, in particular those under UNESCO's post-conflict emergency conservation project for the site.  The experts, together with the officials, will also discuss and identify ...
South East European Focal Point Meeting
10-Dec-2006 - 11-Dec-2006
World Heritage of Southeast Europe: Co-operation in the management of cultural sites and lanscapes. A follow-up to the Periodic Reporting Exercise for Europe. Evaluation of the results of the Periodic Reporting Exercise for the countries of the Southeast Europe regional group: Strengths and weaknesses, suggestions for the future. This meeting aimed at the exchange of views and ideas between ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and UNESCO Office in Hanoi, are jointly organizing a High-Level Consultation Workshop on the conservation of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park (Vietnam) and Hin Namon National Conservation Area (Lao PDR) from 7 to 11 December 2006 at Hanoi and Quang Binh Province of Vietnam. With financial support from the Netherlands ...
Theme I "Importance and competitiveness of new development"Theme II "Preservation and continuity of urban landscape"Theme III "Community involvement in city planning process"
The meeting - organized with and fully sponsored by Canadian national authorities - was attended by 90 site managers, representatives of Parks Canada and advisory bodies IUCN, ICOMOS, ICCROM as well as a US delegation of cultural and natural heritage experts. During the two day meeting the debate tackled several themes relevant to the daily management of world heritage properties such as: ...
The goal of the Conference is the exchange of experience on internal and external evaluation instruments for the management of Cultural Heritage open to the public (such as monuments, museums, libraries, archives, archaeological sites, etc.) developed in different countries on the basis of defined criteria. Contributions will be requested directly from participants and through a call for ...
An international conference focusing on the study and conservation of archaeological and ancient landscapes through integrated technologies and virtual reality.Topics include: Remote sensing, archaeology, landscape, environment, ecosystem, image processing, virtual reality, 3D visualization, conservation, geophysics, photogrammetry, open source and Web-GIS as applied to archaeological ...
The Euromed Heritage Journalistic Award is an international press competition dealing with the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage. The competition, organized by the European Commission, via the Regional Management and Support Unit (RMSU) of the Euromed Heritage Programme, is open to journalists from EU and Mediterranean partners. It is organized in collaboration with UNESCO, the ...
This conference will take up the current problems in the preservation of national monuments facing UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany, focusing on preventive conservation.Preventive conservation is more complicated in the domain of conservation of national monuments than in the case of museums. The conservation of national monuments not only investigates and deals with the sources of ...
The World Heritage Committee decided at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006) to suspend for two years the commencement of the next cycle of Periodic Reporting in order to ensure that necessary time is allocated to study and reflect on the first cycle and develop strategic direction, clear objectives and benchmarks for the next cycle (Decision 30 COM 11.G paragraph 5). Following the meetings held ...
Provisonal agenda Background document Decision 30 COM 11G
At its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), and within the framework of the Reflection Year on the Periodic Reporting exercise, the World Heritage Committee decided to establish a working group on the simplification of the Periodic Reporting questionnaire and the setting up of indicators (Decision 30 COM 11G). The World Heritage Centre is organizing the first meeting of this Working group on 6-7 ...
Nominations for the prize have to be at UNESCO by 1 November 2006.
7th International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific in Visby, SwedenAugust 20-25, 2007Call for papers deadline: May 1, 2007Heritage and World Heritage is an international field where interests in politics, commerce, indigenous community relations, scientific research, representations of the past and creative performance are joined. The World Heritage programme focuses international ...
The island of Cyprus and the organizing committee are pleased to announce a joint conference to be held in Cyprus from the 30th of October to the 4th of November, 2006 focused on building regional capacity in Cultural Heritage: "The e-volution of Information Technology in Cultural Heritage. Where Hi-Tech Touches the Past: Risks and Challenges for the 21st Century". Researchers who ...
Denkmal is the largest European event for monument maintenance and restoration, and urban renewal. It is the only salon to approach these themes in a complete and complex manner. Denkmal unites an in-depth exhibition with an extensive international professional programme (conferences, meetings, seminars, workshops, information points, excursions and special presentations) and has become an ...
West European Focal Points Meeting
23-Oct-2006 - 24-Oct-2006
This meeting aimed to favour the exchange of viewpoints and ideas among the focal points of Western European countries about the follow-up of the periodic reporting and the decisions adopted by the 30th World Heritage Committee in Vilnius. Moreover, the meeting allowed to share different experiences in relation to the follow-up of the world Heritage Convention in each country. Italy, Spain, ...
First International Training Programme for Risk Management starts this autumn in Kyoto, under the leadership of Dr. Kanefusa Masuda, ICOMOS Member, Professor at Ritsumeikan University, Japan  An International Training Course on Risk Management of Cultural Heritage will be held (22 October - 3 November 2006) in Kyoto, Japan, under the coordination of the Research Center for Disaster Mitigation ...
Interactive Technologies & Sociotechnical Systems:New Developments and Solutions for Cultural Heritage, Healthcare, Gaming, Robotics and the ArtsThe 12th VSMM conference is hosted this year in the magnificent cultural city of Xi’an, China, known for the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, which are praised as "the eighth major wonder of the world”.This is the first time that VSMM is ...
York Spaces is the first of two seminars organised by the ICOMOS-UK Cultural Tourism Committee exploring links between the tangible and intangible heritage in terms of the association of people to the spaces and places they experience as visitors. The part played by cultural expression and community participation in creating meaning and memories for cultural tourists is investigated.The York ...
Interpretation Standards at World Heritage Sites: Is There a Need for Assessment Criteria for On-Site Interpretation Programmes and Emerging Interpretive Technologies?Registration required -- see belowA One-Day Roundtable DiscussionOrganized by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Interpretation and Presentation (ICIP)at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Paris27 September 2006In ...
The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to explore sustainable strategies for the conservation of historic timber structures in an era where the mismanagement of forest resources, the increasing cost of traditional constructional materials and the loss of traditional craft skills necessitates a radical rethinking of the means by which wooden heritage can be protected and sustained. ...
[in French only] Les monuments sont bien vivants. Berceaux de la création, lieux de représentation, scènes et lieux de spectacles, les monuments sont indissociables, quelles que soient les époques, de la création artistique et de sa diffusion. Le thème choisi pour l'édition 2006 des Journées européennes du Patrimoine : « Faisons vivre notre patrimoine », illustrera ce dynamisme de la vie ...
Documentation for Conservation and Development: New Heritage Strategies for the Future Note: DEADLINE for submission of Abstracts is 31 January 2006The theme of the 11th International Seminar of Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage is both ambitious and crucial to the future of heritage conservation as well as to the development of communities, cities and civil society at ...
CALL FOR ENTRIES 2006Closing date for applications:Category 2: 1 September 2006Categories 1 & 3: 15 September 2006Outstanding heritage achievements will be awarded six monetary "Prizes" of € 10,000 each, in addition to "Medals" and "Diplomas in the following categories:1. Conservation of: A) Architectural heritageB) Landscapes C) Works of art D) Archaeological ...
A special session organised in the International Disaster Reduction Conference by the World Heritage Centre and ICCROM. The purposes of the special session were to promote the integration of the traditional knowledge systems into risk management strategies and to integrate concerns for cultural heritage into broader national and regional risk management plans.
Special Session on "Integrating traditional knowledge systems and concern for cultural and natural heritage into risk management strategies" on the occasion of the International Conference on Disaster Reduction (ICDR)As a follow-up to the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (Kobe, January 2005) which acknowledged the importance of the protection of 'culturally important lands ...
Transforming Economies and Civilizations: The Role of Technology While open to all proposals, the program committee suggests the following themes to contributors:Energy, water, sanitary, and other utility systemsE-communication and media technologies, including cultural and social issuesTransportation and its role in trans-local and "global" economies, cultural exchange, and ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has been working together with the Government of China on a methodological approach for the preparation of a nomination for the cultural properties along the Silk Road to the World Heritage List. Although the network passed through China, Central/Western and South Asia and beyond, China is the only country that has placed its Silk Road section on the national ...
Lunchtime meeting during 30th session of the World Heritage Committee Agenda Introduction and Background: Presentation by Ms Mechtild Rössler, World Heritage Centre Nordic and Baltic European Region:Presentation by Ms Kris Endresen, Nordic World Heritage Foundation Western European Region: Presentation by Mr Christopher Young, Rapporteur of Working Group Mediterranean ...
