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
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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 ...
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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 - 14:30, Room ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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