17th International Soqotra Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Soqotra (FoS)

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an event that brings members of Friends of Soqotra (FoS) and non-members to discuss their latest findings and scientific research on the archipelago’s unique heritage. Attendees have the opportunity to share and learn about...

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Workshop on the World Heritage Nomination process of urban cultural heritage in Bahrain

The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), in collaboration with Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA), organized a workshop on 'the World Heritage Nomination process and the technical requirements for the safeguarding of urban cultural heritage in Bahrain'...

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World Heritage Committee Meeting for Journalist

The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, together with Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, organised a workshop on 13 May 2018 on the topic of the World Heritage Committee Meeting for Journalists. The workshop, which was held at the...

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Jerusalem: A city on earth but its roots are in heaven

The Arab Regional Centre held a public lecture about “Jerusalem: A city on earth but its roots are in heaven- An overview of its history, legacy, and architecture”. Dr Yusuf Natsheh, a well-known specialist in the history and architecture of...

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23rd session of the conference on archaeology and urban heritage in the Arab world

ARC-WH was invited by ALECSO to participate in the 23rd session of the conference on archaeology and urban heritage in the Arab world held in Amman and organised in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities in Jordan. ARC-WH contributed by...

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World Heritage Management Effectiveness Enhancing our Heritage Toolkit

ARC-WH initiated its regional training programme on ‘World Heritage Management effectiveness - The Implementation of the Enhancing our Heritage Toolkit (EoH)’, is composed of three workshops that target site managers from 12 World Heritage sites in the Arab Region...

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Old city of Fez: An Ancient Arabic Islamic City

The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage held a lecture entitled “Old city of Fez: Brief about an ancient Arabic Islamic city” which discussed the establishment and development of Fez. The lecture was presented by professor Mouhsin Al Idrissi Al...

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Students from NYU Abu Dhabi visit ARC-WH

On 13 March 2018 a number of students visited the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage and were informed of the Regional Centre’s role in the region, as well as the 1972 World Heritage Convention. The students were also informed...

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Integrating Cultural Heritage into Conservation and Development Planning on Socotra

ARC-WH, in coordination with the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and the Freie Universität Berlin, aims at implementing the programme, Integrating Cultural Heritage into Conservation and Development Planning on Socotra, with an period of three years (2018-2020). The programme...

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ARC-WH 7th Governing Board Meeting

The Seventh Governing Board Meeting of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage was held on 19 February 2018. Discussions covered the Centre’s activities, highlights and actions undertaken in 2017. Proposed actions planned for 2018 were then presented to the...

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Strategic Plan endorsed by Governing Board

During ARC-WH’s 7th Governing Board Meeting on 19 February 2018, the Centre’s Strategic Plan for the next five years (2018-2023)was discussed and presented to the members of the Governing Board. They endorsed the Strategic Plan, and applauded the steps taken...

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Workshop on Mechanisms and Concepts of the World Heritage Convention

The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) in Manama, Bahrain organised a workshop for heritage professionals and experts from Palestine and Libya on the “Mechanisms and Concepts of the World Heritage Convention”. The workshop took place between the 2...

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Sixth Annual Coordination Meeting of Category 2 Centres (C2Cs) and Institutes under the Auspices of UNESCO

ARC-WH attended the Sixth Annual Coordination Meeting of Category 2 Centres (C2Cs) and institutes under the Auspices of UNESCO from 10-15 February 2018. Category 2 Centres and institutes are located in several regions, and play an integral role by facilitating...

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Restoration and revival of the Old City of Nablus

A public presentation by Samer Rantisi was held on February 1 2018 at the premises of ARC-WH on the Restoration and revival of the Old City of Nablus. The presentation discussed the achievements of the Jerusalem Program for the Reconstruction...

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Conservation and Revitalisation of the Kasbah of Algiers as a World Heritage Site

ARC-WH was invited to assist and participate in the meeting entitled “International Meeting of Experts on the Conservation and Revitalisation of the Kasbah of Algiers, a World Heritage Site” held in Algiers, Algeria from 21 to 23 January 2018. The...

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Michelangelo Bust presented to ARC-WH from Life Beyond Tourism

On January 17 2018 Life Beyond Tourism, a partner of ARC-WH, presented a bust of Michelangelo to H.E. Sheikha Mai Al-Khalifa, President of the Arab Regional Centre for World Centre, to commemorate the close relationship and shared mission of both...

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Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) Workshop

UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) is a programme that combines and promotes socioeconomic development and education to improve human livelihoods, while still be environmentally sustainable towards natural ecosystems. The Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, in partnership with...

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Evaluation of the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage

In the spring of 2017, UNESCO evaluated the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage’s capabilities and achievements since its establishment six years ago on 5 February 2010 (it came into force on 23 December 201l), in accordance to the World...

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