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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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40th session of the Committee
24-Oct-2016 - 26-Oct-2016
By Decision 40 COM 17, the World Heritage Committee, decided to continue the work of its 40th session at UNESCO’s Headquarters in the course of October 2016. Therefore, please save the date for this meeting which will take place in Room II at UNESCO’s Headquarters from 24 to 26 October 2016. More detailed information regarding this meeting will be available in due ...
The Second Meeting of European World Heritage Associations is being organized by the Spanish Group of World Heritage Cities and the Segovia City Council, with the support of the Association des biens français de patrimoine mondial (ABFPM), the Associazione Beni Italiani Patrimonio Mondiale and the Nordic World Heritage Network. The meeting will be held in Segovia (Spain) on 20 and 21 October ...
The symposium was initiated in response to the decision of the World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of the Historic City of Ayutthaya World Heritage Site. The Committee recommended that Thailand hold “an international symposium, in collaboration with UNESCO and the Advisory Bodies, to debate on the conservation philosophy of brick-associated sites, together with academics ...
From 19 to 21 October 2016, the UNESCO Office in Tashkent will organize, in close collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the Board of Monuments of Uzbekistan, a consultation meeting in Bukhara (Uzbekistan) to discuss the application of the UNESCO Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscape (HUL, 2011) at two historic centres located within the World Heritage properties ...
The workshop will apply a participatory methodology based upon the UNESCO World Heritage Resource Manual: Managing Disaster Risks for World Heritage (2010). Special focus will be devoted to geohazards risk preparedness, with particular emphasis on landslides, seismic events, floods, and wild fires, through the participation of an interdisciplinary team of highly qualified international ...
A Regional Course will take place in the Lake Ohrid region between 4 and 13 October 2016. This Course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches aims at providing heritage practitioners with the necessary tools to engaging communities in the conservation of natural and cultural heritage. The course is organized in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared ...
From the 3 to the 7 October 2016, the Category 2 Centre, Lucio Costa Centre in cooperation with the Latin American and the Caribbean unit of the World Heritage Centre will hold the “Workshop on the fundamental concepts and methodologies for the implementation of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972)” towards the elaboration of the Capacity ...
On 14 September 2016, the Paraguay National Secretary of Tourism (SENATUR) will hold the inauguration of the new accessible infrastructure on the Jesuit Mission of La Santísima Trinidad de Paraná, which will take place in the City of Trinidad, in the Department of Itapua. In the framework of the engagement assumed by Paraguay for an accessible tourism policy, the SENATUR, through the ...
From the 14 to the 16 September 2016, the Paraguay National Secretary of Tourism (SENATUR) and the Ministry of Education and Culture, through the Paraguay National Commission for cooperation with UNESCO and UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet), will hold the 2nd national and 1st international Youth Forum on Heritage: “Accessible World Heritage” In the framework of the ...
UNESCO Sites - Climate Change - Space Technology The International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the auspices of UNESCO and the Huangshan City Administration, custodians of the World Mixed Heritage site and Global Geopark of Huangshan Mountains, will convene the 2nd Huangshan Dialogue in September 2016. The theme of the 2nd Huangshan Dialogue is ...
The Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University Kyoto, Japan is organizing the 11th International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage in Japan from 10 to 26 September 2016 under the UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, in cooperation with UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS/ICORP. Climate change is ...
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IUCN World Conservation Congress
01-Sep-2016 - 10-Sep-2016
Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges. The Congress aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, ...
Building a global network of site managers
27-Aug-2016 - 31-Aug-2016
Building a global network of site managers World Heritage marine managers share a wealth of solutions and best practices on how to deal with the conservation challenges they face. Bringing these success stories together in ways that make them suitable for replication in other marine areas, is a central part of our work. Our Best Practice Guide for site managers shares ...
The ETCAEH program is one of the initiators of the post-graduate education in the field of integrated heritage protection both at national and European level. Since its establishment in 2005, a group of leading international experts from different universities and institutions have been implementing innovative forms of education to respond to various global cultural contexts and provenances ...
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BASEhabitat International Summer School
18-Jul-2016 - 01-Aug-2016
BASEhabitat, the partener of UNESCO Chair of Earthen Architecture, is a Studio within the Department Architecture at the University of Art and Design in Linz. The Summer School 2016 on modern earthen architecture and bamboo constrcutions will take place in Austria from 18th July - 1st August 2016.For more details on the progamme and application of the summer school, please visit ...
An event to discuss experiences around private sector support for World Heritage will take place during the 40th 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.
