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The first of four HERMES symposiums will be held in the newly restored Wieland estate in Ossmanstedt near Weimar. The event will bring together 20-25 experts from various countries and professional backgrounds. Within the HERMES Project, sixteen partners from eight countries join forces in order to promote processes of regional development. This is to be achieved by means of innovative ...
The opening sentence of Geoffrey and Susan Jellicoe’s book ‘The Landscape of Man’, published in 1975, reads: “The world is moving into a phase when landscape design may well be recognized as the most comprehensive of the arts.” The 42nd IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) World Congress will explore past examples and future forecasts of how this may come to pass worldwide. ...
The proceedings of the Seventh Conference of DOCOMOMO, held at UNESCO from the 16th-19th of June 2002, will be presented to the press on the 23rd of June 2005 at 11:00 in Room 16 at UNESCO, 1 rue Miollis, 75015 Paris. The Seventh DOCOMOMO Conference was organized by DOCOMOMO France and the Institut français d’architecture in partnership with the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO. It was ...
This Meeting is the follow-up of the First Session which took place on 24 and 25 May 2004. The aim of the Meeting will be (i) to review the implementation of the recommendations of the First Session; (ii) to share information among participants on bilateral actions by countries, international non-governmental organizations, intergovernmental agencies; (iii) to assess the implementation of ...
Passages to India, Yesterday and Today
17-Jun-2005 - 11-Sep-2005
Under the auspices of UNESCO, this exhibit presents for the first time in Europe 73 aquatints of the 18th century, with their mirror reflection of 73 contemporary photographs. The India of palaces, towns, fortresses, landscapes and places of worship: the same sites from the same point of view, demonstrating what has or has not changed over 200 years. The passage from the  Ganges Valley to the ...
Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura awarded diplomas and medals to colleagues who had completed 25 and 30 years of service to UNESCO at a June 14 ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. 29 individuals joined UNESCO or the UN in 1975, including Mrs Marielle Richon and Mrs Silvia Simmonds of the World Heritage Centre.62 individuals joined UNESCO or the UN in 1980, including Mrs ...
The Seminar is organized by the Swedish Authorities under the auspices of the Joint FAO/ECE/ILO Experts Network for Implementation of Sustainable Forest Management and the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE). In recent years, countries in the European region and elsewhere have paid more and more attention to the cultural heritage values in their forests. ...
Teachers and students from ASPnet schools in some 16 countries participating in the Great Volga River Route Crosscutting Project will attend this Youth Forum. The aim of the Forum is to: help them develop their awareness and knowledge about World Heritage, Sustainable Development and their cultural implications; enable teachers to develop and implement an intercultural approach of World ...
The Forum is organized by the Ministry of Education of Finland, the Ministry of Environment of Finland and the National Board of Antiquities of Finland in cooperation with the Monitoring Group on Cultural Heritage Co-operation in the Baltic Sea States, Working Groups on Sustainable Historic Towns and Building Preservation and Maintenance in Practice. The purpose of the Forum is to identify ...
This Conference offers an opportunity to show how cultural and heritage assets can be used to regenerate historic towns and cities. In Gateshead and Newcastle, the assets of the past and the aspirations of the present have contributed to remarkable changes in the fortunes of the two places. The restoration and re-use of historic buildings, the creation of a new iconic building, the ...
The 2005 Conference explores how heritage development compares with economic development by creating an interactive forum on best practices, public-private partnerships, and new heritage tools. The Conference’s programme will demonstrate how individuals can work together with public officials, developers and institutions to create sustainable economic futures which have their roots in ...
This International Symposium is an activity of the World EXPO 2005 to take place from 25 March-25 September in Aichi, Japan. It aims to highlight the interrelationship between the natural and cultural diversity of our planet. Bringing culture and nature closer together in a comprehensive approach, the symposium will present case studies on sacred natural sites and associative cultural ...
A training workshop organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on the preparation of nominations of cultural properties to the World Heritage List will be held from 30 May to 3 June 2005, at the School of African Heritage in Porto-Novo, Benin. Financed by the Italian and Dutch Funds-in-Trust, and the Africa 2009 Programme, the project falls within the framework of the Periodic Reporting ...
An intensive workshop on World Heritage will be held for French-speaking journalists at Laval University, Quebec from May 23-31, 2005. The program will enable journalists to better understand the concepts and terminology related to World Heritage preservation, in order to better communicate the concept of universal value.
The regional Forum entitled “Cultural Corridors in South-East Europe: Common Past and Shared Heritage - A Key to Future Partnership” will be held on 20 and 21 May in Varna (Bulgaria) in particular to encourage Heads of State of South-East Europe to promote this sub-region as a potential ground for meeting, recognition and peace with culture very much to the fore. The Forum will take the form ...
