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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

Process of seeking Expressions of Interest for ICOMOS World Heritage Advisers

Icomos expert mission on the world heritage site of Forth Bridge, UK, 2014 - copyright Tara Bushe / ICOMOS

Interim Report by Toshiyuki Kono, President of ICOMOS

"Following the completion of the 2018/2019 World Heritage Nominations Cycle, I identified the need to increase the size of the group of Advisers working on ICOMOS World Heritage activities, specifically in order to expand and diversify its international team for the evaluation of cultural and mixed property nominations to the World Heritage List.

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ARC-WH and ICOMOS Second World Heritage Workshop (French edition): “Renforcer les capacités des professionnels du patrimoine mondial dans la région arabe pour les sites culturels et mixtes”

WH Atelier Rabat 1From 9 to 13 December 2019, the French edition of the workshop “Renforcer les capacités des professionnels du patrimoine mondial dans la région arabe pour les sites culturels et mixtes” was held in Rabat, Morocco [“Strengthening capacities of World Heritage Professionals in the Arab region”] It was organized by the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage (ARC-WH) and ICOMOS in the framework of their Memorandum of Understanding, and in partnership with ICCROM and IUCN.

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World Heritage and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Paraty Ianashah Flickr CC BYAs a result of the reflection of the experts attending to the International Expert Workshop “Harnessing the power of World Heritage for a better future: World Heritage and the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework”, jointly organized by the IUCN World Heritage Programme and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) with its International Academy for Nature Conservation, that took place from 14 to18 November 2019 at Isle of Vilm (Germany) the World Heritage and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework statement has been released.

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