Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development

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Click here to download the logo for Target 11.4, “Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage" under SDG11, to "make our cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”.

As a global non-governmental organization associated with UNESCO and working to promote the conservation, protection, use and enhancement of cultural heritage sites through creation of knowledge and advocacy, ICOMOS has been closely engaged with the topic of sustainable development in recent years, having held major scientific events and issued policy documents to highlight the vital role of cultural heritage within the sustainable development process.

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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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