World Heritage Watch nimmt an der Veranstaltung "For a Structured Dialogue with Civil Society on World Heritage matters" mit dem folgenden Beitrag teil.
Concerning Civil Society Cooperation
We, members of the World Heritage Watch network, are eager to help enhance the quality and effectiveness of civil society's involvement in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.
We hope that from such dialogue the World Heritage Committee will benefit from the expertise and passion of local communities, indigenous peoples and citizens who are active - as professionals and volunteers - in the field of cultural and natural World Heritage.
We commend the Committee for the steps it has already taken to recognize the role of civil society and indigenous peoples in the protection and safeguarding of Wolrd Heritage sites, such as Articles 12 and 40 of the Operational Guidelines.
We strongly encourage the Committee to operationalize these principles in the processes of the Convention, including, but not limited to:
- Access to Information
- Transparency of Procedures and Communication
- Works of the WH Centre and Advisory Bodies Preparation of Tentative Lists and Nominations
- Preparation of Management Plans
- Monitoring and Reporting
- Participation in Missions
We suggest that the World Heritage Committee, with the assistance of the Centre and Advisory Bodies, expedites this process by appointing a Liaison Person for civil society and by establishing a Working Group on Civil Society Cooperation at the earliest possible time. This Working Group should include civil society representatives of all geographical regions and natural and cultural heritage.
Moderiert von Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra
Welcome and Introductory Remarks by Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović.
Presentation of the draft Krakow Declaration "For a Structured Dialogue with Civil Society on World Heritage matters" by Laurent Lévi-Strauss. Council Member of Europa Nostra
- World Heritage Committee: Prof. Jacek Puchla, Chair of the 41th Session
- World Heritage Centre: Dr. Mechthild Rössler, Director of Heritage Division & Director of the World Heritage Centre UNESCO
- Representatives of the Advisory Bodies
Discussion with Interventions by representatives of International or Regional NGOs active in the field of cultural and natural heritage and by members of the World Heritage Committee
Concluding Remarks by
- Prof. Jacek Purchla, Chair of the 41th Sessin of the World Heritage Committee
- Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General of Europa Nostra