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Booklet, 10th Anniversary of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement

In 2009, on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, a booklet describing the heritage safeguarding and valorisation activities implemented in the first 10 years (1999-2009), was produced by France and the World Heritage Centre and edited by the Secretariat of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, French Ministry of Culture, and French Ministry of Ecology and published in French and English by the World Heritage Centre.

This publication presents this Cooperation Agreement, its main goals and a detailed presentation of 12 activities as well as interviews of project managers and heritage professionals:

In a first section, the activities in support of the World Heritage Convention are described:

Megalithic sites of Senegambia: preparatory assistance; Ancient cities of North Syria: preparatory assistance; Preparatory assistance for the inscription of the Rainforests of Atsinanana, Madagascar; Saint-Louis, Senegal: support for conservation of the heritage, and for decentralised cooperation with the urban community of Metropolitan Lille; Historical Atlas of Kyoto. Spatial analysis of the memory systems of a city, its architecture and its urban landscape; Hampi, Inda: support for the elaboration of a conservation and management plan; Luang Prabang, Laos: support for the conservation and management of the city.

In a second section, the activities implemented in the framework of thematic projects are illustrated:

Niger-Loire: Governance and culture; Sustainable management of World Heritage for poverty alleviation; Capacity building of local African communities in the field of heritage protection and valorisation; Cultural heritage inventories: a coordinated action for the Maghreb countries; Support for the conservation policy of the historic cities in India.

Since 2009, many other pojects have been implemented and the list of activities described in the publication has been updated, and the complete list of activities implemented between 1999 and 2015 are also available on-line.