Sites associated with memories of Recent Conflicts and the World Heritage Convention - ICOMOS Second Discussion Paper

Convict light leg irons, Old Great North Road - Australian Convict Sites © Australian Convict Sites Steering CommitteeICOMOS is pleased to share its second discussion paper on “Sites associated with memories of Recent Conflicts and the World Heritage Convention. Encouraged by the World Heritage Committee to further deepen its analysis and broaden the participation of experts in this new reflection, ICOMOS prepared this second discussion paper to consider the purpose and scope of the World Heritage Convention, as well as its key concepts, and how sites assorted with memories of recent conflicts relate to these.

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Final Report - ICOMOS World Heritage Advisers - Expressions of Interest

Final Report by Toshiyuki Kono, ICOMOS President

As follow up to the Interim Report prepared in January 2020, I am pleased to present the final report on the Process of seeking Expressions of Interest for ICOMOS World Heritage Advisers.

First, I would like to share some general statistics as regards the applications received in response to the call for expression of interest a total of 353 applications were submitted by the deadline.

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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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