An international coordination meeting will be held in Istanbul on 4-5 February 2017, convened by the ICOMOS Focal Point for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the support of the ICOMOS Turkish National Committee and ICOMOS International Secretariat, as part of ICOMOS efforts related to the United Nations Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, in particular the Heritage Target (SDG11.4) to “protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage” under the heading of “sustainable cities” (SDG11).
On 20-21 January 2017, the International Colloquium on the Post-Conflict Reconstruction of Historic Cities will take place at the Louvre-Lens Museum.
The European Heritage Alliance 3.3, of which ICOMOS is a member, is calling on 28 EU Heads of State or Government to ensure that the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 is supported with adequate financial resources.
The 37 heritage-related European and international networks which form part of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3 (Alliance), have signed and sent a joint letter to the leaders of EU Member States urging them to seize the historic opportunity of the event marking the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome on 25 March 2017 to publicly recognise that the entire European project has a wider cultural meaning and significance derived from our shared cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible.
On Saturday, 3 December 2016, the Abu Dhabi Declaration was adopted at the close of the International Conference on Safeguarding Cultural Heritage in Conflict Areas (2-3 December 2016). ICOMOS was represented at the conference by its Director General Marie-Laure Lavenir and by Samir Abdulac, Chairman of ICOMOS Working Group for the safeguarding of cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq (and neighbouring countries).
Have you ever thought about the value of your heritage?
Whether it is represented by places, objects, customs, values and creative expressions, our heritage defines us.
Unfortunately, for Syrians and many other populations, the loss of their heritage is a reality. Protecting culture today is essential for building peace tomorrow.
Thank you to the ICOMOS International Conservation Center-Xi’an (IICC-X) for the Chinese translation of the 2015 ICOMOS Annual Report. The ICOMOS International Conservation Center-Xi’an (IICC-X) is an international research, training and cooperation center, established as an initiative of ICOMOS China.
US/ICOMOS is pleased to announce the call for applications for participants and hosts in the 2017 International Exchange Program (IEP).