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11-12 December 2018
From 11 to 12 December 2018, experts will convene in Monte Carlo, Monaco, to discuss possible practical modalities on how globally unique marine areas beyond national jurisdiction could potentially be protected through the 1972 World Heritage Convention. In 2016, UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) launched the report World Heritage in the ...
3 December 2018
The first two properties inscribed on the World Heritage List, City of Quito and Galápagos Islands, both in Ecuador, will be celebrated on 3 December 2018 at the UNESCO Headquarters, marking the 40th anniversary of their inscription on the World Heritage List in 1978. The commemorative event, consisting of a conference and photographic exhibition, will involve the participation of several ...
3-5 December 2018
The 3rd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, to be hosted by the Government of Turkey in Istanbul on 3-5 December 2018, will build on the outcomes of the two previous editions of this event and their respective Declarations: the 2015 Siem Reap Declaration, which recommended closer and targeted partnerships between stakeholders of culture and of tourism; and the 2017 Muscat ...
3-7 December 2018
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the UNESCO Cluster Office in Tehran, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Turkmen National Commission for UNESCO, is organizing the 5th meeting of the Coordinating Committee of the Serial World Heritage Nomination of the Silk Roads from 3 to 7 December 2018 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. This meeting, as a special event ...
7-9 November 2018
From 7 to 9 November 2018, the Heritage In Progress (HIP) Forum will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden at the UNESCO World Heritage site "Rock Carvings in Tanum", a conference dedicated to the use of cultural heritage in the politics of intercultural dialogue. The purpose of this event will be to share the experience and expertise of each to develop a new approach to intercultural dialogue in ...
31 October 2018 - 1 November 2018
An international seminar and network meeting of site managers of World Heritage properties of religious interest was held in Kyiv, Ukraine from 31 October to 1 November 2018 to discuss ‘Living Religious World Heritage: Participatory Management and Sustainable Use.’ World Heritage properties such as religious and sacred sites, constitute one of the largest thematic categories on the World ...
29 October 2018
Tourism and Culture Fostering Sustainable Development and Intercultural Dialogue This international conference will explore new models for collaboration between the European Union and China focused on World Heritage. This one-day event will showcase the EU co-funded UNESCO / National Geographic "World Heritage Journeys in the EU" project. The conference will go beyond the theoretical ...
21 October 2018
The World Heritage Centre is now accepting proposals for oral presentations at the regional meeting on transboundary cooperation for effective management of World Heritage sites in Africa that will be held from 10 to 14 December 2018 in La Tapoa (Niger) at the W-Arly-Pendjari Complex World Heritage property. Open to all parties concerned, this meeting will explore a wide range of topics ...
9-12 October 2018
From 9 to 12 October 2018, World Heritage marine managers from the Africa and Arab region will share their lessons learned with the Sanganeb Marine National Park and Dungonab Bay – Mukkawar Island Marine National Park (Sudan). 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 ...
2 October 2018 - 15 November 2018
Through scholarship grants and the Marc de Montalembert Prize, the Fondation Marc de Montalembert contributes to developing better knowledge of the cultures of the Mediterranean world as well as their dissemination, particularly among the young people of that region. To encourage young people in acquiring a better knowledge of the cultures of their region, one or two grants – scholarships ...
15-16 September 2018
For the first time after 70 years of service to the heritage of humanity, UNESCO will open its doors to the general public the weekend of the 15th and 16th of September, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the European Heritage Days.To mark this special occasion, UNESCO is launching World Heritage Journeys of the European Union- the first-ever web platform dedicated to World Heritage and sustainable ...
29-31 August 2018
Following the renewal of the creation agreement of the Lucio Costa Centre, between UNESCO and the Government of Brazil on 13 June 2018, the cooperation is reinforced through the definition of a common work programme for the next biennium. From 29 to 31 August 2018, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Brazilian authorities, the Category 2 Centre “Lucio Costa”, representatives of the States ...
1 August 2018 - 1 October 2018
The Association of French World Heritage properties is organizing the 4th national training session "Mediation - World Heritage" from 12-14 November 2018, at the invitation of the Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans (in French). After a first session organized in autumn 2014 at the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, a second organized in March 2016 and a third session organized in autumn 2017, it is ...