By the Decision 29 COM 20, adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 29th ordinary session (Durban, 2005), the 30th ordinary session of the World Heritage Committee will take place from 8 to 16 July 2006, in Vilnius, Lithuania. The current members of the World Heritage Committee are as follows: Benin, Canada, Chile, Cuba, India, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lithuania, Madagascar, ...
The heritage of mankind is a product of human knowledge, human ingenuity and technical developments and can only be protected by further interaction of those forces - this is the main point to highlight in the symposium. Education, management training and participation of different target groups for a sustainable use of local, regional and international heritage should thus be discussed and ...
A follow-up to the International Conference on Cultural Heritage Management and Urban Development, which was held in Beijing (China) in July 2000, this 2nd international conference will be aimed at increasing institutional understanding of tools for managing and developing cultural heritage.Through plenary and working group sessions (cultural management, tourism and heritage financing) the ...
The aim of the conference is the consolidation and impact assessment of results achieved in EU research projects related to movable ad immovable cultural heritage. There will be a special focus on exploitation and spin-offs of cultural heritage research results and testing of the acceptability of new sustainability approaches and new technologies by the user community, SMEs, and owners, ...
The Regional Management Support Unit (RMSU) of the Euromed Heritage Programme is pleased to announce two new training sessions on "Project Design and EU Financial Resources", which will take place in Brussels (in French) from 29 May to 1st June 2006, and Venice (in English) from 5 to 8 July 2006. Each course includes 25 participants, selected among Euromed Heritage partners and new ...
In 2006 the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation will celebrate its 30 th anniversary… After 30 years of multidisciplinary education, it is time to reflect on the past and the future of conservation philosophies and practices as they are conceived of in the Lemaire Centre’s program, through assessing what has been formulated, taught and disseminated by the RLICC and realized ...
China has 31 World Heritage sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, and the volume of mass tourism in China has been a major challenge for site management.  This workshop will be the first of a series of training activities for tourism management in China. It will provide a broad overview of sustainable tourism issues and techniques, and will identify management needs and an action plan ...
7th Annual Cambridge Heritage Seminar, 13th May 2006 Call for papersThe Cambridge Heritage Seminars bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning cultural heritage today. This year's seminar explores how the concept of cultural heritage has evolved in recent years. In particular, we aim to discuss the interconnectedness ...
The International Ranger Federation (IRF) and IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) call for nominations for the prestigious Young Conservationist Award.The award aims to recognize and raise awareness of the outstanding contributions made to the management of protected areas, and leadership shown, by young conservationists. It also seeks to encourage young professionals and ...
The representatives of 18 Caribbean States Parties will meet in Barbados to participate in a sub-regional conference on "Outstanding Universal Value, Authenticity & Integrity in a Caribbean Context". The concept of ‘outstanding universal value' is at the heart of the World Heritage Convention. The need to enhance understanding of this concept and explore ways in which it is ...
The World Heritage Centre organized a thematic "First Expert Meeting on Rock Art in the Caribbean and the UNESCO World Heritage List, for a possible serial trans-national nomination to World Heritage status of Amerindian Rock Art" in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe (3-6 May 2006). This meeting followed the thematic "International Seminar to identify archaeological sites in the ...
Within the framework of a technical cooperation between India and Israel, a workshop on the management of World Heritage sites and Jewish heritage in India was held from 1 to 3 May 2006 in Cochin, India, organized by the Archaeological Survey of India in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre under an earmarked contribution by the Government of Israel to the World Heritage Fund. The ...
World Heritage of Portuguese Origin
27-Apr-2006 - 29-Apr-2006
The 1st International Meeting on World Heritage of Portuguese Origin will be held in Coimbra, Portugal, from April 27th to 29th, 2006. The meeting is convened by the University of Coimbra, the Portuguese Institute for Architectural Heritage, and the Portuguese Commission for UNESCO, following a proposal made by the Portuguese National Committee for ICOMOS and supported by UNESCO's World ...
Capacity building of cultural and natural heritage professionals from Niue, Samoa and Tonga with regard to the preparation of Tentative Lists and World Heritage nominations. Within the framework of the Action Plan for the implementation of the World Heritage - Pacific 2009 Programme, and with financial support from the Spanish Funds-in-Trust and Nordic World Heritage Foundation, a training ...
"Treasures of Coiba" Photo Exhibition
20-Apr-2006 - 20-May-2006
The Fundación Albatros Media is presenting an exhibition of 40 large-format photographs and videos called "Treasures of Coiba" from 20 April to 20 May 2006 at the Mall Multiplaza Pacífico in Panama. The goal of the exhibition is to raise awareness of risks to Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2005.The exhibition ...
The 9th US/ICOMOS Int'l Symposium
19-Apr-2006 - 22-Apr-2006
The 9th US/ICOMOS International Symposium will convene to look once again at the World Heritage Convention and its List as a rich source of models to improve the protection and management of the vast heritage of the United States, as well as to share with others some of our more recent national, state and local initiatives and approaches that may be applicable to World Heritage sites, with a ...
This conference is organized in co-operation with ICOMOS International, with the support of World Monuments Fund and DOCOMOMO International, the Russian Academy for Architecture and Building Sciences, Russia's UNESCO Commission, Russia's Ministry for Culture and Mass Communications, the Union of Architects of Russia, the Moscow Union of Architects, the Moscow Committee on Architecture and ...
Within the framework of the Action Plan for the implementation of the World Heritage - Pacific 2009 Programme, and with financial support from the Italian and Dutch Governments, a workshop will be held in the Solomon Islands in March 2006.The main objectives of the workshop are:to reassess the potential World Heritage value of the Marovo Lagoonto identify and discuss feasibility of other ...
A special feature of this year's colloquium will be a day of Round Table discussions focused on practical problem-solving and the formulation of innovative approaches to public heritage. All interested colloquium participants, including archaeologists, historians, heritage administrators, cultural technologists, and specialists in cultural property law are invited to submit 250-500 word case ...
The launch of the partnership between UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, Hewlett Packard and National Geographic Maps will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, at 11h00 in the 7th floor restaurant. The event will also celebrate the publication of the first World Heritage Map produced by the partnership, featuring the 812 World Heritage sites. Representatives of the three ...
Within the context of the Action Plan for the implementation of the World Heritage - Pacific 2009 Programme, a World Heritage National Strategy Workshop will be held in Papua New Guinea in March 2006.Foreseen outcomes include:the preparation of a Tentative List of all potential World Heritage natural and cultural sites, serial and transboundary, cultural landscapes and seascapesthe ...
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 ...
The World Heritage Centre, in an effort to develop a more systematic approach to cooperation with our natural heritage conservation partners, and in order to explore closer collaboration on specific conservation matters, has called for a dedicated working meeting. The objective of the meeting is to build on the gains made from several years of cooperation between the WHC and international ...
The Complex was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2005 and a special ceremony will take place to mark this event. The Plantin-Moretus Museum is a printing plant and publishing house dating from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Situated in Antwerp, one of the three leading cities of early European printing along with Paris and Venice, it is associated with the history of the ...
[in French only] La réunion porte sur la présentation de la problématique et des documents préparatoires tels que: - l'état de la question, la position du site dans le monde et dans la région et les priorités d'action; - la présentation des valeurs spirituelles de la vallée et la vision du Patriarcat Maronite (principal propriétaire); - l'étude établie par la mission japonaise (JICA) dans le ...
Over the past two years the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO has defined a strategy that aims to encourage universities worldwide to develop World Heritage studies and curricula. In this framework, UNESCO WHC is associated with a three-year project, funded by the European Union and the Australian Government, starting in January 2006. This project entitled "Sharing Our Heritages" (SOH) consists ...
The objective of this third sub-regional South-East Asian Teacher Training Workshop is to bring educators and heritage experts together in order to reinforce regional networks and promote innovative teaching methods and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Following on from the two previous workshops which took place in Sukhothai (Thailand) in 2000 and Vigan (Philippines) in 2001, the ...
The purpose of the Workshop is to gather all stakeholders in the Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor World Heritage site and involve them in the process of site preservation and presentation. It is expected they will understand their responsibilities and play an active role in the process. The MP will give some practical solutions to existing problems of the Site.      During the ...
