The Our Common Dignity Rights-Based Approaches Working Group (OCD|RBA) started as an ICOMOS initiative in 2007 and expanded in 2011 as a cooperation for the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention (ICCROM, ICOMOS, IUCN) under the coordination by ICOMOS Norway. The main objective of the initiative was building awareness of rights issues in World Heritage and heritage management in general, to promote “good practice” approaches and to develop and promote relevant tools and guidelines, in particular for World Heritage from tentative lists and nominations through conservation and management of the sites.
The General Assembly of ICOMOS passed the historic resolution addressing Gender Diversity in Sydney last 8 September 2023. The resolution puts forward gender diversity and empowerment as an important component of the ICOMOS Triennial Action Plan, with a specific focus on gender equity in membership and leadership positions and on research related to heritage practices and management systems. It also invites its committees and all ICOMOS bodies to take gender dimensions into account as part of their work and decision making processes.
In celebration of more than 10 years of contribution to the promotion of Rights-Based Approaches and to building awareness of rights issues in World Heritage and heritage management, the ICOMOS Our Common Dignity - Rights Based Approaches (OCD-RBA) has assembled an e-publication with the goal of documenting the working group’s experiences and providing resources and tools for caretakers of cultural heritage.
Heritage Thursdays Webinar Series l Becoming World Heritage 50 years on: the role of rights and communities
In the fiftieth anniversary year of the World Heritage Convention, the ICOMOS Our Common Dignity Rights-Based Approaches Working Group (OCD-RBA) seeks to examine and promote the role of communities and build awareness of rights issues in World Heritage.
ICOMOS is pleased to announce that Laura Robinson has been selected as the new ICOMOS Focal Point to coordinate the Our Common Dignity – Rights Based Approaches Working Group for the period 2022-2024.
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