In the context of Chandigarh's nomination to the World Heritage List, as part of the serial nomination of "The Architectural and Urban Work of Le Corbusier", the World Heritage Centre in cooperation with the Chandigarh authorities, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the UNESCO New Delhi office has organized a 3-day technical workshop on site management and urban ...
The second meeting of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1999 Second Protocol), the seventh meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and the second meeting of the Parties to the Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention will take place from ...
This stakeholders workshop is being organized in consultation with the Kiribati authorities and under the auspices of the UNESCO Apia Office and Conservation International. Among those attending will be Mr. Tukabu Teroroko of the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (for the Kiribati Government), Ms. Sue Taei of Conservation International (for Nature) and Mr. Ron van Oers of UNESCO (for Culture) as ...
This workshop, conducted in English, will discuss the theme of integrity and authenticity of cultural landscapes with a view to contributing to the future revision of the Operational Guidelines. The aim is to produce recommendations and draft texts that provide guidance in the ongoing process of defining the integrity and authenticity of cultural properties, as well as evaluate the condition ...
The theme of this meeting, which will take place in Spanish only, is "Innovation and Diversity". The event coincides with celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Old Havana's inscription as a World Heritage site.  The panel of experts, headed by Herman van Hooff, Director of the UNESCO Havana office and Margarita Ruiz, President of the National Council for Cultural Heritage in ...
This international expert meeting will be the opportunity to exchange information on the natural and cultural heritage of the Arctic region, with identification of potential sites of outstanding universal value for the World Heritage List. This meeting is organized back-to-back with the Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials' (SAO) meeting , which will be held in Narvik from 28 to 29 ...
The Mission Val de Loire and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are co-organizing a training session on interpreting the Val de Loire - World Heritage property The activity will be implemented by the Institut International Fleuves et patrimoine (IIFP), with the participation of the University of Angers, the Université Catholique de l'Ouest and the towns of the Saumur Loire Développement ...
This workshop, which is being held in the Islamic Republic of Iran, is the first of a series of itinerant workshops which will bring together site managers from a selection of World Heritage sites in Afghanistan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as cultural heritage authorities. At present there is little or no cooperation between the heritage ...
The one day consultation meeting was convened in response to the WH Committee's decision 31 COM 21 C from Christchurch (2007) with the intention to identify most appropriate strategies and contents for the forthcoming of the programme. Leading international specialists in the field of earthen architecture participated in the meeting. 
Following the 167th session of the Executive Board, the Director-General of UNESCO was authorized to create an International Co-ordination Committee for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of Iraq. Its first session was held on 24- 25 May, 2004 and the second on 22 - 23 June, 2005.In addition to Iraqi experts, the Committee is comprised of 20 international experts from the following ...
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3rd ad hoc meeting of experts on Babylon
Monday, 12 November 2007
Following the request of Iraq's Ministry of Culture, a working group for the archaeological site of Babylon was created in June 2005. Its aim is to study the damage caused by the installation of a military base on this exceptional site in April 2003.This third meeting of experts will address the progress achieved following the previous session held in Berlin in December 2005. This falls ...
UNESCO has launched an initiative for the safeguarding of Historic Urban Landscapes as a follow-up to the Vienna Conference on "World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture - Managing the Historic Urban Landscape", which took place in May 2005 in Austria. The outcome of this conference, the so-called "Vienna Memorandum", formed the basis for the adoption of a ‘Declaration ...
A conference-workshop for French-speaking journalists ‘Journalism and World Heritage: a new look at heritage', is being organised following the success of the first session in May 2005 in Quebec. The session is being organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in association with:the City of Luxembourg, World Heritage City and 2007 European capital of Culture;the University of ...
In cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, ICOMOS.Guideline for ApplicationThe criteria for selecting the participants for this training courseThe criteria for selection are in accordance with the rules of ICCROM. In the group work and workshop of this training course, it is expected that the trainees will prepare a plan for the disaster management of cultural heritage by ...
The third International Conference on Natural World Heritage will take place at Mount E'mei World Heritage site in Sichuan Province of China from 5 to 8 November 2007. With support from the World Heritage Centre, this conference will be co-organized by China's Ministry of Construction, the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO and the Government of Sichuan Province of China. ...