The Archaeological Institute of America will hold its 107th Annual Meeting in Montréal, Québec, January 5-8, 2006. The AIA/APA Annual Meeting will be held at the Palais des Congres Convention center in the heart of Montreal. As part of this meeting, a Workshop on Statistical Indicators for Site Management and Conservation has been organised with participation from the World Heritage ...
The Euromed Heritage Journalistic Award
01-Jan-2006 - 31-Mar-2006
The Euromed Heritage Journalistic Award is an international press competition dealing with the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage. The competition, organized by the European Commission is open to journalists from EU and Mediterranean partners.
A grant of 7,000 Euros and the possibility of spending six months at the Marc de Montalembert Foundation in the old town of Rhodes is offered to a young Mediterranean for a project linked to the knowledge of the cultures of the Mediterranean region. The candidate’s research project will include a journey beyond the borders of his or her own country. Through this exposure to another country, ...
This international seminar is held as a follow-up to the World Conference on Disaster Reduction held in January 2005 in Kobe, Japan. The seminar will aim at discussing regional cooperation and a possible seminar program in the Asia Pacific region. UNESCO's recent activities at World Heritage cultural sites and their future potential on an international level will also be discussed.
The Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Malaysia and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are jointly organizing a Regional Workshop as a follow-up to the 2003 Periodic Reporting exercise for North-East and South-East Asia, from 12 to 16 December 2005 in Malacca, Malaysia.Between 1997 and 2003, States Parties of the Asia and Pacific region, in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre ...
At the current uncertain phase of the building of Europe which is marked by a growing gap between Europe’s citizens and Europe’s Institutions as well as by increasing misgivings of the public about the on-going enlargement of the European Union, the renewed debate on culture of Europe needs to be pursued with even more intensity and with the full involvement of all stakeholders. In this ...
The Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan includes some of the most important examples of Gandharan art in the world, despite the Taliban’s destruction of its two monumental Buddhas in 2001. The Expert Working Group on the Preservation of the Bamiyan site was formed in 2002 within the framework of the coordination mandate for all cultural projects ...
The objective of the workshop is to raise the awareness of the local people and local authorities on the outstanding universal value of the World Heritage site, the World Heritage Convention, and the existing protection framework (such as national laws and institutions) to strengthen the protection and management framework of the World Heritage site. There will be two parts to the workshop: ...
The World Heritage Centre will organize a regional consultative meeting with the Arab States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, to be held in the United Arab Emirates from 4 to 7 December 2005, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority. Representatives of the Arab States Parties will be invited to discuss the terms of implementation of the Regional Programme approved by the ...
Space experts and experts in conservation representing more than 30 countries will be  united at an International Conference on the Use of Space Technologies for the Conservation of Natural and Cultural Heritage to be held in Campeche, Mexico from 28 November to 2 December 2005.Approximately 100 experts who work in the conservation of UNESCO World Heritage sites will attend the Conference. ...
This conference is organized by UNECSO Moscow Office, Russian Federation Ministry of Culture and Mass Communication, State University – Higher School of Economics in collaboration with Moscow Kremlin Museums, Russian Federation Agency for Tourism and Interparliamentary Assembly of CIS countries within the framework of international programs and projects of the UNESCO for Heritage Safeguarding ...
One year after the inauguration of the Old Bridge of Mostar, ten Culture Ministers from South East Europe will meet on the Venetian island of San Servolo on November 25 to 26 to discuss the issue of cultural heritage as an instrument for reconciliation and for economic and social development. Branko Crvenkovski, the President of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will also attend the ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has initiated with Ecotourism Australia a new cooperation programme: World Heritage Mentoring Programme. This programme is intended to educate the professionals and World Heritage site managers about successful tourism and environmental management of Australian World Heritage sites. The programme aims to provide the participants from developing countries an ...
Modern Architecture and World Heritage
18-Nov-2005 - 19-Nov-2005
A conference organized by the University of Naples Federico II in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.It will be divided in 3 sections: the first chaired by Francesco Bandarin, Director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, on "Modern Architecture in the UNESCO World Heritage List"; the second, chaired by Prof. Giorgio Ciucci on "Fascist architecture in the 30's" and the third, ...
On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, UNESCO is hosting, from 16th to 18th November 2005, an international symposium on the Organization’s history, which will take place at its Headquarters in Paris. Round Table 6, “Discovering the Heritage of Humanity” will take place on 17 November from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Room IV, and will be open to the public.The programme:Chair:Christina Cameron, ...
The World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Kenyan National Commission for UNESCO and thanks to the Italian Funds in Trust, is pleased to announce the opening of the anglophone session of the African Regional Programme for Capacity Building and Sustainable Development of Natural World Heritage Sites in Africa in Nanyuki, Mount Kenya. This interdisciplinary seminar will provide site ...
Please note that the documents are only available in the language in which they have been presented during the meetingAgenda List of participants Presentation by Ms. M. Rossler (Introduction) Presentation by Ms. A. Lemaistre (Data Management) Presentation by Mr. K. Hendili (Arab States) Presentation by Mr. L. Eloundou-Assomo (Africa) Presentation by Ms. J. Taniguchi (Asia-Pacific) ...
This 8th Tourism Forum, held in the World Heritage Site “Historical Centre of Salzburg”, brings together experts in the fields of preservation of historical monuments, tourism and tourism planning, scholars from various disciplines as well as the World Heritage management.It will be their task to analyse the situation, present experience gained in the utilization of World Heritage sites for ...
Meeting on "World Heritage Periodic Reporting in Europe: Towards an Action Plan"
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has the honor to invite you to the inauguration of the exhibition “A plastic view of the Chinchorro Culture’s Mummies 7000 years back” by the artist Paula Rivera del Sol which will be held on Tuesday 8th November 2005 at 18.30 at UNESCO’s headquarters, Room Miró (Ground Floor).The inauguration will count with the presence of His Excellency Mr. Ambassador of ...
10th European Ecological Congress
08-Nov-2005 - 13-Nov-2005
This congress is organized by the European Ecological Federation (EEF), the Turkish Ecological Society and the Ege University Centre for Environmental Studies.EEF is working to: i) promote the development of the science of ecology, ii) evaluate and disseminate information about ecology, and iii) apply ecological principles to global needs, particularly through its congresses and workshops. ...
Regional workshop on the World Heritage Convention and the Conservation of African cultural landscapes.
[in French only] L’UNESCO accueille du 7 au 14 novembre 2005, une exposition de photographies consacrées à la restauration du Monastère de Probota, l’une des plus anciennes des sept églises de Moldavie à peinture extérieure, partie intégrante du site roumain « Les Eglises de Moldavie » inscrit sur la Liste du patrimoine mondial depuis 1993. Cette manifestation, réalisée par le Ministère de la ...
This workshop will include, amongst other activities: interactive panels, discussion sessions and a visit to the Coffee Plantation of the Southeast of Cuba which is a World Heritage Site.The workshop’s approach to the sub-region’s cultural landscapes will focus on the complexities of the Caribbean’s multi-cultural diversity and its current social, economic and climatic challenges. It will ...
'Monuments and sites in their setting - Conserving cultural heritage in changing towns and landscapes'Moveable objects such as collections or archives can be conserved in special institutions that provide them with appropriately controlled environments. This option does not exist for historic buildings, ancient cities, gardens, archaeological sites or larger ensembles like landscapes or ...
Virtual Reality at Work in the 21st Century: 11th Intl. Conference on Virtual Systems & Multimedia. This year marks the return of the International Conference on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia to Europe. VSMM2005 continues to push the boundaries of Virtual Reality and Multimedia research by focusing on the impact on society. Virtual Reality is no longer considered novelty or a wonder — ...
Dr Graham Watkins, Executive Director of the Charles Darwin Foundation, Galapagos Archipelago, Ecuador, will give a lecture at UNESCO on Friday, 30 September 2005, Bonvin Building, Room XIV, at 15h00. The full title of the lecture is: "The Charles Darwin Research Station in Galapagos: Analysis of the Situation and Perception on Recent Changes in Galapagos, New Directions for the Charles ...
The Council of Europe is organising, in co-operation with the authorities of the Russian Federation an International CEMAT Seminar on “Networking for Sustainable Spatial Development of the European Continent” within the framework of the activities of the European Conference of Ministers responsible for Regional/Spatial Planning of the member states of the Council of Europe – CEMAT-CoE.For ...
