Jointly organized by UNESCO Beijing Cluster Office and the Ministry of Culture in Mongolia, a virtual capacity building Workshop on the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage is to be held on 22-23 September 2021 (Online 15:00-18:00 Ulaanbaatar time).
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage, the objective of the Workshop is to promote the ratification of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage in Mongolia as well as bring together the leading authorities and policy makers on underwater cultural heritage to share their knowledge.
The Convention recognizes the importance of the underwater cultural heritage as an integral part of humanity, and is intended to guarantee its preservation through international cooperation. Over the past 20 years, the 2001 Convention provides a common legally binding framework for States Parties on how to better identify, research and protect their underwater heritage while ensuring its preservation and sustainability.
This training workshop will strengthen the national capacity on the understanding of the 2001 Convention and raise public awareness in order to help safeguard humanity’s underwater heritage for future generations.