ICOMOS 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 is actively involved in the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), being held at UN Headquarters in New York City from 9-18 July 2018, where the annual global review of progress on the SDGs will take place.
ICOMOS issues special logo: “Heritage Supports the Global Goals!”
On the occasion of the UN reviewing progress on heritage protection as part of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, ICOMOS is pleased to issue a special logo and invites all stakeholders to use it in their publicity campaigns during 2018.
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.
ICOMOS had the pleasure of participating in the 14th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), held under the theme “Heritage & Communities: Tools to Engage Local Communities” in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea. Held from 29 October to 3 November 2017, the OWHC Congress provided a platform to share and discuss member cities’ innovative and collective actions with the mutual goal of preserving World Heritage Sites.
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