The award ceremony for the 2007 UNESCO-VOCATIONS PATRIMOINE Fellowships for World Heritage Site Managers will take place at 6pm on Monday 5 November in Room XII at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. The event is by invitation only.Five awards will be made to young people and professionals to pursue Masters Degrees in World Heritage Management. As part of their awards, each of them will ...
Central Europe's Natural World Heritage and the Future of Cultural Landscapes - Part VI: "Tourism Planning and Management for Natural World Heritage Sites in Central and Eastern Europe" Are Central Europe's most precious natural values and landscapes well protected? And is their outstanding universal value reflected in the list of World Natural Heritage sites?Within a ...
This symposium, organized jointly by ICOMOS, the Chinese State Administration of Cultural Heritage, Shaanxi province People's Government and Xi'an Municipal People's Government, with support from the World Heritage Centre, will mainly introduce the cultural heritage feature of the Silk Road, the concepts and methods of transnational united application for World Heritage listing. ...
The award ceremony for the 2007 Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes (UNESCO-Greece) will take place on Thursday, 4 October 2007 at 6.30 p.m. at UNESCO in Room XII by invitation only. The Prize has been awarded to the Borodino Battlefield site (Russian Federation) with special mention to the Grand Bassin (Ganga Talao) site ...
VSMM 2007: The 13th International Conference on Virtual Systems and MultimediaExchange and experience in space and placewith themes onVirtual Heritage and Virtual CulturesVirtual Environments and Virtual ExperiencesApplied technologies and system Endorsed by the Australian National Commission for UNESCO and sponsored by the Australasian Centre for Interaction Design (ACID) and Cyberdreaming. ...
The thematic meeting of experts on the Mediterranean agro-pastoral cultural landscapes was attended by 44 participants, representing 9 countries of the Mediterranean basin, as well as UNESCO, ICOMOS, IUCN, EFNCP (refer item 17), the French state and regional, local and departmental authorities.
The thematic meeting of experts on the Mediterranean agro-pastoral cultural landscapes was attended by 44 participants, representing 9 countries of the Mediterranean basin, as well as UNESCO, ICOMOS, IUCN, EFNCP (refer item 17), the French state and regional, local and departmental authorities.
The National Heritage Board of Poland is organizing the Periodic Reporting Follow-up Meeting for Eastern and Central Europe, to be in held in Wroclaw, Poland, from 14 to 15 September 2007. The main objective of this meeting is to address the implementation of the Action Plan in Central and Eastern Europe as approved by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session in July 2006 (decisions ...
This international conference brings together four urban sites of the 20th century, three of which are inscribed on the World Heritage List.A poster contest on the theme "Recognition, Valorization and Protection of the Architectural and Urban Heritage of the 20th century" is also held in conjunction with the conference.
Heritage or World Heritage are an international field where interests in politics, commerce, indigenous community relations, scientific research, representations of the past and creative performance are joined. The World Heritage programme focuses international attention on the need  to maintain and restore meaningful places that refer in one way or the other to the past. Pacific Island ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the UNESCO Almaty office, are organising a "Sub-Regional Meeting on the Nomination of the West Tien-Shan as Transboundary Natural Heritage Site" in Almaty on 18 and 19 July 2007 with the participation of invited experts and officials from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.  The Sub-Regional Meeting will contribute to ...
[in French only] Lancé en mars 1998, le Programme AFRICA 2009 a pour objectif principal l'amélioration des capacités nationales en Afrique subsaharienne pour la conservation et la gestion du patrimoine culturel immobilier. AFRICA 2009 bénéficie du soutien financier de ASDI (sous couvert de la Direction du Patrimoine de Suède), du Fonds du Patrimoine Mondial, des Ministères des Affaires ...
The 31st session of the World HeritageCommittee, Christchurch, New Zealand, 23 June to 2 July 2007. The World Heritage Committee consists of representatives from 21 States Parties to the Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and natural heritage, elected by the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention. The current composition of the Committee is:Benin, Canada ...
