SDG logo final

Click here to download the logo for Target 11.4, “Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage" under SDG11, to "make our cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”.

As a global non-governmental organization associated with UNESCO and working to promote the conservation, protection, use and enhancement of cultural heritage sites through creation of knowledge and advocacy, ICOMOS has been closely engaged with the topic of sustainable development in recent years, having held major scientific events and issued policy documents to highlight the vital role of cultural heritage within the sustainable development process.

SDG Target 11Following the fruitful discussions of the ICOMOS Coordination Meeting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) held on February 4-5, 2017 in Istanbul, and review period for ICOMOS membership during Spring 2017, the "ICOMOS Action Plan: Cultural Heritage and Localizing the SDGs" is now finalized and available to download online by clicking here.

Panel: “Localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals for the World's Cultural and Natural Heritage"
3 July, 18:40-19:30

ICOMOS is pleased to host, as an Advisory Bodies Side Event in the 41st Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee being held in Krakow, Poland, a panel discussing activities of selected international agencies working for cultural and natural heritage related to the implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on SDG 11.4 and how this work relates to World Heritage, particularly in the context of cities and local governments.

Click here to view the flyer for the event

This May, ICOMOS is participating at several events linked to sustainable development, the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: 

2nd Culture Summit of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in Jeju, Republic of Korea, 10-13 May 2017. 

SDGs Istanbul Meeting 201702 Group Photo

The outcome report of the ICOMOS Coordination Meeting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), held in Istanbul on 4-5 February 2017, has been finalized. The report features the summary of the meeting proceedings, the draft ICOMOS Action Plan ‘Cultural Heritage and Localizing the SDGs’ and appendices including background information and resources.

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