ICOMOS is a non-governmental international organisation dedicated to the conservation of the world's monuments and sites.
The on-going crisis and fighting in the Middle East are giving rise to humanitarian consequences of an unprecedented scale since the World Wars. The number of victims, refugees and displaced persons is growing day by day, not to mention the acts of torture, rape, enslavement and the eradication of the traditional cultural diversity of the region.
Public opinion is also moved by the increasing destruction of the cultural heritage of the region that bears witness to early human exploits, the common roots of different civilizations and their mutual enrichment.
On 23 June 2015, ICOMOS commemorated its 50th anniversary with an event held on the same dates and at the same venue as the 1965 founding General Assembly, in Warsaw, Poland.
View the photo gallery of the official 50th anniversary celebration / Download the group photo - 23 June 2015, Warsaw, Poland
ICOMOS is pleased to announce that the first edition of the Thematic Study on The Cultural Heritages of Water in the Middle-East and the Maghreb is now available for download.
ICOMOS-ICCROM-ICOM and Smithsonian Institution collaborate on First Aid to Nepalese Cultural Heritage affected by recent earthquakes.
Following post-earthquake reconnaissance mission to Nepal, ICOMOS along with ICCROM, ICOM and the Smithsonian Institution and the Department of Archaeology, Government of Nepal in close cooperation with UNESCO Kathmandu office, recently organized an initiative for “First Aid to Nepalese Cultural Heritage for Recovery and Risk Reduction” from 8th to 24th June 2015. This was financially supported by ICCROM, the Smithsonian Institution and the Prince Claus Foundation, Netherlands.