As an integral part of the extended 45th session of the World Heritage Committee, and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia represented by the Heritage Commission and the National Committee of Education and Culture and Science will host the World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2023 under the theme of ‘Looking Ahead: The Next 50 Years of Protecting Natural and Cultural Heritage", from 3 to 12 September 2023, in Riyadh and the Al-Ahsa Oasis, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Forum will be developed and implemented with the support of the NGO Diadrasis.
The Forum serves as a platform by bringing young people and heritage experts together to foster intercultural learning and exchange. It also provides an opportunity for the youth to meet and learn about each other’s heritage, discuss common concerns in preservation and discover new roles for themselves in heritage conservation. Each Forum is focused on a specific topic linked to World Heritage, and aligned with the context of the World Heritage properties of the Host Country.
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World Heritage Young Professional Fora
As an integral part of the extended 45th session of the World Heritage Committee, the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia represented by the Heritage Commission and the National Committee of Education, Culture and Science will host the World Heritage Site Managers Forum 2023 under the theme of “Managing World Heritage for the Next 50 Years” in Riyadh and Al-Ula, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Over the past five decades, the World Heritage Convention has protected and promoted humanity’s treasures and transformed the way we value and safeguard heritage. The World Heritage sites today, currently 1157 in 167 countries, are serving as climate disruption observatories to gather and share information on applied and tested monitoring, mitigation, resilience, and adaptation practices and are raising awareness of the impacts on human societies and cultural diversity, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. Therefore, the Forum will be an opportunity to review the achievements of the past 50 years and at the same time examine some of the growing challenges which site managers should contribute to tackling in the years to come. The Forum will therefore be an occasion to reflect on the past and the future through the theme “Managing World Heritage for the Next 50 Years”.
The Forum will take place online as well as in-person. The online component will be held on the 19th of June and the 4th and 13th of July 2023 from 12:00 to 15:00, CET. The in-person sessions will be held in Riyadh, from 10 to 16 September 2023.
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