The 40th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee is taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from 10-20 July 2016.
ICOMOS is an Advisory Body of the World Heritage Committee for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention of UNESCO. As such, it reviews the nominations of cultural world heritage and ensures the conservation status of properties.
Press Release - 4 July 2016
On 29 June 2016, the new ICOMOS National Committee in the Russian Federation held its General Conference in the World Heritage historic centre of Saint Petersburg. The General Conference was attended by 47 delegates from 12 regions in the Russian Federation, representing 246 individual members. The previous National Committee had seen its international accreditation withdrawn in 2014.
The revised ICOMOS Statutes adopted in 2014 made the then current Rules of Procedure obsolete in many respects. Taking into account the resolution by the 2014 General Assembly, the ICOMOS Board is seeking to have an initial group of amended Rules of Procedure approved at the Annual General Assembly in Istanbul in October 2016, so that they can be in force for the next Triennial General Assembly in 2017. This first group includes the Rules of Procedure relating to General Assemblies, and those for bidding to host a General Assembly and for assessing the bids.
Call for Papers “Post-disaster reconstruction” - 2016 Advisory Committee Symposium - Extended Deadline
The call for papers for the Advisory Committee Symposium on “Post-disaster reconstruction” that will take place on the occasion of the Annual General Assembly and Advisory Committee in Istanbul, Turkey on 20 October 2016 is now available for download. The deadline for abstracts is 3 June 2016. (Extended deadline - 13 June 2016)
The proceedings of the colloquium on post-trauma reconstruction, which was held at the ICOMOS headquarters in Charenton-le-Pont on 4 March 2016, are now available online.
The official proceedings of the ICOMOS International Symposium "Heritage and Landscape as Human Values" held in 2014 on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly in Florence are now available for purchase in e-book and hardcopy versions.