An international congress on "Maintenance, Repair and Rehabilitation of Property" will be held at the Hofburg Congress Centre in Vienna on 21 and 22 June 2007.The congress will not address the issue of monuments and their restoration. Rather, it will bring together decision-makers, architects, planners, craftspeople, building industry experts and estate agents with the aim of ...
The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) is a unique forum which brings together politicians and professionals committed to the preservation of historic cities, and in particular those cities included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.The 9th World Congress of the OWHC is organized by the City of Kazan and the OWHC and includes a scientific programme developed by the Getty ...
Reducing Risks to Collections 2007
18-Jun-2007 - 06-Jul-2007
ICCROM, the Canadian Conservation Institute and the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage are pleased to announce the 2007 session of the international course on "Reducing Risks to Collections". The purpose of this course is to focus on the risk management approach to preventive conservation of collections.The course will take place in Sibiu, Romania, from 18 June to 6 July ...
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe - A Network for Cultural Dialogue and Cultural Tourism This international conference will seek to develop forms of co-operation for the foundation of a European UNESCO World Heritage Sites Network. As outstanding examples of European cultural and natural heritage, World Heritage sites may significantly contribute to the enhancement of cultural dialogue ...
The second session of the first meeting of the Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict will take place at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, Fontenoy, Room XI from 9:30 am to 6 pm.The main purpose of this meeting is twofold:update by the Secretariat on the status and implementation of the Second Protocol; andconsideration of the draft Guidelines for the ...
The city of Shenyang in northeastern China will hold the World Cultural and Natural Heritage Expo from June 9 to October 9, 2007. Sponsored by UNESCO, the exhibition will showcase natural and cultural heritage from around the world including photographs, models as well as written and video materials related to most of the World Heritage sites inscribed on the World Heritage list. Forums and ...
Join participants and instructors from the University of Victoria and the Architectural Conservation Program at the University of Hong Kong (http://acp.arch.hku.hk/) to consider approaches to planning for the sustainable conservation and management of the remarkable heritage resources of Kaiping Diaolou and surrounding villages in China's Guangdong Province, and in Macao SAR. This is a ...
Torch-Run Concert for World Heritage
Thursday, 31 May 2007
In celebration of the 1300th anniversary of the ancient capital of Nara Heijo-Jyo, Japan, in 2010, and in the framework of events called "Harmony of World Heritage", this concert is the first in a series to be presented worldwide under the direction of Miss Johnouchi, UNESCO Artist for Peace. The final concert will be held in Nara Heijo-Kyo in 2010, at the location where the capital ...
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4th ICOMOS Regional Asia Pacific Meeting
30-May-2007 - 01-Jun-2007
4th ICOMOS Regional Asia Pacific Meeting will be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, at the invitation of ICOMOS Korea with support by the Korean Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) and Ministry of Culture and Tourism. This one will address the larger urban settlement with the theme "Heritage and Metropolis in Asia and the Pacific". It will provide another opportunity to examine ...
Europa Nostra Awards 2008- architectural heritage- cultural landscapes- works of art and collections of artistic and historic significance- archaeological sites- industrial and engineering heritage Over the past 5 years, Europa Nostra has been managing the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage in the context of the European Commission's Culture 2000 programme. On 7 November 2006 the European ...
Within the framework of the World Heritage Convention and the follow up to the Periodic Reporting in Africa, the World Heritage Centre with the support of the United Kingdom's Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is organizing in collaboration with the South African authorities a "Capacity-building Workshop for Youth Leaders on the Values of Heritage Sites". The Department ...
World Migratory Bird Day was first promoted in 2006 by the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Agreement (UNEP/AEWA) and the global Convention on Migratory Species. This year, the immense threats to migrating birds caused by climate change are its main focus. Climate change has severe consequences for these nomads of the skies: it causes the loss of essential bird habitats, changes ...
Uniting with internationally recognized institutions and companies for better outreach is a crucial component in safeguarding World Heritage. Every year, the World Heritage Centre holds a Partners' Day, inviting selected partners to highlight their involvement with UNESCO in providing technical expertise, training, resource mobilization and communication for World Heritage. This year, it ...