Managing the Historic Urban Landscape The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the City of Vienna are pleased to announce this international conference, co-organized by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, which will take place in the Vienna City Hall from 12 to 14 May 2005. About 200 historic cities and urban ...
This is the first conference of all site managers of World Heritage properties in Austria, which takes place in Rust in the transboundary World Heritage site of the Neusiedlersee (Austria/Hungary). It is organized jointly by the Association World Heritage Neusiedlersee and the Austrian National Commission for UNESCO with the participation of the World Heritage Centre and will focus on the ...
‘Heritage Interpretation: Expressing Heritage Sites’ Values to Foster Conservation, Promote Community Development, and Educate the Public’ Members of ICOMOS have been asked to review and comment on the Ename Charter, a draft doctrinal document being proposed for approval by the ICOMOS membership at the next General Assembly in China. Discussions will include a complex reflection of cultural ...
The 21st century requires a rethinking of human needs and values. They are not only tangible, but also intangible, and the immaterial comfort of the peoples' well being becomes more and more essential. The desire to conserve the cultural identity and to preserve cultural landscapes competes with the classical tendency of progress. In our days it should be understood as an approach within a ...
In 2004 a three-year series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites was launched with a view to better utilizing the UNESCO Convention on the World’s natural and cultural heritage through national policy-making and planning, and the exchange of information on best practices and case studies. The second training workshop in the UNITAR series will build on the findings ...
The Monuments Board of the Slovak Republic and Slovak National Commission for UNESCO are organizing the International Training Workshop on the preparation of Section II of the Periodic Report for Central and South Eastern Europe. The Section II of the Periodic Report on the state of conservation of specific World Heritage properties will be examined by the World Heritage Committee at its ...
"Cultural Landscapes in the 21st Century: Laws, Management and Public Participation: Heritage as a Challenge of Citizenship". The Tenth International Seminar of the network of universities Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage will be hosted by the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS) at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K, from 11 to 16 April 2005 on the ...
Following the decision of the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO will organize a Sub-regional Workshop to follow-up on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention and the State of Conservation of sites in South Asia. Government officers and experts from 7 countries, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, ...
A presentation of the results of the Cultural Heritage Project realized within the framework of the Tripartite Convention of collaboration ‘UNESCO - Government of Islamic Republic of Mauritania – World Bank.’ This includes a conference, a travelling exhibition, a partners’ round-table, and the showing of a documentary film. There will also be a presentation of UNESCO headquarters’ ...
The World Heritage Committee at its 28th Session requested the World Heritage Centre to convene a special meeting of experts of all regions on the concept of outstanding universal value as used for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention. The World Heritage List includes 788 properties of great diversity in terms of types, location, size and age. What unites them all is that ...
World Heritage Education Forum
06-Apr-2005 - 11-Apr-2005
The WHEF is hosted by the University of Newcastle in conjunction with the Council for British Archaeology and the Hadrian’s Wall Community and Education Team, the Forum is targeted at students between 15 and 18. All students are accompanied by a teacher, and a number of schools are also bringing a representative of their local World Heritage Site. At present ten schools from the UK ...
The focal points from the Nordic countries met to go over the process of completing Section II of the Questionnaire and agreed to call a meeting to establish an effective strategy to involve site managers at the local level and a technical workshop to provide training and guidance to fill in the questions contained in Section II.
Local counterparts for this expert meeting are the French Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Cairo University Centre for Architectural and Engineering Design and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. The fifth and last Regional Meeting on Modern Heritage in its series was for the Mediterranean Basin at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, in March 2005. This meeting's set-up ...
This workshop is designed to contribute directly to the formulation of an African World Heritage Fund/Foundation, and to its network of partners. It will consider innovative, long-term, and sustainable strategic partnership approaches in the context of African World Heritage.
African world heritage experts meeting
15-Mar-2005 - 18-Mar-2005
African World Heritage Experts Meeting, 15 – 18 March 2005
The meeting will take place at the French National Forestry College, Nancy campus within a broader "International Forestry Week". Participation in this event is limited to 40 people representing key national and international forest conservation and sustainable development organizations. As was the case for the meeting in Berastagi in 1998, this experts workshop is expected to ...
Mr Bandarin warmly welcomed the participants of the Coordination meeting. He highlighted important points to be taken into account by the Committee for the Reflection Year in 2007, for which funds were allocated. The discussion focused on the links between the Berlin meeting to discuss the European Action Plan and Regional Programme (7-11 November 2005) and the Reflection Meeting Mr Bandarin ...
