“Managing World Heritage for the Next 50 Years”
The Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia represented by the National Committee and the Heritage Commission alongside with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM and IUCN, in close partnership with ICOMOS, will be hosting the 5th edition of the World Heritage Site Managers’ Forum (WHSMF23) which will be organised in conjunction to the extended 45th session of the World Heritage Committee, with the theme selected for the Forum as “Managing World Heritage for the Next 50 Years.”
The Forum will take place online as well as in-person. UNESCO World Heritage site managers and persons working within World Heritage site management systems from across the globe are invited to participate in this year’s Forum, aimed at continuing to empower World Heritage site managers on the international stage.
Venues: Online (Zoom Meetings) and In-person (Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
- First online session: 19 June 2023, from 12:00-15:00, CET.
- Second online session: 4 July 2023, from 12:00-15:00, CET.
- Third online session: 13 July 2023, from 12:00-15:00, CET.
- 10-16 September 2023
Participants to the Forum will be required to attend both online and in-person components of the Forum.
Language: English (with interpretation Arabic and French during the plenary sessions.
Before applying, please read the full details on the Call, which provide all required information about the WHSMF23.
UNESCO World Heritage site managers are invited to submit their candidatures in English only through the online application form available at https://whc.unesco.org/en/whsmf23/ by 7 May 2023 (23:59, CET).