The three-day conference is organized by Kuwait's National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) in cooperation with the UNESCO's World Heritage Centre
under the main theme of safeguarding the heritage of urban and architectural modernities in the Arab World.
Manama, June 25 (BNA): UNESCO World Heritage Centre
has called on Arab youth to volunteer in the 2015 World Heritage Volunteers programme, which aims at encouraging Arab youth from 18-30 years to work in world heritage sites.
The Higher Committee of the Heart of Sharjah's bid to be entered on the list of World Heritage Sites by Unesco, announced on Saturday that it updated the title of its bid submitted to the Unesco World Heritage Centre
. The move was based on the directives of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah.
The minister attributed the success of the nomination of Okavango Delta for inclusion into the World Heritage List to the African World Heritage Fund, the World Heritage Centre
, International Union for Conservation of Nature (ICUN) and ICOMOS.
The details of the process were announced at a press conference yesterday by Kishore Rao, director of the World Heritage Centre
, and Ali Zainal, ambassador and permanent delegate of Qatar to Unesco.
The program, a collaboration between Panasonic, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
and selected World Heritage sites, offers children the opportunity to visit World Heritage sites around the world and learn about UNESCO's work.
Veronique Dauge, chief of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
's Arab States unit, said delisting any site is the sole decision of the World Heritage Committee, an intergovernmental body of 21 states that are party to the World Heritage Convention.
As part of its strategic partnership agreement with the Unesco World Heritage Centre
, Panasonic has been solely sponsoring "The World Heritage Special" broadcast on the NGC in 193 countries and regions since June 2011.
The session, which will last till July 6th, reviews the reports conducted in the previous meeting, as well as the reports and activities implemented by the World Heritage Centre
. The session also views status of the maintenance of the world heritage properties and what is related to setting up a list for the world heritage and another list for the world heritage at risk, among other issues of concern to the world heritage.
Petya Totcharova of the World Heritage Centre
insisted they needed to be consulted about major projects near their sites.
The joint World Heritage Centre
/ IUCN reactive monitoring mission was held on a tip-off by environmental NGOs which stated that the replacement of ski facilities at the Bansko ski zone had harmed the Pirin National Park, which was a reason for the site's inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
Speaking about her visit to Pakistan, the Princess shared that through her work in UNESCO, World Heritage Centre
, she has had the great privilege to be able to visit Pakistan on many occasions.