The workshop, organized by Inter Connections 21 – ASPnet USA, will present to educators the World Heritage Convention, it’s implementation and the educational value and potential of the 788 cultural and natural sites around the world that are inscribed on the World Heritage List. The workshop will also discuss the local and global significance of World Heritage and the importance of its ...
An Information Meeting will be held in UNESCO during the 7th Extraordinary Session of the World Heritage Committee to inform the States Parties of progress made in the preparation of the Periodic Reporting exercise in Europe and North America (Agenda enclosed as Annex I ). The meeting will attended by  representatives of the States Parties concerned as well as the Chairperson of the ...
From 6-10 December in Room II and on 11 December in Room XI for the Adoption of the Report.
This regional workshop is part of UNESCO’s regional awareness-raising strategy for providing adequate and appropriate information and tools to acquaint those attending from the Latin America and Caribbean countries with this Convention. The meeting will not only enable the participants, most of whom are attached to the Ministries of Culture, Justice or Foreign Affairs in their respective ...
UNESCO is conducting a training course in the application of the Object-ID* standard, and the technical aspects of establishing preliminary inventories. The workshop will take place in the UNESCO Amman Office and will be attended by Iraqi cultural specialists. This project is part of the Programme for the Protection of the Iraqi Cultural Heritage approved under the UNDG (United Nations ...
Maghrebin Workshop on « Heritage and National and Regional Development: Preventive Archaeology (“Patrimoine et aménagement du territoire : l'Archéologie preventive”). This event is being organized in Algiers in partnership with the Algerian Ministry of Culture and the French Ministry of Culture and with the scientific and technical co-operation of the National ...
In order to promote the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference in October 2003, the Organization is planning to invite policy makers in relevant fields in respective governments to attend eight meetings in different regions of the world. It is hoped that these meetings will not only encourage Member States to ratify the ...
This round table is being organized on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2004 as part of the joint UNESCO/UNAIDS project “A Cultural Approach to HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care”, in co-operation with the International organization of Migration (IOM) and CRIPS Ile-de-France (Regional centre for Aids information and prevention).   The round table will bring together top-level anthropologists ...
Presentation of the work « Histoire de l’autre » (The other’s story) by Sami Adwan (Palestinian, Professor of Education at the University of Bethlehem) and Dan Bar-On (Israeli, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Ben Gourion du Negev) - UNESCO Headquarters, Room XVI, 10 a.m. – 12 noon.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the International Conference on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia and the founding of the Society. VSMM 2004 continues to push the boundaries of Virtual Reality and Multimedia research by expanding upon the 2003 conference and presenting "VR and the Human Factor: Art, Science and Culture." To celebrate the tenth anniversary, VSMM 2004 returns to Gifu, ...
World Conservation Congress (WCC)
17-Nov-2004 - 25-Nov-2004
From 17 to 25 November, the World Conservation Congress (WCC) is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand. WCC is the general assembly of IUCN members, which takes place every three to four years, but has also become one of the most important gatherings of conservation specialists in the world. The Congress combines the business of the Union with technical conservation fora and provides an ...
Within the framework of Africa 2009 Programme, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, CRATerre-EAG and African cultural heritage organizations are organizing a Directors Seminar on Conservation and management of African immovable cultural heritage sites associated with the slave trade in Sub-Saharan Africa. The seminar has been set up to celebrate the 2004 International year to commemorate the ...
Organised by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre and the University of Florida (College of Design, Construction and Planning Preservation Programs). 20 experts, 10 from the USA, 9 from Canada and one from Brazil, were invited by the Director of the World Heritage Centre to discuss identification, protection, conservation and potential nomination of properties and sites of Modern Heritage in North ...
Tribute to Vittorio De Sica
Friday, 5 November 2004
The Permanent Delegation of Italy to UNESCO, the Instituto Italiano di Cultura and UNESCO are organizing a tribute to Vittorio De Sica , the father of the Italian neorealist cinema who died exactly 30 years ago. Frédéric Mitterrand will present the evening which will include testimonies by Vittorio De Sica's three children and by the great actress Gina Lollobrigida who is also ...
The Fourth European Summer School – Val de Loire World Heritage will take place on 2-5 November and will centre on the theme: “Economy and Heritage: Current Events, Interactions, Prospects”. It is being organized jointly by the University of Orleans, the Mission Val de Loire – World Heritage and the International River and Heritage Institute. To know more … ...
This training seminar, organized by the World Heritage Centre, in close collaboration with the San Jose UNESCO Office, the Advisory Bodies (ICOMOS, IUCN, ICCROM) and with the financial support of the Italian Funds-in-Trust, is framed within the follow-up activities to the Periodic Report on The State of the World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean, presented at the 28th World ...
