Thematic Expert Consultation meeting on sustainable management of the World Heritage properties of religious interest in South-Eastern and Mediterranean Europe
Thanks to the support of Bulgaria, a cycle of Regional Thematic Consultations towards the elaboration of the above-mentioned thematic paper will be launched at UNESCO with a first thematic expert consultation meeting focused on Mediterranean and South-Eastern Europe will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 16 to 18 February 2016.
The main objective of the meeting is to discuss draft recommendations aimed at developing the general guidance.
The World Heritage Committee at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011) requested the World Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Advisory Bodies, to elaborate a thematic paper proposing to States Parties general guidance regarding the management of their cultural and natural heritage of religious interest.
In this regard, UNESCO, by launching the Initiative on Heritage of Religious Interest, plays a leading role in the development of such guidance and coordination of the implementation of concrete related activities world-wide.