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The 21st session of the General Assembly will be held at UNESCO Headquarters, 14-15 November 2017. In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1 of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention will hold its 21st session during the 39th session of the General Conference of ...
CIPA is the Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation for the International Committee on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). CIPA2017, the 26th biennial symposium, will be held from August 28 to September 1, 2017, in Ottawa, Canada. CIPA2017 will focus on Digital Workflows for Conservation. The rapid rise in new digital technologies has revolutionized the practice of recording heritage ...
41st session of the Committee
02-Jul-2017 - 12-Jul-2017
Relevant information regarding the session will be put online as soon as it becomes available Programme,Side Events All about the 41st World Heritage Committee session as well as important information on the programme and conference venue.  Available soon More--> Contact,Organisers Find a list of relevant contacts for specific requests to the ...
World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2017 “Memory: Lost and Recovered Heritage” 25 June- 4 July 2017, Poland ©  Prior to the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the International Cultural Centre in Krakow are proud to hold the Heritage Youth ...
There has been much discussion about possible strategies for the nominations on the UNESCO World Heritage List of the impact of maritime trade on the cultures and civilizations between East and West often referred to as the ‘Maritime Silk Routes’. The aim of this UNESCO Expert Meeting for the World Heritage Nomination Process of the Maritime Silk Routes, which will be held on 30-31 May 2017 ...
The Central Asian Sub-Regional Meeting on Sustainable Tourism and Development Initiatives will focus on three major goals: the strengthening of coordination and the improvement of collaboration amongst relevant stakeholders in Central Asia; the challenges and opportunities in tourism development on the Silk Roads; and solutions and methods for future tourism development. The ...
An Information and exchange session for States Parties to the World Heritage Convention as well as an Orientation session for Committee members, on the occasion of 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (Krakow, Poland, 2 - 12 July 2017) will be held on Tuesday 23 May 2017 in Room XI. Agendas Information and exchange sessionAgenda Orientation ...
 International consultative workshop (2017) Conservation and management of the World Heritage properties of religious interest in Asia-Pacific © Vincent Ko Hon Chiu / Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns Thanks to the support of Thailand, the International consultative workshop on conservation and management of the World Heritage of religious interest, ...
The first Francophone African World Heritage Youth Forum will take place from 26 April to 5 May 2017 in Burkina Faso near the Ruins of Loropéni World Heritage site. The principal objectives are to increase awareness among French-speaking African youth on issues related to the protection and preservation of World Heritage and to create a sustainable platform that will enhance the participation ...
The World Heritage Center, in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund, is calling for papers to be included in its forthcoming publication entitled: Community Involvement in the Management of World Heritage in Africa. The main objective of this publication is to publicize endogenous site management practices and share successful experiences with a view to contributing to the ...
Call For Applications International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 201728 August to 16 September 2017, Japan © copyright / author / description The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, 19 April 2017. The Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University Kyoto, Japan, is organizing ...
TODAY at 11AM CET, participate in the first “Unite4Heritage Talks”!On this International Day for Monuments and Sites, a panel of experts will tell more on UNESCO’s work for the protection and promotion of World Heritage. Join the Facebook Live conversation! ...
Dates: 15 – 26 September 2017 Place: University of Tsukuba, Japan Organized by the World Heritage Studies and the Certificate Programme on Nature Conservation (CPNC) at the University of Tsukuba, in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS.   The CBWNCL  Heritage Conservation is an evolving practice, and one of the current debates focuses on identifying and ...
ICOMOS Germany and the German Commission for UNESCO supported by the German Aerospace Center, will organize an international expert meeting in Berlin, 6-8 April 2017, which is in line with the implementation of the Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative, as well as the World Heritage Committee’s decision regarding studies and research on technological heritage connected with space ...
During a special event at the Monaco Yacht Club on 4 April 2017, UNESCO’s World Heritage Marine Programme, IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will launch the results of the project “Identifying possible World Heritage marine sites in the Arctic Region”. The project identified seven areas that best represent the Arctic Oceans’ most unique ...
UNESCO at the world’s largest tourism fair ITB Berlin 2017 © Hubert Farke / Wadden Sea (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands) From 8 to 12 March 2017, the Wadden Sea World Heritage site is organizing a stand on sustainable tourism at the world’s largest tourism fair ITB Berlin. Partnering with the UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme, the Wadden Sea offers a ...
Call for applications World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2017“Memory: Lost and Recovered Heritage” 25 June- 4 July 2017, Poland ©  Deadline for submitting applications is 3 April 2017 Prior to the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and ...
A UNESCO regional conference on “Cultural heritage and identity: an Arab youth perspective” will take place in Carthage (Tunisia) from 1 to 3 March 2017. This event will foster discussion of endangered heritage with Arab youth through the themes of peacebuilding, social cohesion, rights and dialogue. It aims to support youth’s effective participation in heritage protection and peacebuilding, ...
The 2017 Lumbini International Steering Committee (ISC) Meeting will be taken place from 17 to 19 February 2017 in Lumbini, Nepal. In January 2015, a very first cross-cutting Lumbini ISC Meeting was jointly organized in Lumbini by the Nepali authorities and UNESCO, bringing together high-level officials of the Nepali Government, representatives of the local authorities, international ...
The first Francophone African World Heritage Youth Forum will take place from 26 April to 5 May 2017 in Burkina Faso at the Ruins of Loropéni World Heritage site. The principal objectives are to increase awareness among French-speaking African youth on issues related to the protection and preservation of World Heritage and to create a sustainable platform that will enhance the participation ...
The Fifth Transboundary Platform Meeting on the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place on the 9th and 10th of February 2017. This fifth meeting is part of a joint European Union and UNESCO initiative in close cooperation with the Albanian and Macedonian authorities to strengthen ...
This course on Linking Nature and Culture in World Heritage Site Management, to be held at Røros, is the first major activity of the World Heritage Leadership Programme, and the start of a process to set a new standard to link nature and culture practice in World Heritage Sites.  The course curriculum has been developed through a series of activities.  Among them was the curriculum developed ...
The workshop is hosted by the City of Siena and organized by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice, Italy), in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The workshop will be structured over 2 days along the following thematic panels: Integrating historic walls within management systems; Sustainable use and conservation of historic walls; and, ...
This third thematic session is a part of the national symposium on learnings from Gorkha earthquake: reconstruction, risk reduction and preparedness. it will present a detailed and comprehensive view of lessons from the Gorkha earthquake and issues and challenges for reconstruction of cultural heritage.The session will include presentations and discussions and ...
CIPA is the Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation for the International Committee on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). CIPA2017, the 26th biennial symposium, will be held from August 28 to September 1, 2017, in Ottawa, Canada. CIPA2017 will focus on Digital Workflows for Conservation.The rapid rise in new digital technologies has revolutionized the practice of recording heritage places. ...
The 7th seminar of the UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN-UNESCO network on “Culture, Tourism and Development” organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne / IREST – EIREST, Association of French World Heritage Properties and ICOMOS France will be held on 14 December 2016. The Seminar will focus on the development of UNESCO World Heritage sites in ...
Grand Palais, South-East Gallery - 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8thFree admission| Every day (except Tuesdays) from 10 am to 8 pm and on Wednesdays until 10 pm. With exceptional digital techonologies, the Eternal Sites exhibition offers an unprecedented immersive experience at the heart of four major archaeological sites of the universal heritage: the ancient capital of King Sargon ...
The training course “Nature Management for the Proposed Extension of the World Heritage Property: Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region” will take place in Tushemisht, Albania, on 6 and 7 December 2016. The training course aims to build capacities for implementing nature management actions based on cross-sectoral cooperation for the proposed extension to the Albanian part of the ...
Launched as a pilot programme on the occasion of the 3rd International Forum on Local Economic Development in 2015, with a first international workshop on the management of food-productive landscapes in UNESCO designated sites, the Academy is based in Turin, Italy. The main objective of the programme is to contribute to the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ...
The 13th Bamiyan Expert Working Group Meeting will be held at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, from 1 to 3 December 2016. A set of recommendations for future safeguarding actions for the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley World Heritage property, Afghanistan will be released at the meeting. The Meeting will be attended by the Governor of Bamiyan ...
The Agency for the Promotion and Development of the North (APDN) of the Kingdom of Morocco and the World Heritage Centre are organizing an international reflection workshop on the project of nomination of Tangier’s urban heritage for inscription on the World Heritage List. This workshop will bring together national and local institutions responsible for heritage conservation as well as ...
The 5th Annual Coordination Meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage-related Category 2 Institutes and Centres will be hosted  by UNESCO Category 2 Centre on ‘Natural World Heritage Management and Training for the Asia Pacific Region’ at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India on 22  November 2016. On this occasion, the Centre is also organizing  thematic sessions on a Consultative Dialogue ...
The UNESCO Expert Meeting for Preparation of the Serial Transnational World Heritage Nomination “Silk Roads: Fergana – Syrdarya Corridor” will take place in Kyzylorda (Kazakhstan) on 14 November 2016. This Expert Meeting aims to continue the close consultation and coordination between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for the preparation of the “Fergana-Syrdarya Corridor” ...
To operationalize the Policy for the integration of a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention, the participants of the Vilm workshop elaborated an action plan, which was produced as an aspirational set of activities and timescales for the implementation of the policy, aiming to engage all the stakeholders of the Convention, at international, ...
[in French only] 6ème édition de la formation internationale intensive "Construire ensemble l'avenir des sites patrimoniaux : Elaborer et mettre en œuvre une gestion durable" Bourgogne (France), du 3 au 14 avril 2017 Le Réseau Grands Sites de France lance dès à présent l'appel à candidatures pour la 6ème édition de la formation internationale intensive "Construire ensemble l'avenir des ...
When, local time: Tuesday, 8 November 2016 -10:00am to 6:00pm Where: Morocco, Marakkech Type of Event: Category 7-Seminar and Workshop Contact: p.dogse@unesco.org The sessions held at the UNESCO Pavilion throughout this thematic day will serve to explore how UNESCO designated sites can support the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 ...
The St. Kitts and Nevis National Commission for UNESCO and the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society, with assistance from UNESCO through the World Heritage Centre and the Cluster Office for the Caribbean, will host a two-day capacity-building workshop focused on the conservation and management of military type architecture World Heritage sites in the Caribbean sub-region, from 8 to 9 ...
The Ministry of Culture of Angola, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO, is organizing the Third International Roundtable on Mbanza Kongo, candidate to the World Heritage List, with the participation of national and international experts, from various fields of social and human sciences with the aim to discuss issues connected to the candidacy of the Historic Centre of ...
Lisbon, Portugal In 2015, representatives of 195 countries met in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) to discuss the impact of climate change on societies, their livelihoods and their cultural heritage. Evidence suggests that torrential downpours, violent and unexpected storms, heat waves, new records in pollution and landslides are increasingly ...
Co-organized by UNESCO and the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARCWH), the International Conference on World Heritage Sites and Museums will take place in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, from 2 to 3 November 2016, in cooperation also with ALECSO, ICCROM, ICOM, ICOMOS, and IUCN.   The World Heritage Convention, with its 192 States Parties and 1052 cultural, natural and mixed sites, ...
When, local time:  Monday, 31 October 2016 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 1:00pm Where:  United Republic of Tanzania, Zanzibar Type of Event:  Category 7-Seminar and Workshop The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) in collaboration with ICCROM are proposing a training course for African States Parties.Africa, as a developing region, must increasingly ...
The fourth Transboundary Platform Meeting of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place on 27 and 28 October 2016. This fourth meeting on transboundary cooperation is part of a European Union and UNESCO initiative aiming to reinforce conservation and sustainable development in the entire Lake ...
This report explores the role of culture in sustainable urban development and aims to become a policy framework document to support national and local governments in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Urban Development as well as the New Urban Agenda, adopted at the Habitat III conference held in Quito, Ecuador from 17 to 20 October 2016.  The launch is taking place as a ...
40th session of the Committee
24-Oct-2016 - 26-Oct-2016
By Decision 40 COM 17, the World Heritage Committee, decided to continue the work of its 40th session at UNESCO’s Headquarters in the course of October 2016. Therefore, please save the date for this meeting which will take place in Room II at UNESCO’s Headquarters from 24 to 26 October 2016. More detailed information regarding this meeting will be available in due ...
The Second Meeting of European World Heritage Associations is being organized by the Spanish Group of World Heritage Cities and the Segovia City Council, with the support of the Association des biens français de patrimoine mondial (ABFPM), the Associazione Beni Italiani Patrimonio Mondiale and the Nordic World Heritage Network. The meeting will be held in Segovia (Spain) on 20 and 21 October ...
The symposium was initiated in response to the decision of the World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of the Historic City of Ayutthaya World Heritage Site. The Committee recommended that Thailand hold “an international symposium, in collaboration with UNESCO and the Advisory Bodies, to debate on the conservation philosophy of brick-associated sites, together with academics ...
From 19 to 21 October 2016, the UNESCO Office in Tashkent will organize, in close collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the Board of Monuments of Uzbekistan, a consultation meeting in Bukhara (Uzbekistan) to discuss the application of the UNESCO Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscape (HUL, 2011) at two historic centres located within the World Heritage properties ...
The workshop will apply a participatory methodology based upon the UNESCO World Heritage Resource Manual: Managing Disaster Risks for World Heritage (2010). Special focus will be devoted to geohazards risk preparedness, with particular emphasis on landslides, seismic events, floods, and wild fires, through the participation of an interdisciplinary team of highly qualified international ...
A Regional Course will take place in the Lake Ohrid region between 4 and 13 October 2016. This Course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches aims at providing heritage practitioners with the necessary tools to engaging communities in the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. The course is organized in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared ...
From the 3 to the 7 October 2016, the Category 2 Centre, Lucio Costa Centre in cooperation with the Latin American and the Caribbean unit of the World Heritage Centre will hold the “Workshop on the fundamental concepts and methodologies for the implementation of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972)” towards the elaboration of the Capacity ...
On 14 September 2016, the Paraguay National Secretary of Tourism (SENATUR) will hold the inauguration of the new accessible infrastructure on the Jesuit Mission of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná, which will take place in the City of Trinidad, in the Department of Itapua. In the framework of the engagement assumed by Paraguay for an accessible tourism policy, the SENATUR, through the ...
From the 14 to the 16 September 2016, the Paraguay National Secretary of Tourism (SENATUR) and the Ministry of Education and Culture, through the Paraguay National Commission for cooperation with UNESCO and UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet), will hold the 2nd national and 1st international Youth Forum on Heritage: “Accessible World Heritage” In the framework of the ...
UNESCO Sites - Climate Change - Space Technology The International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the auspices of UNESCO and the Huangshan City Administration, custodians of the World Mixed Heritage site and Global Geopark of Huangshan Mountains, will convene the 2nd Huangshan Dialogue in September 2016. The theme of the 2nd Huangshan Dialogue is ...
The Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University Kyoto, Japan is organizing the 11th International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage in Japan from 10 to 26 September 2016 under the UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, in cooperation with UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS/ICORP. Climate change is ...
IUCN World Conservation Congress
01-Sep-2016 - 10-Sep-2016
Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges. The Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, ...
Building a global network of site managers
27-Aug-2016 - 31-Aug-2016
Building a global network of site managers World Heritage marine managers share a wealth of solutions and best practices on how to deal with the conservation challenges they face. Bringing these success stories together in ways that make them suitable for replication in other marine areas, is a central part of our work. Our Best Practice Guide for site managers shares ...
The ETCAEH program is one of the initiators of the post-graduate education in the field of integrated heritage protection both at national and European level. Since its establishment in 2005, a group of leading international experts from different universities and institutions have been implementing innovative forms of education to respond to various global cultural contexts and provenances ...
BASEhabitat International Summer School
18-Jul-2016 - 01-Aug-2016
BASEhabitat, the partener of UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, is a Studio within the Department Architecture at the University of Art and Design in Linz. The Summer School 2016 on modern earthen architecture and bamboo constrcutions will take place in Austria from 18th July - 1st August 2016.For more details on the progamme and application of the summer school, please visit ...
An event to discuss experiences around private sector support for World Heritage will take place during the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee.Best practices in partnerships with private sector companies and foundations will be shared, outlining their contribution to the protection of outstanding natural and cultural sites.
Follow-up activities to the Helsinki Action Plan Periodic Reporting in Europe and North America © UNESCO / Jérémie Claeys On the occasion of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee, the Europe and North America unit is organizing a side event for Focal Points in the region to exchange on follow-up activities to the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting. The Helsinki ...
The Workshop for Cultural Landscape and Sustaining its Significance – Bhutan 2016 will be held in Paro and Thimphu, Bhutan, from 12 July to 3 August 2016. The workshop is aiming to assist the development of management frameworks for two selected cultural landscape sites in Paro, Bhutan. The workshop, co-organized by the Department of Culture, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Bhutan, ...
Terra 2016 is the twelfth in a series of international events organised since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals and experts, and a broad audience around earthen architectures.  The 2016 edition will focus mainly on issues dealing with sustainable development, particularly in urban areas. This event will gather more than 800 participants from the fields of heritage ...
At the request of a number of Members of the World Heritage Committee, an Orientation Session for members of the Committee is organized to allow for better preparations for the Committee. session.This session is organized notably for new Committee members. Interpretation in English and French will be provided. PresentationEnglish ...
40th session of the Committee
10-Jul-2016 - 20-Jul-2016
40th session of the Committee
World Heritage Youth Forum 2016 At the Crossroads of Multi-Layered Heritage © copyright / author / description As part of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO and the Istanbul Site Management Directorate are organizing the World Heritage Youth Forum ...
This Research Seminar is organised based on the themes defined by the 1st Public call for Research projects from Lucio Costa Centre and the 2nd Public call for Submissions from Lucio Costa Centre both published during the first semester of 2015 and is aimed at satisfying the objectives regarding research activities set by the Centre. Objective Promote a broad and advisable debate among the ...
The Fifth Management Planning Workshop, in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place in Udënisht, Pogradec area, Albania, on 22 and 23 June 2016. The workshop will focus on governance systems and more specifically on the identification of mechanisms for the involvement and ...
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s highest honour in the heritage field. It recognises the best restoration projects; the most impressive research; the most dedicated heritage professionals and volunteers; and the finest awareness raising, training and educational programmes. Architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, professionals and ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an information and exchange session for the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention on the occasion of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (Istanbul, Turkey, from 1 to 20 July 2016).  This meeting will take place in Room XI (Fontenoy) from 10 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Simultaneous interpretation of the ...
IUCN and Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage Call for application TABE’A Programme Training Series: Tentative Lists and Nomination preparation for Natural World Heritage sites. World Heritage Nominations: application of the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value (SoOUV) 7-10 November 2016| Manama, Bahrain Background Tabe’a is partnership regional programme for natural World ...
This year the ICOMOS Annual General Assembly and Advisory Committee will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 15-21 October 2016, on the generous invitation of ICOMOS Turkey. In addition to the Annual General Assembly, there will be an Extraordinary General Assembly that will take place on the same morning on 19 October. The agenda of the Annual General Assembly will focus on receiving the ...
Safeguarding African World Heritage as a Driver for Sustainable Development International Conference (31 May- 3 June 2016) Ngorongoro Conservation Area (United Republic of Tanzania) © OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection/ Chris Morton The international conference " Safeguarding African World Heritage as a Driver of Sustainable Development" co-organized by UNESCO World ...
The event is convened within the framework of ‘The Afghanistan Heritage & Extractive Industries Development Initiative’, a UNESCO programme financed by the World Bank through the Afghan Ministries of Mines & Petroleum and of Finance, aiming specifically at ensuring the protection of cultural heritage sites within mining areas in the country. The Symposium will serve as a platform to ...
The Workshop on 'Development of Risk Mitigation Plans on flood: Models, Challenges and Opportunities' was held in Havana, Cuba from 24 to 25 May 2016, organized by UNESCO Havana, in close cooperation with the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (Category 1 institute of UNESCO), with the participation of the Cuban National Commission for UNESCO, the Provincial Institute of Physical ...
#culturecannotwait: Many different types of professionals respond to an unfolding crisis. This course provides strategies for interlocking culture specialists with humanitarian specialists during an emergency situation and aims to unify these sometimes conflicting perspectives. The course imparts practical skills and knowledge for taking simple measures to secure and stabilize endangered ...
The call for applications for the new edition of the Masters in "World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development", offered by the University of Turin, the Polytechnic of Turin, (University of Barcelona for the Spanish edition)  and the International Training Centre of the ILO, in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and ICCROM, is now open. The programme is intended for ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing, in collaboration with its partners, a travelling exhibition entitled “African World Heritage: a pathway for development”, which will be displayed on the railings of UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 18 May to 14 June 2016 and will then be disseminated worldwide in digital format. The primary objective of this initiative is to raise awareness among ...
The Fourth Management Planning Workshop, in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place in Tushemisht, Albania, on 12 and 13 May 2016. The workshop will be an opportunity to present the progress to date on the development of the management planning document required for the ...
The training course “Promoting nature, culture and World Heritage in the Lake Ohrid region” in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place in Pogradec and Tushemisht, Albania, on 10 and 11 May 2016. The training course aims to provide participants with the necessary tools and ...
World Heritage Youth Forum (2016) Africa
28-Apr-2016 - 04-May-2016
This forum will address young people and seek to provide a sustainable platform for youth in Africa that could increase the involvement of youth in the promotion and protection of World Heritage in Africa, and also deliver essential feedback to UNESCO, the World Heritage Committee and the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) on youth challenges, accomplishments and actions related to the ...
During the Cultural Atlas Workshop, which will take place on 26 April 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan, the Royal University of Bhutan and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre will be introducing the very first Bhutan Cultural Atlas Brochure. The team of experts that collaborated on the Bhutan Cultural Atlas was composed of representatives of the Institute of Language and Culture Studies of the Royal ...
The 2016 Lumbini International Steering Committee Meeting will take place from 19 to 21 April 2016 in Lumbini and will be opened by the Director-General of UNESCO as part of her first official visit to Nepal. In January 2015, a very first cross-cutting Lumbini International Steering Committee (ISC) Meeting was jointly organized in Lumbini by the Nepali authorities and UNESCO, bringing ...
As requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session in 2015 (Bonn, Germany), a joint World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) Reactive Monitoring mission will be undertaken during 19-23 April 2016 to assess the overall state of conservation of the property, including factors that constitute a serious threat to the property, and provide ...
The Collaborative and Integrated Management of Protected and Heritage Landscapes Training, which is part of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place on 31 March – 1 April 2016 in the Lin Peninsula, Albania. Management of the potential extension of the World Heritage property “Natural and ...
A regional meeting for strengthening the role of local communities in the management and conservation of World Heritage sites in the Arab States will be held at the Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) in Mauritania from 27 to 29 March 2016.The meeting will be organized by the World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Office for Maghreb in Rabat, in collaboration with the PNBA. Within the ...
The third Transboundary Platform Meeting of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place on 7 March 2016. This third meeting on transboundary cooperation is part of a European Union and UNESCO initiative aiming to reinforce conservation and sustainable development through management ...
The World Heritage Centre will organize on 3 March 2016, in collaboration with the Secretariat of other Conventions in the field of Culture, a special information session for the Students of the Master in "World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development" of the Turin School of Development, which is part of the International Training Centre (ITC) of the International Labour Organization ...
The World Natural Heritage Management and Training Centre for Asia and the Pacific Region, a Category II Centre at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII, India) will co-organize a workshop under the auspices of UNESCO. The International Training Workshop on “Enhancing Capacity for Effective Management of Coastal and Marine World Heritage Sites of the Asia-Pacific Region,” organized jointly ...
On 25 February 2016, scientific experts will convene at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, to strengthen scientific partnerships to support the nomination of Sanganeb Atoll and Dungonab Bay-Mukkawar Island Marine Protected Areas as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The meeting is organized at the initiative of Cousteau and made possible through the support of the United Kingdom Darwin ...
On 25 and 26 February 2016, scientific experts will convene at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, to discuss potential new World Heritage marine sites in the Arctic. The meeting is part of a new project led by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The work is made possible through the generous support ...
At the request of a number of Members of the World Heritage Committee, an Orientation Session for members of the Committee is organized early in the year to allow for better preparations for the Committee session. This session is organized notably for new Committee members and is held in addition to the one which traditionally takes place the day before the opening of the ordinary session of ...
Sustainable management of the World Heritage properties of religious interest First thematic expert consultation meeting focused on South-Eastern and Mediterranean Europe (2016) © © Nicolas Economou Photography - Rila Monastery – Bulgaria Thanks to the support of Bulgaria, the first Thematic expert consultation meeting on sustainable management of the World Heritage ...
The stakeholders consultation meeting on “East Rennell, World Heritage site in Danger (Solomon Islands)” will take place in Sanya (China) from 1 to 2 February 2016. The meeting is organized by the International Centre on Space Technology for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) which is a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO, and within the framework of the World Heritage Small ...
