13
July

Summary of the 41st WHC Session

The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Krakow since 2 July, closed its annual meeting. During the Session, the Committee inscribed 21 new sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It also extended or modified the boundaries of five sites already on the List. read more

08
July

Special Issue - World Heritage in Poland

This year, the World Heritage Committee will meet for its 41st session in the World Heritage site of the Historic Centre of Kraków. We are very pleased to be hosted by Poland, an early supporter of the World Heritage Convention whose experts even participated in the drafting of the Convention itself. Poland’s heritage sites represent many aspects of World Heritage: a diversity of values, a rich history, and transboundary cooperation, among others. read more

06
July

World Heritage Site Managers’ Forum

From 30 June to 6 July 2017, in Kraków, took place the first in history World Heritage Site Managers’ Forum, an event accompanying the 41st World Heritage Committee session. The initiator and organizer of the Forum was the National Heritage Board of Poland, with cooperation with ICCROM and support of World Heritage Centre, IUCN and ICOMOS. read more

07
July

Warsaw Rising Museum invites for film screening on Thursday 7th of July 2017; 7:00 pm, Theatre hall (S2).

“Warsaw Uprising” is a 87-minute film, made of completely restored, colorized archive footage, which shows the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 in an extremely touching way, and Uprising with unparalleled realism. Based on 6 hours of original footage from the Warsaw Uprising, 1440 hours of colorizing, 112.000 selected frames, 648.000 minutes of film frame-by- frame reconstruction work, 22.971.520 megabytes of data. The world's first documentary made entirely of original footage. Filmed by the people that fought for the Country. read more

03
July

Invitation: side event “for a structured dialogue with civil society on world heritage matters”.

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the discussion entitled “For a Structured Dialogue with Civil Society on World Heritage matters” (followed by a cocktail reception) accompanying the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee in Krakow. read more

29
June

Solidarity with Aleppo - charity action

The 41st session of the World Heritage Committee will be accompanied by a charity event for the residents of Aleppo. It is planned to raise funds during the session (2-12 July), as well as a concert on the Wołyński Boulevard (July 9), where Kasia Kowalska, Sebastian Karpiel-Bułecka, Dariusz Malejonek and Halina Mlynkova will perform. read more

28
June

Accreditation for the Opening Ceremony of the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee

July 2, 2017 (Sunday) at 20:15 The President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda will take part in the Opening Ceremony of the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee at the Wawel Royal Castle (Cracow). read more

19
June

34 nominations for the UNESCO World Heritage List during the 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee

Paris, 19 June—The World Heritage Committee will assess the nomination of 34 sites for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during its 41st Session, which will be chaired by Jacek Purchla, founder and director of the International Cultural Centre in Krakow, the Polish city that will host the session from 2 to 12 July. read more

12
June

Culture isn't merchandise: it embodies history and has a symbolic value for the local people.

UNESCO Beirut Office in the framework of the Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage project, funded by the European Union and supported by the Flemish Government and the Government of Austria has produced a movie paying attention to the illegal trade of cultural goods. read more

26
May

Press briefing at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw

On the 26th of May 2017, the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage hosted a morning press briefing for journalists and editors interested in themes relating to the protection of cultural and natural heritage, as well as efforts being made to preserve world heritage sites. read more

25
May

Informational meeting in Paris on the organization of the 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee

On the 23rd of May, the UNESCO headquarters in Paris hosted an informational meeting with the Deputy Culture Minister Magdalena Gawin, focused on the theme of organizing the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee in Poland. read more

19
April

UNESCO signed an agreement with Poland on the organization of 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee

April 19th, in Paris, UNESCO signed an agreement with Poland on the organization of 41st Session of the World Heritage Committee. Signing on behalf of UNESCO was the Director-General Irina Bokova, with the Culture and National Heritage Minister Prof. Piotr Gliński representing Poland. read more

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