ICOMOS at the 9th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9)

WUF9 Event Logo colorUpdate: Click here to read the ICOMOS report on our participation at the 9th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9).

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.

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ICOMOS Contribution in the OWHC 14th World Congress

OWHC Nov2017ICOMOS 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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ICOMOS Side Event on the SDGs at the 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee in Krakow

Panel: “Localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals for the World's Cultural and Natural Heritage"
3 July, 18:40-19:30

ICOMOS is pleased to host, as an Advisory Bodies Side Event in the 41st Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee being held in Krakow, Poland, a panel discussing activities of selected international agencies working for cultural and natural heritage related to the implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on SDG 11.4 and how this work relates to World Heritage, particularly in the context of cities and local governments.

Click here to view the flyer for the event

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