The third session of the UNESCO DigiArts E-learning seminars about Vilém Flusser (1920-1991), one of the greatest media theorists of the late 20th century, will begin on 1 November. E ntitled " Vilém Flusser's Conception of Art" , it is being organized in collaboration with the Vilém Flusser Archive (Cologne) principally for art media professionals, researchers ...
The main objective of the Conference is to bring together professionals, museologists, educationists and responsible officers of specialized international, regional and sub-regional organizations and non-governmental organizations in order to elaborate strategies and mechanisms aimed at raising awareness among populations and decision-makers on the need to learn about, appreciate, safeguard ...
The Raymond Lemaire Centre for Conservation (KU Leuven) and the many friends of Dr. Hisao Arahi invite you to attend a Memorial Service in his honor, to take place on October 29, 2004 at 18:30 in the St. Lambertus Chapel of the Arenbergcampus, Heverlee - Belgium. Hisao Arahi, a true friend and dedicated professional, devoted his soul and skills to the study and conservation of architectural ...
As a logical follow-up to the Periodic Reporting exercise for Asia and the Pacific in 2003 a World Heritage Programme for the Pacific (World Heritage – Pacific 2009) was approved by the World Heritage Committee at its 27th session in Paris (29 June – 5 July 2003).Under the umbrella of the Programme the efforts of UNESCO (Apia and WHC and some other units at HQ), IUCN, ICOMOS, ICCROM, SPREP ...
The Pacific region and marine sites are underrepresented on the World Heritage List. Despite its huge potential and importance, the Pacific region has only a handful of sites among the 788 World Heritage sites. A World Heritage Marine Biodiversity workshop, held in 2002 in Vietnam, identified and recommended several tropical marine areas with high biodiversity for World Heritage status. The ...
The UNESCO/World Heritage Centre and the Regional Council of the Martinique with the financial support of the Spanish Funds-in-Trust, Italian Funds-and the Convention France/UNESCO, decided to organize the next experts and governmental representative’s meeting, who will be held the 19-23 of September 2004 in Fort-de-France, Martinique. A more in-depth evaluation of the archaeological ...
Is it possible to protect heritage in time of war? This was the challenge facing UNESCO in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) in 2000 and which led to the launch of the "Biodiversity Conservation in Regions of Armed Conflict: Conserving World Heritage Sites in the DRC" programme, developed with the United Nations Foundation, the Government of the DRC, conservation ...
Congo: Heritage in Danger
10-Sep-2004 - 26-Sep-2004
Programme of the Workshops and Conference Ensuring the protection of sites in DRC: An Experts’ Workshop 13-14 September 2004 Partners for Heritage in DRC: a meeting between the public and private sector 15 September 2004 Promoting and Preserving Congolese Heritage: linking biological and cultural diversity International Donors’ Conference 16-17 September 2004 ...
[in French only] Le 23 juin 2004, les Ministères français de la Culture et de l’Environnement ont mis en place un Comité de pilotage avec des représentants des Ministères, des Départements régionaux pour les Affaires culturelles et l’environnement, et de l’ICOMOS France. Lors de cette première réunion nationale, ...
The International Conference on World Heritage – Earth Heritage took place at the World Heritage site, the Dorset and East Devon Coast, U.K., from 7 to 11 September 2004. It focused on exploring geological and geomorphological conservation (“geodiversity) in an international context. The meeting was attended by about 100 participants; many of them site managers from geological World ...
Nordic World Heritage Foundation Meeting
30-Aug-2004 - 31-Aug-2004
Changed frameworks and new working documents 10 years after - status of work at State Party level - experiences and lessons learned for future work - Nordic objectives related to Norway’s seat in the World Heritage Committee.
Alpbach Architecture Symposium
19-Aug-2004 - 21-Aug-2004
The 28th session of the World Heritage Committee was taken as an occasion to brief all the States Parties from Europe and North America on the progress made in completing Section I and II of the Periodic Report.
The aim of this meeting was to find possible ways to create a model format for the sub-regional synthesis (executive summaries) to facilitate the compilation of the different sub-regional reports into one for Europe. At the proposal of the NWHF, the discussion was structured along the lines of the "Table of Contents" of the Periodic Report: State of the World Heritage in Latin America and the ...
Conference on Silk Road Grotto Sites
28-Jun-2004 - 03-Jul-2004
Preparations are underway for the conference organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, the Dunhuang Academy, and the State Administration of Cultural Heritage of the People's Republic of China. Originally scheduled for summer 2003, the conference was postponed due to the SARS epidemic. Ninety papers from specialists in 18 countries have been accepted, and include the following ...
