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Launch of global Unite for Heritage Coalition in Bonn

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 08:00
Bonn, 29 June—The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today launched the Global Coalition, Unite for Heritage, during the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany. The campaign is designed to strengthen the mobilization of governments and all heritage stakeholders in the face of deliberate damage to cultural heritage, particularly in the Middle East. "The threat is global and our response must be global. It requires better coordination among national ...
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World Heritage Committee opens with an appeal to protect cultural heritages sites targeted for destruction

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 08:00
Bonn (Germany) - An appeal for the international community to counter the new threat of violent extremism and cultural cleansing was issued at the opening of the World Heritage Committee, which opened its session in Bonn, Germany, today. The Committee will remain in session until 8 July under the chair of Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Office and member of the Bundestag. In a video message, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke of the importance of ...
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39th session of the World Heritage Committee

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Sun, 06/28/2015 - 08:00
The 39th session of the World Heritage Committee will be held in Bonn, Germany, from 28 June to 8 July 2015.
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Great Apes Emphasize Biosphere Importance

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:00
Chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans are essential to the visibility and viability of many biosphere reserves across Africa and Asia, according to an infographic release today by the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme. Great apes are found in 21 Biosphere Reserve, including Mountain gorillas in in the Volcans Biosphere Reserve in Rwanda, chimpanzees in the Haut Niger ...
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Managing effectively the world's most iconic marine protected areas: A Best Practice Guide

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 08:00
The publication launched today, "Managing effectively the world's most iconic Marine Protected Areas. A Best Practice Guide” lays the groundwork for a common approach to a more pro-active, future-oriented management of marine protected areas (MPAs) around the world. The step-by-step guidance shows how defining a clearer vision of what MPAs can and should look like in another 10 to 20 years is key to understanding the actions that need to be taken today. Because they are so ...
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Sourcebook on national level cooperation among the biodiversity-related conventions published

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:00
UNEP has published a Sourcebook of Opportunities for Enhancing Cooperation among the Biodiversity-related Conventions at National and Regional Levels, available for download at wcmc.io/Sourcebook. The aim of the UNEP Sourcebook is to provide national focal points of the biodiversity-related conventions and other stakeholders with options to achieve enhanced implementation of the conventions through strengthening cooperation. The UNESCO World Heritage Centre, World Heritage focal points and ...
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World Heritage Young Experts Forum: Youth Involvement in Sustainable Management of World Heritage Sites

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 08:00
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 develop an deeper understanding of the Convention and awareness of the challenges and potential impacts ...
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World Heritage Volunteers 2015 and #UNITE4HERITAGE

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 08:00
The World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Participants for the World Heritage Volunteers 2015 and #Unite4Heritage common action. This common action aims to encourage young people from the Arab States[1] countries to take part in one of ten selected World Heritage Volunteers Action Camps 2015, at locations around the world. The aim of this action is to respond to the threat to destroy heritage and propagation of hatred with messages of unity, tolerance and solidarity ...
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Summer program on World Heritage and New Media in Turkey

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 08:00
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 Sites in Istanbul or at one of the World Heritage Sites in Turkey. Management and Promotion of World ...
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Summer program on World Heritage and New Media in Turkey

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 08:00
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 Sites in Istanbul or at one of the World Heritage Sites in Turkey. Management and Promotion of World ...
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Latest additions to ICOMOS Open archive - June 2015

ICOMOS Documentation Centre - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 16:10