Follow-up activities to the Helsinki Action Plan Periodic Reporting in Europe and North America © UNESCO / Jérémie Claeys On the occasion of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee, the Europe and North America unit is organizing a side event for Focal Points in the region to exchange on follow-up activities to the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting. The Helsinki ...
The Workshop for Cultural Landscape and Sustaining its Significance – Bhutan 2016 will be held in Paro and Thimphu, Bhutan, from 12 July to 3 August 2016. The workshop is aiming to assist the development of management frameworks for two selected cultural landscape sites in Paro, Bhutan. The workshop, co-organized by the Department of Culture, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Bhutan, ...
Terra 2016 is the twelfth in a series of international events organised since 1972, bringing together academics, professionals and experts, and a broad audience around earthen architectures.  The 2016 edition will focus mainly on issues dealing with sustainable development, particularly in urban areas. This event will gather more than 800 participants from the fields of heritage ...
At the request of a number of Members of the World Heritage Committee, an Orientation Session for members of the Committee is organized to allow for better preparations for the Committee. session.This session is organized notably for new Committee members. Interpretation in English and French will be provided. PresentationEnglish ...
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40th session of the Committee
10-Jul-2016 - 20-Jul-2016
40th session of the Committee
World Heritage Youth Forum 2016 At the Crossroads of Multi-Layered Heritage © copyright / author / description As part of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Turkish National Commission for UNESCO and the Istanbul Site Management Directorate are organizing the World Heritage Youth Forum ...
This Research Seminar is organised based on the themes defined by the 1st Public call for Research projects from Lucio Costa Centre and the 2nd Public call for Submissions from Lucio Costa Centre both published during the first semester of 2015 and is aimed at satisfying the objectives regarding research activities set by the Centre. Objective Promote a broad and advisable debate among the ...
The Fifth Management Planning Workshop, in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place in Udënisht, Pogradec area, Albania, on 22 and 23 June 2016. The workshop will focus on governance systems and more specifically on the identification of mechanisms for the involvement and ...
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s highest honour in the heritage field. It recognises the best restoration projects; the most impressive research; the most dedicated heritage professionals and volunteers; and the finest awareness raising, training and educational programmes. Architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, professionals and ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an information and exchange session for the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention on the occasion of the 40th session of the World Heritage Committee (Istanbul, Turkey, from 1 to 20 July 2016).  This meeting will take place in Room XI (Fontenoy) from 10 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 June 2016. Simultaneous interpretation of the ...
IUCN and Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage Call for application TABE’A Programme Training Series: Tentative Lists and Nomination preparation for Natural World Heritage sites. World Heritage Nominations: application of the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value (SoOUV) 7-10 November 2016| Manama, Bahrain Background Tabe’a is partnership regional programme for natural World ...
This year the ICOMOS Annual General Assembly and Advisory Committee will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 15-21 October 2016, on the generous invitation of ICOMOS Turkey. In addition to the Annual General Assembly, there will be an Extraordinary General Assembly that will take place on the same morning on 19 October. The agenda of the Annual General Assembly will focus on receiving the ...
Safeguarding African World Heritage as a Driver for Sustainable Development International Conference (31 May- 3 June 2016) Ngorongoro Conservation Area (United Republic of Tanzania) © OUR PLACE The World Heritage Collection/ Chris Morton The international conference " Safeguarding African World Heritage as a Driver of Sustainable Development" co-organized by UNESCO World ...
The event is convened within the framework of ‘The Afghanistan Heritage & Extractive Industries Development Initiative’, a UNESCO programme financed by the World Bank through the Afghan Ministries of Mines & Petroleum and of Finance, aiming specifically at ensuring the protection of cultural heritage sites within mining areas in the country. The Symposium will serve as a platform to ...
The Workshop on 'Development of Risk Mitigation Plans on flood: Models, Challenges and Opportunities' was held in Havana, Cuba from 24 to 25 May 2016, organized by UNESCO Havana, in close cooperation with the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (Category 1 institute of UNESCO), with the participation of the Cuban National Commission for UNESCO, the Provincial Institute of Physical ...
#culturecannotwait: Many different types of professionals respond to an unfolding crisis. This course provides strategies for interlocking culture specialists with humanitarian specialists during an emergency situation and aims to unify these sometimes conflicting perspectives. The course imparts practical skills and knowledge for taking simple measures to secure and stabilize endangered ...
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, (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 programme is intended for ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing, in collaboration with its partners, a travelling exhibition entitled “African World Heritage: a pathway for development”, which will be displayed on the railings of UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 18 May to 14 June 2016 and will then be disseminated worldwide in digital format. The primary objective of this initiative is to raise awareness among ...
The Fourth Management Planning Workshop, in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place in Tushemisht, Albania, on 12 and 13 May 2016. The workshop will be an opportunity to present the progress to date on the development of the management planning document required for the ...