The travelling exhibition Lasting Mediterranean Impressions and Colours is a meeting with the creativity and dynamism of Mediterranean arts and crafts. It re-assembles traditional arts and crafts, contemporary creations based on ancient materials and know-how, ancient pieces and different artistic views inspired from the Mediterranean cultural heritage. The products and items displayed are ...
The meeting on 14-15 May 2004, which focuses on management of World Heritage sites, will bring together site managers from the Iberian Peninsula and serve to inform Portuguese and Spanish site managers about the Periodic Reporting exercise and about their involvement in the questionnaire of Section II. As a follow-up, another meeting of the national focal points and WHC is foreseen for late ...
Future Landscapes
07-May-2004 - 09-May-2004
University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education
Under the terms of Article 29 of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the States Parties shall report on the legislative and administrative provisions they adopted and other action they have taken for the application of the Convention. The workshop takes place on periodic reporting for those world heritage sites that were inscribed on the World ...
[in French only] Cette Session francophone du Séminaire de formation rentre dans le cadre du Programme pluriannuel de formation en Afrique (2004-2005) initié par l’Unité Afrique du Centre du patrimoine mondial. Elle résulte du « Plan d’action d’établissement de rapports périodiques 2002-2007 » adopté par le Comité et donne la priorité au développement des ressources humaines, au renforcement ...
Follow-up meeting Russia and CIS countries
29-Apr-2004 - 02-May-2004
Conclusions and Recommendations as adopted by the participating States PartiesNational Coordinators from Russia, Ukraine and representatives of the national coordinators from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus participated in the International Training Workshop for the preparation of the Periodic Reporting exercise. All the participating countries need to fill in Section I of the Report ...
Focal points from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands met in Potsdam to discuss the work plan (submission calendar) and common themes relating to the questions contained in Section II of the periodic report questionnaire.
Jebel Ouenat is an isolated massif emerging some 2000 meters above the flat and remote planes of the Sahara desert between Egypt, Libya and Sudan. The Workshop, funded by the Italian Government, enabled the identification of the heritage values of the area, including exceptional natural features, a unique eco-system and thousands of rock art sites. The Jebel Ouenat is today unprotected and ...
International planning workshop to discuss the project activities and prepare project document for the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape project
As part of its tourism programme, UNESCO World Heritage Centre will host its first stand ever at the International Tourism Exchange (ITB), the world's largest travel and tourism trade fair, which will be held in Berlin, Germany from 12–16 March 2004. UNESCO has hosted workshops at ITB every year since 1999, but this is the first time that the World Heritage Centre will have a permanent ...
Information Meeting for all States Parties to the World Heritage Convention, (10h00 - 13h00) Europe and North America Periodic Reporting, (14h30 - 16h00) Promoting and Preserving the Heritage of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (16h00 - 18h00)
During this meeting States Parties representatives from Europe and North America were: (i) updated of the progress made in the periodic report exercise; (ii) informed about future deadlines and calendar of meetings and (iii) provided with a practical presentation on the on-line Periodic Reporting Tool.
Organised by the World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Government of Eritrea and Africa 2009 (ICCROM, UNESCO-WHC, CraTerre-EAG, African cultural heritage institutions) as counterparts. It brought together 20 experts from various African countries, who presented Asmara (Eritrea), the Kenya Cultural Centre and National Theatre (Kenya), Mzizima Historic Garden Quarter in Dar es Salaam ...
The twenty-ninth General Conference of UNESCO, held in 1997, decided to activate Article 29 of the World Heritage Convention concerning the submission of Periodic Reports on the state of implementation of the World Heritage Convention (Section I) and the state of conservation of World Heritage properties (Section II). The periodic reports will also help focus the World Heritage Committee's as ...
Expert meeting organized by Nuria Sanz in cooperation with the World Monument Fund
UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Flemish Goverment, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, and Egypt's Centre for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage
The World Heritage Committee has expressed the need to have a more balanced World Heritage List, which should be representative of the diversity of the world natural and cultural heritage. Within this context and as a follow up of the Regional Seminar on Desert Landscapes organized in Egypt (Kharga Oasis, September 2001), which underlined the strong potential of desert sites for inclusion in ...
Organizer: The organization "Capuli" in collaboration with the Permanent Delegation of Peru to UNESCO
All World Heritage Site Managers are expected to leave the meeting understanding the purpose of periodic reporting, the process and timetable for preparing the national and synthesized reports, their roles and responsibilities, and the next steps.  They are equipped to begin the organisation and drafting of their Section II reports and understand the IT application to do so. Primary ...
Within the Africities 2003 congress, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre is organizing a special session on "African Cities and Heritage", to be held on Thursday 4 December 2003. Bringing together African and European mayors and parliamentarians, as well as representatives from universities and groups devoted to international cooperation this session will be the occasion to open a discussion ...
