ICOMOS is a non-governmental international organisation dedicated to the conservation of the world's monuments and sites.
ICOMOS is sad to hear about the passing of Finnish Architect and Urban Planner Jukka Jokilehto. Jokilehto was awarded the ICCROM Award in 2000 as well as the Honorary Membership of ICOMOS in 2014 for his outstanding work in the protection of international cultural heritage. Jukka Jokilehto greatly contributed to the shaping of the conservation field over the span of his career – his works on the history and politics of conservation, as well as conservation theory are an invaluable testimony to his considerable knowledge and expertise in the heritage field.
Capacity Building in Heritage Impact Assessment in Mauritius - Overview and Principles of World Heritage
The workshop, which took place between November 13 and November 20, 2023 in Port Louis, Mauritius, saw the active participation of 15 professionals working with World Heritage properties in Mauritius and 10 professionals working with World Heritage properties in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
ICOMOS, as a founding signatory, is asking the national governments that are parties to the UN Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) and its Paris Agreement to adopt a ‘Joint Work on Culture and Climate Action’ decision (JWD) at the next UN Climate Change Conference (COP28). Artists and cultural voices from across the world are uniting to call for climate negotiators at COP28 to put cultural heritage, arts and creative industries at the heart of climate action.
For this GivingTuesday on 28 November 2023, support 4 ICOMOS National Committees, who have been going through traumatic events in their respective countries. ICOMOS Pakistan is still recovering from last year's floods, while ICOMOS Burkina Faso deals with terrorism, ICOMOS Sudan with armed conflict and ICOMOS Syria with the aftermath of this year's earthquake and an ongoing crisis.
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Celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage
On 2 November 2001, the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage was adopted by the 31st session of the General Conference of UNESCO. Twenty two years later, ICOMOS takes this opportunity to interview Christopher Underwood, President of the ICUCH (ICOMOS International Committee on Underwater Cultural Heritage) and reflect on the place our societies give this precious heritage.
The AFRICA24 Conference is organized by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committees CIAV (ISC on vernacular architecture), ISCEAH (ISC on Earthen architectural heritage), ICTC (ISC on Cultural Tourism), ISCCL (ISC on Cultural Landscapes), ICICH (ISC on Intangible cultural heritage), ISCES (ISC on Energy and Sustainability), and ICOMOS International Working Groups OCD-RBA (Our Common Dignity Rights-Based Approaches) and EPWG (Emerging professionals).
- Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
- ICOMOS Appeal on the situation in Gaza and Israel
- ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Economics on Conservation – Call for membership
- Results of the 21st ICOMOS General Assembly (Sydney), 2023