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Within the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the project was organized in China on 1st to 5th Februrary. Following the overarching goal, the project contributed for youth and youth organizations to build the capacity and deepen their knowledge on issues related to preservation, conservation and promotion World Heritgae effectively. The participants produced videos ...
With the armed conflict that occurred between 2012 and 2013, Mali's cultural heritage, including its ancient manuscripts, was severely damaged. In Timbuktu, many valuable manuscripts were burned or stolen, forcing their owners, communities and local NGOs to exfiltrate them to Bamako, the capital of the country, in the most precarious of conditions. Thanks to the presence of a panel of ...
The second meeting of the International Scientific Committee (ISC) on the development of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is taking place in Lumbini from 23 to 25 January 2015. The meeting is a part of the project "Strengthening the Conservation and Management of Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha (Phase II)” funded by Japanese government and implemented by UNESCO in ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Orientation session for the members of the World Heritage Committee. The purpose of this Orientation session is to inform all members of the World Heritage Committee on the procedures in force as well as on the processes set out in the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, notably for nomination of ...
The “Thinking Ahead” initiative is intended to improve dialogue, communication and transparency among all stakeholders involved in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, with the objective of enhancing the credibility of the Convention. Summary of the meeting English Français A half-day meeting was convened by the Director-General on 21 January 2015 to take stock of ...
UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre is organizing a technical support mission to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, property inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger since 2009. The mission is organized by the World Heritage Centre, in close coordination with the UNESCO Cluster Office in Kingston and the Government of Belize, and is aimed at assisting the State Party of Belize in ...
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 national workshop on World Heritage for government officials and community representatives, NGOs and civil society of ...
Terra 2016 is the twelfth in a series of international events organised since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals and experts, and a broad audience around earthen architectures. It will be held from 11 to14 July 2016 at the Centre de Congrès in Lyon, France. The 2016 edition will focus mainly on issues dealing with sustainable development, particularly in urban areas. This event ...
The evolution towards a single tourism activity (accommodation, dining, souvenirs, etc.) and the homogenisation of its commercial and economic fabric may be endangering the quality of World Heritage sites and of their inhabitants’ lives. The 5th seminar of the UNESCO Chair and the UNITWIN-UNESCO Network in "Culture, Tourism, Development" Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne analyses projects ...
The Historic Town of Grand Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire, will launch a tree planting initiative on 6 December 2014 to enhance its tree-lined boulevards. On the occasion of the centenary of the creation of the town of Grand Bassam (1914-2014), the Town of Grand Bassam will begin to replant trees along the boulevards of Treich-Lapleine and Bonhoure, in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage House ...
5th HERITY International Conference
04-Dec-2014 - 06-Dec-2014
Services for Culture: a visit of qualityPolicies,  best practices and experiences in managing services for the public at heritage sites. The audience and participants for the 5th Conference are all museums, monuments, libraries, archives and archaeological sites open to the public and under either public or private management. Determining the adequate supply of public services in cultural ...
The Final Meeting for the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise in the Europe Region will take place at the World Heritage property "Fortress of Suomenlinna" on 1-2 December 2014, and will be followed by a field visit to two World Heritage properties. During the meeting, the results of the analysis for the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Europe will be shared with all ...
The International Conference “Religious heritage and tourism: types, trends and challenges” co-organised by the UN World Tourism Organisation, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain and the City Hall of Elche will be held from 27 to 28 November 2014 in Elche, Spain. Relevant information and ...
The Sub-Regional meeting on the Caribbean Action Plan for World Heritage 2014-2019 will take place in Havana (Cuba) from 26 to 28 November 2014, as a follow-up to the adoption by the World Heritage Committee of the Action Plan for World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean Region (Decision 38 COM 10B.4). This meeting is jointly organized by the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO Offices in ...
The International Buddhist Conference is going to be convened at Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Nepal with the objectives of preservation, conservation, renovation, protection and promotion of the Buddhist sites and cultural heritages. Buddhist temples around the world share certain common fundamental features such as architectural design as well as their cultural role in the ...
Special evening event celebrates “A Decade of Conservation Success” As the World Heritage Marine Programme prepares to enter its 10th year, a special evening event dedicated to marine World Heritage at the World Parks Congress (14 November 2014) celebrated a Decade of Conservation Success. The idea for the World Heritage Marine Programme emerged at the previous World Parks Congress, held in ...
At its 19th session (UNECO, 2014), the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention decided (Resolution 19 GA 4, paragraphs 7 et 8) to establish an Open-Ended Working Group to make proposals to amend the Rules of Procedures of the General Assembly in order to achieve the goal of an equitable geographical and cultural representation, including through allocation of seats by region ...
IUCN and its partners Parks Australia and the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service are organizing the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney, Australia from 12-19 November 2014. The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade ...
Extend Deadline: 10 February 2014 Call for papers: “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” ICOMOS Italy has received over 600 abstracts in response to the call for papers for the Symposium “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” which will take place in Florence, Italy, on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 10 to 14 November 2014. Following the request of several ...
The Symposium “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values”  will take place in Florence, Italy, on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 9 to 14 November 2014. The main theme of the Symposium is "Heritage and Landscape as Human Values"  The sub-thems are: Sharing and experiencing the identity of communities through tourism and ...
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