IUCN - Nominate your Heritage Hero!
11-Jan-2016 - 07-Feb-2016
Do you know someone who is doing outstanding conservation work for a natural World Heritage site? Would you like to see this person recognised for their exemplary contribution? If so, get in touch! IUCN is calling for nominations of Heritage Heroes – people who single-handedly take action to help conserve natural World Heritage sites in the face of imminent threats. Three to five Heritage ...
The 6th Seminar of the UNESCO Chair and the UNITWIN-UNESCO Network in  "Culture, Tourism, Development", organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, IREST-EIREST, French World Heritage Sites Association and ICOMOS France. The seminar will explore how living cultural landscapes in France and abroad face the challenge of tourism. The morning session will ...
The city of Pogradec, Albania, is set to host the third Management Planning Workshop and Thematic Training for the Lake Ohrid region from 7 to 10 December 2015. The workshop will bring together a number of stakeholders to advance the work on an integrated management system for the protection and sustainable development of the Lake Ohrid region. The Lake Ohrid stands out as one of the world’s ...
A series of side events is organised at the UNESCO Pavilion/Paris-le Bourget during UNFCCC COP21 on 5 December that invite expert speakers and public to explore how the impacts of climate change are being evidenced and managed at UNESCO designated sites. In support of the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...
Culture Heritage is both impacted by Climate Change and a source of Resiliency, but the relationships are not well understood. The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), for example states that “impacts, such as loss of... cultural heritage, and ecosystem services, are difficult to value and monetize, and thus they are poorly reflected in estimates of losses.” We will examine how to improve the ...
The UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) in Kuwait organize a regional conference on the theme of urban conservation and the role of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in safeguarding the heritage of urban and architectural modernities in the Arab World. This conference will take place in Kuwait from 1 to 3 December ...
The Regional meeting on the Pacific World Heritage Action Plan 2016-2020 will take place in Suva (Fiji) from 1 to 4 December 2015, and is jointly organized by the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO Apia office, Fiji Museum and the Pacific Heritage Hub. The Pacific World Heritage Action Plan (2010-2015) was developed by the Pacific States Parties and endorsed by the World Heritage Committee ...
From 26 to 27 November 2015, the Centre Lucio Costa for Training and Heritage Management located in Rio de Janeiro (C2C-CLC), a category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO created by Agreement between UNESCO and the Government of Brazil in 2010, will hold the 1st Meeting for the establishment of the Administrative Council and the Governing Bodies. The Centre Lucio Costa, one of the eight ...
The National Heritage Board of Poland is honoured to host a Promotional meeting of the Polish edition of “Managing Cultural World Heritage – World Heritage resource manual”, which will take place on 26 and 27 November 2015 in Katowice (Poland). The programme of the meeting is divided into three thematic blocks: The promotion of “Managing Cultural World Heritage – World Heritage resource ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Kazakhstan National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the UNESCO Japanese Funds-in-Trust and the UNESCO Korean Funds-in-Trust Silk Roads projects, is organizing the 4th Meeting of the Coordinating Committee of the Silk Roads Serial World Heritage Nomination from 24 to 26 November 2015 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Together with 5 ...
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of UNESCO, the Czech National Heritage Institute is hosting an international conference on risk factors observed during periodic, annual or ad hoc monitoring, in the Czech Republic and abroad. This conference brings attention to the organisation’s wide scope of action in World Heritage protection. Its aim is to define the risk factors to World Heritage ...
20th General Assembly of States Parties
18-Nov-2015 - 20-Nov-2015
The 20th session of the General Assembly will take place on 19th November 2015 (am) in Room XII and on 18th (pm) and 20th November 2015 in Room II at UNESCO Headquarters. In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1 of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention will hold its 20th session during ...
A workshop - jointly organised by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), the Section on Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction, Natural Sciences Sector of UNESCO, and the Maltese National Commission for UNESCO - will bring together heritage professionals, site managers and emergency responders from South-East European and Mediterranean countries ...
In 2016, over 54 of African Member States of UNESCO will be commemorating the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Fund by addressing challenges, opportunities and prospects they are facing in the implementation of the 1972 World Heritage Convention.In the framework of the 38th session of the General Conference, the UNESCO African Group, together with the World Heritage Centre, is ...
World Heritage High Seas Expert Meeting
29-Oct-2015 - 30-Oct-2015
The World Heritage Marine Programme, in cooperation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is actively exploring how the World Heritage Convention could potentially be applied to protect areas beyond national jurisdiction. The high seas cover almost 50% of our planet and contain the largest amount of living species on earth. Yet this vast area is outside of any ...
IFLA Europe 2015 award granted to UNESCO
16-Oct-2015 - 18-Oct-2015
The IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) EUROPE 2015 award will be presented to UNESCO on the occasion of IFLA Europe’s General Assembly, organized in Lisbon, Portugal from 16-18 October. The 2015 IFLA GA will focus on “Landscape Archetypes, lessons for the future.” UNESCO has been granted the award for the leading role it has played since the adoption of the 1972 World ...
The Association of World Heritage Properties in France (ABFPM) and the City of Strasbourg, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, with the support of the Ministry of Ecology and the Ministry of Culture of France, are organizing the “First Meeting of World Heritage Associations in Europe” on 15 to 16 October 2015 in Strasbourg (France). The establishment of a national ...
The Office for the Protection of the Historical Heritage of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain is organizing the IX National Meeting of World Heritage Managers on 6 to 8 October 2015 in the World Heritage site of Vizcaya Bridge (Getxo), Spain, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2006. The theme of the meeting is “World Heritage: social benefits and ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Information Session for the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention on the occasion of t he 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (UNESCO Headquarters, 18-20 November 2015).  The subject of the Information Session will be the new procedure for elections to the World Heritage Committee adopted by the General Assembly during ...
Showing of the documentary, « On the trail of Timbuktu's Manuscripts » and Round table. Tuesday, 15 September 2015 at 3pm, UNESCO Paris (Room I). A part of humanity’s cultural heritage, exhibitions of art, ancient manuscripts, and places of important memories were vandalized in Tunisia, Iraq and Syria. These losses of cultural assets during times of crisis deprive a nation’s memories, ...
UNESCO Chair Program on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management: International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2015 Organized by the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University In cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, ICOMOS/ICORP Supported by Toyota Foundation “Initiative Program” Dates and ...
For the last ten years, the architectural heritage of the twentieth century has become more and more important at an international level. However, in the Arab region, the heritage of modernity, and more generally the architectural and urban production of the twentieth century is very weakly represented in spite of the initiatives of the various States concerned. In late 2013, “Casablanca” was ...
Conference organized as a 2015 International Year of Light event. Cultural astronomy is concerned with beliefs and practices related to the sky, including the ways in which cultures conceive of and apply notions of light. Participants consider the ways that indigenous viewpoints impact relevant scholarship.
Focus Meeting of the 29th IAU General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union. Since 2008 the International Astronomical Union has worked with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to implement its Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative. Through deliverables such as the ICOMOS–IAU Thematic Study on the Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy (2010) and thePortal to the Heritage ...
Workshop on "Planning for the Conservation and Development of Historic Towns and Urban Areas in Fiji" will be organized in Suva, Fiji from 27 July to 7 August 2015, in cooperation with the Department of Heritage and Arts in Fiji, the World Heritage Centre and the World Heritage Institute of Training & Research for the Asia & the Pacific Region (WHITRAP).  “Levuka Historical Port ...
On the occasion of the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee, the Europe and North America Unit organised a side event to mark the successful conclusion of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting for Europe and North America. This event was an opportunity for the World Heritage Centre to thank all involved in this cycle of Periodic Reporting: the national Focal Points and Site Managers ...
One of the gaps of the World Heritage list, as identified by ICOMOS in 2004, concerns sites that are relevant in the context of aerospace history, i.e. aviation and/or astronautics. This gap persists until today; it has also been considered in the context of the broader discussions of the World Heritage list, such as the discussion of (lack of) coverage of sites both representative of the ...
A partners’ event to discuss experiences around private sector support for World Heritage will take place during the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee. Best practices in partnerships with private sector companies and foundations will be shared, outlining their contribution to the protection of outstanding natural and cultural sites.Thursday, 2 July 2015, 7 - 8 pm, Deutsche Welle ...
Side event during the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee.
[in French only] Du 29 juin au 10 juillet 2015, 13 gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux issus de 11 pays (Burkina Faso, Colombie, Comores, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Irak, RDP Lao, Mali, Moldavie, Sénégal, Togo) participeront à la 5ème édition de la formation internationale intensive "Construire ensemble l'avenir des sites patrimoniaux. Élaborer et mettre en œuvre une gestion durable" organisée ...
The 39th session of the World Heritage Committee will be held in Bonn, Germany, from 28 June to 8 July 2015.
Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Middle East Context and in the Old City of Aleppo in particular (18-19 June 2015) The Old City of Aleppo in 2010 and 2014 © UNITAR-UNOSAT Due to escalation of the conflicts in the Middle East and to the significant destruction of cultural heritage, a meeting was organized by World Heritage Centre with a group of multidisciplinary experts ...
In conjunction with the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee, the World Heritage Young Experts Forum: Youth Involvement in Sustainable Management of World Heritage Sites is organized by the German Commission for UNESCO and the Ministry of Education, Science, Advanced Training and Culture of Rhineland-Palatinate in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre. The objectives are: to ...
UNESCO Chair at Kadir Has University aims to offer summer courses to international and Turkish students with a focus on World Heritage both as an academic field of study and as an applied area of study to discuss various contemporary issues and themes, regarding management of World Heritage and community involvement through use of new media. The field studies will be made at World Heritage ...
Designed to support Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in their efforts to protect the Lake Ohrid area, the second Management Planning Workshop on 3-4 June in Tirana, Albania, will bring together stakeholders from both sides of the Lake to discuss the long-term vision and management objectives for a potential transboundary protection zone for Lake Ohrid. The workshop is ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre invited representatives of StatesParties to the World Heritage Convention to participate in an information and exchange meeting on the 39th session, which will take place from 28 June to 8 July in Bonn, Germany. After a welcome note by the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Prof. Maria Böhmer, the German Commission for UNESCO informed the ...
August 2015 14th at 23h59min (Brasilia time) is the deadline of the 1st Public Call for Submissions of research projects from the Lucio Costa Centre, for the purpose of selecting previously unpublished and individual projects, in Portuguese or Spanish, about “conservation and management of Cultural and Natural Heritagein the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries of South America, and ...
July 2015 15th at 23h59min (Brasilia time) is the deadline of the 2nd Public Call for Submissions from the Lucio Costa Centre, for the purpose of selecting previously unpublished and individual articles, in Portuguese or Spanish and for publication purposes, about “the strategies of valorization of Cultural Heritage in the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries of South America and ...
Within the context of the HUL application in Cuenca (Ecuador), a Visionary Conference will take place lead by the Municipality of Cuenca, the National Institute of Cultural Heritage, the University of Cuenca and WHITRAP (Shanghai). Local Stakeholders and community participants will join this event, as well as international experts will present other cases of public participation and ...
In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Planning & Networking meeting for World Heritage Volunteer events in 2015 will be organized by Open Houses, in charge of European coordination in collaboration with UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) and Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), in cooperation with the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, are organising the 19th International Course on Stone Conservation.  The course adopts a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach and is designed for professionals involved in the conservation ...
In parallel with the 2014-2015 public courses, a digital version of the Study Days programme “Action for World Heritage” will be organized by l’École de Chaillot. They are dedicated to architecture and heritage students of l’Ecole de Chaillot, state urban planners, and also open to all heritage stakeholders in charge of the issues discussed.
The first Management Planning Workshop took place on 25 and 26 March 2015 in Korça, Albania, in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region”, a three-year European Union and UNESCO initiative to reinforce the protection and sustainable development of the Lake Ohrid region. Overall project ...
Within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable Development of Local Communities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)" the World Heritage Centre and UNESCO Apia office will organize a national workshop on the World Heritage for government officials and community representatives, NGOs ...
Culture, reflected in traditions, languages, monuments, music, handicrafts and art around the world, is of immeasurable inherent value to its community of origin. At the same time, culture is a key tourism asset, inspiring millions of tourists to visit new destinations each year. Sustainably managed, tourism can be a considerable force for the promotion and safeguarding of the tangible and ...
Within the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the project was organized in China on 1st to 5th Februrary. Following the overarching goal, the project contributed for youth and youth organizations to build the capacity and deepen their knowledge on issues related to preservation, conservation and promotion World Heritgae effectively. The participants produced videos ...
With the armed conflict that occurred between 2012 and 2013, Mali's cultural heritage, including its ancient manuscripts, was severely damaged. In Timbuktu, many valuable manuscripts were burned or stolen, forcing their owners, communities and local NGOs to exfiltrate them to Bamako, the capital of the country, in the most precarious of conditions. Thanks to the presence of a panel of ...
The second meeting of the International Scientific Committee (ISC) on the development of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is taking place in Lumbini from 23 to 25 January 2015. The meeting is a part of the project "Strengthening the Conservation and Management of Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha (Phase II)” funded by Japanese government and implemented by UNESCO in ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Orientation session for the members of the World Heritage Committee. The purpose of this Orientation session is to inform all members of the World Heritage Committee on the procedures in force as well as on the processes set out in the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, notably for nomination of ...
The “Thinking Ahead” initiative is intended to improve dialogue, communication and transparency among all stakeholders involved in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, with the objective of enhancing the credibility of the Convention. Summary of the meeting English Français A half-day meeting was convened by the Director-General on 21 January 2015 to take stock of ...
UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre is organizing a technical support mission to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, property inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger since 2009. The mission is organized by the World Heritage Centre, in close coordination with the UNESCO Cluster Office in Kingston and the Government of Belize, and is aimed at assisting the State Party of Belize in ...
Within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable Development of Local Communities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)" the World Heritage Centre will organize a national workshop on World Heritage for government officials and community representatives, NGOs and civil society of ...
Terra 2016 is the twelfth in a series of international events organised since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals and experts, and a broad audience around earthen architectures. It will be held from 11 to14 July 2016 at the Centre de Congrès in Lyon, France. The 2016 edition will focus mainly on issues dealing with sustainable development, particularly in urban areas. This event ...
The evolution towards a single tourism activity (accommodation, dining, souvenirs, etc.) and the homogenisation of its commercial and economic fabric may be endangering the quality of World Heritage sites and of their inhabitants’ lives. The 5th seminar of the UNESCO Chair and the UNITWIN-UNESCO Network in "Culture, Tourism, Development" Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne analyses projects ...
The Historic Town of Grand Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, will launch a tree planting initiative on 6 December 2014 to enhance its tree-lined boulevards. On the occasion of the centenary of the creation of the town of Grand Bassam (1914-2014), the Town of Grand Bassam will begin to replant trees along the boulevards of Treich-Lapleine and Bonhoure, in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage House ...
5th HERITY International Conference
04-Dec-2014 - 06-Dec-2014
Services for Culture: a visit of qualityPolicies,  best practices and experiences in managing services for the public at heritage sites. The audience and participants for the 5th Conference are all museums, monuments, libraries, archives and archaeological sites open to the public and under either public or private management. Determining the adequate supply of public services in cultural ...
The Final Meeting for the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise in the Europe Region will take place at the World Heritage property "Fortress of Suomenlinna" on 1-2 December 2014, and will be followed by a field visit to two World Heritage properties. During the meeting, the results of the analysis for the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Europe will be shared with all ...
The International Conference “Religious heritage and tourism: types, trends and challenges” co-organised by the UN World Tourism Organisation, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain and the City Hall of Elche will be held from 27 to 28 November 2014 in Elche, Spain. Relevant information and ...
The Sub-Regional meeting on the Caribbean Action Plan for World Heritage 2014-2019 will take place in Havana (Cuba) from 26 to 28 November 2014, as a follow-up to the adoption by the World Heritage Committee of the Action Plan for World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean Region (Decision 38 COM 10B.4). This meeting is jointly organized by the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO Offices in ...
The International Buddhist Conference is going to be convened at Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Nepal with the objectives of preservation, conservation, renovation, protection and promotion of the Buddhist sites and cultural heritages. Buddhist temples around the world share certain common fundamental features such as architectural design as well as their cultural role in the ...
Special evening event celebrates “A Decade of Conservation Success” As the World Heritage Marine Programme prepares to enter its 10th year, a special evening event dedicated to marine World Heritage at the World Parks Congress (14 November 2014) celebrated a Decade of Conservation Success. The idea for the World Heritage Marine Programme emerged at the previous World Parks Congress, held in ...
At its 19th session (UNECO, 2014), the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention decided (Resolution 19 GA 4, paragraphs 7 et 8) to establish an Open-Ended Working Group to make proposals to amend the Rules of Procedures of the General Assembly in order to achieve the goal of an equitable geographical and cultural representation, including through allocation of seats by region ...
IUCN and its partners Parks Australia and the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service are organizing the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney, Australia from 12-19 November 2014. The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade ...
Extend Deadline: 10 February 2014 Call for papers: “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” ICOMOS Italy has received over 600 abstracts in response to the call for papers for the Symposium “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” which will take place in Florence, Italy, on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 10 to 14 November 2014. Following the request of several ...
The Symposium “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values”  will take place in Florence, Italy, on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 9 to 14 November 2014. The main theme of the Symposium is "Heritage and Landscape as Human Values"  The sub-thems are: Sharing and experiencing the identity of communities through tourism and ...
Terra 2016 is the twelfth in a series of international events organised since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals and experts, and a broad audience gathering around earthen architectures. The congress is organised under the aegis of the ISCEAH Committee of ICOMOS international, in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP). The 2016 edition ...
The conference, organized by the UNESCO Chair in Intangible Heritage and Traditional Know-How: Linking Heritage, will take place from 29 October to 1 November 2014. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 June 2014.  The UNESCO Chair in Intangible Heritage and Traditional Know-How: Linking Heritage was officially launched in March 2013. On the occasion of its first ...
Women: guardians of heritage, keepers of knowledge and know-how, stewards of tradition. Organized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Directorate General of Cultural Heritage and the Department of European and International Affairs under the authority of Mr. Vincent Berjot, Director General of Cultural Heritage, Mr. Bruno Favel, Head of department and Mrs. Caroline ...
Since July 2013, the world has 981 properties inscribed on the World Heritage List. With a total of 128 properties located in 40 State Parties, the African continent has 13% of the World Heritage properties.This modest representation requires the initiation of supported inscription projects. The African continent is also home to rich heritage and has a diversity of properties and exceptional ...
Course on Heritage Impact Assessments
13-Oct-2014 - 24-Oct-2014
The World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP), the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) together with UNESCO Ha Noi Office and Viet Nam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism are organizing a training on Heritage Impact Assessments from 13-14 October 2014.  In ...
In the past, the International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology has been hosted in China, India, and Italy. For the first time in its history, the conference will take place in the United States at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The conference theme will be “The Age of Sensing.” The 1990s will be remembered in the history of archaeology as ...
[in French only] Partout et de tous temps, le talent des hommes a produit d’immenses chefs-d’oeuvre, expressions matérielles ou immatérielles de l’esprit des lieux. Depuis presque deux cents ans, en France, les responsables politiques et les acteurs culturels ont élaboré des doctrines et des corpus de règles patrimoniales pour identifier, préserver et valoriser les édifices, les ensembles ...
This World Heritage Media/Communication Training Workshop is for young people from Asian youth organizations who have already participated in World Heritage Education Programme activities such as the World Heritage Volunteers and World Heritage Youth Forums. This activity allows young people to develop specific skills that they can apply to their activities related to World Heritage, and ...
Master in Conservation Leadership 2014
01-Oct-2014 - 29-Aug-2014
This course is a full-time, one-year Masters, aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of experience relevant to biodiversity conservation. The unique feature of the course is its delivery by a collaboration between six University of Cambridge departments and nine leading conservation organisations based around Cambridge, and its focus on issues of ...
Museum of the World Ocean invites you to take part in the International Theoretical and Practical Conference devoted to issues of study and preservation of maritime heritage and museum’s 25th anniversary. The conferences, organized by Museum of the World Ocean, bring museum and scientific communities closer to the phenomenon of maritime heritage and reveal problematic issues in the study and ...
The oldest tourist destination is the city, whose aim was at the beginning welcome travelers of religious pilgrimage. Other activities of this type were identified with significant milestones and trade routes, which were the initial basis and created a hosting infrastructure and food -inns, guest houses, taverns- both populations, villas or destination cities, as in the different points ...
From 24 to 26 September 2014, the OWHC’s Regional Secretariat for Asia-Pacific will hold its first regional conference in the city of Gyeongju, Republic of Korea. The conference is organized in close cooperation with the Gyeongju Municipal Government, the UNESCO Bangkok Office, the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea, and the ...
You wish to undertake a project related to Mediterranean cultures or art and crafts? Are you a national from a Mediterranean country? Born after 31 December 1987, you will be under 28 years of age in 2015. The Marc de Montalembert Foundation offers a 7000 euros grant for qualifying projects. To present a project an application form must be requested before November 15th 2014. Deadline for ...
[in French only] Le XIVème congrès international sur la pierre sèche « Maroc carrefour euro-africain de la pierre sèche » se tiendra du 22 au 24 septembre 2014 à El  Jadida, au Maroc. Il est organisé par la Société scientifique internationale pour l’étude pluridisciplinaire de la pierre sèche ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Paris and the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu in close collaboration with the Department of Archaeology, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal is organizing a two-day workshop financed under the Korean project “Support for the preparation for the World Heritage Serial Nomination of the Silk Roads in South Asia”, on 23 and 24 September 2014 in ...
The First International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages co-organised by the UN World Tourism Organisation, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain and the Regional Government of Galicia will be held from 18 - 20 September 2014 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Relevant information and documents  http://www.pilgrimage2014.com/ and ...
On 15 and 16 September 2014, the Inception Workshop in Pogradec, Albania, will kick-start the 36-month project co-financed by the European Union and the Ministry of Environment of Albania « Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region » aimed at the protection and sustainable development of the Lake Ohrid region. Lake ...
UNESCO Chair Program on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management: International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2014 Recent disasters in North East of Japan and Christchurch in New Zealand as well as destructive earthquakes that hit Haiti and Chile in 2010 have caused enormous loss of life, property and cultural heritage. This disaster has once again shown ...
Celebrate International Archaeology Day in 2014! The Archaeological Institute of America invites you to join us this year on 18 October (although events can be scheduled throughout the month of October) by hosting an archaeologically themed event in your community. Participation is open to all archaeological and historical organizations and institutions around the world.  Last year, 375 ...
The Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) is an updated heritage management approach based on the recognition and identification of a layering and interconnection of values – natural and cultural, tangible and intangible, international as well as local – present in any city. It is also based on the need to integrate the different disciplines for the analysis and planning of the urban conservation ...
Associated Event of the 40th COSPAR Scientific Assembly. Topics for discussion: The UNESCO Thematic Initiative “Astronomy and World Heritage” as an opportunity to establish a link between Science and Culture towards recognition and protection of Heritage of Science and Technology Global Thematic Study on Heritage of Science and Technology, including studies and research on technological ...
Applications are now being accepted for a new online Professional Master Degree in the Management of African World Heritage at the Institute of African Research & Studies (IARS) of Cairo University. This two-year Degree, entirely by e-learning and in English, focuses on World Heritage in African and Arab countries and is targeted towards young heritage professionals working at World ...
The Course According to the Emergency Events database EM-DAT, from 2000-2012, around 2.9 billion people were adversely affected by disasters caused by natural hazards (e.g., earthquakes, floods, storms etc.). Another 1.5 billion people are living in countries afflicted with civil strife and violent conflicts, states the World Development Report of 2011. The resultant damage and loss to life ...
The call for applications for the new edition of the Master in "World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development", offered by the University of Turin, the Polytechnic of Turin and the International Training Centre of ILO, in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, is now open. The programme is intended for professionals involved in the management of World Heritage properties ...
Services for Culture: a visit of qualityPolicies,  best practices and experiences in managing services for the public at heritage sites. The audience and participants for the 5th Conference are all museums, monuments, libraries, archives and archaeological sites open to the public and under either public or private management. Determining the adequate supply of public services in ...
The International Graduate School: Heritage Studies at Cottbus-Senftenberg University is offering under the direction of the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies its third International Summer Academy Cottbus: Understanding Heritage (ISAC) under the title: "The Role of Participation, Empowerment and Sustainable Development in Heritage Studies and its Corresponding Disciplines" from 7 until ...
The African World Heritage Fund, in partnership with the School of African Heritage (EPA) and the World Heritage Centre launch the call for applications for the workshop on risk preparedness for lusophone World Heritage site managers in Africa. This workshop will be held from 30 June to 11 July 2014 on the Island of Mozambique. For more information and application forms (only available in ...
