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).
ICOMOS would like to thank Mr Andrew Potts of US/ICOMOS for his contributions as the ICOMOS Focal Point for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
ICOMOS would like to take this opportunity to introduce Dr Ege Yildirim of ICOMOS Turkey as the new ICOMOS Focal Point for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. She will continue to coordinate ICOMOS activities of sustainable development in relation to the agenda of the UN SDGs. Read her Agenda for 2017-2018.
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