EUROPARC is the umbrella organization of Europe’s protected areas.  It unites national and regional parks, nature parks and biosphere reserves in 38 countries, with the common aim of protecting Europe’s unique variety of wildlife, habitats and landscapes.This year’s conference is part of the European Nature Conference 2005, and is jointly organized with Eurosite, the European Centre for ...
This is a launch symposium of a three-year European project called INHERIT which is led by the European Association of Historic Towns and Regions.  The overall objective of the project is to increase the capacity of cities to regenerate physically, economically and socially, through realizing the potential of investing in heritage. The Symposium will highlight how heritage is being used to ...
The 4th European Conference’s main objectives are to bring researchers and practitioners together to exchange knowledge and experience.  The practice of ecological restoration, which requires the integration of so many different aspects and perspectives, will also be examined as a tool for promoting an environmentally friendly socio-economic development and contributing to the creation of a ...
2005 Melina Mercouri International Prize
Wednesday, 7 September 2005
The Director-General of UNESCO will present the Melina Mercouri Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes (UNESCO-Greece) to the historic village of Maymand (Islamic Republic of Iran)The ceremony will be held in the presence of  Mr Petros Tatoulis, Deputy Minister of Culture of Greece, H.E. Ambassador George Anastossopoulos, Alternative Minister of Culture of Greece and ...
Within the HERMES Project, this is the second of four symposiums to be held and sixteen partners from eight countries will join forces in order to promote processes of regional development. This is to be achieved by means of innovative interactions between cultural heritage and New Media. HERMES’s budget totals 2 million Euros for a period of three years (2003-2006).  The project is ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the UNESCO Apia Cluster Office in Samoa, Department of Conservation in New Zealand, and Vanuatu Cultural Centre in Vanuatu, and with financial support from the Nordic World Heritage Foundation, will organize a regional workshop on potential themes for serial and transboundary cultural World Heritage sites in the Pacific at Port Vila, ...
The regional workshop has been proposed within the framework of the Action Plan for the implementation of the World Heritage – Pacific 2009 Programme.  Furthermore, the proposed workshop in Vanuatu is in line with the World Heritage Global Strategy for a balanced, representative and credible World Heritage List.  This  workshop has been organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in ...
This conference, which is organized by the Landscape Conservation & Change at the Architectural Association and the Historic Royal Palaces Trust, will look at gardens as national monuments and the philosophical arguments and technical skills deployed in recent and current garden restoration. The conference will provide curators of palace gardens, conservation specialists and consultants and ...
3D-ARCH'2005
22-Aug-2005 - 24-Aug-2005
Main Focus : The process of creating virtual environments from multiple data sources. Topics include, but not limited to: Image-based 3D modeling of complex sites and architectures Laser scanning of large and complex objects. Data registration and integration. Automated modeling techniques for complex sites and architectures. Accuracy requirement and assessment for 3D reconstruction. ...
Eritrea ratified the World Heritage Convention in 2001, but does not yet have a site inscribed on the List, or a complete Tentative List of sites.The workshop will raise awareness of problems that can arise in the application of the Convention and encourage an active commitment on behalf of the country among national administrators, politicians, future managers of World Heritage sites, and ...
This workshop will gather teachers and students from ASPnet schools in countries participating in the Great Volga River Route Intersectoral Project with the aim to develop their awareness and knowledge about World Heritage, Sustainable Development and preservation of the Environment; enable teachers to develop and implement an approach to teaching World Heritage and Sustainable Development; ...
Partners for Africa
Saturday, 16 July 2005
On the occasion of the first meeting of the World Heritage Committee in sub-Saharan Africa, a full day of special presentations is being devoted to World Heritage in Africa. The presentations included herein showcase concrete examples of projects and partnerships developed to address the recommendations of the Africa Periodic Reporting Exercise. Partners for Africa ...
Agenda Introduction and Background:          Presentation by Ms Mechtild Rössler, World Heritage Centre Nordic and Baltic European Region:Presentation by  Kris Endresen, Nordic World Heritage Foundation Western European Region: Presentation by Mr Christopher Young, Rapporteur of Working Group Mediterranean European Region: Presentation by Mr Manuel GuidoCentral and South Eastern European ...
Sir Peter Crane, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, will evoke the botanic activities in relation to UNESCO's programmes relating to the preservation of natural and cultural heritage. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, are a historic landscape garden which features elements that illustrate significant periods of the art of gardens from the 18th to the 20th centuries. The gardens ...
Heritage Impact 2005
07-Jul-2005 - 08-Jul-2005
Organised by the European Commission's EPOCH Network of Excellence and the University of Brighton, Heritage Impact 2005 is an opportunity for practitioners in the heritage field, policy makers and academics to share the latest thinking on research direction and to consider strategies for improving and evaluating socio-economic impact in the cultural heritage sector.
The first of four HERMES symposiums will be held in the newly restored Wieland estate in Ossmanstedt near Weimar. The event will bring together 20-25 experts from various countries and professional backgrounds. Within the HERMES Project, sixteen partners from eight countries join forces in order to promote processes of regional development. This is to be achieved by means of innovative ...
The opening sentence of Geoffrey and Susan Jellicoe’s book ‘The Landscape of Man’, published in 1975, reads: “The world is moving into a phase when landscape design may well be recognized as the most comprehensive of the arts.” The 42nd IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) World Congress will explore past examples and future forecasts of how this may come to pass worldwide. ...
The proceedings of the Seventh Conference of DOCOMOMO, held at UNESCO from the 16th-19th of June 2002, will be presented to the press on the 23rd of June 2005 at 11:00 in Room 16 at UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis, 75015 Paris. The Seventh DOCOMOMO Conference was organized by DOCOMOMO France and the Institut français d’architecture in partnership with the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO. It was ...
This Meeting is the follow-up of the First Session which took place on 24 and 25 May 2004. The aim of the Meeting will be (i) to review the implementation of the recommendations of the First Session; (ii) to share information among participants on bilateral actions by countries, international non-governmental organizations, intergovernmental agencies; (iii) to assess the implementation of ...
Passages to India, Yesterday and Today
17-Jun-2005 - 11-Sep-2005
Under the auspices of UNESCO, this exhibit presents for the first time in Europe 73 aquatints of the 18th century, with their mirror reflection of 73 contemporary photographs. The India of palaces, towns, fortresses, landscapes and places of worship: the same sites from the same point of view, demonstrating what has or has not changed over 200 years. The passage from the  Ganges Valley to the ...
Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura awarded diplomas and medals to colleagues who had completed 25 and 30 years of service to UNESCO at a June 14 ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. 29 individuals joined UNESCO or the UN in 1975, including Mrs Marielle Richon and Mrs Silvia Simmonds of the World Heritage Centre.62 individuals joined UNESCO or the UN in 1980, including Mrs ...
The Seminar is organized by the Swedish Authorities under the auspices of the Joint FAO/ECE/ILO Experts Network for Implementation of Sustainable Forest Management and the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE). In recent years, countries in the European region and elsewhere have paid more and more attention to the cultural heritage values in their forests. ...
Teachers and students from ASPnet schools in some 16 countries participating in the Great Volga River Route Crosscutting Project will attend this Youth Forum. The aim of the Forum is to: help them develop their awareness and knowledge about World Heritage, Sustainable Development and their cultural implications; enable teachers to develop and implement an intercultural approach of World ...
The Forum is organized by the Ministry of Education of Finland, the Ministry of Environment of Finland and the National Board of Antiquities of Finland in cooperation with the Monitoring Group on Cultural Heritage Co-operation in the Baltic Sea States, Working Groups on Sustainable Historic Towns and Building Preservation and Maintenance in Practice. The purpose of the Forum is to identify ...
This Conference offers an opportunity to show how cultural and heritage assets can be used to regenerate historic towns and cities. In Gateshead and Newcastle, the assets of the past and the aspirations of the present have contributed to remarkable changes in the fortunes of the two places. The restoration and re-use of historic buildings, the creation of a new iconic building, the ...
The 2005 Conference explores how heritage development compares with economic development by creating an interactive forum on best practices, public-private partnerships, and new heritage tools. The Conference’s programme will demonstrate how individuals can work together with public officials, developers and institutions to create sustainable economic futures which have their roots in ...