Capacity building for safeguarding heritage, and museum collections, enhancing museum security, preventing illicit trafficking: this is the new approach to awareness raising for Malian heritage. Organized by the European and International Affairs Department, and the Direction Generale des Patrimoines of  the French Ministry of Culture and Communication,under the authority of Mr. Vincent ...
A partners’ event to discuss experiences around private sector support for World Heritage will take place during the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee. Best practices in partnerships with private sector companies and foundations will be shared, outlining their contribution to the protection of outstanding natural and cultural sites. Sunday 22 June 2014 at 7 pm, Room 215 ...
On the occasion of the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee, the Europe and North America Unit and ICCROM  organised a side-event on the World Heritage Capacity-Building in Europe. The meeting presented the sub-regional capacity-building studies to complement the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Europe and North America region. The event took place on Sunday, 22 June ...
On the occasion of the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee, the Europe and North America Unit organised an information meeting on the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise for Europe and North America. The meeting was an opportunity to update the States Parties from Europe and North America on the progress of the implementation of the Second Cycle of the ...
The World Heritage Committee meets once a year, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention elected by their General Assembly. At its first session, the Committee adopted its Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee.  The Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, defines the use of the World ...
This international colloquium, sponsored by the German Research Association (DFG),  is held at the Technical University Dresden in association with ICOMOS from 13 to 14 June 2014. It will for the first time address the issues of Integrating Heritage Conservation and Flood Control Concepts along rivers and streams.  Increasingly frequent disasters involving high water have ...
In celebration of World Oceans Day, the World Heritage Centre presents "A virtual dive in six marine World Heritage sites" By Richard Vevers, CEO, Underwater Earth And an address on the World Hertiage Convention and its contribution to ocean conservation by His Excellency Michael Worbs, Ambassador of Germany to UNESCO Tuesday, 10 June 2014 at 5:30 p.m. Restaurant, 7th floor, UNESCO, 125 ...
HIST (International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage) will co-organize with the World Heritage Centre, MAB Secretariat and Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences of UNESCO "Huangshan Dialogue on UNESCO Designated Places and Sustainable Development --Application of Space Technologies for World Heritage Sites, Biosphere Reserves and Potential Category of ...
In the framework of the three-year EU funded project for the Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage launched in March 2014, UNESCO is organizing with the generous support of the Flemish Government an international expert meeting entitled “Rallying the International Community to Safeguard Syria’s Cultural Heritage”. The Expert Meeting, which will take place ...
The international workshop 'Strengthening south-south collaboration on World Heritage and sustainable tourism' will be held at Hongcun Village, Anhui Province in China. This international workshop will focus on the power of tourism for local economic development and the conservation of heritage values through international cooperation. It is expected that the outcomes emanating from this ...
The fourth annual coordination meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage-related Category 2 Institutes and Centres (C2Cs) took place in Shanghai, China, from 23 to 25 May 2014. The World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific region (WHITRAP) hosted the meeting with support from Tongji University and the Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute. The ...
The three Belgian regional administrations in charge of cultural heritage have joined together to organise four different workshops. The workshops will be held in Louvain, Belgium from 21 to 23 May 2014.  The theme of this year is cultural heritage in urban context. There will be held four different workshops: Archaeology in urban historical context Contemporary architecture in ...
Third meeting of Open-Ended Working Group
20-May-2014 - 21-May-2014
At its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention decided (Resolution 19 GA 4) to fully apply Article 8, paragraph 2, of the World Heritage Convention which stipulates that “Election of members of the Committee shall ensure an equitable representation of the different regions and cultures of the world".  In this regard, the General ...
The African World Heritage Fund, in partnership with the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, launch the call for applications for the Anglophone entrepreneurship training workshop, which will take place from 19 to 30 May 2014 in Ghana. The deadline for application is Friday 28 February 2014. For more information, see the attached ...
The African World Heritage Fund, in partnership with the African Heritage School (EPA) and the Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Senegal, launch the call for applications for the French entrepreneurship training workshop, which will take place from 12 to 22 May 2014 in Senegal. The deadline for application is Friday 28 February 2014. For more information, see the attached ...
Contributing to the 2014 International Year for the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS 2014), UNESCO and the Government of St. Maarten, through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs will host a meeting on Capacity Building on Heritage Conservation in the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The main objective of this meeting is to strengthen professional ...
5 July 2014 is the deadline for the 1st Public Call for Submissions from the Lucio Costa Centre, for the purpose of selecting previously unpublished and individual articles, in Portuguese or Spanish, about “the construction of the Cultural and Natural Heritage field, and the contemporary practices of preservation in the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries of South America, Africa and ...
The Preventive and Planned Conservation Conference 2014 will be held in Monza and Mantua, Italy, from 5 to 9 May 2014 The conference aims at presenting an international overview of Preventive and Planned Conservation strategies. Theoretical reflections and best practices will be shown in order to highlight potentialities, gained advantages and difficulties encountered in the different steps ...
With the support of the Government of Brazil, through the Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional (IPHAN), the Latin America and the Caribbean Unit of the World Heritage Centre convene a meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LAC) in view of the elaboration of a plan of action for World Heritage for the next decade. This Regional Meeting has ...
Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS celebrates the “International Day for Monuments and Sites”, whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983. The theme for 2014 is the Heritage of Commemoration. The aim of the International Day for Monuments and Sites is to encourage local communities and individuals throughout the world to consider the importance ...
The Ramsar Convention Secretariat is pleased to launch a call for nominations for the sixth edition of the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards, which will be presented at the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in June 2015.  Three Awards will be given – each with the Evian Special Prize of US$10,000 kindly offered by the DANONE ...
We are pleased to announce that the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in cooperation with the Conservatoire des Espaces Naturels de Nouvelle-Calédonie (CEN) will organize the UNESCO Asia Pacific World Heritage Project on Marine Biodiversity & Climate Change Awareness among Youth from 7 to 13 April 2014 in Touho, New-Caledonia. Contributing to the 2014 International Year for the Small ...
The theme of the international conference 24-26 March in Bergen (Norway) focuses on the UNESCO Conventions on World Heritage (1972), Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003) and Diversity of Cultural Expression (2005). The overall goal of the conference is, to explore synergies between the three conventions, how they can be utilized to realize their related ambitions and how other UNESCO related ...
Second meeting of Open-Ended Working Group
20-Mar-2014 - 21-Mar-2014
At its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention decided (Resolution 19 GA 4) to fully apply Article 8, paragraph 2, of the World Heritage Convention which stipulates that “Election of members of the Committee shall ensure an equitable representation of the different regions and cultures of the world".  In this regard, the General ...
The International Graduate School: Heritage Studies at Cottbus-Senftenberg University is offering under the direction of the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies its third International Summer Academy Cottbus: Understanding Heritage (ISAC) under the title: "The Role of Participation, Empowerment and Sustainable Development in Heritage Studies and its Corresponding Disciplines" The Summer ...
The Earth Skills Network is a unique partnership between the conservation world and business, which provides training on business planning and effective management practices to protected areas, World Heritage sites, sites on the tentative list, protected area agencies or management authorities in Africa. The call for applications for the 2014 training programme is now open. The Earth Skills ...
The World Heritage Centre will organize a workshop on Sustainable Tourism Decision-making, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources Environment and Tourism of Palau. The workshop will be held in Koror, Palau from 11 to 13 March 2014, for government officials and community representatives of Palau, private sectors and NGOs. This workshop falls within the framework of the ...
The School of Chaillot’s opening presentation will be given by a female architect – a premiere. Salma Samar Damluji accepted to take on the lessons on the global topic of the relation between creation, history and heritage – and associated it with a clear focus on territory sustainable development. Of Lebanese and Iraqi descent, Salma Samar Damluji is a London AA School of ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is collaborating with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) on a seminar entitled “Experiences of World Heritage in Africa”, which will be held in Morocco from 14 to 16 October 2014. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2014. For more information, please refer to the official announcement below.
The 2014 Call for project proposals is now open! The call intends to support projects, which are in compliance with the criteria set out in the Operational Guidelines of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture (IFPC). The call is open to: public bodies with specific responsibility for the promotion of culture and artistic creation; non-governmental organizations ...
The International Competition for Best Sustainable Development Practices, a call aimed at identifying and promoting best development practices in food security, was launched in November 2013. All UN agencies are encouraged to participate in this competition, as an opportunity for the UN system to showcase its excellence and best practices in food security. The deadline for submissions ...
The African World Heritage Fund, in partnership with the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, launch the call for applications for the Anglophone entrepreneurship training workshop, which will take place from 19 to 30 May 2014 in Ghana. The deadline for application is Friday 28 February 2014. For more information, see the attached ...
The African World Heritage Fund, in partnership with the African Heritage School (EPA) and the Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Senegal, launch the call for applications for the French entrepreneurship training workshop, which will take place from 12 to 22 May 2014 in Senegal. The deadline for application is Friday 28 February 2014. For more information, see the attached ...
Deadline for reception of nominations
Friday, 31 January 2014
As this year 1 February falls on a weekend, nominations, additional information concerning pending referrals and minor boundary modifications must be received at the World Heritage Centre, in compliance with the Operational Guidelines, the preceding Friday, that is 31 January 2014 by 17h00 GMT. Should you need any further information please contact Mr Alessandro ...
At its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention decided (Resolution 19 GA 4) to fully apply Article 8, paragraph 2, of the World Heritage Convention which stipulates that “Election of members of the Committee shall ensure an equitable representation of the different regions and cultures of the world".  In this regard, the General ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an orientation session for the members of the World Heritage Committee. The purpose of this Orientation session is to inform all members of the World Heritage Committee on the procedures in force as well as on the processes set out in the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, notably for nomination of ...
Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at the Grande Arche de La Défense, (Paris France) the French Association of World Heritage sites is organizing a seminar on "urban planning systems, a regulatory tool for the protection and management of World Heritage sites and cultural landscapes ". This seminar is organized with the support of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy ...
The Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (KU Leuven) is very pleased to invite you to the Thematic Week to be held at the Arenberg Castle (Auditorium 01.07) from 22 to 24 January 2014 on the topic : “Community involvement in valuing and managing monuments and sites”. The value of heritage for society is increasingly underscored. This goes hand in hand with a ...
The Preventive and Planned Conservation Conference 2014 seeks a diverse and comprehensive program covering more areas of Preventive and Planned Conservation of Built Cultural Heritage. This conference is one of the communication and dissemination actions implemented within Cultural Districts “Monza and Brianza” and “Le Regge dei Gonzaga”. “Cultural ...
The Institut National du Patrimoine (INP), Republic of Tunisia, the World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Office for the Maghreb (Rabat) will hold a reflection meeting on the project of nomination of Sfax for potential inscription on the World Heritage List, thanks to the generous support of the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust for World Heritage. This meeting will bring together the national and ...
The Val de Loire World Heritage cultural landscape (France) is organizing a one-day workshop on Economy, Heritage and Landscape, to be held 12th  December 2013 in Tours.  The workshop will focus mainly on policies and politics, and assessing the economic, environmental and cultural current and future returns on investments in the economic, landscape and heritage ...
Within the framework of the 2012-2017 Action Plan for World Heritage in Africa and its Regional Capacity Building Programme, three unique internship opportunities are being offered from 1 March 2014 to 31 May 2014 in the following three international heritage organizations: The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), located in Midrand (South Africa) www.awhf.net/ The Centre for ...
The 12th Expert Working Group Meeting on the Safeguarding of the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan will take place from 10 to 11 December in Orvieto, Italy. Uniting national experts and representatives from Afghanistan, representatives of the donors governments of Italy and Japan, and international experts from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and ...
The regional meeting on the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in the Arab States will be take place in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco, from 9 to 11 December 2013. This meeting, organized by the World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Office for the Maghreb (RABAT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Morocco will be held in the framework of the ...
The World Heritage Media/Communication Training Workshop: Passing the Culture Message is for young people from European youth organizations, schools and institutions who have already participated in World Heritage Education Programme activities such as the World Heritage Volunteers and World Heritage Youth Forums. It will be held from 8 to 13 December 2013 in Weimar, Germany. The main aim is ...
The Sub-Regional Closing Meeting of the UNESCO/Japan Funds-in-Trust project to provide “Support for Documentation Standards and Procedures of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial Transnational Nomination in Central Asia” will bring together national experts and representatives of 5 Central Asian nations and China, international experts, and UNESCO staff in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, ...
As part of the MOU signed in 2012, ICCROM in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) of Korea is launching a new programme to discuss different themes related to conservation and management of heritage focusing on Asia. The first activity will be a Forum on Asian Buddhist Heritage: Conserving the Sacred to be held in Seoul, Korea form 4-6 December 2013. Buddhist ...
On Thursday 28 November 2013, Cairo University and the Institute of African Research & Studies (IARS) are organizing a “Conference on the Future of African World Heritage” in collaboration with the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF) and support from the UNESCO Participation Programme. The one-day conference, which will take place at the Institute of African Research and ...
Pacific World Heritage Workshop
27-Nov-2013 - 30-Nov-2013
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and UNESCO Office in Apia, in cooperation with the Department of National Heritage, Culture and Arts of the Republic of Fiji, are organizing a Pacific World Heritage Workshop from 27 to 30 November 2013. This activity has been financed by the UNESCO/Australian Funds-in-Trust alongside the World Heritage Centre and the World Heritage Fund. The Workshop will ...
“Revisiting Kathmandu” is an international symposium on the conservation of living urban heritage. It takes place in the context of a rapidly changing understanding of heritage as a concept that does not only include monuments any more, but complex urban spaces, where people live, work, worship and celebrate. As values and aspirations of society change, urban settlements must ...
UNESCO, in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), ICCROM, Ecole du Patrimoine Africain (EPA), the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and the Nordic World Heritage Foundation (NWHF), has developed an Implementation programme to start addressing the priority areas identified in the periodic report. The programme consists of a number of activities, ...
The second regional meeting of the Arab States’ Focal Points for World Heritage (cultural and natural), will be held in Manama, Bahrain from 24 to 26 November 2013. This meeting, organized by the World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), will be held in the framework of the follow-up to Periodic Reporting in the Arab States and will ...
On the occasion of the 19th Assembly of the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention , the Europe and North America unit of the World Heritage Centre organised on the 22 November 2013 a Mid-Cycle Review meeting to present the current status of the Second Cycle in Europe and North America. The results of the preliminary analysis of the Periodic Reporting exercise for the European ...
The General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage will hold its 19th session on 19 to 21 November 2013 at UNESCO Headquarters. The General Assembly will be called upon to replace the outgoing members of the World Heritage Committee. The seats of the following States Parties will become available to be filled by the ...
To what extent does the World Heritage status transform places? This international conference in Oslo 14-15 November 2013 aims to bring the research and management communities together for two fruitful days of dissemination and discussion. Since the 1990s World Heritage has been portrayed as a marker of transformation, from economic growth, increased tourism, regeneration to more intangible ...
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) aims to advance biodiversity conservation globally by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in places with limited capacity to address high-priority conservation issues. This partnership initiative, including BirdLife International, Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International, and ...
In the framework of the implementation of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting in Europe and North America, the World Heritage National Focal Points for Periodic Reporting from the Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe countries met in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 29 to 31 October 2013. The workshop included a practical training session on the use of the Periodic Reporting ...
4th seminar of the UNESCO Chair "Culture, Tourism and Development” and the UNITWIN-UNESCO network "Culture, Tourism and Development” Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne / IREST - EIREST / Association des biens français du patrimoine mondial / ICOMOS France / World Heritage Centre / Convention France-UNESCO  This 4th seminar seeks to analyze the various modalities of reconciling interests ...
From 22 to 25 October 2013, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with the cooperation of the Mexican Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) and the United Mexican States, and the National Council for Culture and Arts (CONACULTA) will hold an international meeting entitled: UNESCO Conventions – An articulated vision ...
Second global World Heritage marine site managers meeting UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre is organizing the 2nd Global World Heritage Marine Site Managers Conference that will take place in Ajaccio, France, from 18 to 20 October 2013 (by invitation only). This meeting aims at bringing together for the second time all managers from the 46 marine sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage ...
A 7000€ grant for an art project will be awarded to a young person from the Mediterranean. To encourage greater appreciation of the cultures and art and crafts of the Mediterranean region among young people, the Marc de Montalembert Foundation provides grants for the implementation of projects related to cultures or art and crafts. Projects must be the expression of a ...
ICOMOS Annual Scientific Symposium 2013
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Reducing Risks to Cultural Heritage from Uncontrolled Development in a Globalised World. In the framework of a globalised world enhanced by the advent of new technologies and their common and simplified use in everyday life, many think of a future world as characterized by a homogeneity in its structure, organization and functioning. Nevertheless, others imagined a world dramatically ...
War, neglect, ignorance, financial interests, lack of resources – these are many conditions that can jeopardize heritage. Organized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Direction Generale des Patrimoines, the European and International Affairs Department (DAEI), the National Heritage Institute (INP), and the World Francophone Digital University, the 3rd edition ...
In the framework of the UNESCO Capacity Building Project for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which aims to reinforce capacities for the conservation of World Heritage and the sustainable development of local communities, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the National Commission of Sao Tome and Principe have organized a national strategic workshop that is taking place from 8 to 12 ...
Acclaimed as the ‘greatest route in the history of mankind’, the ancient Silk Road formed the first bridge between the East and the West and was an important vehicle for trade between the ancient empires of China, Central and Western Asia, the Indian sub-continent, and Rome. The Silk Road was more than just trade routes; it symbolized the multiple benefits arising from cultural ...
Programme of the conference The major objective of this 2-day conference is to promote an understanding of the significance of the twentieth-century heritage, not only with its physical and visual attributes, but also with its historical, cultural and social dimensions. The conference also aims to examine the scope and the challenges of managing this recent heritage within the framework of ...
A round-table discussion dedicated to the astronomical heritage was organized by the Permanent Delegation of Chile to UNESCO, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, at a Seminar held at UNESCO on 1 October 2013.  The main topics discussed within the framework of the Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative: Protection of astronomical sites within the framework of the ...
[in French only] Partenaire actif de l’UNESCO pour la valorisation des paysages et du patrimoine, la France a développé des outils originaux pour la promotion des paysages. Il y a 20 ans, la loi du 8 janvier 1993 dite « loi Paysage » qui vise à protéger et à mettre en valeur les paysages, qu’ils soient remarquables ou quotidiens, ...
[in French only] L'exposition Lituanie dans un colis est une « chambre des merveilles » présente le patrimoine de Lituanie inscrit sur les Listes et le Registre des patrimoines de l’UNESCO. Dix boîtes cachent chacune différentes facettes d’une merveille de ce patrimoine : le centre historique de Vilnius (premier site de Lituanie ...
The local world is increasingly viewing the landscape as an engine for its development and a way to boost the level of citizens’ self-esteem, identity and quality of life. The importance of the local world in managing the landscape is precisely one of the pillars of the Landscape’s new roadmap, “Catpaisatge2020: Country, Landscape, Future”. Today, we are facing a ...
This course is a full-time, one-year Masters, aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of experience relevant to biodiversity conservation. The unique feature of the course is its delivery by a collaboration between six University of Cambridge departments and nine leading conservation organisations based around Cambridge, and its focus on issues of ...
The Conference focuses on the latest and often neglected chapter in the history of European conservation: the time after 1945 on both sides of the iron curtain. The conference papers will demonstrate the significance of this period for today’s heritage assets and for our understanding of history. The identity-giving role of monuments for specific groups of the population, religions and ...
Protecting Deltas: Heritage Helps
23-Sep-2013 - 28-Sep-2013
From 23 to 28 September 2013 ICOMOS Netherlands will be organising the conference ‘Protecting Deltas, Heritage Helps’ in Amsterdam. Examples from Venice, Amsterdam, Cambodia and many other places will show that heritage can be an inspiration for a sustainable future for delta cities and other areas facing water challenges. Highlights include • A keynote address from ...
This workshop, taught by leading experts in the field, is the fruit of a three-year programme between the International Heritage Conservancy (IHC), ICCROM, the Canadian Conservation Institute, the University of Kent and University College London- Qatar on how climate change affects cultural heritage. There is much talk about the change of climate and its drastic effects on our ...
UNESCO, in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), ICCROM, Ecole du Patrimoine Africain (EPA), the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and the Nordic World Heritage Foundation (NWHF), has developed an Implementation programme to start addressing the priority areas identified in the periodic report. The programme consists of a number of activities, ...
In the framework of the implementation of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting in Europe and North America, the National Focal Points for Periodic Reporting from the Mediterranean Europe sub-region met in Florence, Italy from 17 to 18 September 2013. The workshop included a practical training session on the use of the Periodic Reporting questionnaire, illustrating the online tools to ...
Organized by the City of Seville as a contribution to the UNESCO Recommendation on historic urban landscapes, the purpose of the conference is to shed more light on concepts, instruments, tools and criteria of management of historic cities. The conference brings together diverse international specialists. Together they will address the important issue of the insertion of contemporary ...
Pamana: World Heritage in the Philippines
09-Sep-2013 - 13-Sep-2013
The values and diversity of the Philippine people are revealed through this exhibit of five sites inscribed on the World Heritage List. Baroque churches, rice terrasses, the historic town of Vigan, the Puerto-Princesa National Park and Tubbataha Reefs symbolize the heritage, variety of landscapes and the biodiversity of this archipelago of more than 7,000 islands. Called Pamana ("heritage" in ...
UNESCO Chair Program on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management: International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2013 Application deadline: 27 May 2013Applications should be E-mailed in Word or PDF Format to dmuchitc@st.ritsumei.ac.jp by May 20, 2013 (Japan Standard Time). Theme of 2013 International Training Course: Reducing ...
A workshop on Geo Engineering for Conservation of Cultural Heritage - Role of Geo Engineering for Conservation of Word Heritage will be held in Paris on 4 and 6 September 2013. Geotechnical Engineering is one of the fundamental and important fields for conservation of Cultural Heritage. Additionally, conservation needs interdisciplinary approach from various fields such as geology, ...
International World Heritage Expert Meeting on the mainstreaming of the methodological approach related to the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in the Operational Guidelines, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3-5 September 2013. Following Decision 36 COM 13.II of the World Heritage Committee (St Petersburg, 2012) and within the wider framework of the Revisions to the Operational ...
Poland for World Heritage : Exhibition
03-Sep-2013 - 13-Sep-2013
The Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines and the Historic Centre of Krakow are among the first twelve sites inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1978. Poland currently has fourteen sites inscribed on the List, and has worked for decades at protecting not only these places, but other sites of outstanding universal value. This exhibition is dedicated to the contribution of ...
Within the framework of the World Heritage Centre Thematic Programme, Human Evolution: Adaptations, Dispersals and Social Developments (HEADS), the State Government of Puebla, the World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Office in Mexico have organized the International meeting of Experts "The First Peopling of the Americas and the World Heritage Convention" to be held at the Historic Centre of ...
Within the framework of the World Heritage Committee’s Decision concerning the state of conservation of the World Heritage property Mount Athos (Decision 36COM7B.38, St. Petersburg, 2012) and the Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, in cooperation with the Mount Athos Holy Community and in coordination with the UNESCO World Heritage ...
This conference organized by the University of Olso, will be held in Oslo, Norway, 14-15 November 2013. Since the 1990s World Heritage has been portrayed as a marker of transformation, from economic growth, increased tourism, regeneration to more intangible aspects of local pride and global recognition. In the last five years research on the effects of World Heritage inscription has ...
To promote quality research in the areas of Architecture, Planning and Design, the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, publishes an international journal “SPANDREL”- Journal of SPA: New Dimensions in Research of Environments for Living. The Journal is intended as a medium of communication and discussion of contemporary issues in Architecture, Planning, Design and allied ...
UNESCO will present its actions for safeguarding Mali’s cultural heritage and endangered manuscripts in an exhibition booth at the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC-HAS) in Geneva, 15 to 17 July 2013. UNESCO will showcase activities carried out on the ground notably through an information kit, including the results of UNESCO’s ...
This Master imparts the necessary competencies and skills in the conservation and promotion of World Heritage Sites as well as in the conceptualization of sustainable projects in the fields of natural and cultural heritage, creative industries, museums and tourism. The programme is divided into three learning cycles. The first cycle from October to December 2013 consists of distance learning ...
“Revisiting Kathmandu” is an international symposium on the conservation of living urban heritage. It takes place in the context of a rapidly changing understanding of heritage as a concept that does not only include monuments any more, but complex urban spaces, where people live, work, worship and celebrate. As values and aspirations of society change, urban settlements must ...
On 26 and 27 June 2013, an international colloquium on African cultural policies will be held: cooperation, models and strategies at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (École des hautes études en sciences sociales -- EHESS) in Paris, France. This two-day event will be supported by the Labex C.A.P, the Department of European and ...
