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  • Call for Case Studies: 2022 Global Awards for World Heritage Education Innovative Cases

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    Introduction: 1. Preface: World Heritage Education is not only an important way for people to acquire knowledge and inspiration, but also an incubator for innovative development models of heritage sites. In 2021, WHITRAP launched the global call for innovative case studies on World Heritage Education wi...
  • Cha-Time with SEACHA#15: “Quiapo Heritage District: Faith, Development, and Modern Challenges to its...

    Description: The second series of Cha-Time is under the theme of “Traditional Cultural Wisdom for Climate Action”, which we welcome speakers from the next generation of cultural and climate professionals, ages 18-35, whose work, study, or interests focus on cultural heritage and climate resilience.

    Introduction: Quiapo Heritage District: Faith, Development, and Modern Challenges to its Local Community is going to be held on June 4 at 2.00 -3.00 PM UTC+7. For over four hundred years Quiapo district, which is located at the heart of Manila, Philippines, has been witness to political and economic upheavals,...
  • Call for proposals for the ICOMOS Advisory Committee 2022 Scientific Symposium - Deadline: 30 June

    Description: This year, the ICOMOS Advisory Committee will organise its Scientific Symposium in Udon Thani, Thailand on 29 and 30 October 2022 on the theme "Religious Heritage: Celebrating and conserving places of religious and ritual significance in a global world and in changing climates".

    Introduction: In the context of the ICOMOS annual meetings, the ICOMOS Advisory Committee will organise its 2022 Scientific Symposium on 29 and 30 October at the Udon Thani Rajabhat University (Udon Thani, Thailand) on the theme “Religious Heritage: Celebrating and conserving places of religious and ritual signif...
  • High-Level Thematic Debate of the General Assembly: "Putting sustainable and resilient tourism at th...

    Description: The United Nations General Assembly has met for a first ever dedicated session on tourism and its key role in inclusive recovery and growth. The High-Level Thematic Debate was convened by the President of the General Assembly, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). In the General Assembly Hall, government representatives joined public and private stakeholders in recognizing tourism’s unique ability to drive positive change.

    Introduction: As part of the "long journey" to recover from the ravages of COVID-19, UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid highlighted on May 4 the need to build a more sustainable, resilient, and responsible global tourism sector. Since the COVID-19 pandemic ground the entire tourism sector to a halt, dea...
  • Ocean: UNESCO launches emergency plan to boost World Heritage-listed reefs’ resilience

    Description: All World Heritage-listed reefs are at risk of disappearing by the end of this century. On the occasion of the Our Ocean Conference in Palau, Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General, announces an emergency plan to give them the best chance of survival, with the support of the Global Fund for Coral Reefs. She also calls for an international mobilization to prevent coral reef extinction.

    Introduction: The partnership between UNESCO and the UN-led private/public Global Fund for Coral Reefs will step up investment for climate resilience strategies across World Heritage-listed reefs in developing countries. The actions will focus on reducing local drivers of degradation, strengthening the sustainabl...
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