UNESCO International Forum in Kazan will bring together about 1,000 Russian and foreign experts

International Forum for the 50th Anniversary of the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage will be held in Kazan from 5 to 8 December 2022. Forum held in the capital of Tatarstan will bring together about 1,000 people, representatives of the CIS countries, Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia.

Forum participants are the leading domestic and foreign experts in the field of World Heritage, representatives of the scientific community, World Heritage Sites managers, specialists in the field of culture, ecology, education, and religious leaders, the State Counsellor of the Republic of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaymiev told.

“I firmly believe that, in general, the upcoming forum will be a continuation of the dialogue between civilizations, cultures, and nations striving for the development of spirituality and respect for the general principles of the World Cultural Heritage,” Mintimer Shaymiev emphasised.

Thus, the forum will comprise the World Heritage Cultural Site Managers’ Conference, Conference on Industrial Heritage, Conference on World Heritage Religious Sites, The Great Silk Road Conference, Conference of Young Professionals in the field of World Heritage, Youth Model of the World Heritage Committee, Meeting of the Secretaries General of the CIS National Commissions for UNESCO, and Palmyra Conference.

What is more, on 2-3 December, the International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO in the Saint Petersburg Mining University will be hosting the international conference “Nature Management and Preservation of the World Natural Heritage”.

1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage is one of the most efficient and widely recognised international acts developed under the auspices of UNESCO. In accordance with the Convention, the World Heritage List – a list of the world’s most outstanding cultural and natural sites of universal value that require special protection – has been compiled for over a half-century.