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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.

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.

UN Texts

UNGA, Habitat, UNSD

1. The SDGs (“Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”): https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld
2. New Urban Agenda (Habitat III outcome document: Quito Declaration on Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements for All): http://unhabitat.org/new-urban-agenda-adopted-at-habitat-iii/
3. SDG Goal 11 Monitoring Framework (UN-Habitat, 2016): http://unhabitat.org/sdg-goal-11-monitoring-framework/
4. Work Plans for Tier III Indicators (UN Statistics Division, 11 November 2016): http://unstats.un.org/sdgs/files/meetings/iaeg-sdgs-meeting-04/Tier%20III%20Work%20Plans%2011.11.2016.pdf
5. Tier Classification for SDG Indicator 11.4.1 (UIS, 2016): http://unstats.un.org/sdgs/files/meetings/iaeg-sdgs-meeting-03/3rd-IAEG-SDGs-presentation-UNESCO--11.4.1.pdf

COP22 Side Event Marrakech 112016At the UN Climate Change Conference (COP22) in Marrakech from 7-18 November 2016, US/ICOMOS and ICOMOS Morocco will participate as co-hosts of two official side events on key issues of cultural heritage.

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