On the occasion of the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee, Phnom Pehn, Cambodia,  an information meeting  was held on the 2nd Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise for Europe and North America. The meeting provided an opportunity to update the State Parties from Europe and North America on the progress of the implementation of the Second cycle of the Periodic ...
An informal meeting of Category 2 Centres related to World Heritage took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 20 June 2013, on the side of the 37th Session of the World Heritage Committee (17-27 June 2013). The meeting, chaired by Mr. Giovanni Boccardi (World Heritage Centre), had an informal character and was aimed to share information on recent developments with a view to strengthen ...
In the framework  of the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia, the World Heritage Centre  in cooperation with the Advisory Body ICCROM held an informal information meeting to present the capacity-building strategy initiative for the Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CESEE) region. The Steering Group on the sub-regional ...
The World Heritage Youth Forum has become an annual event held in conjunction with the session of World Heritage Committee. As part of the 37th session, an international youth forum is being organized by the State Party of Cambodia with the support of the ASEAN Foundation and the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia. Young representatives (aged 18 - 20 years) motivated to learn more about ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the UNESCO Office for the Maghreb (Rabat) and the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Morocco, with the support of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), are organizing a meeting which will focus on the issue of preservation of the commonly called heritage of "architectural and urban modernities" in the Arab world. This meeting will ...
The city of Lyon (France) and the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) will host a meeting on World Heritage cities and historic cities on 22-24 May 2013, for the 15th anniversary celebration of the inscription of the Historic Site of Lyons on the World Heritage List and the development of a management plan for this site. This meeting is organized by the city of Lyon (France) ...
The session on “Heritage and resilience” will take place on the morning of 22 May as a ‘featured event’ at the next UN-ISDR Global Platform (Geneva, 19-23 May 2013). The Global Platform is the most important event gathering the world’s community in the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and an important milestone in the consultations leading to the post-2015 development agenda. The ...
The Seminar took place at two World Heritage properties, the Ensemble of the Novodevichy Convent and at the Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad. Participants discussed ways to achieve a balance between requirements of religious communities and protection and management of the World Heritage properties of religious interest in order not only to maintain the ...
The 2nd Caribbean Workshop on Disaster Risks Management will take place at “Old Havana and its fortifications” World Heritage site in Cuba from the 13th to the 17th of May 2013.     The workshop is organized by UNESCO Havana Office and the World Heritage Centre, in coordination with the National Council for Cultural Heritage of Cuba and the cooperation of ICOMOS ...
The World Migratory Bird Day 2013
11-May-2013 - 12-May-2013
World Migratory Bird Day was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. World Migratory Bird Day is jointly organized by the Secretariats of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe, is organising an Anglophone risk preparedness workshop for cultural heritage site managers, community members, and related professionals from all African countries, which will take place from 6 ...
UNISCAPE and Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette are jointly organizing the international conference "Landscape & Imagination. Towards a new baseline for education in a changing world", which will be held in Paris 2-4 May 2013. The aim of the conference is to discuss the contribution that education and training in landscape science can make ...
A workshop on the application of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape, organized by the World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Bahrain and funded by the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), will bring together the stakeholders involved in the development of the city of Muharraq and a group of international experts on the themes which ...
UNESCO Chair Program on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management: International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2013 Theme of 2013 International Training Course: Reducing Disaster Risks through Mitigation The year's training programme will focus on policies and planning measures for mitigating risks to cultural heritage from multiple hazards such as ...
The World Heritage Centre, the UNESCO Offices in Kingston and Havana in collaboration with the Antigua & Barbuda National Commission for UNESCO will organize the Caribbean Training Course in the Preparation of Nomination Dossiers, which will be held in St. Mary’s (Antigua & Barbuda) from 24 to 28 March 2013 within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity ...
The Second Consultation Workshop on the Safeguarding of Nan Madol will be held in Ponhpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) by the Ponhpei State Government in cooperation with FSM National Government with UNESCO assistance. The workshop will provide an opportunity for national experts, traditional leaders and international experts to present progress in the Nan Madol safeguarding made ...
How can one work together accessibility and protection of heritage while dealing with statutory and architectural requirements? How can one break down the barriers to accessibility in historic monuments and cultural sites in Europe? How can one accept that sites or monuments inscribed on the World Heritage List, that are supposed to be universal and bring cultures together, can be still ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe, is organising an Anglophone risk preparedness workshop for cultural heritage site managers, community members, and related professionals from all African countries, which will take place from 6 ...
[in French only] Le 19 mars 2013, en marge de la 12ème Réunion du Partenariat pour les Forêts du Bassin du Congo (PFBC) à Douala, au Cameroun, l’UNESCO et ses partenaires organisent un événement pour promouvoir l’Initiative pour le Patrimoine Mondial Forestier du Bassin du Congo (CAWHFI) et le programme Conservation de ...
Conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of the High Seas has risen on the international agenda over the past years. Despite considerable efforts by a multitude of international organizations, attempts toward conserving the most exceptional High Seas areas have not seen a major breakthrough. Perhaps part of the problem lies in ...
Within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable Development of Local Communities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)" the World Heritage Centre will organize a capacity-building workshop for Government officials and community representatives of Cook Islands, which will be held in ...
Twenty experts from Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Curacao, Jamaica, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines will attend the 5-day training session  “Management of Caribbean cultural resources in a natural environment: Sites of Memory and participation of local communities” in Bridgetown, Barbados from 11 to 15 March 2013. It is organized by the UNESCO Offices in ...
The World Heritage Marine Programme organised a working meeting from 10 to 13 March 2013 in Banc d’Arguin National Park (Mauritania). Mr. Aly Ould Mohamed Salem, the Director of Banc d’Arguin National Park welcomed amongst the participants Mr. Jens Enemark and Mr. Gerold Luerssen, representatives of the Wadden Sea (The Netherlands / Germany) to discuss a potential twinning ...
In a world where cities are ever increasing in size and significance, how can urban archaeology, heritage and development be reconciled? This international conference on ‘The Conservation of Historic Urban Landscapes and Sustainable Development’ brings together heritage practitioners, urban planners, architects, cultural policy experts and archaeologists in ...
At its 36th session (St Petersburg, 2012), the World Heritage Committee discussed a number of state of conservation reports where the question of ‘visual integrity’ and the ‘protection of important views’ came up. The authorities of India informed the World Heritage Committee that they would offer an international expert meeting to review this question. Therefore, the ...
The overall objective of the 3rd annual meeting of the C2 Institutes and Centres is to, through capacity building, collaboration and coordination of efforts, ensure contribution towards the objectives of UNESCO and the World Heritage Centre and regional relevance. The meeting will specifically build institutional capacity through focusing on Results Based Management as a practical tool for ...
UN DESA, UNDP and UNESCO are leading the e-discussion on the theme of the ECOSOC session “Building the future we want with science, technology and innovation (STI) and culture”. The part concerning culture will take place between 5 and 19 March 2013, moderated jointly by the Millennium Development Goal Fund (MDG-Fund) and UNESCO as part of the 2013 Annual Ministerial Review ...
Capacity-building Workshop for Niue
04-Mar-2013 - 07-Mar-2013
Within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable Development of Local Communities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)" the World Heritage Centre will organize a capacity building workshop for Government officials and community representatives of Niue, which will be held in Alofi ...
Within the framework of the World Heritage Centre Thematic Programme, Human Evolution: Adaptations, Dispersals and Social Developments (HEADS), the University of Tübingen and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre have organized the International meeting of Experts "Human Origin Sites in Eurasia and the World Heritage Convention" at the University of Tübingen, Germany from 25 February to ...
The National Museum of Cambodia, founded in 1920, possesses one of the world's greatest collections of Khmer artefacts. They include sculpture, ceramics and ethnographic objects from the prehistoric, pre-Angkorian, Angkorian and post-Angkorian periods. As an active member of the UNESCO/Japanese-Funds-in-Trust project “Revitalising World Heritage Site Museums in Cambodia, Laos and Viet ...
British stage and screen star Clive Owen and French filmmaker and actor Jacques Perrin will lend their support to the safeguarding of marine World Heritage in an event in Paris on 7 February. The event will present a 10 year strategy to protect the Crown Jewels of the Ocean, supported by the Government of Flanders (Belgium), and the achievements of the innovative Tides of Time partnership ...
On the occasion of the 37th session of  World Heritage Committee ( 17-27 June 2013), the World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Advisory Bodies, organized an Orientation session for Committee members. This session was held on Thursday, 31 January 2013, at the UNESCO Headquarters, Room XI, from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Following the successful WHV campaign to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention with 50 projects organized in 40 World Heritage sites around the world in 2012, we have the pleasure to launch the World Heritage Volunteers 2013 (WHV 2013), welcoming the participation of all interested organizations. In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, ...
3 Months Internships Dates: 1 March – 31 May 2013 Venue 1: Midrand, South Africa (AWHF) Venue 2: Mombasa, Kenya (CHDA) Venue 3: Porto-Novo, Benin (EPA) Organizers: The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), The Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and Ecole du Patrimoine Africain (EPA)  Funding: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African World Heritage Fund Three ...
In the framework of the World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP), the UNESCO World Heritage Centre has organized an exhibition entitled “20 years contributing to World Heritage” by CRAterre-ENSAG, which will be on display in the Gallery Space “Miro 3” at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 4 to 23 January 2013. The exhibition, which is in French, highlights ...
UNESCO's Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape : a new approach to urban conservation? In November 2011, UNESCO adopted a new standard-setting text called the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape. It is the first normative text by UNESCO dedicated specifically to cities, and UNESCO's first normative text on conservation in 35 years.   The goal of ...
UNESCO, as part of the World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP), is organizing an International Colloquium on Conservation of World Heritage Earthen Architecture.This two-day international event will gather a network of global experts in earthen architecture conservation, including site managers, researchers and specialized institutions, to share knowledge and experiences in ...
[in French only] Dans le cadre des activités du 40ème anniversaire de la Convention du patrimoine mondial, ICOMOS France organise un colloque les 17 et 18 décembre 2012. Organisé en partenariat avec le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication et la ville de Poitiers, il aura pour thème les "Biens en série de la Liste du patrimoine ...
A 2-day itinerant seminar on Economics and Heritage Conservation in Pune (Maharashtra) and Bangalore (Karnataka) to explore the interaction between the economic and cultural values of Tangible Heritage. (10 - 14 December 2012) Economic development and revitalization has been increasingly reliant on cultural heritage and cultural assets. Because of its economic values, cultural heritage has ...
The Fourth Herity conference in 2012 will be focused on "How The Cultural Heritage is communicated? Public, Specialists, Managers and Institutions:evaluating the quality of the transmission of the cultural message" will take place in rome 5-7 December 2012. This Conference scope includes all Museums, Monuments, Libraries, Archives and Archaeologicalsites open to the public and under some ...
The inauguration of a photo exhibition "Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in the Curonian Spit" will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France on 3 December 2012. This exhibition is a joint project of France, Lithuania and Russia, organized at UNESCO in the framework of the World Heritage Convention's 40th anniversary. It will show 60 pictures of the famous Lithuanian ...
In the framework of Document WHC-12/36.COM/10C and Decision 36 COM 10C adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 36th session (Saint Petersburg, 2012), the final meeting of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise for Latin America and the Caribbean will take place in Santiago de Chile, Chile from 3-5 December 2012. As the final meeting for the Region, it will involve the ...
ICAHM's (ICOMOS International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management) annual meeting, themed around the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, will be held in Cuzco, Peru, from 27 to 30 November 2012. Full details of the meeting and how to register and submit an abstract are available at the conference ...
Application deadline 15 February 2013 for coursework beginning August 2013 Society is faced with some of the greatest challenges in history, from climate change to biodiversity loss to energy security and beyond. We need leaders who think differently, embrace complexity, and see the human and environmental condition as one intricate system. CSU’s Conservation Leadership Program, ...
The exhibition "Get to Know the World Heritage"is organized by the Czech Commission for UNESCO and will present fifty photographs inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List from all over the world. It will be opened by a conference entitled "The Concept of the World Heritage, its success and its drawbacks" with speakers from the field.
Within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable Development of Local Communities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)", two national workshops for the Atlantic Ocean SIDS are scheduled to discuss the most urgent and relevant issues on World Heritage for the State Party.  In the ...
The First Expert/Stakeholder Meeting will take place in Pompei (Italy) on 17 November 2012, within the framework of the project “Towards a governance system for coordinating the updating and the implementation of the Management Plan of the Archaeological Areas of Pompei, Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata”. This meeting is funded by the Italian Government and managed by the World ...
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, a round table is organized to discuss public/private collaboration to favour local development and economic resources for local communities in World Heritage Sites. For more information: http://www.fundacionlasmedulas.com
40th anniversary celebration in Hungary
Friday, 16 November 2012
The Budapest College for Communication and Business, in cooperation with the Foundation for Information Society and ICOMOS Hungary, are organizing a conference in Budapest on 16 November 2012 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. For the programme and further information, see the attachment.
Yıldız Technical University and ICOMOS-ICORP are jointly organizing the International Symposium of “Cultural Heritage Protection In Times of Risk – Challenges and Opportunities”, that will take place on 15-17 November 2012 in Istanbul Turkey. The symposium aims to adopt a comprehensive approach that includes all kinds of risks of natural and human origin that threaten ...
Workshop for World Heritage National Focal Points from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe within the framework of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise on the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention Within the framework of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise, a Workshop for World Heritage National Focal Points from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern ...
In the framework of the World Heritage Convention's 40th anniversary, the Culture Federal Office, in collaboration with the Environmental Federal Office and the Swiss Commission for UNESCO, organize a ceremony on Novembre 13th 2012 from 6.15 p.m. in the Dampfzentrale, in Bern, in the presence of  Mr. Alain Berset, Federal Councillor. Dampfzentrale Berne, Marzilistr 47, 3005 ...
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the University of Tsubuka, UNU-ISP and GEOC are organizing a symposium on the World Heritage for Peace and Sustainability. International experts in the field of both cultural and natural heritage are expected to attend. For more information ...
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Government of Japan) and Wakayama Prefecture organize the symposium "World Heritage, conservation and succession to the next generation". The purpose is to discuss the importance of disaster recovery project; new conservation program including extension of the World Heritage site and ...
To conclude the 40th anniversary year, the World Heritage Centre and the Government of Japan will co-organize the "Closing Event of the Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention" in Kyoto on 6-8 November 2012. This is made possible thanks to the generous contribution of the host government, directly as well as through the Japan Funds-in-Trust. Watch the ...
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ritsumeikan University with the cooperation of UNESCO World Heritage Centre, organize a Youth Programme entitled "World Heritage: the roles of local communities and youth for the next decade". Participants between 20 and 30 years old involved in the World Heritage, from different ...
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Government of Japan) and Himeji City organize an expert meeting on "Heritage and Societies-toward the 20th anniversary of the Nara Document Authenticity, and beyond". The objective of this meeting is to contribute to the outcomes of the closing 40th anniversary event in Kyoto, and with ...
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Government of Japan) and Toyama Prefecture organize an expert meeting "Conservation and Sustainability - from principle to practice". The objective of this event is to contribute to the outcomes of the closing event of the 40th anniversary in Kyoto, and with the intent to examine the ...
In the framework of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, Japan ICOMOS, the Kyoto Prefecture and Kyoto City organize a symposium in Kyoto to discuss the role of communities for sustainable development in cultural sites.
In cooperation with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
The International Conference on Cultural Heritage (CH) brings together researchers, policy makers, professionals and practitioners to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning cultural heritage today. In particular, the main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, the use of cutting edge ...
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, a Forum on World Heritage Protection and Conservation will be held in Kyoto on the 29th of October 2012. Everyone is welcomed to attend the event.
The meeting on the Historic Urban Landscape Action Plan will be organized by the World Heritage Centre, Durham University's Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage (CECH) in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) and hosted by the Durham World Heritage site authorities. The meeting is scheduled for 26 and 27 October ...
In co-operation with the German Commission for UNESCO, the German Association of World Heritage sites will organize the annual conference of German World Heritage sites. Site managers of all German World Heritage sites and also preservationists and politicians will attend the conference. In the past, the annual conferences have addressed issues such as World Heritage education, ...
UNESCO will co-organize the 4th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology (ICRSA4) with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing on 24-26 October 2012. ICRSA4, with the theme “A New Era of Earth Observation for Natural and Cultural Heritage”, will focus on cutting edge space technologies for monitoring, documenting, makers, administrators and students from ...
[in French only] Le Ministère de la Culture français et les Directions générales des patrimoines, organisent dans le cadre de la Convention France-UNESCO, une semaine de rencontres des directeurs du patrimoine de l'espace sub-saharien francophone, en coopération avec l'Institut national du patrimoine, le musée du quai Branly, le Centre des ...
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention and the 20th anniversary of the Declaration on Cultural Landscapes, this conference will bring together scholars and professionals from around the world to address the debates over the interrelationship between culture and nature, the challenges of preservation within historic urban landscapes, the development of an integrated ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre will organize a photographic exhibition “The Preservation of the World Heritage Site of the Koguryo Tombs and Mural Paintings of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, 2001-2012” from 12 to 26 October 2012 at Salle des Pas Perdus, UNESCO Headquarters, in Paris. Over the last decade, the UNESCO/Republic of Korea Funds-in-Trust, started in ...
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, a conference will be held on 9 October 2012 in the Park of the Škocjan Caves, in Slovenia, "40th Anniversary of the Convention on the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage - The Meaning of the Convention Today". Dr. Danilo Türk, President of the Republic of Slovenia, will address the ...
3rd Seminar of the UNESCO Chair in "Culture, Tourism and Development" and UNITWIN-UNESCO Network "Culture, Tourism and Development"   University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne / IREST - EIREST / The French World Heritage Properties Association/ ICOMOS France / World Heritage Centre - France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement/ Cités Unies France. The notion of Governance and Integrated ...
The International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST), under the auspices of UNESCO, is organizing the 1st International Workshop on Technologies for World Heritage, which is sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Bejing from the 9th to the 28th of October 2012. The theme of the workshop is “From Space to Place: Application of Space ...
Thirty-four young messengers (participants) from over 20 different marine World Heritage sites around the world gathered in Hyderabad from 6 to 15 October as part of the International Youth Forum Go4BioDiv. The Forum is the largest youth initiative for both IUCN and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and gives young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 the ...
The two culminating events organized by the Finish preparation committee for the festivities of the 40th Anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention will take place in October 2012. The first event in October will be a jubilee seminar called World Heritage as our Treasure — World Heritage Convention, 40 years, 1972-2012 which will take place in Helsinki, in the premises ...
The UNESCO Director-General has convened a meeting on 2 and 3 October 2012 at UNESCO Headquarters, within the framework of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, to take stock of and review the future direction of the 1972 World Heritage Convention. Summary of the meeting English Français The meeting will discuss the effectiveness of the rules and procedures for ...
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the Ministry of the Environment and the Forestry Agency in Japan organize a symposium on the World Natural Heritage of Japan. The objective of this event is to discuss the achievements and issues regarding sustainable use of natural resources, protection and management, and the role of local communities in World ...
The International Meeting on the cultural landscapes of agropastoralism is scheduled from the 1st-5th October 2012 in Montpellier and the World Heritage site of the Causses and Cevennes, France. It will emphasize the promotion of cultural landscapes of Agropastoralism and focus on the Causses and the Cévennes and cooperation with the countries of the Mediterranean basin. The meeting is a ...
[in French only] Dans le cadre de la commémoration des 40 ans de la Convention du patrimoine mondial, le Centre du patrimoine mondial de l’Organisation des Nations unies pour l’éducations, la science et la culture (UNESCO) et la municipalité de Quito ont organisé le Forum International « Patrimoine mondial et ...
Forum on World Heritage Protection and Conservation; Award for architectural conservation of World Heritage sites in  Asia-Pacific region; Forum on World Heritage education; 9th session of Youth camp on World Heritage conservation; Award for World Heritage education. October 2012.
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the World Heritage Centre in cooperation with the Mediterranean Agrnomy Institute of Montpellier is organizing a week-long meeting on the cultural landscape of agro-pastoralism from the 1st to the 5th of October 2012. To launch the week, the Event will start with an Operating Experience day on the inscription of the The ...
The international conference will bring together high level decision makers and representatives from the heritage and development sector to discuss the role of World Heritage and sustainable development. Expected outcomes are of the workshop are: A better articulation of the role of World Heritage in the sustainable development agenda. An evaluation of the critical role World Heritage ...
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the Fundación Ortega Gasset with the support of UNESCO Montevideo and Dirección de Patrimonio de la Secretaria de la Nación (Argentina) are organizing an international seminar: The Convention for the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage forty years after its adoption: The case of the ...
This international training course which will take place in Rome, with study visits to other cities in Italy from 24 September- 26 October 2012 (5 weeks), is organised in cooperation with UNESCO, Blue Shield Network and specialized international and national agencies, with the financial support of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC), and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and ...
In the framework of the implementation of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting exercise in Europe and North America, the national Focal Points for Periodic Reporting from Nordic, Baltic, Western and Mediterranean Europe shall meet in Berlin from 24 to 26 September 2012, at a meeting hosted by Germany and organized in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre (see Decision 36 COM ...
Within the framework of the World Heritage Centre Thematic Programme Human Evolution Adaptations, Dispersals and Social Developments (HEADS), the Government of Korea and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre organize the International meeting of Experts "Human Origin Sites in Asia and the World Heritage Convention" at the Jeongok Prehistory Museum, Republic of Korea from 24 to 28 September 2012. ...
The Danish Agency for Culture is organizing an international expert workshop on the World Heritage Convention and Indigenous Peoples under the theme "How to ensure that the implementation of the World Heritage Convention is consistent with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples" that will take place in The Danish Agency for Culture H.C. (Andersens Boulevard 2, Copenhagen, ...
The International Protection of Landscapes
19-Sep-2012 - 21-Sep-2012
A global assessment on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention and to promote the UNESCO International Traditional Knowledge Institute (ITKI) For more information, see the attached programme.  The event is being prepared with the support of the National Italian Commission for the UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS Italy , Tuscany Region, Province of Florence , ...
The Third meeting of the Coordinating Committee on the Serial World Heritage Nomination of the Silk Roads and World Heritage Nomination dossier drafting and harmonization workshop will be held from 17 to 20 September 2012 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The event is being organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Cluster Office in Almaty, in cooperation with the National Commission for UNESCO ...
In the framework of the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, Agora, Biennal of architecture, urbanism and design of the city of Bordeaux will present its 5th edition from 13 to 16 September 2012 at Hangar 14, with parts of the event in all areas of the city. Agora aims to honor contemporary architecture and the urban dynamics of Bordeaux with ...
The Regional Secretariat of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) for North Western Europe, based in Regensburg, Germany, invites World Heritage Cities' site-managers to the Regional Conference of the OWHC Region of North Western Europe that will take place in Beemster, Netherlands, from 12 to 14 September 2012. The 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention will be ...
An International Symposium is to be held in Buyeo, the Republic of Korea from 10 to 12 September to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.The symposium will be jointly hosted by the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea (CHA), Chungchungnam-do Province, and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and organized by ICOMOS-Korea with the support of UNESCO/ Republic of ...
UNESCO Chair on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2012 The Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan is organizing the 7th International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage from 8 to 22 September 2012 (application ...
The IUCN World Conservation Congress, the world’s largest and most important conservation event, began 6 September on the Island of Jeju, Republic of Korea. Held every four years, the Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development. The Island of Jeju harbors one of Korea’s natural World Heritage sites (Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava ...
IUCN World Conservation Congress
06-Sep-2012 - 15-Sep-2012
The IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world's largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, it aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development. The 2012 World Conservation Congress will be held from 6 to 15 September 2012 in Jeju, Republic of Korea. Leaders from government, the public sector, non-governmental ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre will be holding the 3rd Expert Working Group Meeting for the Old City of Herat and the Archaeological Remains of the Jam World Heritage Site at the Museo d'Arte Orientale in Turin, Italy, from 4 to 6 September 2012. More than 20 world-famous experts, as well as representatives of donor countries, Afghan experts and high-ranking officials from the government of ...
A Regional workshop on Tentative Listing for East African Countries will take place in Juba, South Sudan from 3 - 5 September 2012. The workshop is organized jointly by Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports, South Sudan in partnership with the African World Heritage Fund and UNESCO Juba Office with generous support from the Government of Netherlands through the Netherlands National Commission ...
The premier forum for the presentation of research on 3D acquisition, multimedia visualization, interaction technologies and their applications, the multidisciplinary International Conferences on Virtual Systems and Multimedia are a bridge between technology, art, history, science and engineering. Held annually since 1995 (excepting 2011 when the Egyptian conference was cancelled for ...
Organized in cooperation with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), this program will train individuals for lake ecosystem conservation and sustainable use of Xochimilco’s "chinampa" agricultural production system. Dates to be determined.
