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 ...
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