Dr. Li Xin, Deputy Secretary-General of WHITRAP, moderates the World Heritage: People and Governance Sub-theme Forum
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From July 5 to 9, 2021, the World Heritage Youth Professionals Forum has been held in Fuzhou. As an integral part of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee and within the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the theme of this forum is "World Heritage and sustainable livelihoods", which aims to help young people explore their own potential and realize their responsibilities through discussion and exchanges on the common topic of heritage. 

On 9 July, Dr. Li Xin, Deputy Secretary-General of WHITRAP, was invited to moderate the sub-theme forum on "World Heritage: People and Governance" and guided the 10 young professionals in the first panel through the online system to complete the outcome document. The outcome document, which combines the wisdom of 32 young professionals from 30 countries, will be presented to the extended 44th session of the World Heritage Committee to showcase the active role of youth in World Heritage conservation.

The drafting of the outcome document of the forum followed a strict procedure, which included: 
1) framing the basic topics,
2) discussion among the panelists,
3) designation of three drafters and two recorders,
4) drafting of the document,
5) discussion and revision among the panelists.





Hosted by Dr. Li Xin, the 10 young professionals from the first panel spoke enthusiastically and worked together to efficiently complete the group's outcome document, which was submitted to the plenary session for discussion.




World Heritage belongs to youth and the role together with the voice of youth in the future development of heritage is of vital importance. The outcome document focuses on the sub-theme of "World Heritage: People and Governance", hoping that different stakeholders can actively participate in heritage conservation, and that heritage development can be driven by creativity and technology, and that the strengths of youth can be better utilised in this process.




Contributed by: Li Xin

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