The training course “Promoting nature, culture and World Heritage in the Lake Ohrid region” in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place in Pogradec and Tushemisht, Albania, on 10 and 11 May 2016. The training course aims to provide participants with the necessary tools and ...
World Heritage Youth Forum (2016) Africa
28-Apr-2016 - 04-May-2016
This forum will address young people and seek to provide a sustainable platform for youth in Africa that could increase the involvement of youth in the promotion and protection of World Heritage in Africa, and also deliver essential feedback to UNESCO, the World Heritage Committee and the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) on youth challenges, accomplishments and actions related to the ...
During the Cultural Atlas Workshop, which will take place on 26 April 2016 in Thimphu, Bhutan, the Royal University of Bhutan and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre will be introducing the very first Bhutan Cultural Atlas Brochure. The team of experts that collaborated on the Bhutan Cultural Atlas was composed of representatives of the Institute of Language and Culture Studies of the Royal ...
The 2016 Lumbini International Steering Committee Meeting will take place from 19 to 21 April 2016 in Lumbini and will be opened by the Director-General of UNESCO as part of her first official visit to Nepal. In January 2015, a very first cross-cutting Lumbini International Steering Committee (ISC) Meeting was jointly organized in Lumbini by the Nepali authorities and UNESCO, bringing ...
As requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 39th session in 2015 (Bonn, Germany), a joint World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) Reactive Monitoring mission will be undertaken during 19-23 April 2016 to assess the overall state of conservation of the property, including factors that constitute a serious threat to the property, and provide ...
The Collaborative and Integrated Management of Protected and Heritage Landscapes Training, which is part of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region” will take place on 31 March – 1 April 2016 in the Lin Peninsula, Albania. Management of the potential extension of the World Heritage property “Natural and ...
A regional meeting for strengthening the role of local communities in the management and conservation of World Heritage sites in the Arab States will be held at the Banc d'Arguin National Park (PNBA) in Mauritania from 27 to 29 March 2016. The meeting will be organized by the World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Office for Maghreb in Rabat, in collaboration with the PNBA. Within the ...
The third 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 7 March 2016. This third meeting on transboundary cooperation is part of a European Union and UNESCO initiative aiming to reinforce conservation and sustainable development through management ...
The World Heritage Centre will organize on 3 March 2016, in collaboration with the Secretariat of other Conventions in the field of Culture, a special information session for the Students of the Master in "World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development" of the Turin School of Development, which is part of the International Training Centre (ITC) of the International Labour Organization ...
The World Natural Heritage Management and Training Centre for Asia and the Pacific Region, a Category II Centre at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII, India) will co-organize a workshop under the auspices of UNESCO. The International Training Workshop on “Enhancing Capacity for Effective Management of Coastal and Marine World Heritage Sites of the Asia-Pacific Region,” organized jointly ...
On 25 February 2016, scientific experts will convene at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, to strengthen scientific partnerships to support the nomination of Sanganeb Atoll and Dungonab Bay-Mukkawar Island Marine Protected Areas as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The meeting is organized at the initiative of Cousteau and made possible through the support of the United Kingdom Darwin ...
On 25 and 26 February 2016, scientific experts will convene at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, to discuss potential new World Heritage marine sites in the Arctic. The meeting is part of a new project led by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the New York-based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The work is made possible through the generous support ...
At the request of a number of Members of the World Heritage Committee, an Orientation Session for members of the Committee is organized early in the year to allow for better preparations for the Committee session. This session is organized notably for new Committee members and is held in addition to the one which traditionally takes place the day before the opening of the ordinary session of ...
Sustainable management of the World Heritage properties of religious interest First thematic expert consultation meeting focused on South-Eastern and Mediterranean Europe (2016) © © Nicolas Economou Photography - Rila Monastery – Bulgaria Thanks to the support of Bulgaria, the first Thematic expert consultation meeting on sustainable management of the World Heritage ...
The stakeholders consultation meeting on “East Rennell, World Heritage site in Danger (Solomon Islands)” will take place in Sanya (China) from 1 to 2 February 2016. The meeting is organized by the International Centre on Space Technology for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) which is a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO, and within the framework of the World Heritage Small ...
IUCN - Nominate your Heritage Hero!
11-Jan-2016 - 07-Feb-2016
Do you know someone who is doing outstanding conservation work for a natural World Heritage site? Would you like to see this person recognised for their exemplary contribution? If so, get in touch! IUCN is calling for nominations of Heritage Heroes – people who single-handedly take action to help conserve natural World Heritage sites in the face of imminent threats. Three to five Heritage ...
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