This International Symposium is an activity of the World EXPO 2005 to take place from 25 March-25 September in Aichi, Japan. It aims to highlight the interrelationship between the natural and cultural diversity of our planet. Bringing culture and nature closer together in a comprehensive approach, the symposium will present case studies on sacred natural sites and associative cultural ...
A training workshop organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on the preparation of nominations of cultural properties to the World Heritage List will be held from 30 May to 3 June 2005, at the School of African Heritage in Porto-Novo, Benin. Financed by the Italian and Dutch Funds-in-Trust, and the Africa 2009 Programme, the project falls within the framework of the Periodic Reporting ...
An intensive workshop on World Heritage will be held for French-speaking journalists at Laval University, Quebec from May 23-31, 2005. The program will enable journalists to better understand the concepts and terminology related to World Heritage preservation, in order to better communicate the concept of universal value.
The regional Forum entitled “Cultural Corridors in South-East Europe: Common Past and Shared Heritage - A Key to Future Partnership” will be held on 20 and 21 May in Varna (Bulgaria) in particular to encourage Heads of State of South-East Europe to promote this sub-region as a potential ground for meeting, recognition and peace with culture very much to the fore. The Forum will take the form ...
Managing the Historic Urban Landscape The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the City of Vienna are pleased to announce this international conference, co-organized by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, which will take place in the Vienna City Hall from 12 to 14 May 2005. About 200 historic cities and urban ...
This is the first conference of all site managers of World Heritage properties in Austria, which takes place in Rust in the transboundary World Heritage site of the Neusiedlersee (Austria/Hungary). It is organized jointly by the Association World Heritage Neusiedlersee and the Austrian National Commission for UNESCO with the participation of the World Heritage Centre and will focus on the ...
‘Heritage Interpretation: Expressing Heritage Sites’ Values to Foster Conservation, Promote Community Development, and Educate the Public’ Members of ICOMOS have been asked to review and comment on the Ename Charter, a draft doctrinal document being proposed for approval by the ICOMOS membership at the next General Assembly in China. Discussions will include a complex reflection of cultural ...
The 21st century requires a rethinking of human needs and values. They are not only tangible, but also intangible, and the immaterial comfort of the peoples' well being becomes more and more essential. The desire to conserve the cultural identity and to preserve cultural landscapes competes with the classical tendency of progress. In our days it should be understood as an approach within a ...
In 2004 a three-year series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites was launched with a view to better utilizing the UNESCO Convention on the World’s natural and cultural heritage through national policy-making and planning, and the exchange of information on best practices and case studies. The second training workshop in the UNITAR series will build on the findings ...
The Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic and Slovak National Commission for UNESCO are organizing the International Training Workshop on the preparation of Section II of the Periodic Report for Central and South Eastern Europe. The Section II of the Periodic Report on the state of conservation of specific World Heritage properties will be examined by the World Heritage Committee at its ...
"Cultural Landscapes in the 21st Century: Laws, Management and Public Participation: Heritage as a Challenge of Citizenship". The Tenth International Seminar of the network of universities Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage will be hosted by the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS) at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K, from 11 to 16 April 2005 on the ...
Following the decision of the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO will organize a Sub-regional Workshop to follow-up on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and the State of Conservation of sites in South Asia. Government officers and experts from 7 countries, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, ...
A presentation of the results of the Cultural Heritage Project realized within the framework of the Tripartite Convention of collaboration ‘UNESCO - Government of Islamic Republic of Mauritania – World Bank.’ This includes a conference, a travelling exhibition, a partners’ round-table, and the showing of a documentary film. There will also be a presentation of UNESCO headquarters’ ...
The World Heritage Committee at its 28th Session requested the World Heritage Centre to convene a special meeting of experts of all regions on the concept of outstanding universal value as used for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention. The World Heritage List includes 788 properties of great diversity in terms of types, location, size and age. What unites them all is that ...
World Heritage Education Forum
06-Apr-2005 - 11-Apr-2005
The WHEF is hosted by the University of Newcastle in conjunction with the Council for British Archaeology and the Hadrian’s Wall Community and Education Team, the Forum is targeted at students between 15 and 18. All students are accompanied by a teacher, and a number of schools are also bringing a representative of their local World Heritage Site. At present ten schools from the UK ...
The focal points from the Nordic countries met to go over the process of completing Section II of the Questionnaire and agreed to call a meeting to establish an effective strategy to involve site managers at the local level and a technical workshop to provide training and guidance to fill in the questions contained in Section II.
Local counterparts for this expert meeting are the French Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Cairo University Centre for Architectural and Engineering Design and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The fifth and last Regional Meeting on Modern Heritage in its series was for the Mediterranean Basin at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, in March 2005. This meeting's set-up ...
This workshop is designed to contribute directly to the formulation of an African World Heritage Fund/Foundation, and to its network of partners. It will consider innovative, long-term, and sustainable strategic partnership approaches in the context of African World Heritage.
African world heritage experts meeting
15-Mar-2005 - 18-Mar-2005
African World Heritage Experts Meeting, 15 – 18 March 2005
The meeting will take place at the French National Forestry College, Nancy campus within a broader "International Forestry Week". Participation in this event is limited to 40 people representing key national and international forest conservation and sustainable development organizations. As was the case for the meeting in Berastagi in 1998, this experts workshop is expected to ...
Mr Bandarin warmly welcomed the participants of the Coordination meeting. He highlighted important points to be taken into account by the Committee for the Reflection Year in 2007, for which funds were allocated. The discussion focused on the links between the Berlin meeting to discuss the European Action Plan and Regional Programme (7-11 November 2005) and the Reflection Meeting Mr Bandarin ...
The workshop, organized by Inter Connections 21 – ASPnet USA, will present to educators the World Heritage Convention, it’s implementation and the educational value and potential of the 788 cultural and natural sites around the world that are inscribed on the World Heritage List. The workshop will also discuss the local and global significance of World Heritage and the importance of its ...
An Information Meeting will be held in UNESCO during the 7th Extraordinary Session of the World Heritage Committee to inform the States Parties of progress made in the preparation of the Periodic Reporting exercise in Europe and North America (Agenda enclosed as Annex I ). The meeting will attended by  representatives of the States Parties concerned as well as the Chairperson of the ...
From 6-10 December in Room II and on 11 December in Room XI for the Adoption of the Report.
This regional workshop is part of UNESCO’s regional awareness-raising strategy for providing adequate and appropriate information and tools to acquaint those attending from the Latin America and Caribbean countries with this Convention. The meeting will not only enable the participants, most of whom are attached to the Ministries of Culture, Justice or Foreign Affairs in their respective ...
UNESCO is conducting a training course in the application of the Object-ID* standard, and the technical aspects of establishing preliminary inventories. The workshop will take place in the UNESCO Amman Office and will be attended by Iraqi cultural specialists. This project is part of the Programme for the Protection of the Iraqi Cultural Heritage approved under the UNDG (United Nations ...
Maghrebin Workshop on « Heritage and National and Regional Development: Preventive Archaeology (“Patrimoine et aménagement du territoire : l'Archéologie preventive”). This event is being organized in Algiers in partnership with the Algerian Ministry of Culture and the French Ministry of Culture and with the scientific and technical co-operation of the National ...
In order to promote the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference in October 2003, the Organization is planning to invite policy makers in relevant fields in respective governments to attend eight meetings in different regions of the world. It is hoped that these meetings will not only encourage Member States to ratify the ...
This round table is being organized on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2004 as part of the joint UNESCO/UNAIDS project “A Cultural Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care”, in co-operation with the International organization of Migration (IOM) and CRIPS Ile-de-France (Regional centre for Aids information and prevention).   The round table will bring together top-level anthropologists ...
Presentation of the work « Histoire de l’autre » (The other’s story) by Sami Adwan (Palestinian, Professor of Education at the University of Bethlehem) and Dan Bar-On (Israeli, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Ben Gourion du Negev) - UNESCO Headquarters, Room XVI, 10 a.m. – 12 noon.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the International Conference on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia and the founding of the Society. VSMM 2004 continues to push the boundaries of Virtual Reality and Multimedia research by expanding upon the 2003 conference and presenting "VR and the Human Factor: Art, Science and Culture." To celebrate the tenth anniversary, VSMM 2004 returns to Gifu, ...
