The 6th Seminar of the UNESCO Chair and the UNITWIN-UNESCO Network in  "Culture, Tourism, Development", organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, IREST-EIREST, French World Heritage Sites Association and ICOMOS France. The seminar will explore how living cultural landscapes in France and abroad face the challenge of tourism. The morning session ...
The city of Pogradec, Albania, is set to host the third Management Planning Workshop and Thematic Training for the Lake Ohrid region from 7 to 10 December 2015. The workshop will bring together a number of stakeholders to advance the work on an integrated management system for the protection and sustainable development of the Lake Ohrid region. The Lake Ohrid stands out as one of the world’s ...
A series of side events is organised at the UNESCO Pavilion/Paris-le Bourget during UNFCCC COP21 on 5 December that invite expert speakers and public to explore how the impacts of climate change are being evidenced and managed at UNESCO designated sites. In support of the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...
Culture Heritage is both impacted by Climate Change and a source of Resiliency, but the relationships are not well understood. The IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), for example states that “impacts, such as loss of... cultural heritage, and ecosystem services, are difficult to value and monetize, and thus they are poorly reflected in estimates of losses.” We will examine how to improve the ...
The UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) in Kuwait organize a regional conference on the theme of urban conservation and the role of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in safeguarding the heritage of urban and architectural modernities in the Arab World. This conference will take place in Kuwait from 1 to 3 December ...
The Regional meeting on the Pacific World Heritage Action Plan 2016-2020 will take place in Suva (Fiji) from 1 to 4 December 2015, and is jointly organized by the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO Apia office, Fiji Museum and the Pacific Heritage Hub. The Pacific World Heritage Action Plan (2010-2015) was developed by the Pacific States Parties and endorsed by the World Heritage Committee ...
From 26 to 27 November 2015, the Centre Lucio Costa for Training and Heritage Management located in Rio de Janeiro (C2C-CLC), a category 2 Centre under the auspices of UNESCO created by Agreement between UNESCO and the Government of Brazil in 2010, will hold the 1st Meeting for the establishment of the Administrative Council and the Governing Bodies. The Centre Lucio Costa, one of the eight ...
The National Heritage Board of Poland is honoured to host a Promotional meeting of the Polish edition of “Managing Cultural World Heritage – World Heritage resource manual”, which will take place on 26 and 27 November 2015 in Katowice (Poland). The programme of the meeting is divided into three thematic blocks: The promotion of “Managing Cultural World Heritage – World Heritage resource ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with the Kazakhstan National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the UNESCO Japanese Funds-in-Trust and the UNESCO Korean Funds-in-Trust Silk Roads projects, is organizing the 4th Meeting of the Coordinating Committee of the Silk Roads Serial World Heritage Nomination from 24 to 26 November 2015 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Together with 5 ...
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of UNESCO, the Czech National Heritage Institute is hosting an international conference on risk factors observed during periodic, annual or ad hoc monitoring, in the Czech Republic and abroad. This conference brings attention to the organisation’s wide scope of action in World Heritage protection. Its aim is to define the risk factors to World Heritage ...
20th General Assembly of States Parties
18-Nov-2015 - 20-Nov-2015
The 20th session of the General Assembly will take place on 19th November 2015 (am) in Room XII and on 18th (pm) and 20th November 2015 in Room II at UNESCO Headquarters. In accordance with Article 8, paragraph 1 of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention will hold its 20th session during ...
A workshop - jointly organised by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), the Section on Earth Sciences and Geo-Hazards Risk Reduction, Natural Sciences Sector of UNESCO, and the Maltese National Commission for UNESCO - will bring together heritage professionals, site managers and emergency responders from South-East European and Mediterranean countries ...
In 2016, over 54 of African Member States of UNESCO will be commemorating the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Fund by addressing challenges, opportunities and prospects they are facing in the implementation of the 1972 World Heritage Convention.In the framework of the 38th session of the General Conference, the UNESCO African Group, together with the World Heritage Centre, is ...
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World Heritage High Seas Expert Meeting
29-Oct-2015 - 30-Oct-2015
The World Heritage Marine Programme, in cooperation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is actively exploring how the World Heritage Convention could potentially be applied to protect areas beyond national jurisdiction. The high seas cover almost 50% of our planet and contain the largest amount of living species on earth. Yet this vast area is outside of any ...
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IFLA Europe 2015 award granted to UNESCO
16-Oct-2015 - 18-Oct-2015
The IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) EUROPE 2015 award will be presented to UNESCO on the occasion of IFLA Europe’s General Assembly, organized in Lisbon, Portugal from 16-18 October. The 2015 IFLA GA will focus on “Landscape Archetypes, lessons for the future.” UNESCO has been granted the award for the leading role it has played since the adoption of the 1972 World ...