The 1999 amendments to the Australia ICOMOS Burra Charter incorporated the concept of interpretation in conservation, as an essential part of securing the future of heritage places by informing and exciting their constituencies. Interpretation can communicate cultural significance and reflect diverse identities and values. But at times the medium overwhelms the message- just as ...
National Coordinators from Russia, Ukraine and representatives of the national coordinators from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Belarus will participate in the International Training Workshop for the preparation of the Periodic Reporting exercise. All the participating countries need to fill in Section I of the Report concerning the implementation of the World Heritage Convention on the ...
In 1998 the World Heritage Committee adopted a Format and Explanatory Notes for Periodic Reporting on the protection of the world’s cultural and natural sites on the UNESCO List. Reporting will be done on a regional basis and over 6-years cycle. There is an obvious need to handle the comprehensive information that will result.At a meeting on periodic reporting on 1 July 2003, during the ...
Organized by: the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO, IUCN, and the Natural Heritage Protection Fund (Russia) with support from the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety at the International Academy for Nature Conservation, Isle of Vilm.
Organized by: the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO, IUCN, and the Natural Heritage Protection Fund (Russia) with support from the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety at the International Academy for Nature Conservation, Isle of Vilm. The Seminar dealt in lectures, case studies and discussions with the following topics:− Implementation of the World ...
The meeting on 9-10 July 2007, which focuses on management of World Heritage sites, will bring together site managers from German speaking countries and serve to inform German site managers about the Periodic Reporting exercise.
The meeting will be held during the 27th Session of the Committee
Information concerning the forthcoming 27th Session of the World Heritage CommitteeRegional Programme for the Arab StatesLinking Universal and Local Values: Managing a Sustainable Future for World Heritage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-24 May 2003
These conclusions and recommendations were agreed upon by the participants at the conference Linking Universal and Local Values: Managing a Sustainable Future for World Heritage (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 22-24 May 2003). The conference was attended by representatives from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Canada, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, France, Georgia, ...
The First Joint European and World Heritage network (Nicosia, Cyprus, 7 to 11 May2003) is co-organized by the Council of Europe and UNESCO’s World HeritageCentre. The main objective of the meeting is to bring together the nationalcoordinators for the Council of Europe’s HEREIN programme and the national focalpoints for UNESCO’s periodic reporting exercise. Representatives ...
Organized by the World Heritage Centre in cooperation with the Municipal Government of Chandigarh and the Chandigarh School of Architecture. It saw participation from thirty experts from the region. Presentations on properties and sites of Modern Heritage, prepared by individual experts, included among others the Oval Maidan and Marine Drive in Mumbai, and Chandigarh (India), the Shanghai ...
Information Meeting for States Parties
Wednesday, 22 January 2003
This was the second informational meeting organized for all States Parties representatives of Europe and North America regions (first one being hold in Budapest, Hungary on occasion of the 26th Session of the WH Committee. During the meetings participants were briefed on the periodic report process and provided with a calendar of events and deadlines for the completion of Section I and II of ...
Expected outcomes All World Heritage Site Managers leave the meeting understanding the purpose of periodic reporting, the process and timetable for preparing the national and synthesized reports, their roles and responsibilities, and the next steps.  They are equipped to begin the organisation and drafting of their Section II reports and understand the IT application to do so. Primary ...
Organised by the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS, DOCOMOMO and the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia of Mexico (INAH). Attended by more than 50 persons, two dozen experts who were selected for their professional work and experience in the field of conservation of 19th and 20th century heritage, debated the issues of identification, protection and conservation of properties and sites ...
"Strategies for the world's cultural heritage - preservation in a globalised world: principles, practices, perspectives"
Preliminary workshops , 11 to 12 November, venues to be announced.
Virtual Heritage Congress (EISRY, ISU, WHC). Call for Papers, deadline 31 May 2002.
Bishkek Global Mountain Summit
29-Oct-2002 - 01-Nov-2002
Organized by the Government of Kyrgyzstan in collaboration with various UN agencies including UNESCO, FAO, UNEP, UNDP, UNU and other international organizations.
Technology and New Media for Documentation, Preservation, Management, Sustainable Tourism and Education.
International conference to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.
[in French only] A l'occasion des 20 ans de son inscription sur la Liste du patrimoine mondial, et des 30 ans de la Charte de l'UNESCO, l'Institut Claude Nicolas Ledoux propose des rencontres qui auront lieu le 20 septembre 2002 sur le thème : « Patrimoine mondial - Patrimoines industriels ».
"Image, Use and Heritage - The Reception of Architecture of the Modern Movement".
