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Please find more information on the conference website. The United Nations has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, providing a unique opportunity to explore and highlight tourism’s potential to help transform our world into a place of prosperity and well-being for all. Culture that encompasses heritage and traditions as well as art, languages, ...
The 8th seminar of UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN-UNESCO network will be organized around two major themes:  Digital technologies servicing tourist experiences at World Heritage sites Webanalytics and Big Data.  The workshop will explore the current and potential role of ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies)  for enriching visitor experiences at World Heritage sites throughout ...
An inter-regional workshop entitled “World Heritage and Sustainable Development: The Role of Local Communities” will be held in Karachi, Pakistan, from 23 to 24 November 2017. The workshop aims to highlight the important role played by local communities in the conservation and management of World Heritage properties and to further advocate for the crucial role of local communities in World ...
The International Congress on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage will be organized jointly by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy of Portugal and the Municipality of Ourém.  Taking note of the United Nations (UN) declaring 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the congress will discuss how effective partnerships, in sacred places, ...
Workshop on “Heritage/Environmental Impact Assessments for the Pacific Island States” will be organized in Suva and Levuka, Fiji from 20 to 28 November 2017 by the World Heritage Centre and the World Heritage Institute of Training & Research for the Asia & the Pacific Region (WHITRAP), and in cooperation with the Department of Heritage and Arts in Fiji and the Pacific Heritage ...
The 21st session of the General Assembly will be held at UNESCO Headquarters, 14-15 November 2017. In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1 of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention will hold its 21st session during the 39th session of the General Conference of ...
ICOMOS France and IUCN France are organizing a seminar on “Impact assessments: enhancing cultural heritage” on 10 November 2017 at the Mediathèque du Patrimoine, Charenton-le-Pont, France. The purpose of this seminar is to address from three different perspectives how projects are assessed, how they impact heritage and how they can contribute to improve projects: assessing the project to ...
The exhibition Shared Holy Places, organized under the patronage of UNESCO by the National Museum of the History of Immigration, will be held in Paris from 24 October 2017 to 21 January 2018, at the Palais de la Porte Dorée. To highlight and relate what brings together the three monotheistic religions, this exhibition invites visitors on a contemporary journey across the Mediterranean ...
The “Workshop for Cultural Landscape and Sustaining its Significance – Bhutan 2017” will be held in Thimphu, Bhutan, from 22 to 27 October 2017. The 2017 workshop aims to assist the staff of the Department of Culture of Bhutan with reviewing the development of management plans for six selected cultural sites located in five of the twenty Dzongkhags/Districts of Bhutan (Bumthang, Samtse, ...
The World Heritage Office of the Historic Heritage Protection Directorate of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain is organizing the XI National Meeting of World Heritage Managers on 18 to 20 October 2017 in Palma de Mallorca. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Living heritage, Lived-in heritage, World Heritage: social benefits and local developments”, ...
International Meetings of Mediterranean agropastoralism’s main actors, Montpellier and Florac, FranceThe International Meeting of Mediterranean agropastoralism’s main actors is organized by The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier, International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM-IAMM) and the Entente Interdépartementale Causses et Cévennes, the managing ...
The International Academy on Sustainable Development is holding a workshop on the Integrated Management of UNESCO Designations that will take place in Turin from 8 to 13 October 2017. The aim of this year’s workshop, the third in a series, is to advance the professional and institutional capacities of managing authorities, communities and other relevant practitioners in the integrated ...
The Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham and World Heritage UK have joined forces to hold special four-day international meeting at the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, near Telford, Shropshire. The first two days will bring together academics from around the world to discuss research and global policy focusing on the communication of ...
The Heritage-Environment Association and the “Architecte des Bâtiment de France” (French State architect) of the Pas de Calais area will organize a workshop on the management of World Heritage sites in France and Europe, to take place on 6 and 7 October 2017 at the Arras Citadel, part of the “Fortifications of Vauban” serial World Heritage property. The information workshop has been created ...