World Conservation Congress (WCC)
17-Nov-2004 - 25-Nov-2004
From 17 to 25 November, the World Conservation Congress (WCC) is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand. WCC is the general assembly of IUCN members, which takes place every three to four years, but has also become one of the most important gatherings of conservation specialists in the world. The Congress combines the business of the Union with technical conservation fora and provides an ...
Within the framework of Africa 2009 Programme, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, CRATerre-EAG and African cultural heritage organizations are organizing a Directors Seminar on Conservation and management of African immovable cultural heritage sites associated with the slave trade in Sub-Saharan Africa. The seminar has been set up to celebrate the 2004 International year to commemorate the ...
Organised by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the University of Florida (College of Design, Construction and Planning Preservation Programs). 20 experts, 10 from the USA, 9 from Canada and one from Brazil, were invited by the Director of the World Heritage Centre to discuss identification, protection, conservation and potential nomination of properties and sites of Modern Heritage in North ...
Tribute to Vittorio De Sica
Friday, 5 November 2004
The Permanent Delegation of Italy to UNESCO, the Instituto Italiano di Cultura and UNESCO are organizing a tribute to Vittorio De Sica , the father of the Italian neorealist cinema who died exactly 30 years ago. Frédéric Mitterrand will present the evening which will include testimonies by Vittorio De Sica's three children and by the great actress Gina Lollobrigida who is also ...
The Fourth European Summer School – Val de Loire World Heritage will take place on 2-5 November and will centre on the theme: “Economy and Heritage: Current Events, Interactions, Prospects”. It is being organized jointly by the University of Orleans, the Mission Val de Loire – World Heritage and the International River and Heritage Institute. To know more … ...
This training seminar, organized by the World Heritage Centre, in close collaboration with the San Jose UNESCO Office, the Advisory Bodies (ICOMOS, IUCN, ICCROM) and with the financial support of the Italian Funds-in-Trust, is framed within the follow-up activities to the Periodic Report on The State of the World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean, presented at the 28th World ...
The third session of the UNESCO DigiArts E-learning seminars about Vilém Flusser (1920-1991), one of the greatest media theorists of the late 20th century, will begin on 1 November. E ntitled " Vilém Flusser's Conception of Art" , it is being organized in collaboration with the Vilém Flusser Archive (Cologne) principally for art media professionals, researchers ...
The main objective of the Conference is to bring together professionals, museologists, educationists and responsible officers of specialized international, regional and sub-regional organizations and non-governmental organizations in order to elaborate strategies and mechanisms aimed at raising awareness among populations and decision-makers on the need to learn about, appreciate, safeguard ...
The Raymond Lemaire Centre for Conservation (KU Leuven) and the many friends of Dr. Hisao Arahi invite you to attend a Memorial Service in his honor, to take place on October 29, 2004 at 18:30 in the St. Lambertus Chapel of the Arenbergcampus, Heverlee - Belgium. Hisao Arahi, a true friend and dedicated professional, devoted his soul and skills to the study and conservation of architectural ...
As a logical follow-up to the Periodic Reporting exercise for Asia and the Pacific in 2003 a World Heritage Programme for the Pacific (World Heritage – Pacific 2009) was approved by the World Heritage Committee at its 27th session in Paris (29 June – 5 July 2003).Under the umbrella of the Programme the efforts of UNESCO (Apia and WHC and some other units at HQ), IUCN, ICOMOS, ICCROM, SPREP ...
The Pacific region and marine sites are underrepresented on the World Heritage List. Despite its huge potential and importance, the Pacific region has only a handful of sites among the 788 World Heritage sites. A World Heritage Marine Biodiversity workshop, held in 2002 in Vietnam, identified and recommended several tropical marine areas with high biodiversity for World Heritage status. The ...
The UNESCO/World Heritage Centre and the Regional Council of the Martinique with the financial support of the Spanish Funds-in-Trust, Italian Funds-and the Convention France/UNESCO, decided to organize the next experts and governmental representative’s meeting, who will be held the 19-23 of September 2004 in Fort-de-France, Martinique. A more in-depth evaluation of the archaeological ...
Is it possible to protect heritage in time of war? This was the challenge facing UNESCO in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) in 2000 and which led to the launch of the "Biodiversity Conservation in Regions of Armed Conflict: Conserving World Heritage Sites in the DRC" programme, developed with the United Nations Foundation, the Government of the DRC, conservation ...
Congo: Heritage in Danger
10-Sep-2004 - 26-Sep-2004
Programme of the Workshops and Conference Ensuring the protection of sites in DRC: An Experts’ Workshop 13-14 September 2004 Partners for Heritage in DRC: a meeting between the public and private sector 15 September 2004 Promoting and Preserving Congolese Heritage: linking biological and cultural diversity International Donors’ Conference 16-17 September 2004 ...
[in French only] Le 23 juin 2004, les Ministères français de la Culture et de l’Environnement ont mis en place un Comité de pilotage avec des représentants des Ministères, des Départements régionaux pour les Affaires culturelles et l’environnement, et de l’ICOMOS France. Lors de cette première réunion nationale, ...
The International Conference on World Heritage – Earth Heritage took place at the World Heritage site, the Dorset and East Devon Coast, U.K., from 7 to 11 September 2004. It focused on exploring geological and geomorphological conservation (“geodiversity) in an international context. The meeting was attended by about 100 participants; many of them site managers from geological World ...
Nordic World Heritage Foundation Meeting
30-Aug-2004 - 31-Aug-2004
Changed frameworks and new working documents 10 years after - status of work at State Party level - experiences and lessons learned for future work - Nordic objectives related to Norway’s seat in the World Heritage Committee.
Alpbach Architecture Symposium
19-Aug-2004 - 21-Aug-2004
The 28th session of the World Heritage Committee was taken as an occasion to brief all the States Parties from Europe and North America on the progress made in completing Section I and II of the Periodic Report.
The aim of this meeting was to find possible ways to create a model format for the sub-regional synthesis (executive summaries) to facilitate the compilation of the different sub-regional reports into one for Europe. At the proposal of the NWHF, the discussion was structured along the lines of the "Table of Contents" of the Periodic Report: State of the World Heritage in Latin America and the ...
Conference on Silk Road Grotto Sites
28-Jun-2004 - 03-Jul-2004
Preparations are underway for the conference organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, the Dunhuang Academy, and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage of the People's Republic of China. Originally scheduled for summer 2003, the conference was postponed due to the SARS epidemic. Ninety papers from specialists in 18 countries have been accepted, and include the following ...
The travelling exhibition Lasting Mediterranean Impressions and Colours is a meeting with the creativity and dynamism of Mediterranean arts and crafts. It re-assembles traditional arts and crafts, contemporary creations based on ancient materials and know-how, ancient pieces and different artistic views inspired from the Mediterranean cultural heritage. The products and items displayed are ...
The meeting on 14-15 May 2004, which focuses on management of World Heritage sites, will bring together site managers from the Iberian Peninsula and serve to inform Portuguese and Spanish site managers about the Periodic Reporting exercise and about their involvement in the questionnaire of Section II. As a follow-up, another meeting of the national focal points and WHC is foreseen for late ...
Future Landscapes
07-May-2004 - 09-May-2004
University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education
Under the terms of Article 29 of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the States Parties shall report on the legislative and administrative provisions they adopted and other action they have taken for the application of the Convention. The workshop takes place on periodic reporting for those world heritage sites that were inscribed on the World ...
[in French only] Cette Session francophone du Séminaire de formation rentre dans le cadre du Programme pluriannuel de formation en Afrique (2004-2005) initié par l’Unité Afrique du Centre du patrimoine mondial. Elle résulte du « Plan d’action d’établissement de rapports périodiques 2002-2007 » adopté par le Comité et donne la priorité au développement des ressources humaines, au renforcement ...
Follow-up meeting Russia and CIS countries
29-Apr-2004 - 02-May-2004
Conclusions and Recommendations as adopted by the participating States PartiesNational Coordinators from Russia, Ukraine and representatives of the national coordinators from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus participated in the International Training Workshop for the preparation of the Periodic Reporting exercise. All the participating countries need to fill in Section I of the Report ...
Focal points from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands met in Potsdam to discuss the work plan (submission calendar) and common themes relating to the questions contained in Section II of the periodic report questionnaire.
