ICOMOS is a non-governmental international organisation dedicated to the conservation of the world's monuments and sites.
19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy"
11-15 December 2017, New Delhi, India
Held under the high patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Government of India, this event gathered approximately 1000 participants and guests from 113 countries, and saw 65 ICOMOS National Committees represented. This encourages us to consider that this important moment in the life of ICOMOS is also the foremost gathering of heritage professionals world-wide.
Outcomes of the 19th General Assembly and the 2017 Extraordinary General Assembly:
ICOMOS is participating actively in the 9th Session of the World Urban Forum, taking place on February 7-13, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The World Urban Forum was established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. Organized and convened by UN-Habitat, the Forum has become one of the most open gatherings on the international arena; its inclusive nature, combined with high-level participation, makes it a unique UN conference and the premier international gathering on urban issues.
Every year on 18 April, ICOMOS celebrates the International Day for Monuments and Sites, whose establishment was approved by the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983.
The 2018 theme for the ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites is Heritage for Generations led by the ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group.
Sharing stories and the transfer of knowledge between generations is a crucial step in cultural development, characterising the human experience since time immemorial.
“The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow” – Nelson Mandela
We are happy to announce that our campaign has exceeded its fundraising target! Thanks to a generous contribution of 50 000 US$ (45 454 €) by SACH – the Chinese State Administration for Cultural Heritage, as well as contributions by ICOMOS Germany, ICOMOS Portugal and an additional 8 individuals – our campaign has now raised 100 914 € from 606 supporters.
In the framework of its work as UNESCO Advisory Body, ICOMOS undertakes comparative and thematic studies, in different subject areas in order to provide a context for its evaluations.
This new volume seeks to provide assistance for recognising, studying and preserving traditional cultural heritages linked to water in arid / semi-arid regions and also establish benchmark examples, not only for properties which could be nominated for the World Heritage List, but also for properties of regional or local importance.
ISBN : 978-2-91886-21-5 (e-version)
A printed version is available upon request (free of charge, except for postage fees): please contact ICOMOS Documentation Centre
e-version (free download, PDF 7,5 Mb)
We wish to thank ICOMOS India for a successful 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in New Delhi, India from 11-15 December 2017. This event gathered approximately 1000 participants and guests from 113 countries, and saw 65 ICOMOS National Committees represented.
The General Assembly elected a new leadership comprising Mr Toshiyuki Kono (Japan) elected as President, Mr Peter Phillips (Australia) elected as Secretary General, Ms Laura Robinson (South Africa) re-elected as Treasurer General, 5 Vice-Presidents and 12 other elected members. The new Board includes representatives from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mali, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, the United States of America and Uruguay. For the full list, click here.
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