ICOMOS Open Archive: Eprints on Cultural Heritage, a global archive specialising in the conservation and restoration of monuments, sites and landscapes, is regularly updated and enriched. Complete issues of journals, reports, articles are available in full text. See the latest additions below:NON SPECIFIÉ (2000) Les cahiers de la section française de l'ICOMOS. , X, 19. 240p . [Revue]NON SPECIFIÉ (2000) Les cahiers de la section française de l'ICOMOS. , 21. 244p . [Revue]NON SPECIFIÉ (1996) Les cahiers de la section française de l'ICOMOS. , 16. 223p . [Revue]NON SPECIFIÉ (1999) Les cahiers de la section française de l'ICOMOS. , 18. 202p . [Revue]ICOMOS (1993) Les cahiers de la section française de l'ICOMOS. , 14. 105p .
[Revue]NON SPECIFIÉ (2014) Conservation bulletin 73. , Winter, 73. 48p . ISSN 0753-8674 [Revue]NON SPECIFIÉ (2014) Conservation bulletin 72. , Summer, 72. 48p . ISSN 0753-8674 [Revue]NON SPECIFIÉ (2013) Conservation bulletin. , 71, Winter. 57p . ISSN 0753-8674 [Revue]IX World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities: Kazan, 19-23 June 2007 / IX congrès mondial des villes du patrimoine mondial : Kazan, 19-23 juin 2007/IX congreso mundial de la organizacíon de la ciudades patrimonio mundial : Kazan, 19-23 juin 2007 / IX Congreso Mundial de la Organización de las Ciudades Patrimonio Mundial: Kazan, 19-23 junio 2007. Conference Volume. Getty conservation institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 90p. [Monographie]Martinez Celis, Diego (2015) Lineamientos para la gestión patrimonial de sitios con arte rupestre en Colombia -Como insumo para su apropiación social-. Manuels. Ministerio de Cultura de la República de Colombia, Bogotá, D.C., 290p. ISBN 978-958-753-192-3. [Monographie]ICOMOS France Les cahiers de la section française de l'ICOMOS. , 17. 142p . [Revue](2015) Heritage and Cultural Diversity at Risk in Iraq and Syria/Patrimoine et diversité culturelle en péril en Iraq et en Syrie/التراث والتنوع الثقافي معرضان للخطر في العراق وسوريا. UNESCO. [Autres]ICOMOS France Les cahiers de la section française de l'ICOMOS. , 15. 149p . [Revue]ICOMOS France Les Cahiers de la section française de l'ICOMOS. , 13. 104p . [Revue] Item availability may be restricted.Mohenjo-Daro, Indus Valley Civilization: Water supply and water use in one of the largest bronze age cities of the third millennium bc. Rapports Techniques. N/A 19p. [Monographie]Jansen, Michael Mohenjo-Daro, Indus Valley Civilization:Water Supply and Water Use in One of the Largest Bronze Age Cities of the Third Millennium bc. Geo: A new world of knowledge . [Article]Bostenaru Dan, Maria et Dill, Alex et Gociman, Cristina Olga (2015) Digital architecture history of the first half of the 20th century in Europe. Documentation. Editura Universitara "Ion Mincu", Bucharest, 335p. ISBN 978-606-638-120-8. [Monographie]NON SPECIFIÉ Les Cahiers de la section française de l'ICOMOS. , 11. 78p . [Revue]Kreijn, Liz et Ryan, Gwynne et Rivenc, Rachel et Tajiri, Ryu Vinci et Chin, Zeeyoung et Wolfe, Julie etKenshe, Suzanne et Breder, Frederike (2014) Conserving Outdoor Painted Sculpture: proceedings of the interim meeting of the Modern Materials and Contemporary Art Working Group of ICOM-CC, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands, June 4–5, 2013. Conference Volume. The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 145p. ISBN 978-1-937433-21-5. [Monographie]NON SPECIFIÉ (1988) Les Cahiers de la section française de l'ICOMOS. , 9. 190p . [Revue](2015) Tangible Risks, Intangible Opportunities: Long-term Risk Preparedness and Responses for Threats to Cultural Heritage. 2013 THEME: REDUCING RISKS TO CULTURAL HERITAGE FROM UNCONTROLLED DEVELOPMENT IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD.Conference Volume. ICOMOS International 200p. ISBN 978-2-918086-16-1. [Monographie]Thibault, Jean-Pierre (2015) Entre repli et ouverture, quelles limites pour les espaces patrimoniaux ? In: Entre repli et ouverture, quelles limites pour les espaces patrimoniaux ?, 5-6 novembre 2013, Château de Maisons, Maisons-Laffitte (Île-de-France). [Document issu d'une conférence ou d'un atelier]Dirección de Patrimonio Mundial (2014) Hereditas 21/22. , 21/22. 100p . [Revue]Martinez Celis, Diego et Herrera, Everardo et Jimenez, Juliana et Mahecha, Jhon et Guerrero, José Leonardo et Jimenez, Emmanuela et Gómez, javier et Rozo, Angie et Gutierrez, Carolina et Sabogal, Ángela et Carvajal, Mauricio (2014) Inventario y registro participativo de arte rupestre del Corregimiento 2 de Soacha (Cundinamarca). Diego Martínez Celis, Soacha, Cundinamarca. [Autres] (Non Publié)(1966) REPORT ON THE CONSTITUTIVE ASSEMBLY HELD IN WARSAW THE 21st AND 22nd JUNE 1965 / COMPTE RENDU DE L’ASSEMBLÉE CONSTITUTIVE TENUE A VARSOVIE LES 21 ET 22 JUIN 1965.Conference Volume. ICOMOS, Paris, 46p. Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies), [Monographie]López Morales, Francisco Javier (ed.) et Vidargas, Francisco (ed.) (2014) Los nuevos paradigmas de la conservación del patrimonio cultural. 50 años de la Carta de Venecia. Conference Volume. Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Mexico, 308p. ISBN 978-607-484-533-4. [Monographie]Muñoz, Guillermo et Trujillo, Judith et Rodriguez Martinez, Carlos Augusto et Riveros, Nina (2012)Búsqueda, Documentación y Estudio Arte Rupestre del Municipio de Sutatausa, Cundinamarca. Convenio IDECUT Gobernación de Cundinamarca, Municipio Sutatausa Corporación GIPRI Colombia. Instituto departamental de cultura y turismo Cundinamarca Colombia. [Autres] (Non Publié)GIPRI, GIPRI Colombia et Muñoz, Guillermo et Trujillo, Judith et Rodriguez Martinez, Carlos Augusto (2013)Catalogación, Registro Sistemático y Diagnóstico de las Pinturas Rupestres del Parque Arqueológico de Facatativá. Registro de pictogramas y diagnóstico de alteraciones. Instituto Departamental de Cultura y Turismo de Cundinamarca. [Autres] (Non Publié)



