Third Meeting of European World Heritage Associations, 5 and 6 October 2017 5-6 October 2017 The 3rd Meeting of European World Heritage Associations will take place in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck from 5 to 6 October 2017. It is being organized by the German World Heritage Sites Association, the German Commission for UNESCO and Lübeck & Travemünde Marketing GmbH, and features as ...
From 3 October until 6 December, a photo exposition: "Coral Reefs on UNESCO's World Heritage List" will be hosted at the Aquarium of Paris. The photo exhibit showcases the Outstanding Universal Value of World Heritage-listed coral reefs, as well as the impact of climate change on these iconic places. Since 1972, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has united the world around a shared ...
The International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) has been granted the patronage of UNESCO for its ICAHM 2017 Annual Meeting: Archaeological Heritage in Sub-Saharan Africa, International Trade Routes and Conservation, 2-5 October, in Tanzania. The emphasis of this meeting will be on trade routes to and from Sub-Saharan Africa to the rest of the world, the Africa ...
The Sixth Transboundary Platform Meeting of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place on 14 and 15 September 2017 in Pogradec, Albania. This sixth meeting is part of a joint European Union and UNESCO initiative, in close cooperation with the Albanian and Macedonian authorities, to strengthen ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Center, the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the National Heritage Institute of Tunisia jointly organize a training workshop for the Maghreb countries on the concepts and mechanisms of the World Heritage Convention and the process of preparing nominations, in Djerba, Tunisia, from 11 to 15 September 2017. This regional ...
Workshop Dates: 27 November to 1 December 2017 Applications Close: 15 September 2017 Link to event: https://www.unitar.org/event/full-catalog/world-heritage-nominations-comparative-analysis-0 Contact: Mr. Nigel Gan nigel.gan@unitar.org The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the 14th annual workshop of its World ...
The Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, known as the Belt and Road Initiative or One Belt One Road, focuses on connectivity and cooperation among more than 60 countries, representing more than a third of the global economy and more than half of the World’s population. The scope and extent of the Belt and Road Initiative offers many exciting prospects for design, ...
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Pacific Heritage Workshop
30-Aug-2017 - 01-Sep-2017
A Pacific Heritage Workshop will be organized in Koror, Palau from 30 August to 1 September 2017 by UNESCO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Community and Cultural Affairs of Palau. The Workshop will bring together government officials from Member States and Non-self-governing territories in the Pacific who are in charge of heritage safeguarding, as well as the representatives of regional ...
CIPA is the Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation for the International Committee on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). CIPA2017, the 26th biennial symposium, will be held from August 28 to September 1, 2017, in Ottawa, Canada. CIPA2017 will focus on Digital Workflows for Conservation. The rapid rise in new digital technologies has revolutionized the practice of recording heritage ...
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Playful Architect 2017 exhibition
23-Aug-2017 - 30-Aug-2017
Baroque through the Eyes of children Playful Architect is artistic project for children between 8 and 12 years old during which they receive dedicated classes and guided tours by professional architects and are encouraged to draw or paint their local cultural heritage from their own perspective. The best works are selected by the children themselves and exhibited at the UNESCO House and in ...
On 23 August 2017, the first meeting for the establishment of the Administrative Council of the Regional World Heritage Institute in Zacatecas, Category 2 Centre created under the auspices of UNESCO in 2010. The meeting will take place in the building "La Casa del Conquistador", where the Institute is located, situated in the historic center of Zacatecas, property inscribed on the World ...
The Ramsar Wetland Conservation Awards will be presented in October 2018 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at the 13th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13). At its 53rd meeting, the Standing Committee adopted the categories, criteria and procedures for the Awards, through Decision SC53-13.  Three Awards will be granted and each ...
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s top honour in the heritage field. It recognises the best achievements in conservation, research, dedicated service as well as education, training and awareness-raising. In 2018, the Awards will be used as a pivotal instrument for promoting the key messages of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Special ...