Jebel Ouenat is an isolated massif emerging some 2000 meters above the flat and remote planes of the Sahara desert between Egypt, Libya and Sudan. The Workshop, funded by the Italian Government, enabled the identification of the heritage values of the area, including exceptional natural features, a unique eco-system and thousands of rock art sites. The Jebel Ouenat is today unprotected and ...
International planning workshop to discuss the project activities and prepare project document for the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape project
As part of its tourism programme, UNESCO World Heritage Centre will host its first stand ever at the International Tourism Exchange (ITB), the world's largest travel and tourism trade fair, which will be held in Berlin, Germany from 12–16 March 2004. UNESCO has hosted workshops at ITB every year since 1999, but this is the first time that the World Heritage Centre will have a permanent ...
Information Meeting for all States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, (10h00 - 13h00) Europe and North America Periodic Reporting, (14h30 - 16h00) Promoting and Preserving the Heritage of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (16h00 - 18h00)
During this meeting States Parties representatives from Europe and North America were: (i) updated of the progress made in the periodic report exercise; (ii) informed about future deadlines and calendar of meetings and (iii) provided with a practical presentation on the on-line Periodic Reporting Tool.
Organised by the World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Government of Eritrea and Africa 2009 (ICCROM, UNESCO-WHC, CraTerre-EAG, African cultural heritage institutions) as counterparts. It brought together 20 experts from various African countries, who presented Asmara (Eritrea), the Kenya Cultural Centre and National Theatre (Kenya), Mzizima Historic Garden Quarter in Dar es Salaam ...
The twenty-ninth General Conference of UNESCO, held in 1997, decided to activate Article 29 of the World Heritage Convention concerning the submission of Periodic Reports on the state of implementation of the World Heritage Convention (Section I) and the state of conservation of World Heritage properties (Section II). The periodic reports will also help focus the World Heritage Committee's as ...
Expert meeting organized by Nuria Sanz in cooperation with the World Monument Fund
UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Flemish Goverment, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, and Egypt's Centre for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage
The World Heritage Committee has expressed the need to have a more balanced World Heritage List, which should be representative of the diversity of the world natural and cultural heritage. Within this context and as a follow up of the Regional Seminar on Desert Landscapes organized in Egypt (Kharga Oasis, September 2001), which underlined the strong potential of desert sites for inclusion in ...
Organizer: The organization "Capuli" in collaboration with the Permanent Delegation of Peru to UNESCO
All World Heritage Site Managers are expected to leave the meeting understanding the purpose of periodic reporting, the process and timetable for preparing the national and synthesized reports, their roles and responsibilities, and the next steps.  They are equipped to begin the organisation and drafting of their Section II reports and understand the IT application to do so. Primary ...
Within the Africities 2003 congress, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre is organizing a special session on "African Cities and Heritage", to be held on Thursday 4 December 2003. Bringing together African and European mayors and parliamentarians, as well as representatives from universities and groups devoted to international cooperation this session will be the occasion to open a discussion ...
The 1999 amendments to the Australia ICOMOS Burra Charter incorporated the concept of interpretation in conservation, as an essential part of securing the future of heritage places by informing and exciting their constituencies. Interpretation can communicate cultural significance and reflect diverse identities and values. But at times the medium overwhelms the message- just as ...
National Coordinators from Russia, Ukraine and representatives of the national coordinators from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus will participate in the International Training Workshop for the preparation of the Periodic Reporting exercise. All the participating countries need to fill in Section I of the Report concerning the implementation of the World Heritage Convention on the ...
In 1998 the World Heritage Committee adopted a Format and Explanatory Notes for Periodic Reporting on the protection of the world’s cultural and natural sites on the UNESCO List. Reporting will be done on a regional basis and over 6-years cycle. There is an obvious need to handle the comprehensive information that will result.At a meeting on periodic reporting on 1 July 2003, during the ...
Organized by: the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO, IUCN, and the Natural Heritage Protection Fund (Russia) with support from the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety at the International Academy for Nature Conservation, Isle of Vilm.
Organized by: the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO, IUCN, and the Natural Heritage Protection Fund (Russia) with support from the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety at the International Academy for Nature Conservation, Isle of Vilm. The Seminar dealt in lectures, case studies and discussions with the following topics:− Implementation of the World ...
The meeting on 9-10 July 2007, which focuses on management of World Heritage sites, will bring together site managers from German speaking countries and serve to inform German site managers about the Periodic Reporting exercise.
The meeting will be held during the 27th Session of the Committee
Information concerning the forthcoming 27th Session of the World Heritage CommitteeRegional Programme for the Arab StatesLinking Universal and Local Values: Managing a Sustainable Future for World Heritage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-24 May 2003
These conclusions and recommendations were agreed upon by the participants at the conference Linking Universal and Local Values: Managing a Sustainable Future for World Heritage (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-24 May 2003). The conference was attended by representatives from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Canada, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, France, Georgia, ...
The First Joint European and World Heritage network (Nicosia, Cyprus, 7 to 11 May2003) is co-organized by the Council of Europe and UNESCO’s World HeritageCentre. The main objective of the meeting is to bring together the nationalcoordinators for the Council of Europe’s HEREIN programme and the national focalpoints for UNESCO’s periodic reporting exercise. Representatives ...
Organized by the World Heritage Centre in cooperation with the Municipal Government of Chandigarh and the Chandigarh School of Architecture. It saw participation from thirty experts from the region. Presentations on properties and sites of Modern Heritage, prepared by individual experts, included among others the Oval Maidan and Marine Drive in Mumbai, and Chandigarh (India), the Shanghai ...
Information Meeting for States Parties
Wednesday, 22 January 2003
This was the second informational meeting organized for all States Parties representatives of Europe and North America regions (first one being hold in Budapest, Hungary on occasion of the 26th Session of the WH Committee. During the meetings participants were briefed on the periodic report process and provided with a calendar of events and deadlines for the completion of Section I and II of ...
Expected outcomes All World Heritage Site Managers leave the meeting understanding the purpose of periodic reporting, the process and timetable for preparing the national and synthesized reports, their roles and responsibilities, and the next steps.  They are equipped to begin the organisation and drafting of their Section II reports and understand the IT application to do so. Primary ...
Organised by the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS, DOCOMOMO and the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia of Mexico (INAH). Attended by more than 50 persons, two dozen experts who were selected for their professional work and experience in the field of conservation of 19th and 20th century heritage, debated the issues of identification, protection and conservation of properties and sites ...
"Strategies for the world's cultural heritage - preservation in a globalised world: principles, practices, perspectives"
Preliminary workshops , 11 to 12 November, venues to be announced.
Virtual Heritage Congress (EISRY, ISU, WHC). Call for Papers, deadline 31 May 2002.
Bishkek Global Mountain Summit
29-Oct-2002 - 01-Nov-2002
Organized by the Government of Kyrgyzstan in collaboration with various UN agencies including UNESCO, FAO, UNEP, UNDP, UNU and other international organizations.
Technology and New Media for Documentation, Preservation, Management, Sustainable Tourism and Education.
International conference to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.
[in French only] A l'occasion des 20 ans de son inscription sur la Liste du patrimoine mondial, et des 30 ans de la Charte de l'UNESCO, l'Institut Claude Nicolas Ledoux propose des rencontres qui auront lieu le 20 septembre 2002 sur le thème : « Patrimoine mondial - Patrimoines industriels ».
"Image, Use and Heritage - The Reception of Architecture of the Modern Movement".
Ename Center for Public Archaeology, Province of East-Flanders.
"The Politics of World Heritage"
02-Sep-2002 - 04-Sep-2002
International Institute for Culture Tourism and Development (IICTD) 2 to 11 September: Johannesburg 2002: World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (South Africa) (Rio + 10).Information: http://www.johannesburgsummit.org
Adopted on the occasion of the meeting of African experts on heritage managementheld in Johannesburg from 19th to 23rd August 2002, as a parallel event to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, under the auspices of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
The 26th session of the World Heritage Committee was taken as an occasion to brief all the States Parties from Europe and North America on the periodic report process.
Workshop participants gathered to assess the marine biodiversity of the tropical realm and identify opportunities to expand World Heritage coverage of areas of Outstanding Universal Value (OUV). The primary objectives of the workshop were to: Reach expert consensus on tropical coastal, marine, and small island ecosystems for potential nomination as World Heritage sites. Identify ...