The Association of World Heritage Properties in France (ABFPM) and the City of Strasbourg, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, with the support of the Ministry of Ecology and the Ministry of Culture of France, are organizing the “First Meeting of World Heritage Associations in Europe” on 15 to 16 October 2015 in Strasbourg (France). The establishment of a national ...
The Office for the Protection of the Historical Heritage of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain is organizing the IX National Meeting of World Heritage Managers on 6 to 8 October 2015 in the World Heritage site of Vizcaya Bridge (Getxo), Spain, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2006. The theme of the meeting is “World Heritage: social benefits and ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Information Session for the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention on the occasion of t he 20th session of the General Assembly of States Parties (UNESCO Headquarters, 18-20 November 2015).  The subject of the Information Session will be the new procedure for elections to the World Heritage Committee adopted by the General Assembly during ...
Showing of the documentary, « On the trail of Timbuktu's Manuscripts » and Round table. Tuesday, 15 September 2015 at 3pm, UNESCO Paris (Room I). A part of humanity’s cultural heritage, exhibitions of art, ancient manuscripts, and places of important memories were vandalized in Tunisia, Iraq and Syria. These losses of cultural assets during times of crisis deprive a nation’s memories, ...
UNESCO Chair Program on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management: International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2015 Organized by the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University In cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, ICOMOS/ICORP Supported by Toyota Foundation “Initiative Program” Dates and ...
For the last ten years, the architectural heritage of the twentieth century has become more and more important at an international level. However, in the Arab region, the heritage of modernity, and more generally the architectural and urban production of the twentieth century is very weakly represented in spite of the initiatives of the various States concerned. In late 2013, “Casablanca” was ...
Conference organized as a 2015 International Year of Light event. Cultural astronomy is concerned with beliefs and practices related to the sky, including the ways in which cultures conceive of and apply notions of light. Participants consider the ways that indigenous viewpoints impact relevant scholarship.
Focus Meeting of the 29th IAU General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union. Since 2008 the International Astronomical Union has worked with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre to implement its Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative. Through deliverables such as the ICOMOS–IAU Thematic Study on the Heritage Sites of Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy (2010) and thePortal to the Heritage ...
Workshop on "Planning for the Conservation and Development of Historic Towns and Urban Areas in Fiji" will be organized in Suva, Fiji from 27 July to 7 August 2015, in cooperation with the Department of Heritage and Arts in Fiji, the World Heritage Centre and the World Heritage Institute of Training & Research for the Asia & the Pacific Region (WHITRAP).  “Levuka Historical Port ...
On the occasion of the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee, the Europe and North America Unit organised a side event to mark the successful conclusion of the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting for Europe and North America. This event was an opportunity for the World Heritage Centre to thank all involved in this cycle of Periodic Reporting: the national Focal Points and Site Managers ...
One of the gaps of the World Heritage list, as identified by ICOMOS in 2004, concerns sites that are relevant in the context of aerospace history, i.e. aviation and/or astronautics. This gap persists until today; it has also been considered in the context of the broader discussions of the World Heritage list, such as the discussion of (lack of) coverage of sites both representative of the ...
A partners’ event to discuss experiences around private sector support for World Heritage will take place during the 39th 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.Thursday, 2 July 2015, 7 - 8 pm, Deutsche Welle ...
Side event during the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee.
[in French only] Du 29 juin au 10 juillet 2015, 13 gestionnaires de sites patrimoniaux issus de 11 pays (Burkina Faso, Colombie, Comores, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Irak, RDP Lao, Mali, Moldavie, Sénégal, Togo) participeront à la 5ème édition de la formation internationale intensive "Construire ensemble l'avenir des sites patrimoniaux. Élaborer et mettre en œuvre une gestion durable" organisée ...
The 39th session of the World Heritage Committee will be held in Bonn, Germany, from 28 June to 8 July 2015.
Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Middle East Context and in the Old City of Aleppo in particular (18-19 June 2015) The Old City of Aleppo in 2010 and 2014 © UNITAR-UNOSAT Due to escalation of the conflicts in the Middle East and to the significant destruction of cultural heritage, a meeting was organized by World Heritage Centre with a group of multidisciplinary experts ...
In conjunction with the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee, the World Heritage Young Experts Forum: Youth Involvement in Sustainable Management of World Heritage Sites is organized by the German Commission for UNESCO and the Ministry of Education, Science, Advanced Training and Culture of Rhineland-Palatinate in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre. The objectives are: to ...
UNESCO Chair at Kadir Has University aims to offer summer courses to international and Turkish students with a focus on World Heritage both as an academic field of study and as an applied area of study to discuss various contemporary issues and themes, regarding management of World Heritage and community involvement through use of new media. The field studies will be made at World Heritage ...