An event to discuss experiences around private sector support for World Heritage will take place during the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee. Best practices in partnerships with private sector companies and foundations will be shared, outlining their contribution to the protection of outstanding natural and cultural sites.
The side event ‘Culture : Urban Future’ – The Role of Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Local Development will discuss the role of cultural heritage for sustainable urban development, over a working lunch, within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda. In an effort to address the rising challenges of the increasingly urbanized world, the UNESCO ...
During the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee held in Krakow from 2 to 12 July 2017, the World Heritage Centre's Marine Programme organized the side event "Coral bleaching in World Heritage marine sites". This event presented the results of the study "Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs. A First Global Scientific Assessment". Speakers included Dr. Mark Eakin ...
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41st session of the Committee
02-Jul-2017 - 12-Jul-2017
Relevant information regarding the session will be put online as soon as it becomes available Programme,Side Events All about the 41st World Heritage Committee session as well as important information on the programme and conference venue.  Available soon More--> Contact,Organisers Find a list of relevant contacts for specific requests to the ...
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Site Managers Forum
30-Jun-2017 - 06-Jul-2017
The World Heritage Convention sets out the responsibilities of the States Parties to identify, protect and manage natural and cultural heritage of Outstanding Universal Value (OUV). While appropriate conditions for proper protection are nearly always generated at State level, most of the obligations associated with World Heritage inscriptions are usually met at the level of specific sites and ...
World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2017 “Memory: Lost and Recovered Heritage” 25 June- 4 July 2017, Poland ©  Prior to the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the International Cultural Centre in Krakow are proud to hold the Heritage Youth ...
Museums preserve heritage and stimulate creativity in all its forms.  Most importantly, museums create and transmit values associated with their collections. In our globalised world, where millions of people are travelling and migrating across borders every day, museums not only act as custodians of shared heritage, but also as key spaces for encounters, exchange, and the rediscovery of ...
The call for applications for the new edition of the Masters in "World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development", offered by the University of Turin, the Polytechnic of Turin (for the English) and, University of Barcelona (for the Spanish edition) and the International Training Centre of the ILO, in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and ICCROM, is now open. The ...
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#MyOceanPledge
08-Jun-2017 - 09-Jun-2017
This World Oceans Day, June 8th, children from UNESCO World Heritage marine sites will call upon world leaders at the United Nations to pledge to protect the ocean for future generations. They have also launched the #MyOceanPledge campaign by creating cell phone videos of themselves making their own pledge to protect the ocean for future generations. They are now looking for strong ocean ...
There has been much discussion about possible strategies for the nominations on the UNESCO World Heritage List of the impact of maritime trade on the cultures and civilizations between East and West often referred to as the ‘Maritime Silk Routes’. The aim of this UNESCO Expert Meeting for the World Heritage Nomination Process of the Maritime Silk Routes, which will be held on 30-31 May 2017 ...
On the occasion of the Latin American and the Caribbean Week, which takes place from May 29 to June 2 2017, the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC), with the support of the World Heritage Centre, have organized a multimedia exhibition devoted to "World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean" The main objective of the exhibition is to show the richness of the cultural and natural ...
The Central Asian Sub-Regional Meeting on Sustainable Tourism and Development Initiatives will focus on three major goals: the strengthening of coordination and the improvement of collaboration amongst relevant stakeholders in Central Asia; the challenges and opportunities in tourism development on the Silk Roads; and solutions and methods for future tourism development. The ...
An Information and exchange session for States Parties to the World Heritage Convention as well as an Orientation session for Committee members, on the occasion of 41st session of the World Heritage Committee (Krakow, Poland, 2 - 12 July 2017) will be held on Tuesday 23 May 2017 in Room XI. Agendas Information and exchange sessionAgenda Orientation ...
 International consultative workshop (2017) Conservation and management of the World Heritage properties of religious interest in Asia-Pacific © Vincent Ko Hon Chiu / Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns Thanks to the support of Thailand, the International consultative workshop on conservation and management of the World Heritage of religious interest, ...
