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The Marc de Montalembert grant - 7000 Euros - helps young people from countries bordering the Mediterranean sea, and below 30 years of age, to implement projects dedicated to the knowledge of the cultures of his Region. Since 1995 nineteen projects have been implemented by winners of the grant from 7 Mediterranean countries. Application to the 2010 grant are to be submitted by 31 December ...
The Special Session "Heritage and development: diversity as an alternative" will take place on the 18th of December 2009 in Marrakesh within the framework of Africities V, the local African communities Summit (16-20 December.) This Session is organised by the World Heritage Centre, with the encouragement of the France-UNESCO Convention, and in collaboration with the Association of Francophone ...
This follow-up meeting is jointly organised with and is hosted by Irish authorities. Representatives of West European countries and heritage experts will meet in Dublin to discuss the following issues: Next cycle of World Heritage Periodic Reporting Retrospective Statements of Significance and boundary changes Training and capacity building Tentative Lists in Western Europe sub-region ...
Representatives of the Nordic countries and heritage experts met in Stockholm in the framework of the follow-up to the world heritage periodic report process. The meeting - organized by the Nordic World Heritage Foundation and generously hosted by Sweden - focused on the following issues: Next cycle of World Heritage Periodic Reporting Retrospective Statements of Significance and boundary ...
A regional capacity-building Workshop on "Assessment of Vulnerability of Cultural and Natural World Heritage Properties to Disasters and Climate Change" was held at the Peking University of China from 6 to 12 December 2009, organised jointly by the World Heritage Centre, ICCROM and the World Heritage Training and Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific (WHITR-AP). The Workshop, funded ...
More than half of the Earth's population now lives in an urban area, and over the past three decades, due to the sharp increase in the world's urban population, historic cities have become subject to new threats.   In order to address conservation and planning issues of historic cities, the Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscapes is being prepared for possible adoption at the ...
Periodic Reproting LAC: 2nd Cycle
26-Nov-2009 - 28-Nov-2009
The Buenos Aires meeting was the first meeting organized and 46 representatives from 24 countries in the Region took part, in addition to the Advisory Bodies. For three days, focal points of the LAC regions were informed of the process leading to the preparation of the Retrospective Inventory, the Retrospective Statements of Outstanding Universal Value and the Periodic Reporting process. The ...
Following the establishment of the Alliance of World Heritage Cultural Landscapes and its international conferences in 2007 and 2008, this 3rd International Conference is designed to discuss the concrete challenges of water management in World Heritage Cultural Landscapes while also aiming at promoting and further extending the network of partner sites of the Alliance. Aiming ...
Aksum Rediscovered
25-Nov-2009 - 04-Dec-2009
The exhibition illustrates the re-installation of the 152-ton and 24-metre high Obelisk, as well as the town of Aksum and its people, through the work of several artists who followed the process. The opening ceremony of the exhibition at the FAO Headquarters will be held in the presence of Francesco Bandarin, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and Mounir Bouchenaki, Director ...
A second International Workshop on "Disaster Risk Reduction to Cultural Heritage" was held at Acre, Israel, from 14 to 17 November 2009, and organised jointly by the Israel National Commission for UNESCO, the Israel Antiquities Authority and the World Heritage Centre, gathering experts and managers of World Heritage cultural properties from all regions, as well as representatives of ICOMOS, ...
The second thematic meeting of expert on the agro-pastoral cultural landscapes in the Mediterranean will gather 40 participants, representing different European and Mediterranean countries and representatives from ICOMOS and IUCN. This meeting is organized within the framework of the France-UNESCO cooperation agreement by the Tirana European University, the Mountain Areas Development Agency ...
On Thursday 12 November, leading personalities working for change will join at UNESCO Headquarters for the release of the Manifesto on the Future of Knowledge Systems: Knowledge Sovereignty for a Healthy Planet, the latest Manifesto of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture.  Vandana Shiva, Chair of the International Commission on the Future of Food and ...
Insula, the International Scientific Council for Island Development, is pleased to announce the World Conference on "Volcanoes, Landscapes and Cultures", organized under the auspices of UNESCO, the Council of Europe, the Italian government, and in partnership with UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Programme (MaB), the Sicilian Regional Government, the University of Catania, the Etna ...
A Pacific Islands World Heritage Workshop was held in Maupiti (French Polynesia) from 2 to 7 November 2009. The workshop served as a follow-up of the Cairns workshop held in Australia in 2008 and gathered representatives from almost all the State Parties of the Pacific in order to achieve the following objectives: Build capacities among the States Parties; Introduce the Periodic Reporting ...
The African World Heritage Fund, the Center for Heritage Development in Africa and the Kingdom of Lesotho organise a World Heritage Nomination Training Course which will be held in Maseru/Lesotho from 2 to 13 November 2009.   This workshop will bring together heritage experts from 8 African English speaking countries plus a participant from Mozambique. The workshop will build on the ...
Information Meeting for Committee Members
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Presentation by H.E. Mr João Luiz Silva Ferreira Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee.
Attended by over 100 participants from about 40 countries. Over the six days, 70 papers were presented in eight sessions.
On the occasion of the 17th session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention (23-28 October 2009), the World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Advisory Bodies, organized an Orientation session for Committee members and all States Parties. This session was held on Tuesday 27 October 2009 at the UNESCO Headquarters, Room II, from 5.30 p.m. to 7.00 ...
Towards an Action Plan on Prehistory, Advisory Bodies' meeting
The Regional Encounter of Experts on Heritage, Biodiversity & Community aims to improve management of natural heritage sites and protected areas, study and debate on lessons learnt and enhancement of the application of Heritage toolkits. A unique encounter with 2 workshops under a same umbrella to gather a variety of experts in concurrent fields: 1)  First pilot workshop on ...
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