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Second Coordination Meeting with UNESCO Category 2 Institute and Centers (C2Cs) and UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Related to the UNESCO Culture Sector
Author:Anna Paola POLA  PublishDate:2017-12-01  Hits:784

In November 23rd and 24th, 2017, Anna-Paola Pola, Director Urban Planner and Research Fellow of WHITRAP, attended the Second Co-ordination Meeting with UNESCO C2Cs and UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs related to the UNESCO Culture Sector, which was held at the UNESCO Headquarter in Paris.

Aim of the event was to share knowledge and good practices among participants and create effective networks among C2Cs and UNESCO Chairs for research, capacity building and partnerships in alignment with core priorities of UNESCO.

The meeting got together with an overarching theme of culture as an enabler of sustainable development. 15th Session of the General Assembly of the State Parties to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, in 2015 recommends that C2Cs and UNESCO Chairs should prioritize issues related to the implementation of the policy document for the Integration of a Sustainable Development Perspective into the Processes of the World Heritage Convention (ref.WHC/15/20/GA/INF.13) within their capacity-building and research initiatives.

In the afternoon of 24 November 2017, two voluntary thematic workshops were organized: the first being on the Advocacy and Communication for Enhancing Culture’s Role in the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda (Room VI) and the second workshop on the UNESCO 2011 Recommendation on the Historic Landscape. 

The UNESCO 2011 Recommendation on the Historic Landscape workshop was conducted with an aim to facilitate and encourage UNESCO Chairs and C2Cs towards the implementation of the UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape adopted in 2011. The need for the implementation of HUL approach was discussed and examples from different geographical regions such as Ballarat, Mozambique, Tel Aviv, Caribbean Island cities and Chinese small settlements (presented by WHITRAP) were presented.

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