The first Francophone African World Heritage Youth Forum will take place from 26 April to 5 May 2017 in Burkina Faso near the Ruins of Loropéni World Heritage site. The principal objectives are to increase awareness among French-speaking African youth on issues related to the protection and preservation of World Heritage and to create a sustainable platform that will enhance the participation ...
The World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund, is calling for papers to be included in its forthcoming publication entitled: Community Involvement in the Management of World Heritage in Africa. The main objective of this publication is to publicize endogenous site management practices and share successful experiences with a view to contributing to the ...
Call For Applications International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 201728 August to 16 September 2017, Japan © copyright / author / description The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday, 19 April 2017. The Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University Kyoto, Japan, is organizing ...
TODAY at 11AM CET, participate in the first “Unite4Heritage Talks”!On this International Day for Monuments and Sites, a panel of experts will tell more on UNESCO’s work for the protection and promotion of World Heritage. Join the Facebook Live conversation! ...
Dates: 15 – 26 September 2017 Place: University of Tsukuba, Japan Organized by the World Heritage Studies and the Certificate Programme on Nature Conservation (CPNC) at the University of Tsukuba, in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS.   The CBWNCL  Heritage Conservation is an evolving practice, and one of the current debates focuses on identifying and ...
ICOMOS Germany and the German Commission for UNESCO supported by the German Aerospace Center, will organize an international expert meeting in Berlin, 6-8 April 2017, which is in line with the implementation of the Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative, as well as the World Heritage Committee’s decision regarding studies and research on technological heritage connected with space ...
During a special event at the Monaco Yacht Club on 4 April 2017, UNESCO’s World Heritage Marine Programme, IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) will launch the results of the project “Identifying possible World Heritage marine sites in the Arctic Region”. The project identified seven areas that best represent the Arctic Oceans’ most unique ...
UNESCO at the world’s largest tourism fair ITB Berlin 2017 © Hubert Farke / Wadden Sea (Denmark, Germany, Netherlands) From 8 to 12 March 2017, the Wadden Sea World Heritage site is organizing a stand on sustainable tourism at the world’s largest tourism fair ITB Berlin. Partnering with the UNESCO World Heritage and Sustainable Tourism Programme, the Wadden Sea offers a ...
Call for applications World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2017“Memory: Lost and Recovered Heritage” 25 June- 4 July 2017, Poland ©  Deadline for submitting applications is 3 April 2017 Prior to the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and ...
A UNESCO regional conference on “Cultural heritage and identity: an Arab youth perspective” will take place in Carthage (Tunisia) from 1 to 3 March 2017. This event will foster discussion of endangered heritage with Arab youth through the themes of peacebuilding, social cohesion, rights and dialogue. It aims to support youth’s effective participation in heritage protection and peacebuilding, ...
The 2017 Lumbini International Steering Committee (ISC) Meeting will be taken place from 17 to 19 February 2017 in Lumbini, Nepal. In January 2015, a very first cross-cutting Lumbini ISC Meeting was jointly organized in Lumbini by the Nepali authorities and UNESCO, bringing together high-level officials of the Nepali Government, representatives of the local authorities, international ...
The first Francophone African World Heritage Youth Forum will take place from 26 April to 5 May 2017 in Burkina Faso at the Ruins of Loropéni World Heritage site. The principal objectives are to increase awareness among French-speaking African youth on issues related to the protection and preservation of World Heritage and to create a sustainable platform that will enhance the participation ...
The Fifth Transboundary Platform Meeting on the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place on the 9th and 10th of February 2017. This fifth meeting is part of a joint European Union and UNESCO initiative in close cooperation with the Albanian and Macedonian authorities to strengthen ...
This course on Linking Nature and Culture in World Heritage Site Management, to be held at Røros, is the first major activity of the World Heritage Leadership Programme, and the start of a process to set a new standard to link nature and culture practice in World Heritage Sites.  The course curriculum has been developed through a series of activities.  Among them was the curriculum developed ...
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