Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development

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Click here to download the logo for Target 11.4, “Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage" under SDG11, to "make our cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”.

As a global non-governmental organization associated with UNESCO and working to promote the conservation, protection, use and enhancement of cultural heritage sites through creation of knowledge and advocacy, ICOMOS has been closely engaged with the topic of sustainable development in recent years, having held major scientific events and issued policy documents to highlight the vital role of cultural heritage within the sustainable development process.

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Is Heritage Left Behind in the HLPF Ministerial Declaration?

HLPF Heritage 2018 squareREICOMOS partners with UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments), GPN (Global Planners Network), IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) and Europa Nostra to advocate for inclusion of cultural and natural Heritage in the Ministerial Declaration of the UN High-Level Political Forum 2018 on the SDGs. The organizations have released a statement entitled “Is Heritage left behind in the HLPF Ministerial Declaration? Statement for Inclusion of Cultural and Natural Heritage with Reference to SDG 11 and Other Goals.”

ICOMOS at the 9th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9)

WUF9 Event Logo colorUpdate: Click here to read the ICOMOS report on our participation at the 9th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9).

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.

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