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UNESCO Pacific World Heritage Workshop in Suva, Fiji
From:WHITRAP Shanghai   PublishDate:2014-01-06  Hits:1153

The UNESCO Pacific World Heritage Workshop was held by UNESCO in cooperation with the Department of National Heritage, Culture and Arts of the Republic of Fiji, located at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji, during 27 to 30 November, 2013. More than 40 experts from 13 Pacific Member States of the World Heritage Convention (i.e. New Caledonia and French Polynesia), together with regional partners ICOMOS Pacifica, IUCN Oceania, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional environmental Programme (SPREP), the Pacific Islands Museum Association (PIMA), and the University of the South Pacific (USP) participated in the Workshop.

The Workshop was to review the progress in implementation of the Pacific World Heritage Action Plan (2010-2015), also the progress in establishing the Pacific Heritage Hub (PHH), some follow-up advices had being discussed.

Ron von OERS, the Vice Director of WHITRAP, take part in the Workshop by requested from World Heritage Centre in Paris and represent WHITRAP to present its structure and activities in the Asia-Pacific region. He believed there will be lots of opportunities and possibilities by WHITRAP to give technical and structural support for the Pacific region in the following year.

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