International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Celebrating 50 years of the World Heritage Convention

Celebrating 50 years of the World Heritage Convention

On the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, ICCROM looks back with pride on the important role it plays as an Advisory Body, helping shape the basic principles and practices in managing and conserving places of Outstanding Universal Value.

WHL-ARCH-WH workshop

Development of training team on impact assessment for the Arab region

The ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership (WHL) programme and the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) delivered a joint session to develop training teams to enhance Arab regional capacities and create a regional roster of resource people that will work with ARC-WH and WHL in delivering capacity building and assistance.

CHA visit ICCROM

Welcoming CHA delegation to headquarters

We were happy to welcome a delegation from the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea (CHA) to ICCROM headquarters on 19 October 2022.

L-R: Mr Eung Chon Choi, Administrator of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), and ICCROM Director-General Dr Webber Ndoro. Photo: The Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea (CHA)

Korea pledges continued support of People-Nature-Culture capacity-building course

We are excited to have renewed our cooperation with the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea (CHA) to invest in providing capacity building, resources and tools to those tasked with the management and conservation of cultural and natural heritage places.

World Heritage Leadership Forum 2022

Norway renews commitment to ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership Programme

At a high-level forum marking the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment extended its support of the World Heritage Leadership (WHL) Programme, reinforcing its commitment to fostering future leaders of the World Heritage Convention.

People-Nature-Culture looks at how effective heritage management can enhance the services and benefits of heritage places 

People-Nature-Culture looks at how effective heritage management can enhance the services and benefits of heritage places 

PNC22 offered heritage practitioners, communities and decision-makers from all regions a platform to discuss how effectively managed World Heritage sites and heritage places can provide benefits and offer solutions for society and heritage itself.

Capacity Building on World Heritage Risk Management in the Arab Region

Capacity Building on World Heritage Risk Management in the Arab Region

Unpredictable disasters caused by natural hazards and human actions have affected the Arab region’s diverse heritage places. Conflicts and political instability further threaten the protection of heritage places, with a huge impact on communities and their socioeconomic and cultural life. Risk management is essential to protecting and conserving World Heritage sites and their surrounding...

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.