UNESCO Bangkok and the Korean National Commission for UNESCO are co-organizing the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Mayors’ Forum for World Heritage Cities. As a commemorative event for the 40th Anniversary of the 1972 World Heritage Convention, this event will be co-hosted by the Gyeongsangbuk-do Provincial Government and the Gyeongju Municipal Government in the city of Gyeongju, Republic of Korea ...
Following Decision 35 COM 7B.119 approved by the World Heritage Committee in June 2011, an international meeting of experts to elaborate regulations and guidelines for the development of a conservation plan for Tiwanaku: Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture (Bolivia), property inscribed in the World Heritage List in 2000 under criteria (iii) and (iv), will be held in ...
The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme, provides first aid to stabilize cultural heritage in an emergency situation until a longer-term solution can be found. CER supports quick actions to rescue cultural heritage, aims to prevent further damage and carries out basic repairs. CER implements its cultural emergency relief actions in direct ...
This Forum aims to create a meeting point between site managers and young people representing local communities so they can share collective knowledge and explore areas of common interest in World Heritage conservation and preservation. The event is in line with the Global Strategy identified by the World Heritage Committee, with its emphasis on Communities, Capacity Building and ...
A new UNESCO–IAU online Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy has been launched today at the IAU’s 28th General Assembly in Beijing, China. The site, which resides at www.astronomicalheritage.net, is a dynamic, publicly accessible database, discussion forum and document repository on astronomical heritage sites throughout the world, even if they are not on UNESCO’s World ...
The Australian Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (ACIUCN) is organizing a Symposium 9th-10th August 2012 in North Queensland to convene experts from across government, academic and NGO sectors to discuss strategic issues for World Heritage in Australia.  It will be the third in ACIUCN’s successful ‘Science informing Policy’ Symposium Series. In this 40th year of ...
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention and for the occasion of the 5th International Conference on the Inclusive Museums, the special Seminar: "Living with Our Heritage: Legacy, Communities and World Heritage" will take place in Bridgetown, Barbados, on the 31st of July 2012. The event will discuss how communities which are descendants of past ...
Tomorrow's Kyoto Cultural Heritage Platform is organizing a "Portraying Kyoto's Cultural Heritage" painting and drawing contest for primary school children. To commemorate the final meeting for the Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, this event will give children an opportunity to learn about the importance of the World Heritage sites in Kyoto and other ...
The International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V. (IAWHP e.V.) is organising a WHS Alumni Symposium and Workshop on “Understanding Each Other’s Heritage –Challenges for Heritage Communication in a Globalized World” to be held in BTU Cottbus from 19th-21th July 2012. This WHS Alumni Conference is the second of a series of events and activities ...
In the framework of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, The Mexican Secretary of Tourism, the National Council for Arts and Culture and the National Institute of Anthropology and History, in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the Government of the state of Querétaro, are jointly organizing an International meeting on tourism, sustainable ...
The Fourth Herity conference in 2012 will be focused on "How The Cultural Heritage is communicated? Public, Specialists, Managers and Institutions:evaluating the quality of the transmission of the cultural message" will take place in rome 5-7 December 2012. Call for papers All interested persons are invited to contribute to the conference. Please, send an abstract for consideration. ...
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention the "International Graduate School: Heritage Studies" at Cottbus University under direction of the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies is offering its "International Summer Academy: Constructing Heritage in the Light of Sustainable Development (ISAC)". The programme is organized in cooperation with the German Commission for ...
From 6 – 13 July 2012, the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP11) will be held in Bucharest, Romania. Since 1999, the World Heritage Centre and the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention are formally engaged in cooperation with a view to enabling the Contracting Parties to the Conventions to identify and strengthen conservation of ...
As it was announced during the side-event held at the Pulkovo Observatory on 28 June 2012, a round-table discussion was organized on 4th July 2012 in presence of the Academician Mikhail Marov, Head of Department of the Vernadsky Institute, Chairperson of the Committee on Heritage of Ziolkovsky, Russian Academy of Sciences, co-initiator of the establishment of the International Space ...
On the occasion of the 36th session of the World Heritage Committee, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre is holding an informal meeting on the 2nd Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercice Europe and North America.
From July 1st to December 24th 2012, the second edition of the World Heritage Game will be online at www.worldheritagegame.com. For six months, players can discover the whereabouts of the six letters of UNESCO photographed at different World Heritage sites. Many prizes can be won, including a discovery tour to one of these sites. Simple and unique gameplay The game features 12 complete ...
The Youth Model of the World Heritage Committee, to be held in Kazan from 1 to 9 July, is designed to attract the attention of young people of the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention to the problem of preservating natural and cultural heritage and to raise awareness  of youth activities related to the Convention, its role and its international importance as well as procedures ...
The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (DSEWPaC), in conjunction with UNESCO Apia, is hosting an exhibition at the Festival of Pacific Arts, Honiara, 1–14 July 2012, entitled “Celebrating World Heritage in the Pacific”.  The exhibit celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention and showcases World Heritage activities being ...
In the framework of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, The Museo del Oro is opening a temporary exhibit at the Museum in Bogota, entitled "Gold Museum: a look into archaeological heritage", which will offer an overview of the current legislation status on archaeological World Heritage sites in Columbia.
Side Event:  World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy. On the occasion of the 36th session of the World Heritage Committee, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and ICCROM are holding an informal information meeting to present the capacity-building strategy initiative for the Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe region. The meeting will be held on Friday 29 June 2012, 14:00 - ...
The Pulkovo Observatory in St. Petersburg (Russian Federation) offered to host on 28 June 2012 a side-event during the 36th session of the World Heritage Committee in order to present the achievements of the Thematic Initiative "Astronomy and World Heritage". Prelimenary Programme 19:30 Departure from of the Taurida Palace  20:00 Arrival to the Pulkovo Observatory 20:30 Welcome ...
The UNESCO 2012 Youth Summit
27-Jun-2012 - 29-Jun-2012
The Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site is proud to host the UNESCO Youth Summit on the 27th, 28th and 29th of June 2012. Summer 2012 will be an unprecedented moment in the history of Maritime Greenwich when the site will host the equestrian events as part of the 2012 Olympic Games. This will be an incredible opportunity to welcome people from across the world and to celebrate the unique ...
The World Heritage Committee will meet for its 36th session in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. The Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, defines the use of the World Heritage Fund and allocates financial assistance upon requests from States Parties. It has the final say on whether a property is inscribed on the World Heritage List. The ...
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the World heritage Convention, 20 high school students of the Pestalozzi-School Idstein, a German high school, in cooperation with the Monument Protection Agency of the State of Hesse, have produced this exhibition on the World Heritage Convention and the Hessian World Heritage sites which is to take place in the Monument Protection Agency, the ...
During the 36th Session of the World Heritage Committee which was recently held in Saint Petersburg from the 24 June - 6 July 2012, an Informal Meeting of the Category 2 Centres under the auspices of UNESCO took place. This was an interesting and informative discussion and an excellent opportunity for knowledge sharing and networking between the Category 2 Centres.A list of attendees whom ...
The German Commission for UNESCO will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention with a ceremonial event taking place on 21 June 2012 at the Art Nouveau Theatre of the World Heritage city of Stralsund.About 450 World Heritage experts, comprising the members of the German Commission for UNESCO, politicians, preservationists and tourist experts from Germany, will ...
40th anniversary events in the Netherlands
15-Jun-2012 - 17-Jun-2012
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary World Heritage Convention The Dutch government, the Dutch World heritage sites and the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO will organize several meetings during the weekend of 15th-17th June: An expert meeting for policymakers on the opportunities and restrictions of World Heritage in the Netherlands; A public event in Amsterdam to promote ...
4th World Heritage Youth Forum
10-Jun-2012 - 20-Jun-2012
The 4th World Heritage Youth Forum focusing on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention was held from 10 to 20 June 2012 in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid) and Mollina, (Málaga). Forty-six young people aged from 12 to 15 years old, with Spanish as a common language, attended from Colombia, Chile, Croatia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, ...
Activity oriented towards the youth and the local communities, with the aim to make better use of the resource potential of Gamzigrad as a World Heritage site and to introduce World Heriatage education in school curricula.
In the framework of the 40th Anniversary of the Convention, the UNESCO Venice Office, in cooperation with the national authorities of Montenegro, is organizing on 7 and 8 June in Kotor, Montenegro, a regional meeting to share experiences, good practices and planned activities concerning the management of World Heritage and other UNESCO designated sites (MAB Biosphere Reserves) in ...
Outdoor exhibition on World Heritage
05-Jun-2012 - 19-Jun-2012
Outdoor photographic exhibition on World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria.
The World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the UNESCO Offices in Kingston and Havana will organize the Caribbean Training Course in the Preparation of Nomination Dossiers, which will be held in Kingston (Jamaica) from 5 to 15 June 2012 within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Day in Germany takes place yearly, on the first Sunday in June. Every year, a different World Heritage site hosts the main event. In 2012, the event will be hosted by the World Heritage site “Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin”. Across Germany, the World Heritage sites invite the public to participate in special cultural activities. Designed as ...
This Master imparts the necessary competencies and skills in the conservation and promotion of World Heritage Sites as well as in the conceptualization of sustainable projects in the fields of natural and cultural heritage, creative industries, museums and tourism. The programme is divided into three learning cycles. The first cycle from October to December 2012 consists of distance learning ...
40th anniversary - 20 activities in Spain
01-Jun-2012 - 30-Jun-2012
Since the beginning of the 2012 year, the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport have been coordinating all the Spanish activities in the framework of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. Nationals and internationals meetings or forums: International Technical symposium about rock art, World Heritage. Organised by Comarca del Somontano (Aragón) IV ...
International Training Course on Heritage Impact Assessment 15-24 October 2012, Shanghai , China Application Deadline: 1 June 2012 In recent years the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has examined a considerable number of State of Conservation Reports related to threats from various types of large-scale development activities to the World Heritage properties. These activities include ...
The International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V. (IAWHP e.V.) is organising a WHS Alumni Symposium and Workshop on "Understanding Each Other's Heritage -Challenges for Heritage Communication in a Globalized World" to be held in BTU Cottbus from 19th-21th July 2012. This WHS Alumni Conference is the second of a series of events and activities being planned by IAWHP e.V. since ...
International colloquium on the challenges and opportunities for the conservation and management of World Heritage cities. For more information: http://www.wh2012.be/Default.aspx?tabid=15268&language=en-US
The 15th Annual US/ICOMOS International Symposium, dedicated to the  40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, will be held in San Antonio, Texas, from May 31 to June 2, with the participations of experts from all the Americas and the intent to launch a permanent process of regional cooperation that will ensure greater participation and contributions to the spirit and the aims ...
Tallinn City Centre Administration and Estonian National Commission for UNESCO are jointly organizing the CONFERENCE "TALLINN OLD TOWN - OUR WORLD HERITAGE" that will take place on 29 May 2012 in the framework of traditional Tallinn Old Town Days (http://vanalinnapaevad.ee/en/), an event celebrated since 1982. The essence of the Old Town Days lies in the festivities for townsfolk to ...
The 2012 edition of the Cultural Heritage Day of Chile will be celebrated in the framework of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. In order to contribute to the worldwide celebrations of the anniversary, this year's edition focuses specifically on the relation between heritage and development, including the role of local communities in heritage preservation. This festivity ...
World Heritage and Impacts of Developments: impacts of development activities and resource extraction in and around World Heritage properties in the Africa region. This workshop will bring together experts and decision makers from the fields of developmental studies, resource extraction and heritage management. The aim is to begin a dialogue which leads to improved conservation and ...
In the framework of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the UNESCO Office in Moscow, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, the National Commission of the Republic of Belarus for UNESCO and Naysvizh National History and Culture Museum-Reserve are jointly organizing the International capacity-building workshop "World Heritage ...
ICOMOS Hellenic National Committee and ICAHM are jointly organizing an international conference on the future and new challenges facing the Protection Management of Archaeological Heritage that will take place in New Acropolis Museum 23-25 May 2012. The scope of the conference is to present and use past experience with a view to contribute as a think tank to new ways of managing the ...
iSimangaliso has partnered with race organisers Zululand Multisports Club (ZMSC) and the St Lucia Rate Payers for the iSimangaliso St Lucia Half Marathon. The 21.1km and 10km races are registered with KZN Athletics and entrants for these races must be 15 years old or older, and there is also a race for younger children. The St Lucia Half is one of three challenges iSimangaliso Wetland Park ...
UNESCO Chair on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2012, 7th Cycle: 8-22 September 2012. The Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan is organizing the 7th International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage from 8 ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an information meeting to discuss the overall preparation for the forthcoming 36th session of the World Heritage Committee to be held from 24 June to 6 July 2012 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. this meeting will be held in Room XI (Fontenoy) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 15 May 2012. Simultaneous interpretation of the proceedings will be ...
10th Meeting on Management of Historic Centres: "Economic Sustainability of the Historic Centre, a Shared Responsibility" The Office of the Historian of Havana, the UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean and the Latin American and Caribbean Unit of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are organizing the 10th Encounter on Management of Historic Centres, from 15 to ...
As a contribution to the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention in 2012, Norway will host an interregional conference on issues, experiences and challenges linked to the theme of the year: "World Heritage and Sustainable Development: The Role of Local Communities". The Conference will take place in Røros 14-16 May 2012 . World Heritage ...
World Migratory Bird Day 2012
12-May-2012 - 13-May-2012
Each year on the second weekend in May, dedicated people and organizations plan World Migratory Bird Day events to celebrate migrating birds in their region and to raise awareness about the need for their protection. Since World Migratory Bird Day began in 2006, events have been carried out in 104 countries. On their epic journeys spanning thousands of kilometres, migratory birds connect ...
The Workshop on management for World Heritage site managers in South-Eastern Europe in the framework of the preparation of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting for Europe and North America took place in Sibiu, Romania from 15 to 17 May 2012. It was a follow-up from the previous sub-regional meeting in Prague 26-27 May 2011 where the need to involve site managers was highlighted. The ...
From 6 to 19 October 2012, Go4BioDiv will take place for the third time – parallel to COP 11 in Hyderabad, India. It will be hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), Government of India and carried out by the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) with support by various international partners. The International Youth Forum Go4BioDiv gives young adults between 18 and 29 the ...
Capacity Building workshop for Indian Ocean SIDS: Enhancing capacities for the integration of World Heritage site management in the sustainable development of local communities Within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable Development of Local Communities in Small Island Developing ...
The ICOMOS Advisory Committee, including the Scientific Council, will meet this year from 27 October to 1 November in Beijing, China.   On this occasion, the Scientific Council is organizing a Symposium on the theme: Reducing Risks to Cultural Heritage from Natural and Human-Caused Disasters on 31 October 2012 in Beijing, which will also welcome the general public during its first ...
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has opened nominations for the CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN PRIZE until next April 30th. The Prize, worth 250.000€, will be awarded to an individual or non profit organization, regardless of nationality, who has made a valuable impact and commitment to foster the universal values inherent to the human condition, respect for diversity and difference, a culture of ...
Qhapaq Ñan Harmonisation Meeting
26-Apr-2012 - 28-Apr-2012
Thanks to the generous invitation of the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia Ministry of Cultures, the 8th International Meeting of the Technical Secretariat, dedicated to the preparation of the nomination of Qhapaq Ñan/ Andean Road System for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List, is taking place from 26-28 April 2012. Representatives from the UNESCO World Heritage ...
4th Iberian Meeting of Site Managers
24-Apr-2012 - 26-Apr-2012
The fourth Iberian Meeting of Site Managers, in the framework of the 40th anniversary of the Convention is dedicated to "World Heritage and Sustainable Development".
The 11th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architecture Heritage, Terra 2012 will be held in Lima, Peru, from 22 to 27 April 2012. Terra 2012 will focus on Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage in particular in regards to Risk Preparedness for Natural Disasters and Climate Change. More than 500 specialists in the fields of earthen architecture are ...
To celebrate the International Day of Monuments and Sites, ICOMOS Morocco organises a Lecture-discussion “World Heritage Convention at 40: what is it there for Morocco?” By Prof. Ahmed Skounti.  For more information, see the attached event poster (in French only). 
Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS celebrates the “International Day for Monuments and Sites”, whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983. The theme for 2012 is World Heritage in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. The aim of the International Day for Monuments and Sites is to encourage local communities and individuals ...
In the framework of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary, the management plan for the conservation and development of the Neolithic settlement of Choirokitia, Cyprus, will be presented. The preparation of this Plan was funded by the UNESCO Participation Programme (2010-2011) and will be presented to the public in situ by the Cyprus Department of Antiquities, the Cyprus Institute and the ...
The Meeting “From World Heritage to Local Heritage: protecting and managing change” jointly organized by IGESPAR and ICOMOS Portugal with the support of the National Museum of Ethnology and the Portuguese National Commission for UNESCO, is promoted to commemorate the International Day for Monuments and Sites on 18 April 2012. The International Day for Monuments and Sites is meant ...
The lecture “World Heritage and Economic Development”, organized by Edinburgh World Heritage together with the City of Edinburgh Council and RSA Fellows MCICH Network, will take place on Tuesday 17 April, 6.00pm at the Royal College of Physicians in order to mark World Heritage Day and the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. The lecture will look at how ...
This international training course which will take place in Rome, with study visits to other cities in Italy from 24 September- 26 October 2012 (5 weeks), is organised in cooperation with UNESCO, Blue Shield Network and specialized international and national agencies, with the financial support of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (FOC), and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and ...
The Universidad Complutense de Madrid, together with the Consell Insular deMenorca are organizing this international conference to generate a meeting point on Archaeology management and treatment of World Heritage sites. The main aim of the Conference is to draw up and publish a "Guide of Best Practices in World Heritage: Archaeology". To this end, sessions about the following topics will be ...
40th anniversary U.S. Video Challenge
05-Apr-2012 - 15-Oct-2012
To contribute to the 2012 celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the National Park Service, HISTORY, and the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO recently launched the Video Challenge “Why do you think U.S. World Heritage sites are important to the world?” For more information: ...
World Heritage Volunteers 2012
01-Apr-2012 - 30-Sep-2012
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the World Heritage Volunteers 2012, 'Beyond territories and boundaries', will hold 50 Patrimonito work camps at 40 World Heritage sites in 25 countries around the world. The projects will involve 33 youth organisations and some 700 volunteers who will cross borders, share their cultures, and unite to preserve ...
At its 35th session (UNESCO, Paris, 2011), and within the wider framework of the Revisions to the Operational Guidelines, the World Heritage Committee welcomed “the offer of the Government of Poland to host an expert meeting on criterion (vi) in the first quarter of 2012 and requests the World Heritage Centre to report on the results of this meeting to the 36th session of the World Heritage ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in close cooperation with the UNESCO Offices in Almaty and Tashkent, and in active partnership with the Uzbekistan authorities, and the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS), a UNESCO category II Centre based in Samarkand, Uzbekistan will organize a two-day expert meeting of the Coordination of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and ...
In the Framework of the 40th anniversary, the Argentinian National Office of Tourism Quality Management organizes the 2012 edition of the Tourism, Heritage and School Program that will be developed at El Calafate with the collaboration of Los Glaciares National Park Administration. The Tourism, Heritage and School Program is a training proposal focused on tourism and heritage concepts. It ...
In the framework of the celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention,  the Andalusian Institute of Cultural Heritage (IAPH) is organising a round table meeting taking place on 19th March 2012 in Málaga, Spain. Specialists in the field of cultural heritage, architects, archaeologists, cultural managers, ethnologists, art historians, etc. will discuss the development ...
Urban development in India is often seen as a choice between history and technology; local particularities and globalized unversality; timeless continuity and radical transformation; tradition and modernity. This conference explores ways that globalization and technology can and should intersect with history and heritage to enhance sustainability and alleviate urban poverty. The ...
At its 35th session (Paris, UNESCO, 2011), and within the wider framework of the Revisions to the Operational Guidelines, the World Heritage Committee (Decision 35 COM 13) reiterated “its request to the World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Advisory Bodies, to organize an expert meeting to reflect on the integrity of cultural properties and to seek extrabudgetary funding to support ...
Within the Framework of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting of Latin America and the Caribbean, the World Heritage Centre/Latin America and the Caribbean Unit with the generous support from Mexico, the Government of Zacatecas and the Zacatecas Regional Centre for World Heritage in Mexico and Central America organizes a Sub-Regional meeting for Central America, from 12 to 14 March ...
The 18th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM 2012) is dedicated to address the challenges in the areas of 3D acquisition and modeling, virtual visualization and interaction, multimedia and their applications. Authors are solicited to contribute to the Conference by submitting articles that illustrate research results, projects and experiences that describe ...
[in French only] Les 10èmes rencontres de l'Association des biens français du patrimoine mondial (A.B.F.P.M) et ainsi qu'un colloque auront lieu à les 8 et 9 mars 2012 à Albi, a l’occasion du 40e anniversaire de la Convention du patrimoine mondial. Les 10èmes rencontres annuelles se dérouleront au Musée Toulouse Lautrec dans le ...
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, two young Indian men, Aniketh MJ and Sulesh Kumar, are planning to visit India’s 28 World Heritage sites over a span of 3 months starting March 5th, 2012, travelling mainly by bus and train. With this trip they would like to create a bond between the current generation of Indiansand the wonderful places that are very ...
In 1987 Aztec Ruins National Monument was made a UNESCO World Heritage site as part of the Chaco Culture designation to recognize the uniqueness of the archeological sites protected in the park. The 25th anniversary celebration will bring renewed attention to the honor of World Heritage designation. The high point of the day will be a presentation by National Geographic Fellow Jonathan ...
Capacity Building workshop for Tonga
20-Feb-2012 - 24-Feb-2012
Within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable Development of Local Communities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)" the World Heritage Centre will organize a capacity building workshop for Government officials and community representatives of Tonga, which will be held in ...
The event will bring together national and international experts to exchange views on roles of Protected Areas, including World Heritage natural properties, for prevention of and recovery from the damage caused by large-scale natural disasters, such as the Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake, and the tsunami they triggered. The workshop will be organized ...
This event will bring together national and international experts to exchange views toward final outcomes for the closing event of the 40th anniversary year, to be held in Kyoto, Japan, in November 2012. It is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan.
Within the Framework of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting of Latin America and the Caribbean, the World Heritage Centre/Latin America and Caribbean Unit, in cooperation with the Government of the Dominican Republic and the UNESCO Office in Havana, is organizing a sub-regional meeting for the Caribbean in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from the 15-17 February 2012. The main ...
This event will launch the 40th Anniversary celebrations in Japan. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will be in attendance, along with high-level representatives of the Japanese government and international World Heritage experts. A commemorative symposium on Disaster and Heritage will be part of the activities.
Within the Framework of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting for Latin America and the Caribbean, the World Heritage Centre/Latin America and Caribbean Unit, in cooperation with the Brazilian Government and in particular, with the Brazilian National Institute of Historic and Artistic Sites (IPHAN), is organizing a Sub-Regional meeting for South America in Ouro Preto, Brazil, from 9 to ...
Eco Picture Diary Global Contest Ceremony
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
The first ceremony of 2012 to recognize children who have participated in the Eco Picture Diary Global Contest will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France on 8 February 2012. Initially developed by Panasonic for primary school children between the ages of 7 and 11, the ‘kids school – eco learning’ education program gives pupils the opportunity to learn about ...
With the inscription of nearly 1000 properties on the World Heritage List, including over 200 historic cities, the need to integrate a concern for sustainable development within the practice of the 1972 Convention has emerged strongly over the past decade. The aim of this expert meeting - as requested by the World Heritage Committee - is to contribute to the formulation of policies and ...
The official ceremony for the launch of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention will take place on 30 January 2012, at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, room I, at 8 p.m, in the presence of UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Jazz legend Herbie Hancock, recently appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, will address the public and perform a concert playing with artists Corinne ...
The Second Coordination Meeting of Category 2 Centres for World Heritage took place in Milan, Italy, on 22 and 23 January 2012, hosted by the International Research Centre on the Economics of Culture and World Heritage Studies (Turin Centre) and the IULM University, with the participation of representatives of all existing Category 2 Centres associated to World Heritage, as ...
[in French only] Ville d’Albi Concours d'illustrations inspirées par le texte de la Convention de 1972 ouvert à toute personne professionnel ou amateur, pratiquant les arts plastiques organisé dans le cadre de la 9ème Foire internationale aux livres d'exception, médiathèque Pierre Amalric - (25 avril au 9 juin 2012) Ville de Strasbourg Journées européennes du patrimoine : Mise ...
On the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the declaration of the Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán as a World Heritage Site, Monte Albán Archeological Centre hosts the exhibition "Gente de Nubes en Tierra de Encuentros".
