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Caribbean Action Plan for World Heritage 2014-2019 Approved

Thursday, December 18, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

The Caribbean Action Plan for World Heritage 2014-2019 was adopted on November 28, 2014 by the representatives of Caribbean State Parties to the 1972 Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention). The three-day meeting was held in Havana, Cuba, and was organized by UNESCO Offices in Cuba, Jamaica, and Haiti, with support from the Funds in Trust of the Netherlands. The meeting was attended by representatives of 20 countries, staff from the UNESCO regional offices, representatives of the three advisory bodies to the World Heritage Convention, and experts from 6 Caribbean universities.

The report of the meeting indicates that the approved plan identified as priority items for intervention “conservation and heritage management, the preparation of nominations and tentative lists, the management of risks associated with the effects of climate change, the participation of the community in the conservation, protection and management of heritage sites, the promotion of sustainable tourism, the capacity building and the development of cooperation networks”.

For more information on world heritage visit the following websites:
UNESCO Portal for Latin America and Caribbean
IUCN World Heritage Outlook Updates: www.worldheritageoutlook.iucn.org
IUCN World Heritage Programme: www.iucn.org/worldheritage

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