International workshop of the CIS and Baltic countries “Integrated Approach to the Management of the World Heritage Properties”

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, 31 October 2014 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Belarus, Minsk
Type of Event: 
Консультативное совещание
Contact: 
l.moreva@unesco.org

International workshop of the CIS and Baltic countries “Integrated Approach to the Management of the World Heritage Properties” will be organized on 29 - 31 October 2014 in Minsk, Belarus, with the support of the UNESCO Moscow Office in partnership with the Foundation “Cultural Heritage and Modernity” (Belarus), in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and the National Commission of the Republic of Belarus for UNESCO. The seminar will be attended by experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine and the Baltic countries.

The International workshop is planned in accordance with the strategic objectives of UNESCO for the protection of natural and cultural heritage through the implementation of the Conventions of 1972, 2003, guided by the resolutions of the UN General Assembly “Culture and Sustainable Development” (20.12.2013) and other fundamental documents of UNESCO and the United Nations. The project is based on the understanding of heritage as key driver to sustainable development, which involves in its scope of various sections of society through sustainable tourism, educational dialogue and joint activities.
International workshop of the CIS and Baltic countries “Integrated Approach to the Management of the World Heritage Properties” will be organized on 29 - 31 October 2014 in Minsk, Belarus, with the support of the UNESCO Moscow Office in partnership with the Foundation “Cultural Heritage and Modernity” (Belarus), in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and the National Commission of the Republic of Belarus for UNESCO. The seminar will be attended by experts from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine and the Baltic countries.

The International workshop is planned in accordance with the strategic objectives of UNESCO for the protection of natural and cultural heritage through the implementation of the Conventions of 1972, 2003, guided by the resolutions of the UN General Assembly “Culture and Sustainable Development” (20.12.2013) and other fundamental documents of UNESCO and the United Nations. The project is based on the understanding of heritage as key driver to sustainable development, which involves in its scope of various sections of society through sustainable tourism, educational dialogue and joint activities.

The workshop aims to address practical issues of capacity building for effective management of World Heritage sites, taking into account current trends and best practices by introducing of an integrative approach and increasing interactions with local communities, promoting sustainable tourism and the expansion of educational and youth initiatives for the effective implementation of the UNESCO Conventions in the field of culture.

The event will be held with the active participation of the Belarusian World Heritage: Architectural and Cultural Complex of the Radziwills’ Residence in Nyasvizh and the Castle Complex "Mir".

The following issues will be discussed during the Workshop:

• Heritage Conservation as a Key Factor for Sustainable Development;
• The New Paradigm of Interpretation of Protection Zones in the Context of the Integrated Approach;
• Effective management of World Heritage Sites. Conclusions of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting on the Implementation of the 1972 Convention for Europe and the North America;
• Identifying, Evaluating and Improving the Heritage Management based on Integrated Approach;
• Key Aspects of the Monitoring of Heritage Sites;
• The Management of World Heritage: How to Make all Participants Visible and Active?
• The Role of Young People and Local Communities in the Conservation and Use of Heritage Sites;
• Integrate Sustainable Tourism Principles into the Mechanisms of the World Heritage Convention Implementation