ICOMOS is a non-governmental international organisation dedicated to the conservation of the world's monuments and sites.
ICOMOS and HIST sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration on space technologies for World Cultural Heritage Conservation. On 21 November 2022, Prof. Huadong Guo, Director of the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the auspices of UNESCO, and Dr. Teresa Patricio, President of ICOMOS, signed a MoU online to shape a long-term strategic partnership for the protection and preservation of World Cultural Heritage sites internationally.
As the main international organisation dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage, ICOMOS was designated from the outset as an advisory organisation to the World Heritage Committee. In this dual capacity, we have been putting the experience, skills and commitment of our Committees and members around the world – both at the national and international levels – at the service of the World Heritage Convention for 50 years.
This year, the ICOMOS Extraordinary and Annual General Assemblies, Advisory Committee meetings and Scientific Symposium were held in Bangkok, Thailand, from October 25 to 30.
For the first time, the meetings were held in a hybrid format, with approximately 400 members participating in person and remotely.
ICOMOS is present in Africa through National Committees in 16 countries and also works as the Secretariat of the Climate Heritage Network (CHN), which is committed to tackling climate change and achieving the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. On the occasion of COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh from 6-18 November 2022, ICOMOS is issuing with its African Committees a statement on the impact of climate change on African heritage.
Giving Tuesday 2022: Support Culture-Nature Initiatives by Donating to the ICOMOS Culture-Nature Prize!
Call for application for the Strengthening Capacities of World Heritage Professionals in the Arab Region for Cultural and Natural sites
The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) and ICOMOS International, in collaboration with ICCROM, IUCN, UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt, are organizing a Capacity Building programme for World Heritage Professionals in the Arab Region.
This programme aims to build a strong network of experts from the Arab Region that will assist the Arab States, the Advisory Bodies, and all World Heritage stakeholders in the effective implementation of the World Heritage Convention.
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