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.
Post trauma reconstruction after civil and armed conflict or due to natural catastrophes, or reconstruction of places that have been destroyed by redevelopment pressures have always been a fundamental concern to heritage practitioners.
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.
The 40th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee is taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from 10-20 July 2016.
ICOMOS is an Advisory Body of the World Heritage Committee for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention of UNESCO. As such, it reviews the nominations of cultural world heritage and ensures the conservation status of properties.
- Election of the Permanent Council of the new ICOMOS National Committee in the Russian Federation
- ICOMOS Annual Report 2015
- Proposed new ICOMOS Rules of Procedure
- Call for Papers “Post-disaster reconstruction” - 2016 Advisory Committee Symposium - Extended Deadline