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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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