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Caribbean Sub-regional workshop on the implementation of the World Heritage Convention

15-17 September 2010

The workshop, which is jointly organized by the UNESCO Havana and Kingston offices, aims at strengthening capacities in the Caribbean to implement the 1972 Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (the World Heritage Convention).

By using the training modules developed under the Caribbean Capacity Building programme (CCBP), financed with the Netherlands as well as the Italian and Andorran Funds-in-Trust, the workshop will address the following subjects:

  1. The core concepts used in the Convention and its Operational Directives, such as "outstanding universal value", "integrity" and "authenticity".
  2. General policies adopted by the World Heritage Committee, such as the Global Strategy for a Representative, balanced and Credible List (1994) and the World Heritage Strategic Objectives (2002).
  3. Core obligations of States Parties, such as the sustainable management of World Heritage sites, the preparation of tentative lists and the preparation of periodic reports on the implementation of the Convention at the national level.
  4. International mechanisms provided by the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the Convention, such as nomination processes and requests for International assistance.

Each topic will be presented by one or two experts with the use of case studies, and shall be followed by a Q&A session.


Mr  Víctor Marín (v.marin@unesco.org.cu) or Mrs Elsa Martin (em.martin@unesco.org.cu)

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Regions 1
Latin America and the Caribbean

Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Friday, 17 September 2010

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