Regional Experts Meeting on Plantation systems in the Carribean
Regional Experts Meeting on Plantation systems in the Carribean, Paramaribo, Suriname, 17-19 July, 2001
States Parties Meeting towards a joint nomination of areas of the Alpine Arc for the World Heritage List (Turin, Italy 5-8 July 2001)
Information Meeting for States Parties
Friday, 16 February 2001
Information Meeting for States Parties
Regional Experts Meeting on Cultural Landscapes in Central America, San José, Costa Rica, September 27-29, 2000
World Heritage Fossil Sites Workshop
22-Sep-2000 - 01-Oct-2000
The meeting participants wished to bring to the attention of all relevant organisations and authorities concerned with World Heritage, fossil sites and geological sites the following points and recommendations from the meeting, bearing in mind the forthcoming World Heritage Committee meeting in Cairns. The conference brought together representatives from World Heritage Fossil sites ...
Final report Saouma-Forero, Galia,Expert Meeting on Authenticity and Integrity in an African Context; Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe; 2000 Authenticity and Integrity Summary of ICCROM Position Paper, Amsterdam 1998 Jukka Jokilehto in collaboration with Joseph King (02 February 2000) 1. Integrated Strategic Process The World Heritage Convention identifies as the duty of the States Parties to ...
The Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention were initially drafted in 1978 to inform States Parties to the World Heritage Convention of the principles which guide the work of the 21 member intergovernmental World Heritage Committee. The Guidelines provide advice concerning the establishment of the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in ...
Regional Experts Meeting on Cultural Landscapes in Eastern Europe, Bialystok, Poland, 29 September - 3 October, 1999
The meeting was attended by representatives from Australia, the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, the United States of America and Vanuatu, representatives from the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and ...
Expert Meeting on African Cultural Landscapes, Tiwi, Kenya, March 9-14, 1999
Expert Meeting - The World heritage Convention and Cultural Landscapes in Africa
Leading international architects, urban planners and mayors will gather in Valencia, Spain's third largest city, July 2-4 for an International Conference on Architecture and Cities for the 21st Century, to explore the crucial issues affecting our cities, the people who build them and those who live in them. These are issues of universal concern, especially as rapid urbanisation means that ...
Leading international architects, urban planners and mayors will gather in Valencia, Spain's third largest city, July 2-4 for an International Conference on Architecture and Cities for the 21st Century, to explore the crucial issues affecting our cities, the people who build them and those who live in them.These are issues of universal concern, especially as rapid urbanisation means that ...
Regional Thematic Meeting on Cultural Landscapes in the Andes, Arequipa / Chivay, Peru, May 17-22, 1998
The Symposium will focus on:Grassroots mobilization and professionalism in conservation workConservation politics and policiesEconomic development, conservation and quality of lifeThe symposium program includes on-site case studies at local cultural and historic sites with visits to the National Palace Museum, Di-Hwa Street, Chingshan Temple, Lungshan Temple, Pao-An Temple, Confucius Temple ...
Draft agenda Venue: UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (PROAP)920 Sukhumvit Road (between soi 40 and 42) Tel: (66-2) 391-0879 ext.146 Thursday 20 November 8.00-8.30 Registration 8.30Welcome by Mr Victor Ordoñez, Director of UNESCO PROAPIntroduction of participants 9.00LEAP-PROJECT STRUCTURE AND OBJECTIVESPresentation by Mr Richard Engelhardt, UNESCO Regional ...
We wish to inform you that from Octobre 5 to Octobre 10 1997, Laval University, in Quebec, will host ForumUNESCO International Seminar under the theme "Universities and Heritage: Towards a New Convergence". Sponsored by UNESCO General Director M. Federico Mayor, this event will gather professionals, students and teachers working in the field of heritage, from various regions of the world.The ...
June 10, 1997, New York, NY -- The UNESCO World Heritage Centre today announced its support for BikeAbout's educational Internet adventure in the Mediterranean as they endeavor to increase awareness of, and access to, World Heritage sites in the region.BikeAbout-the Mediterranean is the first fully "wired" circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea by bicycle. The all-volunteer, international ...
The Round Table on the Use of the Internet in the Promotion of National Heritage and Cultural Tourism in Central Asia is being organized by UNESCO and the Kazak Institute of Archeology, in Almaty, from 23 to 24 September 1997.During the Round Table, eminent scientists and decision-makers from Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan will explore the national heritage of ...
Asia-Pacific World Heritage Youth Forum
15-Sep-1997 - 21-Sep-1997
The Asia-Pacific World Heritage Youth Forum in Beijing, China, 15-21 September 1997, will gather some 100 students and teachers from 21 countries in the region.  The objective is to involve young people in World Heritage preservation and promotion through discussions and creative workshops at the World Heritage sites of The Great Wall, Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian and the Imperial ...
In an effort to encourage coordinated disaster planning, mitigation and relief, the United Nations General Assembly established 1990-2000 as the international Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR).As disaster management strategies evolve at local, national and international levels, it is essential to assure inclusion of the cultural heritage - sites, structures and monuments, as well ...
Preservation Seminar in Brazil
27-Jul-1997 - 30-Jul-1997
ICOMOS Brasil has announced the II International Seminar on Roads to Preservation, to be celebrated at the Museu Brasileiro de Escultura in Sao Paulo from 27-30 July. Topics will include international charters, land use legislation, land use for archaeological and urban sites, linkage between cultural and natural heritage sites.
Monographic topic: Art and technology in the work of Antoni Gaudi Gaudi's architecture tends to be approached from one of two viewpoints, one stressing its artistic aspects and the other its technical innovations. However, as study deepens on the subject it becomes clear that in Gaudi the two concepts are indivisible; the mechanical, geometric and construction features are at the service of ...
Seminar in Joya de Ceren
07-Jul-1997 - 11-Jul-1997
The long-awaited international seminar on the management and conservation of Joya de Ceren and its surroundings (El Salvador) will be held from 7-11 July 1997. The seminar was preceded by a two-year process of studies and diagnoses on different aspects of conservation and management of the site. The substantive working document produced which will be the basis for discussions between national ...
The Treasures of Mount Athos
21-Jun-1997 - 31-Dec-1997
Discover the TREASURED RELICS OF ORTHODOXY by means of the FULL catalogue of the exhibition.
The Association of Independent Museums will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 1997. Joint hosts for this special anniversary conference will be the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and the Ironbridge Institute (University of Birmingham). The historic Ironbridge Gorge provides a fitting venue for this year's theme of 'Spirit of Time and Place'. The seminar programme will be ...
Africa Revisited
02-Dec-1996 - 07-Dec-1996
During the 20th Section of the World Heritage the exhibition Africa Revisited took place. It was designed and produced by Galia Saouma-Forero. The exhibition “Africa Revisited” was produced from information drawn from the first Global Strategy meeting in Harare in 1995 and the preparation of the meeting of Addis Ababa. The exhibition highlighted the diversity and fragility of ...
Expert Meeting on European Cultural Landscapes of Outstanding Universal Value, Vienna, Austria, 21 April 1996
Expert Meeting on 'Evaluation of general Principles and Criteria for Nomination of natural World Heritage Sites', Parc national de la Vanoise, France, March 22-24, 1996
The expert meeting on "Evaluation of general principles and criteria for nominations of natural World Heritage sites" was held from 22 to 24 March 1996 at the Parc National de la Vanoise (France) at the kind invitation of the French Ministry for the Environment. Twenty experts representing natural and cultural heritage disciplines participated in their individual capacity (see List of ...
The scientific conception and preparation of the Harare meeting was set up by a scientificcommittee which met at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 9 June 1995.
The Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Associative Cultural Landscapes, New South Wales, Australie April 27-29, 1995
Regional Thematic Study Meeting 'Asian Rice Culture and its Terraced Landscape', Manila, Philippines, 28 March - 4 April, 1995
Expert Meeting on Heritage Canals, Chaffey Lock, Canada, September 15-19,1994
A double objective motivated the meeting organized by ICOMOS within the framework of the studies requested by the world Heritage Committee : the analysis of the various indicative lists prepared by the European countries, which have been convoked on this occasion, to avoid propositions which muld be of a repetition nature, to elaborate , in so far as it would be possible, a doctment which ...
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