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The Director General of UNESCO condemns the destruction of historic buildings in the Old City of Sana'a, Yemen

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 08:00
In the early hours of 12 June 2015, the Old City of Sana'a, a UNESCO World Heritage site, was hit by a bombing raid. Several houses and historic buildings were destroyed, causing human casualties. Among the buildings destroyed was the magnificent complex of traditional houses in the Al-Qasimi neighborhood, bordering an urban garden (Miqshama), near the Sailah water channel. "I am profoundly distressed by the loss of human lives as well as by the damage inflicted on one of the ...
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UNESCO raises safety concerns on the reopening of Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:00
The devastating earthquakes of 25 April and the aftershocks that followed have heavily damaged the monuments and sites within the Kathmandu Valley World Heritage property, as well as an enormous amount of other cultural sites in the northwestern area of Nepal. Currently closed to tourists and the general public, the three monument zones - Hanumandhoka (Kathmandu) Durbar Square, Swayambhu and Patan Durbar Square - are set to be opened soon. The decision on opening Changu Narayan, ...
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State of Conservation of the Historic Centre of Vienna (Austria)

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:00
The World Heritage Centre is receiving correspondence from many NGOs and concerned citizens regarding a proposed high-rise project, and other matters, within the boundaries of the World Heritage property "Historic Centre of Vienna”. The World Heritage Centre is aware of this situation and is following the issue closely with the State Party, as well as the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention (ICOMOS and ICCROM). At its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013) the Committee ...
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Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in Europe

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 08:00
The Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise in the Europe and North America region was launched at the 36th session of the World Heritage Committee (Saint Petersburg, 2012). In Europe, 49 States Parties and 432 World Heritage properties (382 cultural, 41 natural, 9 mixed) participated in the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting Exercise (2012-2015). The exercise was coordinated by the World Heritage Centre's Europe and North America Unit, and implemented in close cooperation ...
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Relais & Châteaux and SeaWeb Europe celebrate Marine World Heritage on World Oceans Day by promoting sustainable seafood

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 08:00
As the world's population grows, demand for fresh seafood is rising, and stocks are being stretched to the limit. Climate change impacts further stress the food chain. Marine World Heritage sites can provide a buffer against this pressure. They allow fish to grow and multiply safe from major disturbance, and boost the resilience of the oceans unique ecosystem. Today, many of the world's marine protected areas—including 30% of marine sites on UNESCO's World ...
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World Heritage Committee to meet in Bonn 28 June to 8 July

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 08:00
The World Heritage Committee will examine proposals to inscribe 37 properties on UNESCO's World Heritage List when it meets at the international conference centre of Bonn (Germany) from 28 June to 8 July. The upcoming 39th session of the World Heritage Committee will be chaired by Maria Böhmer, Minister of State at Germany's Federal Foreign Office, and member of the Bundestag. Nominations for inscription on the World Heritage List this year include five natural sites, 31 ...
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2nd Management Planning Workshop for transboundary protection of Lake Ohrid region

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 08:00
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 part of a five-session series to improve transboundary cooperation for effective heritage ...
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UNESCO Director-General condemns airstrikes on Yemen's cultural heritage

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Tue, 06/02/2015 - 08:00
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has condemned the airstrikes on the ancient city of Marib in Yemen and is calling on all parties involved in the conflict to refrain from targeting the country's unique cultural heritage. UNESCO has received information on damage caused to the Great Dam of Marib by an airstrike during the night of 31 May. According to reports received, the ancient Sabaean inscriptions on the walls of the dam may also have been affected by the bombing. This ...
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"Saving the cultural heritage of Iraq” ‒ Director-General welcomes Adoption of the UN General Assembly Resolution

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 08:00
UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova addressed today's Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly, which adopted unanimously a resolution on "Saving the cultural heritage of Iraq”. The resolution, presented jointly by Germany and Iraq, was cosponsored by a total of 91 Member States, focuses on the fight against the destruction of cultural heritage and attacks against the cultural diversity in Iraq.  "The deliberate destruction of cultural heritage is a war crime – it is ...
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