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On a global scale, tourism is a major factor contributing to climate change. Carbon emissions from tourism, including air travel, are expected to double in the next 25 years. Climate change poses a risk to the integrity and preservation of World Heritage properties, endangering what makes them attractive to tourists.The managers of World Heritage sites are setting up new measures to both ...
The Sub-Regional Conference 'Heritage, World Heritage, and the Future: Perspectives on Scale, Conservation and Dialogue' will take place at ANAMED, Koç University (Istanbul, Turkey) on 5-6 December 2019. Co-organized by UNESCO, this sub-regional conference will highlight the archaeological heritage of Turkey, going back thousands of years (with Hattusha: the Hittite Capital, the ...
The Meeting will focus on the topic “Sustainability and Management of World Heritage”. A scientific committee formed by representatives of Spain (World Heritage Cities of Spain Group, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Cultural Landscapes Alliance), France (Association des Biens Français du Patrimoine Mundial), Germany (UNESCO-Welterbestätten Deutschland) and Italy (Associazione Beni Italiani ...
From 25 to 29 November 2019, the World Heritage Marine Programme is organizing a workshop in the Komodo National Park (Indonesia) in support of the marine management of the World Heritage site.  While perhaps best known for the Komodo Dragon, the Komodo National Park is also home to a stunning array of corals, fish, seabirds, turtles and marine mammals.  The workshop will bring together key ...
Course concept The People, Nature, Culture course aims at contributing towards the new paradigm shift ‘from the care of heritage to that of pursuing the wellbeing of both heritage (natural and cultural) and society as a whole’. The goal is to strengthen understanding of people and communities as a core component of heritage management among those involved in heritage management, thus ...
14-18 November 2019, Isle of Vilm, Germany This International Expert Workshop will create a tailored action plan and timetable to ensure World Heritage can make an impactful contribution to shaping the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The results are expected to inform the processes under both the UNESCO World Heritage Convention and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This ...
Following the ambitious capacity-building strategy adopted within the framework of the sub-regional Action Plans for World Heritage, the Regional Institute of World Heritage in Zacatecas, a Category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO, will organize a workshop aimed at improving the States Parties’ use of the Tentative Lists at the national and regional level. It will take place in Havana, ...
The Arctic World Heritage Conference on Managing complexity – the way forward for World Heritage in the Arctic Region will take place in Veröld – House of Vigdís, at the University of Iceland, in Reykjavík (Iceland), on 24-25 October 2019, in association with the UNESCO. The conference will bring together researchers and practitioners to explore the potential of World Heritage in the Arctic ...
This year, the ICOMOS Advisory Committee meetings, Scientific Symposium and Annual General Assembly will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 14 to 18 October 2019, on the generous invitation of ICOMOS Morocco. Meetings of the Advisory Council (Scientific Council, National Committees and Advisory Council) will take place from 14 to 16 October - agendas and working documents will be ...
First Baltic Sea World Heritage Summit
24-Sep-2019 - 26-Sep-2019
The Baltic Sea World Heritage Summit will take place in Karlskrona, Sweden, from 24 to 26 September 2019. Co-organised by the Development of UNESCO Natural & Cultural Assets (DUNC) amongst others, the Summit for Coastal World Heritage sites around the Baltic Sea aims at strengthening the cooperation and the promotion of exchange of knowledge and good practices amongst stakeholders.The ...
The National Commission of Romania for UNESCO is proud to organize this autumn, in Bucharest, Romania, the inter-regional project “HeRe – Heritage Revivals  - Heritage for Peace”, from the 23rd to 27th September 2019. HeRe aims to create a platform for multi-stakeholder participatory processes, that can facilitate the networking and exchange of good case practices related to the protection ...
Modern Cities Forum
12-Sep-2019 - 13-Sep-2019
From Modern to Contemporary: Practices in Preserving Architectural Legacy of the 20th Century Modern Cities Forum “From Modern to Contemporary: Practices in Preserving Architectural Legacy of the 20th Century, Based on Tel Aviv Document for the Modern Cities” is going to be organized on the 12th and 13th of September 2019, Kaunas and Vilnius, Lithuania. The Kaunas Forum will continue the ...
This September the first ever Heritage in Progress Conference (HIP) takes place in Gothenburg. The theme of the conference is intercultural dialogue and how cultural heritage can be used as a potential tool to engage local communities and be a driving force for social sustainability. A diverse and dynamic programme During the conference, we will take part in best practice examples, creative ...
Every three years, managers of the 50 marine sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List come together to share their best practices, discuss solutions and forge a path forward together. The 4th edition will be held in the Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve (USA) from 4-9 September 2019. World Heritage marine managers all face similar challenges in protecting their special ocean place from ...
Effective transboundary cooperation among Botswana, Angola and Namibia on management of the shared Cubango-Okavango River Basin is critical for the conservation of the Okavango Delta World Heritage property (Botswana), inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2014 under criteria (vii) (ix) and (x) due to its exceptional biodiversity and scenic values. Almost all water that flows to the ...
Invitation: The World Heritage Policy Compendium and its online tool Download invitation On the occasion of the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre will be hol ding a side event: The World Heritage Policy Compendium The event will aim at presenting and explaining the rationale and process of elaboration of the Policy Compendium (Phase II) ...
On Friday 5 July, the World Heritage Centre and partners will present the scope, aim, and expected deliverables of the Resilient Reefs climate adaptation initiative. The initiative is a 4-year USD$9 million public-private consortium that will build climate resilience leadership in an initial five UNESCO World Heritage Listed coral reefs, including Rock Islands Southern ...
The participants of the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (Baku, Azerbaijan) are invited to attend a side-event on the implementation of the UNESCO Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest organized by the World Heritage Centre/Advisory Bodies Steering Group on 2 July 2019 (1pm to 3pm, meeting room A8) at Baku Congress Center during the 43rd session of the World Heritage ...
The participants at the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee (2019, Baku) are kindly invited to attend the side event on "Planning the Reconstruction and Recovery of World Heritage: the case of the Ancient City of Aleppo in Syria"Congress Centre of Baku3 July 20196.30pm - 8.00 pmRoom B2 Since December 2016 and after several years of conflict that extensively destroyed and damaged the ...
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World Heritage Site Managers Forum 2019
26-Jun-2019 - 04-Jul-2019
2019 World Heritage Site Managers Forum The World Heritage List includes over 1.000 properties covering over 276 million hectares under the 1972 World Heritage Convention’s protection. Increased understanding of the World Heritage decision-making processes among Site Managers has become crucial in order to achieve more effective protection of the Outstanding Universal Value ...
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