On the initiative of its President, Professor Toshiyuki Kono, ICOMOS is seeking Expressions of Interest from cultural heritage professionals worldwide in order to expand and diversify its international team of World Heritage Advisors for the evaluation of cultural and mixed property nominations to the World Heritage List.
ICOMOS will be participating, as Advisory Body, to the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee that will be held from 30 June to 10 July 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. This year, ICOMOS, in collaboration with IUCN, ICOMOS National Committees and ICOMOS Working Groups, will be hosting several side events.
The ICOMOS World Heritage Panel members at work © ICOMOS Evaluation Unit
From 19 to 28 November 2018, the ICOMOS World Heritage Panel met at ICOMOS International Secretariat, Charenton-le-Pont, in order to discuss 32 cultural and mixed properties nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List in 2019.
Strengthening capacities of World Heritage Professionals in the Arab region for Cultural and Mixed sites
In the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between ICOMOS International and the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage (ARC-WH), a workshop aimed to train experts from the Arab Region on World Heritage matters has been organized by ARC-WH in collaboration with ICOMOS and in partnership with IUCN and ICCROM in Manama from 9 to 13 December 2018.
A workshop for the third phase of the Connecting Practice project that ICOMOS and IUCN are undertakingwith the Christensen Fund’s support took place in ICOMOS headquarters near Paris, France on 7 and 8 February 2019. The Connecting Practice project is an initiative which aims to explore, learn about and create new methods of recognition and support for the interconnected character of the natural, cultural and social values of World Heritage Sites. Following the successful first two phases of Connecting Practice, the third phase continues to explore and to implement lessons learned into practical interventions and new mechanisms for achieving positive results for agricultural and biocultural practices.