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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 ...
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 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 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, ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
The workshop is hosted by the City of Siena and organized by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (Venice, Italy), in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The workshop will be structured over 2 days along the following thematic panels: Integrating historic walls within management systems; Sustainable use and conservation of historic walls; and, ...
This third thematic session is a part of the national symposium on learnings from Gorkha earthquake: reconstruction, risk reduction and preparedness. it will present a detailed and comprehensive view of lessons from the Gorkha earthquake and issues and challenges for reconstruction of cultural heritage.The session will include presentations and discussions and ...
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 places. ...
The 7th seminar of the UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN-UNESCO network on “Culture, Tourism and Development” organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne / IREST – EIREST, Association of French World Heritage Properties and ICOMOS France will be held on 14 December 2016. The Seminar will focus on the development of UNESCO World Heritage sites in ...
Grand Palais, South-East Gallery - 3, avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8thFree admission| Every day (except Tuesdays) from 10 am to 8 pm and on Wednesdays until 10 pm. With exceptional digital techonologies, the Eternal Sites exhibition offers an unprecedented immersive experience at the heart of four major archaeological sites of the universal heritage: the ancient capital of King Sargon ...
From 13 to 15 December 2016, the World Heritage Centre organized a First-Aid Technical Assistance Workshop for three World Heritage sites on Syria, at the UNESCO Office in Beirut. As the joint WHC/ICOMOS/ICCROM reactive monitoring mission planned in Syria in December 2016 could not take place due to security reasons, a technical workshop has been organized swiftly to examine, with cultural ...
The training course “Nature Management for the Proposed Extension of the World Heritage Property: Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region” will take place in Tushemisht, Albania, on 6 and 7 December 2016. The training course aims to build capacities for implementing nature management actions based on cross-sectoral cooperation for the proposed extension to the Albanian part of the ...
Launched as a pilot programme on the occasion of the 3rd International Forum on Local Economic Development in 2015, with a first international workshop on the management of food-productive landscapes in UNESCO designated sites, the Academy is based in Turin, Italy. The main objective of the programme is to contribute to the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ...
The 13th Bamiyan Expert Working Group Meeting will be held at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, from 1 to 3 December 2016. A set of recommendations for future safeguarding actions for the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley World Heritage property, Afghanistan will be released at the meeting. The Meeting will be attended by the Governor of Bamiyan ...
The Agency for the Promotion and Development of the North (APDN) of the Kingdom of Morocco and the World Heritage Centre are organizing an international reflection workshop on the project of nomination of Tangier’s urban heritage for inscription on the World Heritage List. This workshop will bring together national and local institutions responsible for heritage conservation as well as ...
The 5th Annual Coordination Meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage-related Category 2 Institutes and Centres will be hosted  by UNESCO Category 2 Centre on ‘Natural World Heritage Management and Training for the Asia Pacific Region’ at Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India on 22  November 2016. On this occasion, the Centre is also organizing  thematic sessions on a Consultative Dialogue ...
The UNESCO Expert Meeting for Preparation of the Serial Transnational World Heritage Nomination “Silk Roads: Fergana – Syrdarya Corridor” will take place in Kyzylorda (Kazakhstan) on 14 November 2016. This Expert Meeting aims to continue the close consultation and coordination between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for the preparation of the “Fergana-Syrdarya Corridor” ...
To operationalize the Policy for the integration of a sustainable development perspective into the processes of the World Heritage Convention, the participants of the Vilm workshop elaborated an action plan, which was produced as an aspirational set of activities and timescales for the implementation of the policy, aiming to engage all the stakeholders of the Convention, at international, ...
[in French only] 6ème édition de la formation internationale intensive "Construire ensemble l'avenir des sites patrimoniaux : Elaborer et mettre en œuvre une gestion durable" Bourgogne (France), du 3 au 14 avril 2017 Le Réseau Grands Sites de France lance dès à présent l'appel à candidatures pour la 6ème édition de la formation internationale intensive "Construire ensemble l'avenir des ...
When, local time: Tuesday, 8 November 2016 -10:00am to 6:00pm Where: Morocco, Marakkech Type of Event: Category 7-Seminar and Workshop Contact: p.dogse@unesco.org The sessions held at the UNESCO Pavilion throughout this thematic day will serve to explore how UNESCO designated sites can support the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 ...
The St. Kitts and Nevis National Commission for UNESCO and the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society, with assistance from UNESCO through the World Heritage Centre and the Cluster Office for the Caribbean, will host a two-day capacity-building workshop focused on the conservation and management of military type architecture World Heritage sites in the Caribbean sub-region, from 8 to 9 ...
The Ministry of Culture of Angola, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO, is organizing the Third International Roundtable on Mbanza Kongo, candidate to the World Heritage List, with the participation of national and international experts, from various fields of social and human sciences with the aim to discuss issues connected to the candidacy of the Historic Centre of ...
Lisbon, Portugal In 2015, representatives of 195 countries met in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) to discuss the impact of climate change on societies, their livelihoods and their cultural heritage. Evidence suggests that torrential downpours, violent and unexpected storms, heat waves, new records in pollution and landslides are increasingly ...
Co-organized by UNESCO and the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARCWH), the International Conference on World Heritage Sites and Museums will take place in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, from 2 to 3 November 2016, in cooperation also with ALECSO, ICCROM, ICOM, ICOMOS, and IUCN.   The World Heritage Convention, with its 192 States Parties and 1052 cultural, natural and mixed sites, ...
When, local time:  Monday, 31 October 2016 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, 9 November 2016 - 1:00pm Where:  United Republic of Tanzania, Zanzibar Type of Event:  Category 7-Seminar and Workshop The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) in collaboration with ICCROM are proposing a training course for African States Parties.Africa, as a developing region, must increasingly ...
The fourth 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 27 and 28 October 2016. This fourth meeting on transboundary cooperation is part of a European Union and UNESCO initiative aiming to reinforce conservation and sustainable development in the entire Lake ...
This report explores the role of culture in sustainable urban development and aims to become a policy framework document to support national and local governments in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Urban Development as well as the New Urban Agenda, adopted at the Habitat III conference held in Quito, Ecuador from 17 to 20 October 2016.  The launch is taking place as a ...
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