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival 2007'Rising Seas'  A Youth Climate Change Summit was held Friday, 4 May, primarily with activities for 900 students who were invited to review information about climate change and contribute their ideas on what should be done to address its various issues. The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival continued during the weekend of May 5-6 with an exciting mix of ...
The European Periodic Report was submitted to the World Heritage Committee at its 30th meeting in Vilnius in 2006. The Nordic and Baltic sub-regional report identifies a number of objectives for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention. Periodic Reporting appears to be an important tool to strengthen and maintain the credibility of the implementation of the World Heritage ...
A meeting will be held in Vienna in May 2007 to continue the process of implementing the action plan of the countries of Western Europe as it was decided by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session in Vilnius July 2006. This meeting is the follow-up of the meeting concerning periodic reporting held in Paris, France on 23-24 October ...
1st Training Workshop on "Conserving World Heritage Natural Sites and Cultural Landscapes in South-Eastern Europe - Managing cultural landscapes"Following the launch of the joint project on World Heritage natural sites and cultural landscapes in South-Eastern Europe at the symposium held from 16-18 October 2006 in Osnabrück, Germany, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Bellagio ...
This two-day training course, led by the Iranian Society of Consulting Engineers, will give an overview of global challenges and new approaches in conservation planning for cultural World Heritage properties, and will also examine practical problems in conservation planning.
This workshop, organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, will bring together the relevant authorities of each State Party in the sub-region (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), China, as well as international experts from UNESCO and ICOMOS, to discuss the serial  nomination of the Silk Road for inscription on the World Heritage List.  The objectives of the ...
World Heritage Management Over Time - Maintaining Values and Significance By focusing on the values associated with World Heritage sites, this series aims to facilitate a better utilization of the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention through providing support to national policy making and planning, and information exchange on best practices and case studies. A training workshop will further ...
Stakeholders' Meeting for the Comprehensive Management Plan for Bam and its Cultural Landscape, IranThis is the sixth Stakeholders' Meeting for the final draft of a comprehensive management plan for the World Heritage property of Bam and it Cultural Landscape, Iran. Topics to be discussed include environmental protection of the site and disaster management and risk ...
Open to the public as from 27 April 2007 With financial assistance from the Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione Italiana allo Sviluppo of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Fondazione per l'Arte della Compagnia di San Paolo. The Minaret of Jam, 65m high, is a gracious slender tower dating back to the twelfth century. Covered by a complex brick decoration and bearing a blue ...
The 35th annual CAA conference to be held on April 2-6, 2007 in Berlin, Germany, brings together students, researchers, heritage managers and other experts to present, examine, and discuss current theory and application of quantitative methods and computer science in Archaeology. The CAA conference has established a tradition of international, open communication and exchange that crosses ...
Expert Meeting on Benchmarks and Chapter IV of the Operational Guidelines.
The UNESCO Havana Office will host the first meeting of the Caribbean Capacity Building (CCBP) Programme Network from 5 to 7 March.Twelve Caribbean States Parties and related academic institutions are currently adhering to this sub-regional programme that aims at building and strengthening capacities in heritage management, in fostering cooperation in the region and in contributing to ...
Colloquium: The Future of Heritage
21-Mar-2007 - 24-Mar-2007
The Future of Heritage: Changing Visions, Attitudes, and Contexts in the 21st Century This colloquium will provide a unique global forum for sharing predictions, projections, and innovative ideas about how the field of heritage will look in the coming decades. As in previous years, the participants will include a wide range of scholars, heritage professionals, educators, and community ...
The intention and objectives of the training are to: Understand the issues of heritage in an international contextDialogue and exchangeShare experience with professionals from around the worldThe one-week training course is dedicated to French-speaking heritage site managers, professionals in charge of missions for transnational associations in the field of heritage, institutions, project ...
A Study Day at Ironbridge World Heritage Site is organized by Sustaining Knowledge for a Changing Climate (SKCC), funded by the Environmental and Physical Sciences Research Council with partners from Manchester University, Newcastle University, University College London and the University of East Anglia.The focus of the day is to investigate issues of flood control and land instability within ...