30 July 2018 - 16 October 2018
7th edition of intensive international training: "Building the Future of Heritage Sites Together: Developing and Implementing Sustainable Management", Burgundy (France), from April 1st to 12th, 2019 The French-speaking International Pole of the Great Sites Network of France (RGSF) is launching its call for applications for the 7th edition of the Intensive International Training "Building the ...
12 July 2018 - 14 September 2018
In collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the World Heritage Centre is organizing a francophone workshop in Saint-Louis (Senegal) from 6 to 8 November 2018. This event will mark an important milestone in the involvement of African institutions of higher learning in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention. The three-day francophone workshop will feature ...
27 June 2018
A benefit concert and fundraising event at the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee to support the widows of the fallen rangers of Virunga National Park #HelpVirunga 27 June 2018, Manama, Bahrain The World Heritage Centre is launching a crowdfunding initiative and a fundraising concert  to assist the families of those who lost their lives protecting Virunga National Park. On 9 ...
27-28 June 2018
Nausicaa, the French National Sea Centre, is organizing the High Seas International Conference to raise public awareness and mobilize civil society on the challenges of the High Seas. The Conference takes place from 27 to 28 June 2018 in Boulogne-sur-mer and is co-organized with l’Agence Française pour la Biodiversité (AFB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), ...
25-29 June 2018
The European Capital of Culture in Kaunas in 2022 is organizing a Summer School for students of architecture and heritage protection, as well as professionals in associated fields. The school is part of a wider series of events dedicated to the European Year of Cultural Heritage, 2018. The event is also a part of the programme “Heritage Practice” under Joint Programming Initiative “Cultural ...
21-28 June 2018
Considering that the World Heritage List includes over 1.000 properties and a global territory of over 276 million hectares under its 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 of World Heritage properties. Such improved understand ...
17-26 June 2018
‘Protecting Heritage in an Ever-Changing World’ The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities is hosting the World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2018 as an integral part of the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee, and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, under the theme of ‘Protecting Heritage in an Ever-Changing World’ from 17 to 26 June 2018 ...
4-5 June 2018
Brief Description: The international forum ”Modern Cities Reporting“ examines the tools of the HUL approach and their implementation in world heritage modern cities. The forum will discuss both theoretical and practical aspects of the HUL approach, present a few case studies from around the world and include a hands-on workshop. Co-organizers: The White City Center, UN-Habitat ...
1-15 June 2018
The World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO, Shanghai Centre (WHITRAP-Shanghai) in collaboration with CNR (National Research Council of Italy), ICVBC (Institute for the Conservation and Valorization of Cultural Heritage, Rome) is organizing an Advanced Training Activity on "Historic Urban Landscape: Bridging Cultures – ...
23-24 May 2018
The meeting aims to establish and identify the links that exist between astronomical heritage, religious heritage and sacred sites. Sacred sites embrace areas of special spiritual significance to peoples and communities, and many of these sites also have clear connections with astronomy or the skyscape.  This thematic meeting will address the confluence and synergies to be found between two ...
17 May 2018
The information session for States Parties on the 42nd session of the Committee is scheduled from 10 am to 11.30 am and will be followed by an Orientation Session for members of the Committee from 11.30 am to 1 pm. The Orientation session has been organized for a couple of years at the request of a number of members of the World Heritage Committee, to allow for better preparation for the ...
9-15 May 2018
This Symposium, held from 13 to 14 November in San Francisco, California, is convened by US/ICOMOS in partnership with the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UNESCO World Heritage Centre, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Golden Gate National Recreation ...
6-8 May 2018
The purpose of this international conference is to summarize previous discussions and experiences regarding the recovery and reconstruction of UNESCO World Heritage sites and attempt to develop the most appropriate, universal guidelines for moving forward with properties of exceptional value at the time of destruction.  Implementing declarations from the decisions of the World Heritage ...
