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UNITAR Hiroshima Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites Workshop 2009

16.04.2009

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR Hiroshima Office) is organizing the training workshop on “Conservation for Peace: World Heritage Impact Assessment” in Hiroshima prefecture, Japan from 19 to 24 April 2009, funded by the Hiroshima Prefectural Government, and in cooperation with UNESCO and its World Heritage Centre, the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), and the World Conservation Union (IUCN).

This training workshop is its 6th training workshop of a series on “Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites”. The series offers a set of innovative approaches to heritage conservation, including:

  • A values-based management approach examining the significance of the properties to be conserved;
  • The fusion of cultural and natural heritage management;
  • The recognition of both the tangible and intangible aspects of heritage values; and
  • Conservation for Peace.

The specific objectives of the 2009 workshop will be to:

  • Review the basics of the World Heritage regime and its implications for peace, incorporating available information, updates and current trends;
  • Elucidate the underlying principles of “values-based heritage management”, with a particular focus on peace building or nurturing; 
  • Introduce the basics of World Heritage impact assessment; 
  • Examine leading assessment policies and strategies, identifying best practices and lessons learned; 
  • Through reality-based practical exercises, extract key concepts and common issues while developing impact assessments for given sites; 
  • Contribute to the development of a manual for site managers on impact assessment in World Heritage management; and
  • Enhance long-term peer learning and exchange among the participants.

The application for this training workshop has been closed, but more details about the programme are available at:
www.unitar.org/hiroshima/unitar-activities/world-heritage-sites/2009