Sub-Regional meeting on the Caribbean Action Plan for World Heritage 2014-2019

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, 28 November 2014 - 6:00am
Where: 
Cuba, Havana
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
f.brugman@unesco.org; v.marin@unesco.org; b.guzman@unesco.org;

Sub-Regional meeting on the Caribbean Action Plan for World Heritage 2014-2019 as a follow-up to the adoption by the World Heritage Committee of the Action Plan for World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean Region (Decision 38 COM 10B.4).
UNESCO Offices in Havana (Cuba), in Kingston (Jamaica) and UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in cooperation with UNESCO Office in Port au Prince (Haiti), and with the financial support of the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust are organizing this meeting.

The meeting will be attended by representatives of 22 Caribbean Member and Associated States, the 3 advisory bodies to the World Heritage Convention (ICOMOS, ICCROM and IUCN) and Caribbean universities, as well as specialists from UNESCO Offices in Havana, Kingston and Port-au-Prince, and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. In the framework of the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Adi Meretui Ratunabuabua, Pacific Heritage Hub Manager, University of the South Pacific, will participate in the meeting, which will also contribute to strengthening South-South cooperation.

Objectives:

- To develop and approve a Sub-regional Action Plan for the Caribbean (2014-2019), based on the Regional Action Plan for Latin America and the Caribbean, approved by States Parties in Brasilia in May 2014 and by the World Heritage Committee in Doha in June 2014;

- To discuss and approve the follow-up action to the second phase of the Caribbean Capacity Building Programme, as part of the Sub-regional Action Plan for the Caribbean 2014-2019 to strengthen professional capacities at the sub regional level for better implementing the 1972 Convention concerning the Protection of the of World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972);

- To enhance the cooperation with the Caribbean University Network.