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  • ITC 2022 Call for Applications

    Description: The International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage is a follow-up of the recommendations adopted at the Special Thematic Session on Risk Management for Cultural Heritage held at UN-WCDR (World Conference on Disaster Reduction) in January 2005 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. One of these recommendations advocated the need for the academic community to develop scientific research, education and training programs incorporating cultural heritage, in both its tangible and intangible manifestations, into disaster risk management. The importance of strengthening knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of disaster prevention at WH properties was reiterated by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session (Vilnius, Lithuania, July 2006). Till now, 165 professionals from 68 countries have been trained through this annual course.

    Introduction: Dates 18th of August to 13th of October 2022 (Two online sessions of 150 minutes each will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, and one mentoring session on Fridays of every week for 8 weeks) Time: 8:30-11:00 (CET/Summer), 15:30-18:00 (JST) This year, ITC will focus on the role of traditional kno...
  • English-Chinese translation of ICOMOS International Charter for Cultural Heritage Tourism (2021) is ...

    Description: ICOMOS International Charter for Cultural Heritage Tourism (2021): Reinforcing cultural heritage protection and community resilience through responsible and sustainable tourism management was approved by the ICOMOS ADCOMSC and ADCOM on October 27 and November 3 2021 respectively, and is to be adopted at the ICOMOS General Assembly 2022. The English-Chinese version of the Charter is conducted by Zhang Rouran, Vice President of ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee (ICTC), and proofread by the secretariat of the ICOMOS China. The draft of translation is completed by Zhong Yingqiu, Liu Guoqiao and Wang Jianing of the ICTC Emerging Professionals.

    Introduction: The new Charter is a comprehensive revision and update of the International Council on Monuments and Sites’ International Charter on Cultural Tourism (1999). In addition to recognizing the over-exploitation of cultural heritage sites and tourist destinations by tourism, the Charter is formulated aga...
  • UNESCO Partnership with Gansu Province and the World Bank to support Gansu’s Cultural and Creative I...

    Description: On March 24, UNESCO and the Gansu Provincial Government announced a new partnership to integrate cultural and creative assets into Gansu’s development frameworks, leveraging culture and creativity for economic, social, cultural and environmental gains.

    Introduction: This partnership is part of the World Bank’s US$180 million Gansu Revitalization and Innovation Project (GRIP) for China. UNESCO will provide technical assistance in the design and development of Gansu’s cultural policies and programmes, to help build the institutional capacity and skills on cultura...
  • ICOMOS 21st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium

    Description: ICOMOS 21st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS 21st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium) will be held in Sydney from August 31 to September 9, 2023. More than 1,500 professionals from heritage, archaeology, history, urban planning, architecture and other fields are expected to attend the conference to share their expertise and raise the global public's interest in cultural heritage and conservation.

    Introduction: ICOMOS GA2023 Fast Facts: Dates: 31 August – 9 September 2023 Venue: International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney) right in the heart of Sydney Audience: Expected up to 1,500 professionals from across the globe representing heritage, archaeology, historians, urban planning, architects and academia...
  • UNESCO Marine World Heritage: 2021 in review

    Description: The 2021 UNESCO Marine World Heritage Annual Overview, made public today, summarises a year of conservation successes for marine World Heritage, but also underscores the urgent need for greater action to protect sites from the rapidly increasing threat of climate change.

    Introduction: Consistent with its mandate, the work of the UNESCO World Heritage Marine Programme concentrates on building resilience across the marine World Heritage network through on-the-ground capacity building, sharing of best practices among local management teams, and the evaluation of sites’ conservation ...
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