MoU HISTandICOMOS ENICOMOS and HIST sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration on space technologies for World Cultural Heritage ConservationOn 21 November 2022, Prof. Huadong Guo, Director of the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the auspices of UNESCO, and Dr. Teresa Patricio, President of ICOMOS, signed a MoU online to shape a long-term strategic partnership for the protection and preservation of World Cultural Heritage sites internationally.

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The World Heritage Convention celebrates its 50th anniversary!

YT Thumbnail ENAs the main international organisation dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage, ICOMOS was designated from the outset as an advisory organisation to the World Heritage Committee. In this dual capacity, we have been putting the experience, skills and commitment of our Committees and members around the world – both at the national and international levels – at the service of the World Heritage Convention for 50 years. 

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ICOMOS Statement to the COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh


ICOMOS is present in Africa through National Committees in 16 countries and also works as the Secretariat of the Climate Heritage Network (CHN), which is committed to tackling climate change and achieving the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. On the occasion of COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh from 6-18 November 2022, ICOMOS is issuing with its African Committees a statement on the impact of climate change on African heritage.

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ICOMOS Policy Guidance for Heritage and Development Actors now available in French

SDGs PolicyGuidanceFRThe French translation of the ICOMOS document, "Heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals: Policy Guidance for Heritage and Development Actors" was officially launched at the Annual General Meeting of the ICOMOS Sustainable Development Goals Working Group (SDGWG) held on 27 October 2022. This translated document is aimed at spreading the important advocacy of ICOMOS that heritage is a driver and enabler of the achievement of all the SDGs.

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