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The 32nd ICCROM General Assembly is fast approaching and will take place entirely online. Delegates will meet between 12:00 and 15:00 (Rome, Italy - CET) on 27 and 28 October 2021, with proceedings to be livestreamed each day.

Register now and take part in this online event to be held on 29 and 30 November 2021. Join us in showcasing the diversity and value of heritage samples research collections from around the globe and share your experiences regarding their management and preservation.

Director-General Webber Ndoro expressed the need to support ‘digital transformation’ across Africa at the Third Conference for a Euro-African Academic Partnership in Teramo, Italy earlier this month, joining delegates from African and European universities and international organizations to promote academic cooperation and socio-economic integration for young people.

ICCROM has joined IIC and ICOM-CC in committing to lead transformative action within the cultural heritage sector in response to the climate crisis. Our three organizations will work together to reduce our own emissions, while mobilizing an international coalition of sustainability initiatives to help the world reach net zero by 2050.

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) is an opportunity to acknowledge a common understanding of how the cultural and natural heritage of a place can reinforce our capacity for disaster risk reduction and contribute to a more sustainable future. By considering climate risks, we aim to build resilience, encouraging community-based approaches while linking together the social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

With the aim of breaking language barriers and providing knowledge where it is most needed, ICCROM is pleased to announce the release of the Portuguese translation of its pioneering resource, the First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Handbook and its Toolkit.

The translations were made possible thanks to the generous support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the coordination of ICCROM Council Member, Isabel Raposo de Magalhães.

After the success of the first three modules of RE-ORG Emilia-Romagna in Italy, held online from 26 April to 3 June 2021, the fourth phase from 4 to 8 October has now kicked off. This activity will involve on-site practice for implementing a reorganization plan using the civic museums of Modena and Cento as case studies.

ICCROM recently joined practitioners, decision-makers and leaders from around the world at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, held in a hybrid format in Marseille, France, and online after being postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our two organizations are close partners on the World Heritage Leadership programme and share a commitment to improving conservation and management practices for cultural and natural heritage.

Recruitment of a Scientific Coordinator: The increasing impact and growing complexity of disasters in Africa are of great concern for both heritage professionals and decision makers. It is expected that in the next decade, climate change will lead to more frequent extreme weather events, reaching to broader areas.

On 13 September 2021, 19 staff members from nine museums in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand met online and embarked on a seven-month journey to reorganize their collections in storage, under a joint venture of ICCROM’s CollAsia programme and the National Discovery Museum Institute (Museum Siam) in Bangkok, supported by CHA - Korean Cultural Heritage Administration.