Message from the Director of the World Heritage Centre on International Day for Monuments and Sites, 18 April
Click here to read the message of Mechtild Rössler, Director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, on the International Day for Monuments and Sites, celebrated every year on 18 April.
Photo : Archaeological Site of Olympia © UNESCO / Yvon Fruneau
The 2016 theme for the ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites celebrated on 18 April is: The Heritage of Sport
"Sport is part of every man and woman's heritage and its absence can never be compensated for" - Pierre de Coubertin
As foreshadowed at last year’s Annual General Assembly in Fukuoka, the ICOMOS Board is intending to call an Extraordinary General Assembly in conjunction with the forthcoming Annual General Assembly taking place in Istanbul in October 2016, for the purpose of making some minor amendments to the ICOMOS Statutes. The formal notice of meeting will be sent in June.
Join ICOMOS in Hawaii in 2016!
ICOMOS and IUCN are partnering on a joint Nature-Culture Journey at the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii (USA). The Journey will consist of a dedicated track of programming at the Congress' Forum from September 1-5 focusing on connecting natural and cultural heritage practice.
On 24 March 2016, ICOMOS participated at the request of the UNESCO Director General, Ms Irinia Bokova, at an Information Meeting on the “Follow up of the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine)” at UNESCO heaquarters, and made a presentation on information at its disposal in its field of competence, cultural heritage preservation, along with representatives of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the OSCE and Amnesty international. Read the speech of the UNESCO Director General.
We are pleased to inform you that registration is open for the XIIth World Congress on Earthen Architectures - Terra 2016, taking place in Lyon from 11 - 14 July 2016. As an official partner, ICOMOS France allows ICOMOS members to benefit from a special registration fee of 320 euros. If you register before 10 March 2016, you will obtain an additional 50 euros off this special registration fee.