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Thursday, 17 December 2020
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. This session is dedicated to Reporting on Natural Heritage and focus on the following: Recap: factors specifically affecting natural heritage and their assessment in the questionnaire Reporting on natural ...
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. This session is dedicated to Periodic Reporting in the Pacific SIDS and focus on the following: Main aspects of Periodic Reporting, Specific aspects of reporting for the Pacific SIDS, General Question ...
Monday, 14 December 2020
The 11th Seminar on World Heritage and tourism: Tackling the challenges of the COVID-19 Crisis of the UNESCO Chair “Culture, Tourism, Development” Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in collaboration with UNESCO World Heritage Centre will occur on the 14th of December 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt international travel and forces the closure of World Heritage sites around ...
Tuesday, 8 December 2020
The IUCN World Heritage Outlook 3 will be launched on 2 December and the webinar, held the following week on 8 December, will celebrate this important milestone. The webinar will facilitate questions and answers between the panellists and online participants. Keynote speakers Mechtild Rössler, Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre Kathy MacKinnon, Chair, IUCN World Commission on ...
Thursday, 3 December 2020
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. This session is dedicated to Factors Affecting the Properties and focuses on the following: The Periodic Reporting Factors: background and integration with the state of conservation (SOC) review by the ...
Thursday, 3 December 2020
Climate change has become the biggest threat to the conservation of the 50 marine sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. But understanding climate change impacts on a large marine protected area, some of whose ecosystems remain unmapped, can be challenging. The Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) is an innovative and rapid assessment tool that is distinct from other vulnerability assessments ...
02-Dec-2020 - 03-Mar-2021
This global award aims at promoting the aesthetic properties, the construction advantages and the environmental benefits of 40 buildings conceived and built with earth, plant fibres or both. Following on from the TERRA Award in 2016, and the FIBRA Award in 2019, this third edition sheds light on the combination of materials in contemporary architecture. This new event will allow the greater ...
30-Nov-2020 - 31-Dec-2020
ProtectingUNESCO marine World Heritagethrough scientific research Photo Exhibition Initiative organized in the framework of the forthcoming United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) Exhibition developed with the support of the Government of the Principality of Monaco In collaboration with Monaco Explorations © ...
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
The “Online technical meeting for Libyan properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger” aims at clarifying the process for the elaboration of the Desired State of Conservation (DSOCR) for the removal of Libyan properties from the List of World Heritage in Danger. Taking the Old Town of Ghadames as a case study, the participants will analyse the situation and set the basis for the DSOCR ...
Thursday, 19 November 2020
The “online technical meeting for Syrian properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger” aims at clarifying the process for the elaboration of the Desired State of Conservation for the removal of Syrian properties from the List of World Heritage in Danger (DSOCR). Taking the Ancient City of Damascus as a case study, the participants will analyse the situation and set the basis for the ...
19-Nov-2020 - 20-Nov-2020
WHITRAP Shanghai holds the 2020 HeritAP Webinar “Impact of COVID-19 on World Cultural Heritage Sites and Moving Forward” on 19-20 November 2020 The World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP) is a Category 2 Institute established under the auspices of UNESCO. The Institute's mission is to strengthen the implementation of the World Heritage ...
Thursday, 12 November 2020
The World Heritage Centre is organising a series of online training sessions to accompany States Parties in Asia and the Pacific as they carry out the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting. This session is dedicated to Outstanding Universal Value & Attributes (Section II, Chapter 3 of the questionnaire) and focus on the following: Review of the definition of OUV, its applicability and ...
Monday, 9 November 2020
Special panel on “Sustainable heritage management: New challenges, new competences”on 9 November 2020 (16:00 – 17:30, Bangkok time).  Representatives from World Heritage Centre and Advisory bodies, including International Centre for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and International Union for ...
Sunday, 8 November 2020
The third edition of RO.ME Museum Exhibition, the professional and international platform for institutions and companies operating in museums, culture and art, in a renewed format,  sees the launch of the “Santagata Foundation Award for UNESCO designations”, addressed to sustainable development projects realized between 2019 and 2020, and conferred by a scientific committee coordinated by the ...
Monday, 2 November 2020
The 14th extraordinary sessionof the World Heritage Committeewill be held online on 2 November 2020,from 12 pm to 3 pm (Paris Time, France). Following the decision of the Bureau, which met on 16 October 2020,this 14th extraordinary session of the World Heritage Committee was convened. The working languages of the meeting will be English and Frenchand simultaneous interpretation will be ...
02-Nov-2020 - 05-Nov-2020
A first training workshop was organized from 2 to 5 November 2020 by UNESCO and the National Centre for Documentation and Scientific Research (CNDRS), following the official launch of the project "Capacity Building in Sustainable Tourism Development and Management for World Heritage in Comoros" on 15 October 2020. The project, financed by the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust to UNESCO, aims to ...
Friday, 30 October 2020
The 2020 World Cities Day on 31 October, with the global theme ‘Valuing our communities and cities’, will underline the key role of local communities, at the heart of building sustainable and resilient cities, and further advocate for the importance of people-centered approaches for urban development. In the context of the celebration of the International World Cities Day, UNESCO in the ...
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
On 28 October 2020, the international port city organization AIVP (Association Internationale Villes Ports) organized a webinar last October where representatives of UNESCO and the port authorities of Dubrovnik and Dublin were asked to reflect on this issue. Port culture and identity are part of the AIVP agenda for port cities in 2030, which proposes to promote and capitalise on “the specific ...
28-Oct-2020 - 30-Oct-2020
The World Heritage Centre, the African World Heritage Fund  together with international heritage experts will organise a workshop to discuss and work on the methodology for data analysis and synthesis, following the results of the Third Cycle of Periodic Reporting exercise in Africa.  The aim is to review a  first draft regional report and to outline an initial Action Plan for the ...
27-Oct-2020 - 29-Oct-2020
A capacity-building national workshop on Safeguarding Heritage in the Caribbean through Developing a Sustainable Tourism Strategy for “The Industrial Heritage of Barbados: The Story of Sugar and Rum” took place online from 27 to 29 October 2020. The workshop aims: to strengthen the capacities of site managers and other key stakeholders for planning and managing sustainable tourism at ...