Designed to support Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in their efforts to protect the Lake Ohrid area, the second Management Planning Workshop on 3-4 June in Tirana, Albania, will bring together stakeholders from both sides of the Lake to discuss the long-term vision and management objectives for a potential transboundary protection zone for Lake Ohrid. The workshop is ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre invited representatives of StatesParties to the World Heritage Convention to participate in an information and exchange meeting on the 39th session, which will take place from 28 June to 8 July in Bonn, Germany. After a welcome note by the Chairperson of the World Heritage Committee, Prof. Maria Böhmer, the German Commission for UNESCO informed the ...
August 2015 14th at 23h59min (Brasilia time) is the deadline of the 1st Public Call for Submissions of research projects from the Lucio Costa Centre, for the purpose of selecting previously unpublished and individual projects, in Portuguese or Spanish, about “conservation and management of Cultural and Natural Heritagein the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries of South America, and ...
July 2015 15th at 23h59min (Brasilia time) is the deadline of the 2nd Public Call for Submissions from the Lucio Costa Centre, for the purpose of selecting previously unpublished and individual articles, in Portuguese or Spanish and for publication purposes, about “the strategies of valorization of Cultural Heritage in the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking countries of South America and ...
Within the context of the HUL application in Cuenca (Ecuador), a Visionary Conference will take place lead by the Municipality of Cuenca, the National Institute of Cultural Heritage, the University of Cuenca and WHITRAP (Shanghai). Local Stakeholders and community participants will join this event, as well as international experts will present other cases of public participation and ...
In the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Planning & Networking meeting for World Heritage Volunteer events in 2015 will be organized by Open Houses, in charge of European coordination in collaboration with UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) and Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), in cooperation with the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, are organising the 19th International Course on Stone Conservation.  The course adopts a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach and is designed for professionals involved in the conservation ...
In parallel with the 2014-2015 public courses, a digital version of the Study Days programme “Action for World Heritage” will be organized by l’École de Chaillot. They are dedicated to architecture and heritage students of l’Ecole de Chaillot, state urban planners, and also open to all heritage stakeholders in charge of the issues discussed.
The first Management Planning Workshop took place on 25 and 26 March 2015 in Korça, Albania, in the framework of the project “Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region”, a three-year European Union and UNESCO initiative to reinforce the protection and sustainable development of the Lake Ohrid region. Overall project ...
Within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable Development of Local Communities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)" the World Heritage Centre and UNESCO Apia office will organize a national workshop on the World Heritage for government officials and community representatives, NGOs ...
Culture, reflected in traditions, languages, monuments, music, handicrafts and art around the world, is of immeasurable inherent value to its community of origin. At the same time, culture is a key tourism asset, inspiring millions of tourists to visit new destinations each year. Sustainably managed, tourism can be a considerable force for the promotion and safeguarding of the tangible and ...
Within the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the project was organized in China on 1st to 5th Februrary. Following the overarching goal, the project contributed for youth and youth organizations to build the capacity and deepen their knowledge on issues related to preservation, conservation and promotion World Heritgae effectively. The participants produced videos ...
With the armed conflict that occurred between 2012 and 2013, Mali's cultural heritage, including its ancient manuscripts, was severely damaged. In Timbuktu, many valuable manuscripts were burned or stolen, forcing their owners, communities and local NGOs to exfiltrate them to Bamako, the capital of the country, in the most precarious of conditions. Thanks to the presence of a panel of ...
The second meeting of the International Scientific Committee (ISC) on the development of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha is taking place in Lumbini from 23 to 25 January 2015. The meeting is a part of the project "Strengthening the Conservation and Management of Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha (Phase II)” funded by Japanese government and implemented by UNESCO in ...
The World Heritage Centre is organizing an Orientation session for the members of the World Heritage Committee. The purpose of this Orientation session is to inform all members of the World Heritage Committee on the procedures in force as well as on the processes set out in the Operational Guidelines for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, notably for nomination of ...
The “Thinking Ahead” initiative is intended to improve dialogue, communication and transparency among all stakeholders involved in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, with the objective of enhancing the credibility of the Convention. Summary of the meeting English Français A half-day meeting was convened by the Director-General on 21 January 2015 to take stock of ...
UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre is organizing a technical support mission to the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, property inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger since 2009. The mission is organized by the World Heritage Centre, in close coordination with the UNESCO Cluster Office in Kingston and the Government of Belize, and is aimed at assisting the State Party of Belize in ...
Within the framework of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust project "Capacity Building to Support the Conservation of World Heritage Sites and Enhance Sustainable Development of Local Communities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)" the World Heritage Centre will organize a national workshop on World Heritage for government officials and community representatives, NGOs and civil society of ...
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. It will be held from 11 to14 July 2016 at the Centre de Congrès in Lyon, France. The 2016 edition will focus mainly on issues dealing with sustainable development, particularly in urban areas. This event ...
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