The 10th expert working group meeting for the preservation of the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley World Heritage property, will be held in Tokyo from 6 to 8 December 2011, followed by  two public symposiums concerning Bamiyan on 9 and 11 December, in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan. The UNESCO  World Heritage Centre is organizing  the ...
The UNESCO Regional meeting on the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting for Asia will take place in the Republic of Korea from 6-10 December 2011. This will launch a preliminary review of on-going Periodic Reporting process in the Asia and the Pacific region. The meeting is to be held in the city of Suwon, famed for its inscribed ancientHwaseong walled fortress. UNESCO World Heritage Centre is ...
This workshop will explore and design pilot projects for income generation to improve local communities' livelihoods and promote local sustainable development. The project will target communities living within and around Okavango Delta (Botswana), Mapungubwe (South Africa) and the Namib Desert (Namibia) heritage sites. The workshop will engage a bottom-up planning approach whereby ...
UNESCO opens the exhibition “Stories and places – Movies and World Heritage Sites in Asia” in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, 3-10 December 2011. Luang Prabang’s unique architecture - blending elegantly traditional Lao structures and European colonial buildings - as well as its vibrant cultural traditions all contributed to its nomination as a World Heritage site in 1995. ...
The most important triennial gathering of ICOMOS will take place from 27 November to 2 December 2011 for the first time in Paris at UNESCO Headquarters. The General Assembly is accompanied by a Scientific Symposium on the theme "Heritage: Driver of Development". Both events are open to ICOMOS members and non-members alike. Visit the special website www.icomos-paris2011.com to consult the ...
The Micronesian authorities are organizing a community consultation on the Nan Madol Archaeological Site of Pohnpei with a view to the preparation of a management plan. This consultation will be held in partnership with the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage (JCIC) and with financial assistance under UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust. It will provide an ...
Registration for the event has now closed, but due to demand the event is accessible online. To take part in the conference remotely, please read and follow the simple instructions below. Comments and questions will be taken live at the Conference in Edinburgh! Live streaming 23 and 24 November Live video stream address http://bit.ly/ikwig Live video stream chat Use the chat area below ...
The World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities, held every two years, brings together politicians and professionals who are committed to the preservation of historic cities, particularly those inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Since the first meeting in 1991, this event has enabled participants to discuss topics of common interest, to share experiences, and to learn ...
The UNESCO Venice Office and ICCROM are conducting a training workshop on Disaster Risk Preparedness and Management at the World Heritage site of Berat in Albania. Click here for more information about the ...
Revitalising World Heritage Site museums in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam Following the brainstorming session held in July in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the first experimental workshop will be organised at the Thang Long Citadel Site Museum in Hanoi, Viet Nam, with the participation of 9 museums relating to cultural sites of the three countries. This project is funded by the UNESCO/Japanese ...
Information Meeting 2nd Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercice Europe and North America
Within the framework of the 18th General Assembly of States Parties an information meeting of National Focal Points of European and North American countries took place in preparation of the second cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.
The General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage will hold its 18th session during the 36th session of the General Conference of UNESCO, from 7 to 8 November 2011 all day and 9 November only in the afternoon, at UNESCO Headquarters, Room XII. The General Assembly will be called upon to replace the outgoing members ...
[in French only] Du 2 au 4 novembre 2011, au Théâtre du Grand Marché à Saint-Denis de La Réunion, se tiendront les premiers «Entretiens du patrimoine de l'océan Indien : la ville patrimoniale ». Le Ministère français de la Culture et de la Communication (ENSAM/DAC-OI) et le conseil régional de La Réunion inaugureront les 2/3/4 novembre 2011 à Saint-Denis (île de La Réunion) les premiers ...
Experts from Libya and from international archaeological missions will attend the meeting, altogether with international cultural institutions and UNESCO’s partner organizations in this field. The meeting will provide opportunities to exchange technical information on the present situation in Libya and initiate a network of professionals and institutions in view of future support to ...
In the framework of the Preparation of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Europe and North America Region, the national Focal Points for Periodic Reporting from Western and Nordic-Baltic European Countries met in Reykjavik, Iceland, on 18-21 October 2011, in a meeting hosted by Iceland and organized with the collaboration of the World Heritage Centre. National Focal Points are ...
The Universidad Complutense de Madrid, together with the Consell Insular de Menorca are organizing this international conference (April 9-13, 2012) to generate a meeting point on Archaeology management and treatment of World Heritage sites. The main aim of the Conference is to draw up and publish a "Guide of Best Practices in World Heritage: Archaeology". Call for Papers is now open. To ...
In the framework of the Preparation of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Europe and North America Region, the national Focal Points for Periodic Reporting from Mediterranean Europe will meet in Valletta from 21 to 24 September 2011, at a meeting hosted by Malta and organized with the collaboration of the World Heritage Centre.
In the framework of the Preparation of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Europe and North America Region, the national Focal Points for Periodic Reporting from Mediterranean Europe shall meet in Valletta on 21-24 September 2011, at a meeting hosted by Malta and organized with the collaboration of the World Heritage Centre. National Focal Points will be expected, after the workshop, ...
Sub-regional Workshop on Documentation Standards and Reactive Expert Members Meeting of the Coordination Committee, Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination Within the framework of the UNESCO Japanese Funds-in-Trust funded project on 'Support for documentation standards and procedures of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination in Central Asia,' ...
[in French only] Ce colloque organisé par la Société Astronomique de France et le pôle Patrimoine mondial du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et Européennes, avec le soutien de la Commission nationale française pour l'UNESCO, se propose de débattre : des outils d'analyse du patrimoine astronomique et de définir, si ...
In the framework of the World Heritage Thematic Programme, Human Evolution: Adaptations, Dispersals and Social Developments, more than 40 international experts and site managers will convene in Antequera - Málaga, Spain, 20 to 24 September 2011, for the meeting, Megalithic Sites and the World Heritage Convention , organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Spanish ...
The Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan is organizing the 6th International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage in Japan from 10 to 24 September 2011 (application deadline: 15 May 2011). This training course aims at promoting the development of collaboration and network building among ...
Pacific Regional World Heritage Workshop
05-Sep-2011 - 09-Sep-2011
A Pacific Regional World Heritage Workshop will be organized by UNESCO World Heritage Centre in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Samoa at Apia from 5 to 9 September 2011. This activity has been financed by the UNESCO/Australian Funds-in-Trust with the World Heritage Centre. The workshop will bring together about 70 national representatives and experts in ...
Revitalising World Heritage Site Museums for a Better Interpretation of Living Heritage Sites in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam: Training for World Heritage Site Museums (2011-2013) The ever-growing global tourism and striking success of UNESCO World Heritage programme offer an ideal setting for site-related museums to play a pivotal role as mediator of peace and intercultural understanding, ...
The meeting will gather a team of legal experts to launch revision of the law in the framework of projects undertaken by UNESCO and its partners to make culture an essential part of the reconstruction of Haiti. The activity has been set as a key priority by the Haitian government, and will be organized with the financial support of the Spanish Funds-in-Trust for World Heritage. It is in line ...
In celebration of both the International Youth Year (IYY) and Tenth Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10), a global youth volunteer exchange on transformational change through non-formal education for life skills, heritage education, and literacy will take place at UNESCO Headquarters from 30 June to 1 July 2011.  This workshop is jointly organized by the United ...
The World Heritage Centre is pleased to inform you that, in agreement with the Chair of the World Heritage Committee, the 35th session of the World Heritage Committee will be held at UNESCO Headquarters (Room I) in Paris from 19 to 29 June 2011. Please note that a registration desk will be available to participants who wish to register on 19 June 2011 (10h-18h) . In addition, a meeting of ...
World Heritage Marine Programme Side Event
19-Jun-2011 - 29-Jun-2011
On 24 June 2011, the World Heritage Marine Programme hosted a special evening event dedicated to the cause of conserving marine World Heritage sites. The event was part of the 35th Session of the World Heritage Committee which took place in Paris from 19-29 June 2011. The side event was organized with the financial support of the Government of Flanders. All three major partners to the World ...
In conjunction with the 35th  session of the World Heritage Committee session at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the 3rd IberoAmerican World Heritage Youth Forum will be held from June 14-24 in Santillana del Mar and Zaragoza, Spain. The event is organized by the Ministry of Culture of Spain and is part of the ...
In view of the preparation of the second cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise, a meeting will be hosted by the Czech authorities, namely the Ministry of Culture and the Czech National Commission for UNESCO, in Prague on 26 an 27 May 2011. Organized with the financial support of UNESCO, and with the participation of the Advisory Bodies and international experts, the meeting will bring together ...
This first UNESCO / LOCUS Symposium presents and discusses ways of redefining progress today, changing from an industrial to a knowledge society. We present ways of creating a sustainable architecture for a new Humanism - "an architecture which is neither only visual nor only technological, but existential. An architecture that regards the very essence of things, of places and of human ...
A Joint Special Event on Marine World Heritage was held by UNESCO's World Heritage Marine Programme and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) during the International Marine Conservation Congress, http://www.conbio.org/imcc2011/, on 15 May 2011 in Victoria, Canada.  The event intended to raise visibility for the causes of marine World Heritage and the role of UNESCO's ...
World Rock Art Archives to meet in Tanum
13-May-2011 - 15-May-2011
The World Rock Art Archive Working Group will meet in Tanum, Sweden, from 13 to 15 May 2011 to approve the base metadata model of the World Rock Art Archive. Discussions will focus on the conservation and management priorities of the World Rock Art Archive in terms of needs and efficacy, the compatibility of metadata systems, and how best would it serve the overarching purposes of the World ...
"Niger, river and men" will be opened to the public in Mali national museum, Bamako, from 10. May to 31. July 2011. The exhibition was produced by UNESCO and its partners as part of the "Niger-Loire : Governance and Culture" project and intends to raise awareness of the general public and decision makers on the cultural assets of the Niger river and challenges for its future. The scenography ...
The Second meeting of the Coordinating Committee on the Serial World Heritage Nomination of the Silk Roads is organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Turkmen National Commission for UNESCO in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 3 - 6 May 2011, with financial support from the NESCO ...
The overall objective of the meeting is to discuss and share experiences on the challenges of heritage management and its relationship with the enactment and effective implementation of regulatory frameworks for World Heritage at national level.The event is organized by the National Commission of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay, the Permanent Delegation ...
UNESCO for Haiti
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Culture as a vector for development and social cohesion, source of rebirth Culture is more frequently emerging as a essential resource in post-disaster and post-conflict situations. In addition to its contribution to economic development, culture gives meaning and value to the identity and continuity of human societies. Its impact is essential in situations such as the one Haiti has faced ...
A meeting on "International Protection of Landscapes", organized by UNESCO's Culture Sector in collaboration with the Permanent Delegation of Italy and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, will be held at UNESCO's Headquarters in Paris on 18 April 2011, from 10.30am to 1pm, Room IV (Fontenoy building). The agenda is attached.
At its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), within the wider framework of the reflection on the Future of the World Heritage Convention, the World Heritage Committee embarked on a process to develop creative approaches that will assist States Parties and World Heritage site-managers in effectively responding to the range of problems that emerge from inscribed properties (Decision 33 COM 14A.2 ). At ...
From 4 - 8 April 2011, the State Party of Barbados will host the UNESCO Meeting on Small Island Developing States and the Periodic Reporting Exercise of the Caribbean Sub Region of Latin America and the Caribbean. The UNESCO SIDS Meeting is organized for 4 to 6 April 2011, and aims to discuss progress made in the implementation of the 2005 Mauritius Strategy (available at ...
From 4 to 6 April 2011, over 30 participants from 8 Caribbean States (Barbados, Belize, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica), as well as representatives from the Pacific (Fiji) and the Indian Ocean (Mauritius), CARICOM, ICOMOS and the University of the West-Indies attended the Meeting on World Heritage and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Barbados, ...
The Business Skills for World Heritage Programme has been developed collaboratively by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the international environmental charity Earthwatch, and the global energy company Royal Dutch Shell. The goal of the programme is to strengthen business management practice in World Heritage sites throughout the region. The application may therefore have a better chance of ...
As a complement to the current global debate on the preservation of historic urban landscape, Stadsherstel is organizing an international forum entitled Urban Heritage Inc., Public-private partnership meets heritage preservation. The forum will take place from 31 March until 2 April 2011 in the De Duif Church in Amsterdam. The second day of the forum, Friday 1 April, is an open day for the ...
The prevalent problem of illicit archeological excavations and the trafficking of religious objects, the expansion of the international art market, crimes connected with the illicit trade in cultural property and the financing of terrorist activities attract considerable media and political attention. The 1970 Convention gets to the heart of the problem. UNESCO evaluates the issue ...
From 14 to 23 March 2011, an international workshop, Preparation of the Management Plan of Tchitundo-Hulu Rock Art Site, was held in Virei, Angola. The 10-day on-site training session brought together more than 50 national and international site managers and experts from Angola, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe and South Africa, and ...
UNESCO is organizing, in close collaboration with the Permanent Delegation of Afghanistan to UNESCO and the Government of Afghanistan, the 9th Expert Working Group Meeting for the Preservation of the Safeguarding of the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley World Heritage Property, UNESCO Headquarters (Room VI). The 45 participants of the Expert Working ...
The Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan is organizing the 6th International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage in Japan from 10 to 24 September 2011 (application deadline: 15 May 2011). This training course aims at promoting the development of collaboration and network building among ...
The Ramsar Secretariat is launching a call for nominations for the 5th edition of the Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards. A prize will be presented in each of three categories: 'Management', 'Wetland Science', and 'Education'. Individuals, organizations, or initiatives may be nominated. The awards will be presented at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties in Bucharest ...
As a complement to the current global debate on the preservation of historic urban landscape, Stadsherstel is organizing an international forum entitled Urban Heritage Inc., Public-private partnership meets heritage preservation. The forum will take place from 31 March until 2 April 2011 in the De Duif Church in Amsterdam. The second day of the forum, Friday 1 April, is an open day for the ...
The final meeting of the 2nd Periodic Reporting cycle of the Africa region will be held at Vredefort Dome, South Africa from 14 - 17 February 2011. The meeting will close the cycle that was launched at the 33rd session of the Committee in Sevilla 2009. Organized in partnership with the Government of South Africa, the meeting aims to bring together national focal points, from the 44 African ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is inviting international experts to take part in a meeting, African human origin sites and the UNESCO World Heritage Convention, from 8 to 11 February in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to define a strategy of cooperation for sites of human evolution in Africa. The discussions will provide an important step in launching a process of establishing a road map in support ...
Empower and Change the World with your Sister and Brother Scouts:An exciting day of discovery to celebrate World Thinking Day through Cultural Diversity and World Heritage. The Scout movement « US Girl scouts Paris » will participate in the day exploring the activities related to World Heritage sites, languages, traditions and diverse ways societies organize themselves ...
Based on an analysis of existing marine World Heritage sites and their distribution among the 18 IUCN marine regions, the Indian Ocean has been identified as one of the regions under-represented on the World Heritage List. In support of the Global Strategy toward a balanced, credible and representative World Heritage List, a comparative regional assessment is being undertaken in the Indian ...
The "Bahrain Report" is the outcome of the First annual meeting of World Heritage related Category 2 Centres and of relevant UNESCO Chairs and Higher Education and Research Institutions, which was held on 19-20 December 2010 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain, hosted by the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Bahrain and jointly organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and by the Kingdom of ...
Within the framework of the approaching 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention in 2012 and the on-going reflection on the future of the Convention, the World Heritage Committee welcomed, at its 34th session (Brasilia, 2010), the offer of the States Parties of Australia and Bahrain to host an expert meeting in Bahrain, on the decision-making procedures of the statutory organs of the ...
The Significance of World Heritage: Origins, Management, Consequences is to be the first international conference arranged by The World Heritages: Global Discourses and Local Implementations WHILD. Founded in 2003 and situated at Dalarna University, Sweden, "The World Heritage: Global Discourse and Local Implementation", WHILD, started as a research environment, above all in the humanities ...
This workshop was organized as a follow-up to the meeting in Dublin, Ireland, in 2009. The meeting was hosted by the Dutch authorities and attended by representatives of States Parties, the Advisory Bodies and the World Heritage Centre. It focused on the second cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise, retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value, drafting and harmonisation of ...
The first day was devoted to Retrospective Statements of Outstanding Value, with the managers of the Brazilian sites. The following days were spent on the Periodic Reporting exercise, and the national focal points and site managers of South America took part. One hundred and twenty participants from 10 countries attended, including national focal points, site managers and Brazilian ...
Within the framework of the international conferences which HERITY organizes every two years, the first (2006) was on Quality in Cultural Heritage Management: models and methods of classification, and the Second (2008) on Measuring the Value of material Cultural Heritage. After each conference the proceedings are published. The Third conference will be focused on "Observing Cultural Heritage" ...
The African World Heritage Fund, a Category II Center in South Africa under the auspices of UNESCO, is pleased to announce the launch of the first edition of the Nomination Training Course for Arabic-speaking African countries, organized in partnership with the World Heritage Centre, the Algerian Ministry of Culture, the Spanish Agency for International Developement Co-operation, IUCN, ICOMOS ...
For the first time, all 43 marine World Heritage Site Managers will come together to discuss their common conservation challenges and management success stories. The meeting aims at building a stronger community of World Heritage marine site managers that is well informed about the good practices of each other, has access to the latest think­ing in science, technology and management, and ...
The Graduate Program in Historic Preservation/School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the R. Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (University of Leuven) are organizing an International Symposium on Heritage Recording and Information Management in the Digital Age (SMARTDoc Heritage), March 26-27, 2010 in ...
Mbombela Local Municipality and the Tshwane University of Technology's Department of Tourism Management are pleased to announce the 2010 International Tourism Conference on Global Sustainable Tourism. This conference will take place at the Bundu Country Lodge, Mbombela, South Africa, from 15 to 19 November 2010. The aim of the conference is to provide tourism scholars, practitioners, and ...
[in French only] Après l'opération « les mercredis c'est gratuit » en partenariat avec le site des Palais Royaux d'Abomey, la Fondation Zinsou met en place « les semaines culturelles gratuites ». Toujours désireuse de faire découvrir l'art contemporain africain au plus grand nombre, la Fondation Zinsou s'exile à ...
This Advanced Course is offered by the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITR-AP), Suzhou Centre, Suzhou, China, and The School of Architecture of Southeast University, China, under the auspices of UNESCO. The course adopts a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach and is designed for trainees to be familiar with the theories and ...
The 2nd International Meeting "World Heritage of Portuguese Origin" (WHPO) will gather experts and decision-makers from 23 countries to formalize the creation of an international network to study, promote and enhance World Heritage sites of Portuguese influence, by facilitating the cooperation among the managers of World Heritage sites. The Meeting is organized by the University of Coimbra, ...
The 16th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia will bring information technology and multimedia specialist together with leaders in Art, Science and Heritage to explore creative solutions to 21st Century challenges. The Conference themes include: Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality/Mixed Reality, Virtual Heritage,  TransMedia Science and Arts, Entertainment and ...
This workshop was organized as a follow-up to the meetings for Nordic and Baltic sub-region in Helsinki, Finland, 2007, and in Stockholm, Sweden, 2009. The meeting was prepared by the Nordic World Heritage Foundation (NWHF) in Tallinn, Estonia, and hosted by the Estonian National Commission for UNESCO in cooperation with the Tallinn Cultural Heritage Department. The meeting focused on the ...
UNESCO, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and the Governorate of Luxor, will organize the first Scientific Committee meeting on the safeguarding project of New Gourna Village in Luxor, Egypt. The UNESCO initiative aims to assist the Government of Egypt in its efforts to preserve this precious heritage situated within the World Heritage property of Ancient Thebes. New Gourna ...
The 2nd Yale-UNITAR Global Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy will take place at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA from 17-19 September 2010. Focusing on the theme of Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy, the event will take stock of and examine the role of institutional structures and decision-making procedures in ...
The workshop, which is jointly organized by the UNESCO Havana and Kingston offices, aims at strengthening capacities in the Caribbean to implement the 1972 Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (the World Heritage Convention). By using the training modules developed under the Caribbean Capacity Building programme (CCBP), financed with ...
WHITRAP (Shanghai) and ICCROM are pleased to announce the second training course on Management Planning for Cultural Heritage.The course responds to the urgent demands on sustainable management of cultural heritage sites in the region, highlighted by the Global Training Strategy for World Cultural and Natural Heritage(WHC-01/CONF. 208/14) and the UNESCO Periodic Report for the Asia and the ...
UNESCO Chair on Cultural Heritage and Risk ManagementInternational Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 20105th Cycle: 13-26 September 2010 The Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan is organizing the 5th International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage from 13 to ...
Following the Regional Launch Meeting of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting for Africa (Dakar, Senegal, 20-22 January 2010) and the work which has progressed in the 44 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention and 78 World Heritage properties, this sub-regional meeting will be held from 8 to 10 September 2010 in Windhoek, Namibia. It will bring together the designated national ...
The 2nd UNESCO Sub-regional workshop on the Central Asian Rock World Heritage Nomination is organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in close collaboration with UNESCO Tashkent Office, Almaty Office, Tehran Office, for the 6-10 September 2010 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan in cooperation with IICAS,(International Institute for Central Asian Studies) with financial support from the Norway ...
On Tuesday, 7 September 2010, the World Heritage Marine Programme launched an exhibit on Marine World Heritage in the United Nations Pavilion of the Expo 2010, Shanghai in China. More than 50 million people have visited Expo 2010, from which 3 million visited the UN Pavilion. About 835,000 visitors were exposed to marine World Heritage. The exhibit ran a slide show of all 43 World Heritage ...
The meeting was held in Zacatecas (Mexico) on 6-10 September 2010 at the Antiguo Convento Franciscano de Propaganda FIDE (Old Franciscan Propaganda Convent FIDE], currently the Museum of Guadalupe, which coincided with the inauguration of the World Heritage Category 2 Centre at Zacatecas, approved at the 35th session of the General UNESCO Conference in October 2009. There were 80 ...
Sub-Regional Meeting of Southern Africa
01-Sep-2010 - 02-Sep-2010
This meeting will gather participants from 10 National Focal Points, 21 Site-Cordinators, Advisory Bodies, CHDA, EPA, Mweka, Mentor, Coordinator, UNESCO, AWHF and other possible training institutions and technical/financial partners. A first review of issues raised in the Reports of the sub region will be discussed Questionnaire I: 10 States Parties: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, ...
The 16th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists will be held in the city of The Hague in the Netherlands from 1st-5th September 2010. The meeting is organised by the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, the Department of Archaeology of the Municipality of The Hague and the Cultural Heritage Agency (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science), with financial ...
Within the framework of the international conferences which HERITY organizes every two years, the first (2006) was on Quality in Cultural Heritage Management: models and methods of classification, and the Second (2008) on Measuring the Value of material Cultural Heritage. After each conference the proceedings are published. The Third conference will be focused on "Observing Cultural Heritage" ...
34th session of the Committee
25-Jul-2010 - 03-Aug-2010
34th session of the World Heritage Committee in Brasília, Brazil. Working documents World Heritage Centre Session web page Brazilian web page
The Portuguese Institute for the Management of Architectural and Archaeological Heritage (IGESPAR) and the Portuguese Commission for UNESCO are organizing, with the support of the NGO National Centre for Culture, the National Meeting of World Heritage Managers on 7 July and the 3rd Iberian Meeting of World Heritage Management on 8-9 July 2010 in Batalha, Portugal. With these meetings, ...
From 30 June to 4 July 2010, the International Academy for Nature Conservation, Isle of Vilm, Germany, hosted an expert workshop that set the basis for scaling-up Marine World Heritage. The workshop was jointly organized by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the IUCN-World Commission on Protected Areas and ...
Brazilian government promotes educational meeting on actions in favor of Cultural Heritage with youngsters from 19 countries The National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute - Iphan, in partnership with the Brazilian Federation of Youth Hostels, promotes the regional edition of the World Heritage Youth Forum, from 16 to 26 July 2010. The participants are young people (from 18 to 22 ...
Information Meeting
Monday, 14 June 2010
Information Meeting of the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention on the 34th session of the World Heritage Committee, Brasilia, Brazil, 25 July-3 August 2010
9th extraordinary session of the Committee at UNESCO Headquarter in Paris, France. Documents of the 9th extraordinary session
Europa Nostra Annual Congress
10-Jun-2010 - 12-Jun-2010
The Europa Nostra Annual Congress in Istanbul, which is one of three 2010 European Capitals of Culture. It will offer participants a programme of exciting events taking place in world-renowned heritage venues within the historic Süleymaniye Quarter of the city. Board and Council meetings, the General Assembly and the yearly Scientific Council Colloquium are planned, as well as ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with Indian National Commission for UNESCO, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), and the relevant Field Offices of UNESCO, is organizing a sub-regional training workshop on the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting in Asia and the Pacific in Dehradun, India to launch this exercise for Central, West, and South Asian countries. Periodic ...