Ename Center for Public Archaeology, Province of East-Flanders.
"The Politics of World Heritage"
02-Sep-2002 - 04-Sep-2002
International Institute for Culture Tourism and Development (IICTD) 2 to 11 September: Johannesburg 2002: World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (South Africa) (Rio + 10).Information: http://www.johannesburgsummit.org
Adopted on the occasion of the meeting of African experts on heritage managementheld in Johannesburg from 19th to 23rd August 2002, as a parallel event to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, under the auspices of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
The 26th session of the World Heritage Committee was taken as an occasion to brief all the States Parties from Europe and North America on the periodic report process.
Workshop participants gathered to assess the marine biodiversity of the tropical realm and identify opportunities to expand World Heritage coverage of areas of Outstanding Universal Value (OUV). The primary objectives of the workshop were to: Reach expert consensus on tropical coastal, marine, and small island ecosystems for potential nomination as World Heritage sites. Identify ...
Regional Experts Meeting on Plantation systems in the Carribean
Regional Experts Meeting on Plantation systems in the Carribean, Paramaribo, Suriname, 17-19 July, 2001
States Parties Meeting towards a joint nomination of areas of the Alpine Arc for the World Heritage List (Turin, Italy 5-8 July 2001)
Information Meeting for States Parties
Friday, 16 February 2001
Information Meeting for States Parties
Regional Experts Meeting on Cultural Landscapes in Central America, San José, Costa Rica, September 27-29, 2000
World Heritage Fossil Sites Workshop
22-Sep-2000 - 01-Oct-2000
The meeting participants wished to bring to the attention of all relevant organisations and authorities concerned with World Heritage, fossil sites and geological sites the following points and recommendations from the meeting, bearing in mind the forthcoming World Heritage Committee meeting in Cairns. The conference brought together representatives from World Heritage Fossil sites ...
Final report Saouma-Forero, Galia,Expert Meeting on Authenticity and Integrity in an African Context; Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe; 2000 Authenticity and Integrity Summary of ICCROM Position Paper, Amsterdam 1998 Jukka Jokilehto in collaboration with Joseph King (02 February 2000) 1. Integrated Strategic Process The World Heritage Convention identifies as the duty of the States Parties to ...
The Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention were initially drafted in 1978 to inform States Parties to the World Heritage Convention of the principles which guide the work of the 21 member intergovernmental World Heritage Committee. The Guidelines provide advice concerning the establishment of the World Heritage List and the List of World Heritage in ...
Regional Experts Meeting on Cultural Landscapes in Eastern Europe, Bialystok, Poland, 29 September - 3 October, 1999
The meeting was attended by representatives from Australia, the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, the United States of America and Vanuatu, representatives from the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and ...
Expert Meeting on African Cultural Landscapes, Tiwi, Kenya, March 9-14, 1999
Expert Meeting - The World heritage Convention and Cultural Landscapes in Africa
Leading international architects, urban planners and mayors will gather in Valencia, Spain's third largest city, July 2-4 for an International Conference on Architecture and Cities for the 21st Century, to explore the crucial issues affecting our cities, the people who build them and those who live in them. These are issues of universal concern, especially as rapid urbanisation means that ...
Leading international architects, urban planners and mayors will gather in Valencia, Spain's third largest city, July 2-4 for an International Conference on Architecture and Cities for the 21st Century, to explore the crucial issues affecting our cities, the people who build them and those who live in them.These are issues of universal concern, especially as rapid urbanisation means that ...
Regional Thematic Meeting on Cultural Landscapes in the Andes, Arequipa / Chivay, Peru, May 17-22, 1998
The Symposium will focus on:Grassroots mobilization and professionalism in conservation workConservation politics and policiesEconomic development, conservation and quality of lifeThe symposium program includes on-site case studies at local cultural and historic sites with visits to the National Palace Museum, Di-Hwa Street, Chingshan Temple, Lungshan Temple, Pao-An Temple, Confucius Temple ...
Draft agenda Venue: UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (PROAP)920 Sukhumvit Road (between soi 40 and 42) Tel: (66-2) 391-0879 ext.146 Thursday 20 November 8.00-8.30 Registration 8.30Welcome by Mr Victor Ordoñez, Director of UNESCO PROAPIntroduction of participants 9.00LEAP-PROJECT STRUCTURE AND OBJECTIVESPresentation by Mr Richard Engelhardt, UNESCO Regional ...
We wish to inform you that from Octobre 5 to Octobre 10 1997, Laval University, in Quebec, will host ForumUNESCO International Seminar under the theme "Universities and Heritage: Towards a New Convergence". Sponsored by UNESCO General Director M. Federico Mayor, this event will gather professionals, students and teachers working in the field of heritage, from various regions of the world.The ...