5 May 2018
Proclaimed by the 38th session of the General Conference of UNESCO (November 2015), African World Heritage Day (5 May) is an opportunity for people around the world, and particularly Africans, to celebrate the Continent’s unique cultural and natural heritage Find activities and more resources What UNESCO does for African Heritage Lake Chad - BIOPALT Reconstruction of ...
3-8 May 2018
Call for applications for the Regional Training Course on Emergency Response to Cultural Heritage at Risk, organized by the Regional Centre for Conservation and Restoration of South East Europe, Institute of Cultural Monuments “Gani Strazimiri” in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre UNESCO, in Gjirokastra (Albania) from 4 to 15 July 2018 Cultural heritage sites, including World ...
26 April 2018 - 30 May 2018
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 (for the English) and, 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 (International Centre for ...
26-28 April 2018
In line with UNESCO’s mandate to promote culture and education in Africa, the World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce that the workshop entitled “World Heritage and Education Institutions in Africa” will take place in Masvingo (Zimbabwe) from 26 to 28 April 2018.  Organized in cooperation with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) and the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa in ...
23-25 April 2018
From 23 to 25 April 2018, the city of Zacatecas (Mexico) will play host to the sub-regional meeting to discuss and adopt the Action Plan for World Heritage in Mexico and Central America (PAMAC), 2018-2023. Approximately 30 national focal points and site managers, as well as representatives from the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention, will gather to ...
18-22 April 2018
Regional Thematic Expert Consultation meeting on sustainable management of World Heritage properties of Religious Interest focused on Eastern Europe The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the Armenian National Commission for UNESCO will organize and host a Regional Thematic Expert Consultation meeting on sustainable ...
13 April 2018 - 15 July 2018
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has observed that many activities such as tourism, infrastructure development, new buildings, urban renewal and changes to the land use being undertaken in and around World Heritage sites, may have negative impacts on the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV). While reconizing the vital role of such activities for provinding benefits to the society, the ...
26-29 March 2018
March 26th - 29th 2018, the UNESCO Documentation & Advisory Services (UDAS) Workshop 4 was organised in Beirut & Baalbek. The event took place in the framework of the Baalbek & Tyre Archaeological Project (BTAP), part of the Cultural Heritage & Urban Development (CHUD). This edition was specifically organised to discuss the conservation works on the colonnade of the temple of ...
26-28 March 2018
The objective of this international expert meeting is to critically overview the implementation of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape and highlight the difficulties and opportunities that lie ahead of urban heritage. Co-organizers: World Heritage Centre and World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO, ...
19 March 2018 - 7 May 2018
UNESCO Chair on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation  Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific: Disasters and Resilience Dates: September 21 – October 1, 2018 Place: University of Tsukuba, Japan Organized by the UNESCO Chair on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation at the University of Tsukuba, in ...
8-21 March 2018
In collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), the World Heritage Centre is organizing a workshop in Masvingo (Zimbabwe) from 26-28 April 2018 that will mark a major milestone in the involvement of African educational institutions in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention. The three-day workshop will bring together key African academics and African World Heritage ...
5-6 March 2018
The workshop is aimed at advancing participants’ knowledge and understanding of the Historic Urban Landscape approach (HUL), thereby promoting its implementation. In particular, attention will be paid to the specificities of applying HUL in World Heritage properties with significant presence of historic walls, fortifications and fortified urban areas. Co-organizers: World Heritage Centre and ...
28 February 2018 - 5 April 2018
International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2018 29 August - 19 September 2018, Japan The Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University Kyoto, Japan, is organizing the 13th International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage in Japan from 29 August to 19 September 2018, under the UNESCO Chair ...
21-23 February 2018
Following the last cross-cutting Lumbini International Steering Committee meeting which took place in Lumbini in February 2017, this year’s meeting will be held from 21 to 23 February 2018 as a continuation of this successful process. Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1997, the property ‘Lumbini, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha’ is located in western Nepal. Lumbini’s spiritual ...
20-24 January 2018
The World Heritage Centre and the Ministry of Culture of Algeria will organize from 20 to 24 January 2018 in Algiers an International Expert Meeting on the Conservation and Revitalisation of the Kasbah of Algiers, a World Heritage property, which was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992. The meeting aims to address key issues related to the conservation and management of the site in ...