On the recommendation of the ICOMOS IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes, the ICOMOS Advisory Committee, at its meeting in Beijing on 1 November 2012, formally endorsed the Final Declaration of the UNESCO International Meeting on "The International Protection of Landscapes" held in Florence on 19-21 September 2012 on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.

Press release - 9 January 2013

 ICOMOS, in cooperation with ICCROM and the Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums of Syria (DGAM), and in coordination with UNESCO, held an e-learning course for Syrian cultural heritage professionals from 7 to 8 January 2013 at the Damascus National Museum. The course was led by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness- ICORPICOMOS COURSE 07 01 2013 20

This project was launched in 2008 by the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) on the initiative of the City of Lyon, in partnership with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (within the framework of the France-UNESCO Convention and extrabudgetary funds from the Netherlands), the Council of Europe, the Getty Conservation Institute and ICOMOS, represented by its International Committee on Historic Cities and Villages (CIVVIH). The CIVVIH played an active part in identifying project managers and participating in the project’s steering committee. 

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