MEDITERRANEO is an entrepreunerial preparation course which includes both Italian and Mediterranean learners (from countries of Northern Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia). The project is supported through co-operation between administrations, institutes, universities and companies. Period The training course is planned to be from June to December 2010. The course is divided ...
Organized by the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Tourism and Development of the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, with the support of the France-UNESCO Agreement and ICOMOS France, this first workshop will take place on 27 May 2010 from 9:30 am until 5:30 pm at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. This first edition will open a cycle of annual meetings on the different connections between ...
Following the Regional Launch Meeting of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting for Africa (Dakar, Senegal, 20-22 January 2010) and the works which have progressed in the 44 States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, this sub-regional meeting will be held from 4 to 6 May 2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. It will bring together the designated national focal points from 11 States Parties to ...
Mbombela Local Municipality and the Tshwane University of Technology's Department of Tourism Management are pleased to announce the 2010 International Tourism Conference on Global Sustainable Tourism. This conference will take place at the Bundu Country Lodge, Mbombela, South Africa, from 15 to 19 November 2010. The aim of the conference is to provide tourism scholars, practitioners, and ...
The conference will feature presentations and structured discussions among all sectors on three major and interlinked conference themes: 1. ENSURING SURVIVAL: Oceans, Climate and Security--Major Issues in Mitigation, Adaptation, and Financing in the Post-Copenhagen Climate Regime. 2. PRESERVING LIFE: Marine Biodiversity (2010 Global Goal), Networks of Marine Protected Areas (2012 Global ...
The World Heritage Convention is approaching two important milestones: 40 years since it came into force and the inscription of the 1000th property on the World Heritage List. However, the very success of the World Heritage Convention poses a series of challenges and opportunities not fully envisaged when it was adopted in 1972. At its 33rd session (Seville, 2009), the World Heritage ...
The 2nd Yale - UNITAR Global Conference on Environmental Governance and Democracy will take place at Yale University, New Haven, USA from 17-19 September 2010. Focusing on the theme of Strengthening Institutions to Address Climate Change and Advance a Green Economy, the event will take stock of and examine the role of institutional structures and decision-making procedures in fostering (or ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China, and the relevant Field Offices of UNESCO, is organizing a sub-regional training workshop on the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting in Asia and the Pacific in Taiyuan, China, to launch this exercise for East and Southeast Asian ...
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is pleased to announce the Seventh Session in its Series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites. Entitled Conservation for Peace: World Heritage Conservation Monitoring, the Session will focus on issues surrounding the monitoring of World Heritage sites as required by the World Heritage Convention. The Series ...
Full and short paper submission deadline for the 16th Int'l Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia with a special track on Virtual Heritage. To be held October 20-23, 2010 in Seoul, Korea, VSMM 2010 will bring information technology and multimedia specialist together with leaders in Art, Science and Heritage to explore creative solutions to 21st Century challenges. Deadlines for ...
The photographic exhibition on Moenjodaro revisits one of the world's greatest riverine civilizations, recognized as World Heritage in 1980. While illustrating the great achievements of the UNESCO International Safeguarding Campaign from 1974 -1997 it also focuses on local communities and the future prospect of the archeological site for sustainable tourism development and poverty ...
The 8th Bamiyan Working Group meeting is organized by UNESCO (World Heritage Centre in close collaboration with UNESCO Kabul Office) for the 25th and 26th of March 2010 in Munich at the Munich Technical University in cooperation with ICOMOS Germany. The aim of the meeting is to advise UNESCO and the Afghanistan authorities on issues related to the conservation of the Bamiyan World Heritage ...
The goal of the European Meeting for Improvement of  Tourism and Visitor Management Skills is to improve the state of conservation of World Heritage sites by enhancing the quality of tourism and visitors management tools for the improvement of overall management skills. The aim of the workshop is to develop and strengthen capacities and skills in tourism management at the ...
After last year's groundbreaking Tides of Time campaign, luxury watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre will organise a second auction on March 18, 2010. This time, one of two vintage 1958 Geophysic Chronometer Models E168, tested by professional climber Stephane Schaffter and his team during their recent Geophysic Expedition in the Himalayas, will be up for auction. The entire sum will be ...
This Periodic Report follow-up meeting is organized in close collaboration with the UNESCO National Commission of Israel and is the 5th gathering dedicated to the Mediterranean Sub-Region (the others being: Rome in 2006, Madrid in 2007, Corfu in 2008 and Tomar in 2009). On this occasion focal points will review the results of previous sub-regional meetings and make an assessment of the state ...
The Europa Nostra Annual Congress will take place from 10-12 June in Istanbul, one of three 2010 European Capitals of Culture. It will offer participants a programme of exciting events taking place in world-renowned heritage venues within the historic Süleymaniye Quarter of the city. Planned meetings include the Europa Nostra Forum on the topical theme of "Multiple ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Costa Rica and the UNESCO Office in San José, will organize an International Experts Meeting for the elaboration of a comparative analysis of the Archaeological site of the Delta of Diquis, financed by the Spanish Funds-in-Trust. The Meeting will take place in several locations in Costa Rica, ...
3rd Course on Conservation of Built Heritage organized by ICCROM and which will take place from 5  March to 30 April 2010 in Rome, Italy. ICCROM is pleased to announce the third training course on Conservation of Built Heritage in Rome.  ICCROM has been a pioneer in organizing courses in heritage conservation since 1965 including the Architectural Conservation Course ...
The meeting was attended by 29 participants and experts from 17 countries, as well as by representatives of IUCN, ICOMOS, ICCROM, and the UNESCO World HeritageCentre. The terms of reference of the expert meeting were defined by the Decisions of the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd (Quebec City, 2008, 32 COM 10B) and 33rd (Seville, 2009, 33 COM 10A) ...
The Significance of World Heritage: Origins, Management, Consequences is to be the first international conference arranged by The World Heritages: Global Discourses and Local Implementations WHILD. Founded in 2003 and situated at Dalarna University, Sweden, "The World Heritage: Global Discourse and Local Implementation", WHILD, started as a research environment, above all in the humanities ...
UNESCO Chair on Cultural Heritage and Risk ManagementInternational Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 20105th Cycle: 13-26 September 2010 The Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan is organizing the 5th International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage from 13 to ...
This event will bring together high-level personalities from cultural organisations, the European Union, national and international institutions, think tanks, academia, NGOs and the media, to celebrate Istanbul's cultural vitality and kick off what will be a momentous year for the city. Throughout 2010 the city will host an array of cultural events, celebrating Istanbul as a vibrant European ...
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Seventh Session in its Series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites, with a deadline of 19 February, for the session that will take place from 18-23 April 2010 in Hiroshima, Japan. Entitled Conservation for Peace: World Heritage Conservation ...
Awarded biennially, the Equator Prize recognizes community-based initiatives that demonstrate extraordinary achievement in reducing poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the equatorial belt. Prize winners receive worldwide recognition for their work as well as an opportunity to help shape national and global policy and practice in the field. The fact that the ...
This meeting, organized in partnership with the Government of Senegal, and with financial support from the African World Heritage Fund, Government of Switzerland and France-UNESCO Convention, will take place from 20 to 22 January 2010. It aims to bring together 44 African States Parties to the World Heritage Convention in order to review the implementation status of the Convention in Africa, ...
The first one-day consultation meeting on the implementation of the World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP) in the Arab States was held on 11 January 2010 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. It was organized within the framework of Phase 2 of the WHEAP focusing on Africa and the Arab states. About 25 experts gathered to exchange on the challenges and opportunities for World Heritage ...
The Marc de Montalembert grant - 7000 Euros - helps young people from countries bordering the Mediterranean sea, and below 30 years of age, to implement projects dedicated to the knowledge of the cultures of his Region. Since 1995 nineteen projects have been implemented by winners of the grant from 7 Mediterranean countries. Application to the 2010 grant are to be submitted by 31 December ...
The Special Session "Heritage and development: diversity as an alternative" will take place on the 18th of December 2009 in Marrakesh within the framework of Africities V, the local African communities Summit (16-20 December.) This Session is organised by the World Heritage Centre, with the encouragement of the France-UNESCO Convention, and in collaboration with the Association of Francophone ...
This follow-up meeting is jointly organised with and is hosted by Irish authorities. Representatives of West European countries and heritage experts will meet in Dublin to discuss the following issues: Next cycle of World Heritage Periodic Reporting Retrospective Statements of Significance and boundary changes Training and capacity building Tentative Lists in Western Europe sub-region ...
Representatives of the Nordic countries and heritage experts met in Stockholm in the framework of the follow-up to the world heritage periodic report process. The meeting - organized by the Nordic World Heritage Foundation and generously hosted by Sweden - focused on the following issues: Next cycle of World Heritage Periodic Reporting Retrospective Statements of Significance and boundary ...
A regional capacity-building Workshop on "Assessment of Vulnerability of Cultural and Natural World Heritage Properties to Disasters and Climate Change" was held at the Peking University of China from 6 to 12 December 2009, organised jointly by the World Heritage Centre, ICCROM and the World Heritage Training and Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific (WHITR-AP). The Workshop, funded ...
More than half of the Earth's population now lives in an urban area, and over the past three decades, due to the sharp increase in the world's urban population, historic cities have become subject to new threats.   In order to address conservation and planning issues of historic cities, the Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscapes is being prepared for possible adoption at the ...
Periodic Reproting LAC: 2nd Cycle
26-Nov-2009 - 28-Nov-2009
The Buenos Aires meeting was the first meeting organized and 46 representatives from 24 countries in the Region took part, in addition to the Advisory Bodies. For three days, focal points of the LAC regions were informed of the process leading to the preparation of the Retrospective Inventory, the Retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value and the Periodic Reporting process. The ...
Following the establishment of the Alliance of World Heritage Cultural Landscapes and its international conferences in 2007 and 2008, this 3rd International Conference is designed to discuss the concrete challenges of water management in World Heritage Cultural Landscapes while also aiming at promoting and further extending the network of partner sites of the Alliance. Aiming ...
Aksum Rediscovered
25-Nov-2009 - 04-Dec-2009
The exhibition illustrates the re-installation of the 152-ton and 24-metre high Obelisk, as well as the town of Aksum and its people, through the work of several artists who followed the process. The opening ceremony of the exhibition at the FAO Headquarters will be held in the presence of Francesco Bandarin, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and Mounir Bouchenaki, Director ...
A second International Workshop on "Disaster Risk Reduction to Cultural Heritage" was held at Acre, Israel, from 14 to 17 November 2009, and organised jointly by the Israel National Commission for UNESCO, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the World Heritage Centre, gathering experts and managers of World Heritage cultural properties from all regions, as well as representatives of ICOMOS, ...
The second thematic meeting of expert on the agro-pastoral cultural landscapes in the Mediterranean will gather 40 participants, representing different European and Mediterranean countries and representatives from ICOMOS and IUCN. This meeting is organized within the framework of the France-UNESCO cooperation agreement by the Tirana European University, the Mountain Areas Development Agency ...
On Thursday 12 November, leading personalities working for change will join at UNESCO Headquarters for the release of the Manifesto on the Future of Knowledge Systems: Knowledge Sovereignty for a Healthy Planet, the latest Manifesto of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture.  Vandana Shiva, Chair of the International Commission on the Future of Food and ...
Insula, the International Scientific Council for Island Development, is pleased to announce the World Conference on "Volcanoes, Landscapes and Cultures", organized under the auspices of UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the Italian government, and in partnership with UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Programme (MaB), the Sicilian Regional Government, the University of Catania, the Etna ...
A Pacific Islands World Heritage Workshop was held in Maupiti (French Polynesia) from 2 to 7 November 2009. The workshop served as a follow-up of the Cairns workshop held in Australia in 2008 and gathered representatives from almost all the State Parties of the Pacific in order to achieve the following objectives: Build capacities among the States Parties; Introduce the Periodic Reporting ...
The African World Heritage Fund, the Center for Heritage Development in Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho organise a World Heritage Nomination Training Course which will be held in Maseru/Lesotho from 2 to 13 November 2009.   This workshop will bring together heritage experts from 8 African English speaking countries plus a participant from Mozambique. The workshop will build on the ...
Information Meeting for Committee Members
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Presentation by H.E. Mr João Luiz Silva Ferreira Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee.
Attended by over 100 participants from about 40 countries. Over the six days, 70 papers were presented in eight sessions.
On the occasion of the 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention (23-28 October 2009), the World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Advisory Bodies, organized an Orientation session for Committee members and all States Parties. This session was held on Tuesday 27 October 2009 at the UNESCO Headquarters, Room II, from 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 ...
Towards an Action Plan on Prehistory, Advisory Bodies' meeting
The Regional Encounter of Experts on Heritage, Biodiversity & Community aims to improve management of natural heritage sites and protected areas, study and debate on lessons learnt and enhancement of the application of Heritage toolkits. A unique encounter with 2 workshops under a same umbrella to gather a variety of experts in concurrent fields: 1)  First pilot workshop on ...
The UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies at the Brandenburg University of Technology is pleased to host an International Conference on "World Heritage and Cultural Diversity - Challenges for University Education". The event is being co-organized by the German Commission for UNESCO, and the conference patrons are the UNESCO Word Heritage Centre and the Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs ...
17th General Assembly of States Parties
23-Oct-2009 - 28-Oct-2009
The 17th session of the General Assembly will take place at UNESCO Headquarters, Room XII and II, from 23 to 28 October 2009. Opening of the session friday 23 October, room XII Working Documents Consult previous Summary Record Faq About the ...
Towards an Action Plan on Prehistory, Drafting Committee Meeting
The main objective of this project is to discuss - in an international forum- strategies to valorize local cultural heritage resources for local development. The initiative is sponsored by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) in the context of a scientific development-funding program. The focus of the course is on cultural heritage as a potential resource for local and regional ...
Action Plan on Prehistory
12-Sep-2009 - 14-Sep-2009
Action Plan on Prehistory
This course is designed for people who want to gain a greater understanding of the implications of climate change for developing countries and the potential for adaptation. It is aimed particularly at professional staff from government agencies and NGOs who do not have existing specialisation in the field but who may have new responsibility or interest in the integration of climate change ...
Europa Nostra is a framework which represents some 250 non-governmental organizations, 150 associate organizations and 1500 individual members in more 50 countries. Each year it holds a competition intended to reward different kinds of initiatives for the protection and promotion of cultural heritage. This competition highlights a large variety of actions that enhance restoration programs ...
Please fill the application form and send it together with the following documentation (by mail or email) to the contact address below: A full professional curriculum vitae (in English) A brief report (3-5 pages) on project(s)concerning cultural heritage or risk management with which you have been or are currently involved. Explain your overall potential for success in applying follow-up ...
The UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2009 will be held in Kyoto, Japan and Kathmandu, Nepal. The course will take place from 31 August to 12 September, and is organized by the Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Japan. In ...
During the opening ceremony of the International Year of Astronomy, which took place on 15 January 2009, the Director-General of UNESCO officially launched the cycle of activities "Astronomy and World Heritage: across time and continents". One of the main activities of this cycle is the International Conference on "Astronomy and World Heritage: across time and continents", to be hosted by the ...
The first edition of the Caribbean Heritage Course in Curaçao is organized by the University of the Netherlands Antilles in cooperation with UNESCO and aims to improve knowledge and skills in Heritage Management.  The course consists of the Course Modules I (Application of the World Heritage Convention) and V (Management of Historic Centres) of UNESCO's Caribbean ...
This Summer Camp is open to young students of all nationalities between 16 and 20 years old, who are interested in Astronomy and World Heritage. The objective of the camp is to teach young people about Astronomy and World Heritage and give them a methodological framework for associated actions, to offer them the precious opportunity to observe a total solar ...
On occasion of the 33rd COM all States Parties representatives from Europe and North America were briefed and provided with information regarding the following themes: Results of sub-regional and national meetings Future steps and deadlines Follow-up to the 1st Periodic Reporting cycle and Retrospective Inventory: Management plans, boundary modifications, and buffer zones Preparation of ...
The World Heritage Committee will meet for its 33rd session in Seville, Spain from 22-30 June. During the session, the Committee will consider requests for the inscription of new sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List and examine the state of conservation of sites already inscribed on the List. The Committee is chaired by H. E. Mrs María Jesús San Segundo, ...
Provisional Programme Part 1:Welcome (14:30 - 14:35) Session 1.1: Welcome by the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee Part 2:Statement of Outstanding Universal Value (14:35 - 15:00) Session 2.1: Format of the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value Part One: Format of the SoOUV and examples of SoOUV, problems in developing SoOUV for existing sites, priorities for development of ...
The European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) of the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the European University Centre for Cultural Heritage (CUEBC) is organizing a 5-day Master-Doctorate Course on "Vulnerability of Cultural Heritage to Climate Change" in Strasbourg, France, from 7 to 11 September 2009. The Course aims to ensure that young European students are ...
World Environment Day 2009
Friday, 5 June 2009
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June in more than 100 countries. The theme for 2009 is climate change and the broader consequences of environmental change, and what societies can do in response. Combating climate change and preserving ecosystems services that underpin our economies is an issue for everyone. Every individual's efforts, no matter how small, can ...
The Master of Arts (MA) in World Heritage Resource Management is currently recruiting to start in late September 2009. This is an exciting, innovative new programme - only one of five of its type in the world - that considers the issues of heritage in the cultural and natural fields, and particularly the management of World Heritage sites and other protected areas such as national parks and ...
This meeting, which is being held in France, will bring together several experts from different countries (Kazakhstan, Norway, Uzbekistan, Germany and France) as well as ICOMOS experts and the UNESCO Central Asia field offices representatives to discuss with the World Heritage Centre the draft Concept Paper of the World Heritage Nomination of the Rock art Sites in Central Asia. In 2005 an ...
Application deadline for the 3rd Course on Conservation of Built Heritage organized by ICCROM and which will take place from 5  March to 30 April 2010 in Rome, Italy ICCROM is pleased to announce the third training course on Conservation of Built Heritage in Rome.  ICCROM has been a pioneer in organizing courses in heritage conservation since 1965 including the ...
On the 22nd May 2009, over 60 young people from across the UK will be meeting in Lyme Regis for the first UK UNESCO Youth Summit to discuss and debate World Heritage in the 21st century. The young people will be representing 11 different sites from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and one overseas territory, Bermuda. The young people have been selected to participate through a ...
The UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies at the Brandenburg University of Technology is pleased to host an International Conference on "World Heritage and Cultural Diversity - Challenges for University Education". The event is being co-organized by the German Commission for UNESCO, and the conference patrons are the UNESCO Word Heritage Centre and the Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs ...
In spite of its remarkable historical background and numerous historic and cultural sites in the region, Central Asia and western China remain one of the most under-represented regions on the World Heritage List, with no cultural or natural heritage properties from Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan inscribed on the List. The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS have been assisting the States ...
This workshop "Climate change and cultural heritage" will allow scientists, end users and policy makers to debate the effects of changing climate parameters on material and structural characteristics of cultural heritage. The workshop also aims to produce guidelines to governments, other institutional actors, NGO's and experts on how to better integrate climate change considerations and ...
The International Meeting, Prehistoric Sites and the World Heritage Convention, Bahrain, 10 to 14 May 2009, included the participation of 20 participants from 15 States Parties and Advisory Bodies, and focused on the cultural phenomena of Neolithic, Megalithic, Bronze Age and Late Prehistoric Periods.
World Migratory Bird Day 2009
09-May-2009 - 10-May-2009
On their long journeys, migratory birds have to navigate through a multitude of man-made barriers. Their flyways are hindered by wind farms, power lines, TV and mobile phone transmission masts, glass windows, tall buildings and other constructions. Huge numbers of birds are killed, injured or displaced each year. Apart from direct fatalities or injuries via collision, such structures can also ...
This 4th follow up meeting dedicated to the Mediterranean sub-region was organized in cooperation with and with the financial support of the Portuguese authorities. The meeting was attended by 13 countries focal points and various cultural and natural heritage experts. The aim of the meeting was to shed light on: Statements of Outstanding Universal Value Revised Periodic Reporting ...
The UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2009 will be held in Kyoto, Japan and Kathmandu, Nepal. The course will take place from 31 August to 12 September, and is organized by the Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Japan. In ...
The purpose of this workshop is to raise awareness among World Heritage site managers regarding the use of the IUCN/UNESCO Enhancing Our Heritage (EoH) toolkit, in particular test its applicability for cultural sites. The meeting is organized by Denmark's Cultural Heritage Agency in cooperation with NWHF. The target group is World Heritage site managers from Nordic countries including ...
UNITAR Hiroshima Training Workshop
19-Apr-2009 - 24-Apr-2009
UNITAR Hiroshima Office launches the second five-year cycle of its Series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites. UNITAR's "values-based management" methodologies will go one step further with the new theme of World Heritage Impact Assessment. Conservation for Peace will remain as an underlying principle throughout the second cycle. Two World Heritage sites in ...
For the past ten years the Cambridge Heritage Seminars have brought together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to explore the most pressing issues in heritage studies today. This year, for its tenth anniversary, coinciding with the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the University of Cambridge, the Cambridge Heritage Seminar will focus on cultural heritage, ...
This workshop is being held jointly by the World Heritage Centre, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the UNESCO New Delhi Office and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. It is the final workshop in a series which brought together site managers from a selection of World Heritage sites in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, ...
The Seminar is arranged around 3 major themes, physical integrity of historic urban landscapes, functional integrity of historic urban landscapes, visual integrity of historic urban landscapes. It will be hosted by Hanoi University of Architecture (HAU), Hanoi People’s Committee (Vietnam). The Seminar official languages are English, French and Spanish. Interpretation services will be ...
The International Meeting, Rock Art and the World Heritage Convention, uKhahlamba/ Drakensburg Park, South Africa, 3 to 8 April 2009 involved the participation of 44 governmental delegates, Advisory Bodies' representatives, international experts and site managers. The meeting aimed to identify key values, issues and priorities in the area of Rock Art, particularly concerning its management, ...
CAWHFI 2009 annual Steering Committee meeting and official launch of the new CAWHFI segment financed by the European Commission.
This Advanced Course is offered by the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP), under the auspices of UNESCO. It is intended for professionals, decision makers and practitioners (among others, government officials, site managers, scholars and independent consultants) with a background in World Heritage conservation and ...
Intensive international training course for francophone site managers A second intensive training programme for francophone managers of cultural sites will be jointly organized at the Abbaye de Cluny in Burgundy (France) by the Centre-Arts et Métiers- ParisTech de Cluny with the European Archeological Centre of Bibracte, in partnership with the IUP Denis Diderot, the National ...
The International Meeting, Human Evolution and the World Heritage Convention, Burgos, Spain, 21 to 25 March, 2009, considered sites containing hominid findings, both inscribed or yet to be inscribed on the World Heritage List, as well as evaluated the thematic area of Human Evolution within the context of the Convention. It involved the participation of 20 international experts, ...
CLIMATES OF HERITAGE CONSERVATION: Responding to the Challenge of Global Climate Change throughPublic Engagement and Social Innovation This three-day colloquium will focus on the immediate and obvious significance of the impacts of global climate change to the Low Countries, namely rising sea levels and increased river flooding. Papers presented will provide comparative experiences ...
Mediterra 2009 aims principally to state the art of research, to study recent achievements in heritage conservation and architectural design, to increase university and professional training and to gather the network activities developed in the Mediterranean region. ContributionThis 1st Conference will include specialists from throughout the Mediterranean region. It will also have a ...
DescriptionThis prize is awarded every second year by the Organization of World Heritage Cities to a city that is a member of the OWHC and that has distinguished itself by its achievements in the conservation, enhancement or management of property inscribed on the World Heritage List, and located on its territory. EligibilityA city that is a member in good standing of the Organization of ...
Climate change is accelerating the transformation of environmental, social and cultural landscapes across the Arctic and sub-Arctic. The implications of these changes, including their global impact, have yet to be comprehensively monitored and evaluated. Upon the request of Professor Jean Malaurie, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in charge of arctic polar issues, and with his active collaboration, ...
A retrospective inventory conducted by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre revealed that of the 76 sites in the Africa region, only 6 have a Statement of Outstanding Universal Value, 27 a Statement of Value, and 43 do not have either one. Therefore 19 State Parties are concerned by the preparation of Statements of OUV to be approved by the Centre. In this context, thanks to a generous ...
The Kingdom of Bahrain, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre and IUCN-WCPA, hosted the workshop on 'building capacity for marine World Heritage'.  The workshop had three central objectives: Building greater capacity within the global IUCN-WCPA marine network in helping deliver World Heritage related technical support; Carrying out a global thematic review of marine World ...
[in French only] Monsieur Eusebio Leal, Directeur de la Oficina del Historiador de La Habana, donne une conférence magistrale sur le Centre historique de cette ville. Cette dernière apparaît comme un modèle de gestion intégrale et une expérience singulière. Le centre historique de La Havane, construit entre les XVIe et XIXe siècles, a ...
