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World Heritage brings together exceptional cultural sites that belong to all humankind, such as the pyramids of Egypt, the city of Venice, the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu. The International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) takes part in the protection of this unique legacy.

Angkor, Siem Reap © Miel Delphine / ICOMOS

ICOMOS wishes IUCN a happy 70th anniversary

Fontainebleau Flickr dynamosquitoICOMOS had the pleasure of participating in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of IUCN’s founding in Fontainebleau, France on 30 and 31 August. The conference entitled “The future of landscapes: a new relationship for people and nature” focused on the future of cultural landscapes, including the places that have been created through agricultural, pastoralist and sacred use.

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Call for application for the Strengthening Capacities of World Heritage Professionals in the Arab Region for Cultural and Mixed sites

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Call for application for the Strengthening Capacities of World Heritage Professionals in the Arab Region for Cultural and Mixed sites

The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) and ICOMOS International in collaboration with ICCROM and IUCN, are organizing a Capacity Building programme for World Heritage Professionals in the Arab Region.

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ICOMOS Side Event “Sites of Memory”

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ICOMOS Side Event "Sites of Memory" 

During the 42nd World Heritage Committee Meeting that is being held in Bahrain, ICOMOS, with the support of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, has organized the side event “Sites of Memory” on Wednesday 27 June 2018.

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ICOMOS World Heritage Panel 2017 - 2018

20180314 181418 From 20 to 26 November 2017, the ICOMOS World Heritage Panel met at ICOMOS International Secretariat, Charenton-le-Pont, in order to discuss 23 cultural and mixed properties nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List in 2018. This year, nominations included three proposals to extend existing WH properties.

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