International Experts' Meeting for the Rehabilitation of Earthquake-affected Prambanan World Heritage Site and Taman Sari Water Castle in Yogyakarta and Central Java, Indonesia  On 27 May 2006, an earthquake that measured 5.9 on the Richter scale hit Yogyakarta, the "Cultural Hub" of Indonesia, damaging severely its cultural heritage, including the Hindu temples of Prambanan ...
The objectives of this meeting are as follows: To review the results of the European Periodic Reports and to discuss the next steps for the implementation of the Action Plan. To compare and contrast the different processes undertaken in light of the decisions adopted by the 30th Committee on this issue (30 COM 11A.1). To review the Tentative Lists in view of a possible harmonization. To ...
This workshop has been organized to introduce teachers and educators to the World Heritage in Young Hands Education Kit, and investigate the possibility of its integration in the curricula of interested countries. The other major component of the workshop is the skills development course initiating the young participants on the basic techniques of preventive and curative conservation.The ...
Pacific Island World Heritage Workshop
18-Feb-2007 - 23-Feb-2007
A World Heritage Workshop is planned for delegates from Pacific Island nations in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand. This is a follow up to the 2004 workshop where the Pacific 2009 Action Plan was developed. The intention and objectives of the workshop are to: Develop a Pacific position paper to be presented at the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Christchurch, ...
Leaders from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Palau will visit Tongariro National Park in New Zealand. The intention of the study tour is to demonstrate to traditional and elected leaders the benefits of the World Heritage Convention as well as its application in a real context. As a follow-up to the Periodic Reporting exercise for Asia and the ...
22nd IIC Congress, London 2008Conservation and AccessThe 22nd IIC international Congress will take place in London, UK, 15-19 September 2008. The subject will be ‘Conservation and Access'.Encouraging physical and intellectual access to collections and sites is a major aim for cultural institutions. Conservators and conservation scientists play an important part in enabling our shared ...
By its decision 30 COM 7.1 the World Heritage Committee endorsed the “Strategy to assist States Parties to implement management responses” and took note of the report on “Predicting and managing the impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage”, which were prepared following a meeting of experts in March 2006.One of the follow-up actions to be taken is the preparation ...
From 29 January to 2 February 2007 the city of St Petersburg, Russian Federation, will host a seminar on "Scientific and Technical Challenges for the Management and Conservation of Historic Centres of Towns inscribed on the World Heritage List" for the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The seminar is being prepared jointly by the Russian World Heritage National Committee, the ...
Our Sea of Islands
29-Jan-2007 - 02-Feb-2007
A Regional Forum for Oceania on Marine Managed Areas and World Heritage Oceania is an expansive geographic region dominated by an ocean that covers over one-third of the surface of the earth.  This region is larger than the total land area of the entire world and is comprised of numerous island groups collectively referred to as Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, and Australia.  Oceania is ...
Advisory Bodies Meeting
25-Jan-2007 - 26-Jan-2007
Preparation of the 31st session of the World Heritage Committee, Christchurch, New-Zealand, 23 Juin - 2 July 2007 and progress review of the implementation of Committee decisions.AgendaItems 18A and 18B: International Assistance Item 5: Advisory Bodies report on their activitiesItem 7.1: Climate ChangeItem 7.2: Risk preparedness StrategyItems 7A and 7B: State of ConservationItem 8A: Tentative ...
Agenda 10.00 - 13.001. Welcome by the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Mr Tumu te Heuheu2. Opening by the Director, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Mr Bandarin 3. Presentation of the final results of the previous meeting held in Paris (9-10 November 2006)4. Presentation of the main outcome of the second meeting of the working group on the simplification of the Periodic Reporting ...
Second Meeting of the Working Group on the simplification of the periodic reporting questionnaire and the setting up of indicators
Mid Atlantic Ridge expert workshop
Tuesday, 16 January 2007
This Workshop gathered specialists from Norway, Iceland, UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and Nordic World Heritage Foundation to discuss the outlines of a joint nomination, The Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR). One of the most important questions remains how to define the limits of the phenomenon of the MAR. It could include the whole opening of the Atlantic Ocean with all the volcanic islands (e.g. ...
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