Regional Meeting on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage

When, local time: 
Thursday, 2 June 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, 3 June 2016 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Morocco, Rabat
Type of Event: 
Category 4- International Congress
Contact: 
s.allam@unesco.org

With the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Morocco, UNESCO is organizing a Regional Meeting on the ratification and implementation of the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
The purpose of the regional meeting is to discuss the challenges of underwater archaeological research in the region, the protection of sites, their importance to local and national development, and the ratification of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. The first day of the meeting will be devoted to the opportunities inherent to the protection and management of underwater cultural heritage, and an update on the current state of underwater archaeology in the region will be discussed. The second day will be dedicated to the challenges of development in the region.