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30 Events
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19-21 December 2023
The Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting is coming to an end with  Europe and North America which embarked on this core exercise of monitoring the implementation of the World Heritage Convention since September 2022. One of the main outcomes of the cycle will be the Regional Action Plan, for which the national focal points of the region will meet from 19 to 21 December 2023 at UNESCO ...
8-15 December 2023
In the framework of the Dive into Heritage project generously funded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia’s Heritage Commission and the King Saud University, UNESCO organises the 2nd training workshop on digital heritage documentationin early 2024, dates to be confirmed. UNESCO launched last year the new Dive into ...
5-6 December 2023
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), is organizing a regional meeting of World Heritage focal points in Manama, Bahrain, on 5 and 6 December 2023. The meeting will bring together World Heritage focal points in the Arab States, as well as representatives of ICOMOS, ICCROM, IUCN, to review progress in the implementation ...
27-29 November 2023
The Naples Conference will explore synergies between the 1972 World Heritage Convention, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, and the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage marking its 20th anniversary this year. As the first major event on bringing together the World Heritage and Living Heritage Conventions following MONDIACULT,this Conference ...
16 November 2023
On 16 November (1pm-1.45pm, Paris time, France), in the Partnership Hub of the General Conference, the World Heritage Marine Programme will celebrate some of the conservation highlights delivered over the past years with the support of its key partners. The 1972 World Heritage Convention protects 50 unique ocean ecosystems across 37 countries and has, since 2005, invested in scaling up the ...
5-9 October 2023
Every three years, managers of the 50 marine sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List come together to share their best practices, discuss solutions, and forge a path forward together. The 5th edition will be held in the Wadden Sea (Denmark, Netherlands, Germany) from 5 to 9 October 2023. World Heritage marine managers all face similar challenges in protecting their special ocean place from ...
28-29 September 2023
The World Heritage Cities Programme team is delighted to invite you to join the UNESCO Chairs Workshop: Protecting Historic Cities and Landscapes - Compatible Design for New Interventions. This workshop gathers today and tomorrow international UNESCO Chairs and experts around the table to discuss the management and protection of urban heritage, which will contribute substantially to the ...
26-28 September 2023
On 26 to 28 September 2023, Tongji University, as host, together with the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP), World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and Pacific Region, a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP Shanghai), and Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute Co., LTD. are co-organizing an International Conference on ...
26 September 2023
On 26 September (8.30am-10.00am, Panama time; 3.30pm-5.00pm, Paris time, France; 7.00pm – 8.30pm Kolkata time, India), experts in carbon credit financing for conservation will convene virtually to share first-hand insights on how blue carbon can help close the financing gap across marine protected areas (MPAs). Register Now Programme (1,5 hour) Opening and welcome (5min) Blue Carbon ...
21 September 2023
The Asia and the Pacific Unit of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre is delighted to invite you to a Cocktail Event on the Regional Framework Action Plan for Asia and the Pacific, organised as a side event of the extended 45th session of the World Heritage Committee in Riyadh.  Venue: Al Ahsa Oasis Room - Al Faisaliah Hotel – Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Date: 21 September 2023 Time: 6.30 ...
17 September 2023
International cooperation plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the cultural and natural heritage of outstanding universal value. The purpose of this side event is to highlight and commend the remarkable accomplishments and positive outcomes resulting from such cooperation and partnerships, in support of World Heritage in Africa. The Strategy for World Heritage in Africa, which will be ...
17 September 2023
World Heritage and Corporate Sustainability: how businesses can protect our priceless cultural and natural assets Event date and time : 17 September 2023 13:30-14:30 (UTC +3)Room : Rock Art Room, Al Faisaliah Hotel The World Heritage system has long recognized the need to engage with businesses to protect our irreplaceable heritage places. Join this event to ...
15 September 2023
How to leverage World Heritage to meet the Biodiversity Challenge of the Decade Event date and time : 15 September 2023 18:15-19:15 (UTC +3)Room : Rock Art Room, Al Faisaliah Hotel This event organised by UNESCO and IUCN explores the unique contribution of natural and cultural World Heritage to biodiversity conservation and achieving the UN agreement to halt ...
14 September 2023
World Heritage Map Platform Launch © UNESCO / Thomas Rigauts Side Event date and time : 14 September 2023 13:30-14:30 (UTC +3)Room : Hegra Room, Al Faisaliah Hotel With the generous support of the Government of Flanders (Belgium), UNESCO has developed the World Heritage Online Map Platform, the pilot of a Geographic Information System (GIS) for World ...
13 September 2023
Culture And Climate Change-related Emergencies: New Realities, New Perspectives Event date and time: 13 September 2023, 13:15-14:45 (UTC +3)Room : Rock Art Room, Hotel Al Faisaliah The past years have witnessed the growing impact of disasters and climate change on cultural heritage around the globe – from the hurricanes and cyclones in Belize, Malawi and ...
12 September 2023
Dive into Heritage showcase © Side Event date and time : Tuesday 12 September, 13:30-15:00 (UTC +3)Room : Historic Jeddah Room, Al Faisaliah Hotel To showcase the Dive into Heritage project's progress and generous contributions and support of the donor, a side event is organized on 12 September 2023, during the Extended 45th session of the World Heritage ...
12 September 2023
Space-Based Technologies for the Preservation of World Heritage Sites Event date and time : 12 September 2023 13:00-14:30 (UTC +3)Room : Al Ahsa Oasis Room, Al Faisaliah Hotel This side event aims at discussing how the use of space-based technologies can help World Heritage practitioners (in particular site managers) better identify and prevent potential ...
11 September 2023
Using impact assessment for heritage conservation and renewable energy development Guidance and Toolkit on Impact Assessments and the Guidance for Wind Energy projects in a World Heritage Context for better decision-making on conservation, climate actions and sustainable development Event date and time : 11 September 2023 13:15-14:45 (UTC +3)Room : Rock Art ...
11-15 September 2023
Managing World Heritage for the Next 50 Years The 5th session of the World Heritage Site Managers’ Forum was held both online (19 June, 4 and 13 July 2023) and in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (11-15 September 2023). This event brought together 105 professionals involved in the management of 92 World Heritage sites located in 65 countries to reflect on the issue of “Managing World Heritage ...
24 July 2023
The Africa Unit of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, with the support of the Government of Norway, in partnership with the African World Heritage Fund and ICCROM is pleased to announce that an online workshop dedicated to the “Re-discovering African urban heritage through the lenses of the 2011 Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape” (HUL) will take place on 24 July ...