ICOMOS is a non-governmental international organisation dedicated to the conservation of the world's monuments and sites.
On 18 August 2015, Khaled al Asaad, a Syrian archaeologist, was odiously murdered by members of Daesh in Palmyra. ICOMOS wishes to recall the value of his sacrifice.
On 19 July, the ICOMOS International Secretariat received the visit of Ms Paule-Clisthène Dassi Koudjou, 2015 Laureate of a Raymond Lemaire Scholarship and now also ICOMOS member.
ICOMOS, on the basis of information gathered by Russian ICOMOS members, the National Committee of Finland and the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Historic Towns and Villages (CIVVIH), wishes to express its strong concerns about the safeguarding of the Historic City of Vyborg and therefore addresses this ICOMOS Heritage Alert to the attention of the authorities of the Russian Federation, and the administrations of the City of Vyborg and Leningrad Oblast.
The “Our Common Dignity” initiative and the rights dimension of the new Sustainable Development policy of the World Heritage Convention were discussed in a side event at the World Heritage Committee meeting in Istanbul on 12 July 2016.
The #culture2015goal campaign, of which ICOMOS is a member, has released a position paper on the ‘zero draft’ of the Habitat III New Urban Agenda.