June 10, 1997, New York, NY -- The UNESCO World Heritage Centre today announced its support for BikeAbout's educational Internet adventure in the Mediterranean as they endeavor to increase awareness of, and access to, World Heritage sites in the region.BikeAbout-the Mediterranean is the first fully "wired" circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea by bicycle. The all-volunteer, international ...
The Round Table on the Use of the Internet in the Promotion of National Heritage and Cultural Tourism in Central Asia is being organized by UNESCO and the Kazak Institute of Archeology, in Almaty, from 23 to 24 September 1997.During the Round Table, eminent scientists and decision-makers from Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan will explore the national heritage of ...
Asia-Pacific World Heritage Youth Forum
15-Sep-1997 - 21-Sep-1997
The Asia-Pacific World Heritage Youth Forum in Beijing, China, 15-21 September 1997, will gather some 100 students and teachers from 21 countries in the region.  The objective is to involve young people in World Heritage preservation and promotion through discussions and creative workshops at the World Heritage sites of The Great Wall, Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian and the Imperial ...
In an effort to encourage coordinated disaster planning, mitigation and relief, the United Nations General Assembly established 1990-2000 as the international Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR).As disaster management strategies evolve at local, national and international levels, it is essential to assure inclusion of the cultural heritage - sites, structures and monuments, as well ...
Preservation Seminar in Brazil
27-Jul-1997 - 30-Jul-1997
ICOMOS Brasil has announced the II International Seminar on Roads to Preservation, to be celebrated at the Museu Brasileiro de Escultura in Sao Paulo from 27-30 July. Topics will include international charters, land use legislation, land use for archaeological and urban sites, linkage between cultural and natural heritage sites.
Monographic topic: Art and technology in the work of Antoni Gaudi Gaudi's architecture tends to be approached from one of two viewpoints, one stressing its artistic aspects and the other its technical innovations. However, as study deepens on the subject it becomes clear that in Gaudi the two concepts are indivisible; the mechanical, geometric and construction features are at the service of ...
Seminar in Joya de Ceren
07-Jul-1997 - 11-Jul-1997
The long-awaited international seminar on the management and conservation of Joya de Ceren and its surroundings (El Salvador) will be held from 7-11 July 1997. The seminar was preceded by a two-year process of studies and diagnoses on different aspects of conservation and management of the site. The substantive working document produced which will be the basis for discussions between national ...
The Treasures of Mount Athos
21-Jun-1997 - 31-Dec-1997
Discover the TREASURED RELICS OF ORTHODOXY by means of the FULL catalogue of the exhibition.
The Association of Independent Museums will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 1997. Joint hosts for this special anniversary conference will be the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and the Ironbridge Institute (University of Birmingham). The historic Ironbridge Gorge provides a fitting venue for this year's theme of 'Spirit of Time and Place'. The seminar programme will be ...
Africa Revisited
02-Dec-1996 - 07-Dec-1996
During the 20th Section of the World Heritage the exhibition Africa Revisited took place. It was designed and produced by Galia Saouma-Forero. The exhibition “Africa Revisited” was produced from information drawn from the first Global Strategy meeting in Harare in 1995 and the preparation of the meeting of Addis Ababa. The exhibition highlighted the diversity and fragility of ...
Expert Meeting on European Cultural Landscapes of Outstanding Universal Value, Vienna, Austria, 21 April 1996
Expert Meeting on 'Evaluation of general Principles and Criteria for Nomination of natural World Heritage Sites', Parc national de la Vanoise, France, March 22-24, 1996
The expert meeting on "Evaluation of general principles and criteria for nominations of natural World Heritage sites" was held from 22 to 24 March 1996 at the Parc National de la Vanoise (France) at the kind invitation of the French Ministry for the Environment. Twenty experts representing natural and cultural heritage disciplines participated in their individual capacity (see List of ...
The scientific conception and preparation of the Harare meeting was set up by a scientificcommittee which met at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 9 June 1995.
The Asia-Pacific Regional Workshop on Associative Cultural Landscapes, New South Wales, Australie April 27-29, 1995
Regional Thematic Study Meeting 'Asian Rice Culture and its Terraced Landscape', Manila, Philippines, 28 March - 4 April, 1995
Expert Meeting on Heritage Canals, Chaffey Lock, Canada, September 15-19,1994
A double objective motivated the meeting organized by ICOMOS within the framework of the studies requested by the world Heritage Committee : the analysis of the various indicative lists prepared by the European countries, which have been convoked on this occasion, to avoid propositions which muld be of a repetition nature, to elaborate , in so far as it would be possible, a doctment which ...
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