In the context of the partnership between Jaeger-LeCoultre, The International Herald Tribune and UNESCO, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture has designed a watch symbolizing its commitment to the World Heritage Marine Programme. The goal of the partnership is to identify, monitor and preserve marine sites around the world, and the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer has designed a limited edition ...
In the framework of the UN 2009 International Year of Astronomy, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) is hosting a symposium on "The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture". The aim of this Symposium is to provide a global, and at the same time detailed, view of the very many activities that link astronomy to our diverse cultures. It will also be a forum to discuss the ways ...
5th Annual Ename International Colloquium To be held 18th - 20th March 2009 in Ghent and Ostend, Belgium Climates of Heritage Conservation Responding to the Challenge of Global Climate Change through Public Engagement and Social Innovation This three-day colloquium will focus on the immediate and obvious significance of the impacts of global climate change to the Low Countries, namely ...
Thanks to the generous invitation of the Kingdom of Bahrain, fourteen out of the eighteen States Parties from the Arab Region met in Manama to launch the second cycle of the Periodic Reporting decided by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session in Quebec City (July 2008). Two days of the meeting were devoted to training for the drafting of Statements of Outstanding Universal Value ...
Final International Steering Committee of UNESCO/Japanese Fund-in-Trust for Preservation of Ajina Tepa - Buddhist Monastery on the Silk Road, and Presentation of Central Asia Silk Roads World Heritage Serial Nomination process to International Diplomatic Corps in Tajikistan. The Final International Steering Committee for the Ajina Tepa project is organized by the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office ...
This workshop is the outcome of a collaboration between the Regional and Monitoring Support Unit (RMSU) for the programme Euromed Heritage IV of the European Union (EU) and the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement. It will deal with inventories of cultural heritages in nine Mediterranean Partner countries of the EU (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Syria ...
The subject of this colloquium, organized by L'Association nationale des Architectes des Bâtiments de France (ANABF), is the integration of built and landscape heritage in heritage focused territorial planning. The debates will consider the place of heritage and culture, economic development, craftsmanship, know-how and quality of life in this approach. Reflection will also be ...
The second HERITY International Conference, with the theme 'Measuring the Value of Material Cultural Heritage', will be held in Rome from 3 to 5 December 2008. It is organized by HERITY International in partnership with ICCROM, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and UN-WTO. Participation is possible by invitation or prior registration. Goals of the Conference are: 1) To make possible the ...
Today, many bridges protected at the national level or inscribed on the World Heritage List are threatened. How to reconcile new usage with restoration rules, or the respect for authenticity with traffic and safety concerns? How to integrate contemporary projects into protected sites? These are a few of the problems examined by this colloquium organized by the French Ministry of Culture, ...
This is the first international training course prepared by the World Heritage Training and Research Institute for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITR-AP) in collaboration with the International Organization for Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ICCROM), on Management Planning for Cultural Heritage.  The course will be led by advisors from ICCROM and the International ...
International Conference on the Historic Urban Landscape and its management in Budapest, Hungary (Collegium Budapest, 23-25 November 2008) The goal of the conference is to: 1. contribute to the global reflection on the concept of historic urban landscape in an interdisciplinary perspective and on its relevance for the management of historic cities; 2. share the perspectives and to compare ...
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. Since its creation in 1994, it has been held every 2 years in Leipzig. Denkmal unites an in-depth exhibition with an extensive international professional programme (conferences, meetings, seminars, workshops, ...
10th Cambridge Heritage SeminarThe Future of Historic Cities: Challenges, Contradictions, Continuities Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, UK18-19 April 2009 Deadline for paper proposals: 15 November 2008For the past ten years the Cambridge Heritage Seminars have brought together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to explore the most pressing issues in heritage ...
The Workshop, which took place on 6th  and 7th November 2008 in Olympia, Greece, was jointly organised by the World Heritage Centre and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with ICCROM and with a financial contribution from the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Mrs Marianna Vardinoyannis. It brought together participants from various regions of the world as well as ...
The World Heritage Centre organized an International Expert Meeting, Prehistory and the World Heritage Convention: Towards an Action Plan and the related thematic studies, at UNESCO Headquarters on 3 to 4 November 2008, to establish the foundations for the future development, strategy and implementation of the initiative, based on discussions between 18 international experts and ...
1. Abstracts or poster should be submitted electronically to: wh-info@unesco.org. and 2009seminar@fuuh.upv.es before 30 October 2008 and should include the following information: a. Author’s name, title and qualifications ;b. title of paper or poster;c. E-mail address;d. telephone number and fax number;e. institution name and complete postal address;f. abstract (500 words maximum) or ...
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 2009 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 ...
The UNESCO-VOCATIONS PATRIMOINE Fellowships for World Heritage Site Managers Programme aims to reinforce the capacity of professionals currently working or intending to work in the near future, in the management, conservation and development of a World Heritage property.Launched in January 2006, the Fellowships are made possible as a result of an innovative public-private partnership between ...
VSMM 2008: Digital Heritage 2.0
20-Oct-2008 - 26-Oct-2008
VSMM2008, The 14th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia: Digital Heritage 2.0 A joint event for the exchange and sharing of know-how in the areas of Cultural Heritage (CH) and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) focusing on Multimedia Technologies, Computer Graphics and digital documentation/preservation in Cultural Heritage (Multilingua, Multimedia ...
[in French only] Les sixièmes rencontres des sites français du patrimoine mondial se tiendront les 16 et 17 octobre 2008 au Havre. Selon la tradition de ces rencontres, une journée thématique sera l’occasion d’échanger les expériences de terrain et d’approfondir des questions spécifiques aux sites inscrits sur la Liste du ...
The 6th annual French World Heritage Sites meeting will be held in October. On the 16th October the meeting will focus on the theme of "Urbanism, modern and contemporary architecture" and will include two roundtable discussions:  « Urbanism and World Heritage » and « Valuation of modern architecture ».  This thematic day will allow sites' managers to ...
In the framework of the World Heritage Pacific 2009 Programme, which was approved by the World Heritage Committee in 2004, a Pacific Islands World Heritage Workshop was held from 13 to 17 October 2008 in Cairns, Australia. The Workshop gathered, which benefited financial support from Australia and the World Heritage Fund,  as many as 80 participants including representatives from 14 ...
The IUCN World Conservation Congress
05-Oct-2008 - 14-Oct-2008
More than 8,000 of the world’s leading decision makers in sustainable development: from governments, NGOs, business, the UN and academia. Together in one place for 10 days: to debate, share, network, learn, commit, vote and decide. The objective: ideas, action and solutions for a diverse and sustainable world. Four Aliances workshops will have a focus on the World Heritage ...
2nd International Conference of the Alliance of World Heritage Cultural Landscapes on "Spirit of Place and Development" Following the establishment of the Alliance of World Heritage Cultural Landscapes at the 1st International Conference held in Aranjuez, Spain, in December 2007 (http://www.aranjuezcultural.es/red/index.htm), this 2nd conference is designed to focus on the ...
The theme of the 12th International Seminar of Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage (FUUH) is both ambitious and crucial to the future of heritage conservation as well as to the development of communities, cities and civil society at large. The Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) Concept includes the broader territorial and landscape context and therefore goes far beyond historic centres ...
Traveling Exhibition: Between heaven and earth: Mont-Saint-Michel and sacred mountains of the world. In many civilizations, humankind has chosen extraordinary mountainous areas to establish sanctuaries lost between heaven and earth. Some of these places have been inscribed on the World Heritage List and are the focus of a project by photographer, author and lecturing professor Jean-Michel ...
The 16th General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) will take place in Québec City from 29 September to 4 October 2008. The Symposium theme is "Finding the Spirit of Place". We have identified four tracks or sub-themes for thought and discussion.Re-thinking spirit and placeKey words: material culture theory, ...
New initiatives related to biodiversity put economics in the forefront to raise awareness for conservation needs, and to link biodiversity with sustainable development and poverty reduction. These initiatives value ecosystem services (e.g. Sukhdev Study), identify biodiversity business opportunities (e.g. IUCN, Shell, et al Study) or develop appropriate economic instruments and policies. By ...
The City of Regensburg, a German medieval town, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2006, will host this year's OWHC Northwest European Regional Conference The selected conference theme ‘Earth, Wind, Water, Fire - Environmental Challenges to Urban World Heritage’ fits perfectly into the concept of the United Nation’s ‘International Year of Planet ...
10th International DoCoMoMo Conference
16-Sep-2008 - 19-Sep-2008
From 16 to 19 September 2008 the tenth International DoCoMoMo Conference, also celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the organization, will take place at the new building of the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology and at the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam. The legacy of the Modern Movement has gained legendary status, largely as a result of the appreciation ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre together with the UNESCO Kathmandu Office, in close collaboration with Nepal's Department of Archaeology and the Lumbini Development Trust is organizing a workshop for the World Heritage property of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Nepal. About 100 participants from different Nepali ministries, institutions, stakeholders as well as the ...
As a follow-up to the project "Preservation for the Frozen Tombs in the Altai Mountains", which highlighted the international significance of the cultural heritage of the Altai Mountains, extending over China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia and the need for transboundary cooperation in view of its conservation, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre is initiating a similar exercise for the Golden ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) are organizing a one day seminar on “World Heritage and Public Works–Development cooperation for poverty alleviation” at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan. The seminar aims at examining the contribution of heritage preservation policies and projects at selected World Heritage ...
Course will take place 3-15 November 2008, Kyoto, Japan The Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto is organizing the 3rd International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage from 3 to 15 November 2008, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM and ICOMOS. The course aims at preparing the ...
The World Heritage Committee will meet for its 32nd session in Quebec, Canada from 2-10 July. During the session, the Committee will consider requests for the inscription of new sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List and examine the state of conservation of sites already inscribed on the List. The Committee is chaired by Dr Christina Cameron, who has headed Canada's delegation to the ...
"Preparing the future of heritage sites - Building a project and management plan" A second intensive training programme for francophone managers of cultural sites will be jointly organized at the Abbaye de Cluny in Burgundy (France) by the Centre-Arts et Métiers- ParisTech de Cluny with the European Archeological Centre of Bibracte, in partnership with the IUP Denis Diderot, the ...
Within the framework of the Caribbean Capacity Building Programme for World Heritage (CCBP) and within the framework of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), a workshop on risk reduction for Caribbean Heritage will take place from 23 to 27 June 2008 in Havana, Cuba.   The workshop is designed for the participation of heritage experts and leading agencies in their ...
The participants in the Seventh Expert Working Group note the importance of the participation of the Afghan Government representatives and congratulate UNESCO for facilitating their presence at the current Working Group Meeting. The participants would also like to sincerely thank ICOMOS Germany for hosting the participants and providing all the necessary logistical support to realize a ...
Expert Working Group for the Preservation of the Jam and Herat sites
In spite of its remarkable historical background and numerous historic and cultural sites in the region, Central Asia and western China remain one of the most under-represented regions on the World Heritage List, with no cultural or natural heritage properties from Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan inscribed on the List. The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS have been assisting the States ...
architectural heritage cultural landscapes works of art and collections of artistic and historic significance archaeological sites industrial and engineering heritage Call for Entries Categories:Outstanding achievements in the field of heritage conservation and enhancement will be awarded in the following categories: 1. Conservation2. Research3. Dedicated Service by Individuals or ...
11th US/ICOMOS International Symposium
28-May-2008 - 31-May-2008
Developing a comprehensive approach to US participation in the global heritage communityThe 11th US/ICOMOS International Symposium will initiate a process for implementing the recommendations of the PreserveAmerica Summit's "Participating in the Global Community" panel that will reinvigorate and enhance the US role in international preservation. The Global Community panel made ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is organizing an information meeting to discuss the overall preparations for the forthcoming 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee to be held in Québec City, Canada, from 2 to 10 July 2008.This meeting will be held in Room XI (Fontenoy) from 10h00 to 13h00, on Tuesday, 27 May 2007, with simultaneous interpretation in English and French. Participants ...
The Korean National Association for Interpretation (NAI) will host the third annual international conference on the subject of heritage interpretation. The conference will bring together 150 to 200 delegates from 30 to 40 nations in an effort to create opportunities for professional development for attendees and establish a network for professional associations and individuals involved in ...
The following conference, although not a UNESCO event, may be of interest to the World Heritage community:In a more globalized world, Heritage should be addressed in innovative and sustainable ways, underlining the role of human and natural heritage as a contra-hegemonic trend. By understanding cultural differences, different peoples may find opportunities to enhance their contribution to a ...
The second seminar of a series of itinerant workshop on the Conservation and Management of Persian, Timurid and Mogul Architecture took place in Uzbekistan from 21st of April to 2nd of May 2008. More than 30 cultural heritage professionals and World Heritage site managers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan ...
The main objective of the meeting its to discuss the results of the First Cycle of the Periodic Reporting exercise for the Mediterranean and South-Eastern subregions in relation to the protection and management of World Heritage properties, according to the decisions taken by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session in July 2007 (31 COM 11A.1 and 31 COM 11A.2). Furthermore, the ...
Open to the public from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.The towering, jagged Altai Mountains stretch some 2,100 km across China, Mongolia, Russia and Kazakhstan, the Russian section of this mountain range having been inscribed as a natural site on the World Heritage List in 1998. The Altai Mountains bear unique witness to the ancient Scythian culture that flourished in the Eurasian steppe ...
In the context of their affiliation with the "Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage" network, students of the Professional Masters programme in the Faculty of Sciences, Arts, Culture, News and Multimedia at the Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University are organizing a symposium on different aspects of world heritage. This international symposium will take place from April 3 ...
CAA 2008, the 36th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology: On the Road to Reconstructing the Past 2-6 April 2008 at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary. The main theme of the conference is the use of computer applications and quantitative methods in two fields: at large-scale (rescue) excavations that usually precede ...
The second meeting of Iberian of Site Managers (the first one took place in 2004 in Lisbon) aimed at exploring current gaps and challenges in the daily management of world heritage sites in Spain and Portugal and current nomination files as well as cooperation initiatives with Latin American States Parties.
The UNITAR Hiroshima Office Series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites aims to enhance implementation 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. Newly developed "values-based management" methodologies are applied in all aspects of ...
The main objective of this meeting is to define a scientific framework for the identification and recognition of sites related to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge phenomenon, which may be of outstanding universal value and to define the framework for a serial nomination on the World Heritage List. The outcome of this meeting will contribute to a better identification and understanding of the ...
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are jointly organizing an International Conference on Sustainable Tourism Management in Heritage Sites which will take place at the Mount Huangshan World Heritage site in China from 24 to 27 March 2008.Tourism growth is accelerating worldwide and arrival numbers are expected to double in the coming decades. World ...
Aim and Objectives The main objectives of the meeting are to: Review the provisions on buffer zones and boundaries in the Operational Guidelines; Review case studies of World Heritage properties, natural, cultural and cultural landscape sites to be presented to the workshop; Review background papers by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies as well as information ...
Workshop organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in partnership with IUCN, ICOMOS, ICCROM and the France-UNESCO Convention, in collaboration with the Arc et Senans World Heritage site and with financial support from the French Ministry of Culture. UNESCO's World Heritage Centre is engaged in an ambitious year-and-a-half-long initiative to develop working principles and policies for ...
The workshop was organized and financially supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) in cooperation with UNESCO and followed the decision of the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session (30 COM 8B.24) encouraging the States Parties of Iran and Azerbaijan to consider options for a transnational serial ...
Nigeria's Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, one of the last remnants of primary high forest in southern Nigeria, was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2005. This inscription was the culmination of a 50-year campaign spearheaded by a group of artists, Yoruba priests and an Austrian artist called Susanne Wenger. Pierre Guicheney's film La dame d'Oshogbo is a portrait of ...
This event will take place on February 14 and 15, in the Centro Cultural de Belém (Sophia Mello Breyner Room) in Lisbon, and it aims to stimulate and provoke debate on a range of issues related to historical heritage preservation. Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa (SCML) was established in 1498 by Queen Dona Leonor as a charitable institution dedicated to improving health and social ...
An international Symposium on "Sharing Our Heritages: New Challenges for Site Conservation and Protection, and for Tourism Management" will be organized by UPV (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia) in Valencia, Spain, from 7 to 10 February 2008. The idea is to celebrate the end of the Sharing Our Heritages (SOH) exchange programme (2005-2008) sponsored by the EU and the Australian ...
World Wetlands Day 2008
Saturday, 2 February 2008
Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2008. The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. There are presently 157 Contracting Parties to the Convention, with 1678 wetland ...
The 10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage, Terra 2008, was held in Bamako, Mali, from 1 to 5 February 2008. It was the first Terra Conference to be held in Africa, and convened over 450 specialists in fields linked to the conservation of earthen architecture (e.g. anthropology, archaeology, architecture, engineering, scientific ...
During its 16th session (UNESCO 24-25 October 2007), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention decided to establish an open-ended Working Group to discuss alternative mechanisms to meet the following goals  : Ensuring a balanced geographical and cultural representation in the Committee Ensuring a less time-consuming and less complicated voting ...
The outcome of this meeting shall contribute to the development of guidelines and criteria for the review of sites of interest for the heritage of science and technology on the World Heritage List.The pursuit and application of knowledge underlie all human achievements, many of which have been recognised on the World Heritage List, as for example agriculture systems, industrialisation and ...
the Sixth Expert Working Group for the Preservation of the Bamiyan Site is organized by UNESCO (Kabul Office in close collaboration with WHC) and National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Japan (NRICP) inTokyo from 20 to 22 January 2008 Within the framework of Japanese Funds-in Trust project for the Safeguarding Bamiyan site, much progress has been made thus far ...
In the context of Chandigarh's nomination to the World Heritage List, as part of the serial nomination of "The Architectural and Urban Work of Le Corbusier", the World Heritage Centre in cooperation with the Chandigarh authorities, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the UNESCO New Delhi office has organized a 3-day technical workshop on site management and urban ...
The second meeting of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1999 Second Protocol), the seventh meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and the second meeting of the Parties to the Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention will take place from ...
This stakeholders workshop is being organized in consultation with the Kiribati authorities and under the auspices of the UNESCO Apia Office and Conservation International. Among those attending will be Mr. Tukabu Teroroko of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (for the Kiribati Government), Ms. Sue Taei of Conservation International (for Nature) and Mr. Ron van Oers of UNESCO (for Culture) as ...
This workshop, conducted in English, will discuss the theme of integrity and authenticity of cultural landscapes with a view to contributing to the future revision of the Operational Guidelines. The aim is to produce recommendations and draft texts that provide guidance in the ongoing process of defining the integrity and authenticity of cultural properties, as well as evaluate the condition ...
The theme of this meeting, which will take place in Spanish only, is "Innovation and Diversity". The event coincides with celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Old Havana's inscription as a World Heritage site.  The panel of experts, headed by Herman van Hooff, Director of the UNESCO Havana office and Margarita Ruiz, President of the National Council for Cultural Heritage in ...
This international expert meeting will be the opportunity to exchange information on the natural and cultural heritage of the Arctic region, with identification of potential sites of outstanding universal value for the World Heritage List. This meeting is organized back-to-back with the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials' (SAO) meeting , which will be held in Narvik from 28 to 29 ...
The Mission Val de Loire and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are co-organizing a training session on interpreting the Val de Loire - World Heritage property The activity will be implemented by the Institut International Fleuves et patrimoine (IIFP), with the participation of the University of Angers, the Université Catholique de l'Ouest and the towns of the Saumur Loire Développement ...
This workshop, which is being held in the Islamic Republic of Iran, is the first of a series of itinerant workshops which will bring together site managers from a selection of World Heritage sites in Afghanistan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as cultural heritage authorities. At present there is little or no cooperation between the heritage ...
The one day consultation meeting was convened in response to the WH Committee's decision 31 COM 21 C from Christchurch (2007) with the intention to identify most appropriate strategies and contents for the forthcoming of the programme. Leading international specialists in the field of earthen architecture participated in the meeting. 
Following the 167th session of the Executive Board, the Director-General of UNESCO was authorized to create an International Co-ordination Committee for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Iraq. Its first session was held on 24- 25 May, 2004 and the second on 22 - 23 June, 2005.In addition to Iraqi experts, the Committee is comprised of 20 international experts from the following ...
3rd ad hoc meeting of experts on Babylon
Monday, 12 November 2007
Following the request of Iraq's Ministry of Culture, a working group for the archaeological site of Babylon was created in June 2005. Its aim is to study the damage caused by the installation of a military base on this exceptional site in April 2003.This third meeting of experts will address the progress achieved following the previous session held in Berlin in December 2005. This falls ...
UNESCO has launched an initiative for the safeguarding of Historic Urban Landscapes as a follow-up to the Vienna Conference on "World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture - Managing the Historic Urban Landscape", which took place in May 2005 in Austria. The outcome of this conference, the so-called "Vienna Memorandum", formed the basis for the adoption of a ‘Declaration ...
A conference-workshop for French-speaking journalists ‘Journalism and World Heritage: a new look at heritage', is being organised following the success of the first session in May 2005 in Quebec. The session is being organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in association with:the City of Luxembourg, World Heritage City and 2007 European capital of Culture;the University of ...
In cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, ICOMOS.Guideline for ApplicationThe criteria for selecting the participants for this training courseThe criteria for selection are in accordance with the rules of ICCROM. In the group work and workshop of this training course, it is expected that the trainees will prepare a plan for the disaster management of cultural heritage by ...
The third International Conference on Natural World Heritage will take place at Mount E'mei World Heritage site in Sichuan Province of China from 5 to 8 November 2007. With support from the World Heritage Centre, this conference will be co-organized by China's Ministry of Construction, the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO and the Government of Sichuan Province of China. ...
The award ceremony for the 2007 UNESCO-VOCATIONS PATRIMOINE Fellowships for World Heritage Site Managers will take place at 6pm on Monday 5 November in Room XII at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. The event is by invitation only.Five awards will be made to young people and professionals to pursue Masters Degrees in World Heritage Management. As part of their awards, each of them will ...
Central Europe's Natural World Heritage and the Future of Cultural Landscapes - Part VI: "Tourism Planning and Management for Natural World Heritage Sites in Central and Eastern Europe" Are Central Europe's most precious natural values and landscapes well protected? And is their outstanding universal value reflected in the list of World Natural Heritage sites?Within a ...
This symposium, organized jointly by ICOMOS, the Chinese State Administration of Cultural Heritage, Shaanxi province People's Government and Xi'an Municipal People's Government, with support from the World Heritage Centre, will mainly introduce the cultural heritage feature of the Silk Road, the concepts and methods of transnational united application for World Heritage listing. ...
The award ceremony for the 2007 Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes (UNESCO-Greece) will take place on Thursday, 4 October 2007 at 6.30 p.m. at UNESCO in Room XII by invitation only. The Prize has been awarded to the Borodino Battlefield site (Russian Federation) with special mention to the Grand Bassin (Ganga Talao) site ...
VSMM 2007: The 13th International Conference on Virtual Systems and MultimediaExchange and experience in space and placewith themes onVirtual Heritage and Virtual CulturesVirtual Environments and Virtual ExperiencesApplied technologies and system Endorsed by the Australian National Commission for UNESCO and sponsored by the Australasian Centre for Interaction Design (ACID) and Cyberdreaming. ...
The thematic meeting of experts on the Mediterranean agro-pastoral cultural landscapes was attended by 44 participants, representing 9 countries of the Mediterranean basin, as well as UNESCO, ICOMOS, IUCN, EFNCP (refer item 17), the French state and regional, local and departmental authorities.
The thematic meeting of experts on the Mediterranean agro-pastoral cultural landscapes was attended by 44 participants, representing 9 countries of the Mediterranean basin, as well as UNESCO, ICOMOS, IUCN, EFNCP (refer item 17), the French state and regional, local and departmental authorities.
The National Heritage Board of Poland is organizing the Periodic Reporting Follow-up Meeting for Eastern and Central Europe, to be in held in Wroclaw, Poland, from 14 to 15 September 2007. The main objective of this meeting is to address the implementation of the Action Plan in Central and Eastern Europe as approved by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session in July 2006 (decisions ...
This international conference brings together four urban sites of the 20th century, three of which are inscribed on the World Heritage List.A poster contest on the theme "Recognition, Valorization and Protection of the Architectural and Urban Heritage of the 20th century" is also held in conjunction with the conference.
Heritage or World Heritage are 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 attention on the need  to maintain and restore meaningful places that refer in one way or the other to the past. Pacific Island ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the UNESCO Almaty office, are organising a "Sub-Regional Meeting on the Nomination of the West Tien-Shan as Transboundary Natural Heritage Site" in Almaty on 18 and 19 July 2007 with the participation of invited experts and officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.  The Sub-Regional Meeting will contribute to ...
[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 ...
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