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New guidance set to help reduce impacts from development on World Heritage sites

New guidance set to help reduce impacts from development on World Heritage sites

UNESCO and the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Committee have issued new guidance for assessing impacts from projects that could potentially affect the planet’s most precious heritage places. Designed specifically for heritage management institutions, governments and project developers, it aims to help find the best possible solutions to meet both conservation priorities and development...

Capacity building for everyone… Including the Advisory Bodies!

Capacity building for everyone… Including the Advisory Bodies!

Practitioners working with heritage in diverse capacities all need to stay up-to-date with the field. To this end, the three Advisory Bodies of the World Heritage Convention – ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property), ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) – joined...

World Heritage Impact Assessment workshop in Norway brings together heritage, planning and policy

World Heritage Impact Assessment workshop in Norway brings together heritage, planning and policy

The ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership Programme, the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Directorate, the Norwegian Environmental Agency and the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment worked together to hold a national workshop to build Norwegian capacity on impact assessment in the context of World Heritage.

Meeting with seconded from the Republic of Korea at UNESCO WHC

Meeting with secondment from the Republic of Korea at UNESCO WHC

Today ICCROM staff met with Mr Kilbai Lee, working at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre as a secondment from the Republic of Korea, CHA. We discussed possible ways to strengthen our collaborations on capacity building for World Heritage.

San Francisco Church, Antigua, Guatemala

Developing practice-led research in the Heritage Place Lab

Research-practice teams from eight World Heritage properties across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America joined the pilot phase of this unique online incubator last year. Now they are preparing their practice-led research agendas, with plans to publish their insights and achievements.

Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean with first People-Nature-Culture course in Spanish

Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean with first People-Nature-Culture course in Spanish

This month-long capacity building activity involved 19 participants from 11 countries and showcased the many important experiences had managing heritage places in the region, including urban and protected areas, cultural landscapes, and archaeological sites.

Call for Expressions of Interest for the Evaluation of the UNESCO World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy

Call for Expressions of Interest for the Evaluation of the UNESCO World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy

ICCROM and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre launch a Call for Expressions of Interest for the Evaluation of the UNESCO World Heritage Capacity-Building Strategy (WHCBS)

ICCROM and UNESCO World Heritage Centre join forces to enhance World Heritage capacities in Africa

ICCROM and UNESCO World Heritage Centre join forces to enhance World Heritage capacities in Africa

Our Youth.Heritage.Africa. and World Heritage Leadership programmes are working together with the Africa Unit of the World Heritage Centre (WHC) on a three-phase capacity building project in support of UNESCO’s Priority Africa initiative. Improving Management Effectiveness in African World Heritage properties is strengthening the capacities of African heritage professionals and institutions to...

World Heritage Leadership: a look at 2021 and the year ahead

World Heritage Leadership: a look at 2021 and the year ahead

Our flagship programme had a productive 2021, marked by digital transition, new activities and expanded resources to help effectively manage World Heritage and heritage places globally. This year is shaping up to be another milestone.

Rethinking the future of Islamic Arts and Heritage

Linking People-Nature-Culture at the heart of managing heritage places effectively

The 2021 edition of the course on Promoting People-Centred Approaches to the Conservation of Nature and Culture – also called the People-Nature-Culture or PNC course – concluded last month after an intense 10 weeks of bi-weekly three-hour sessions that ran from 16 August to 21 October 2021. It brought together 21 participants from 18 countries in Asia, Europe and Africa, who came from site...