Post-Conflict Reconstruction in the Middle East Context, and in the Old City of Aleppo in particular

When, local time: 
Thursday, 18 June 2015 - 10:00am to Friday, 19 June 2015 - 5:30pm
Where: 
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 6-Expert Committee
Contact: 
y.tabet@unesco.org

Due to escalation of the conflicts in the Middle East and to the significant destruction of cultural heritage, the World Heritage Centre organizes a meeting with a group of multidisciplinary experts to brainstorm on the issue of post-conflict reconstruction in the Middle-East context, and in the Ancient City of Aleppo, at UNESCO’s Headquarters.
The meeting gathers a small group of multidisciplinary international experts whose work and experience are valuable to shed light on post-war reconstruction and who are knowledgeable about the Middle East from a political, social, urban, archaeological, architectural and technical point of view, as well as UNESCO staff whose daily work is related to cultural heritage protection in conflict. The meeting will address theoretical and deontological approaches, comparative historical overviews of post-war reconstruction since World War I, and several case studies. The aim of the meeting is to initiate a reflection on this topic and lay the foundations for an elaborated approach to post-conflict reconstruction in the Middle East.